Haiti Hurricane Matthew Situation Report #30 (15 December 2016)

from World Food Programme
Published on 15 Dec 2016 View Original

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.

  • 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.

  • 806,000 people severely food insecure.

Situation Update

  • On 4 October, Haiti was hit by a category 4 Hurricane. Initial reports revealed that over 175,000 people were displaced and nearly 550 had died.

  • The full report on pre-hurricane urban food security assessment, carried out in collaboration with CNSA, was recently published (data collected from June to August 2016). The results showed that 30% of the population living in urban areas were food insecure and 2% were severely food insecure. Households spent an average of 50% of their income on food and were severely affected by the rise of prices. The majority of households were also engaging in negative coping strategies to respond to their food needs. The situation has most probably deteriorated since June.