Haiti Hurricane Matthew Situation Report #32 (29 December 2016)

from World Food Programme
Published on 29 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 results of the presidential election were expected to be published on 29 December. Due to the verification process and electoral disputes, the publication of the final results, has been postponed until Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

  • Haiti has seen a growth rate of 1.4% in 2016, according to official figures released on Wednesday the 28th. This is mainly due to the protracted electoral crisis which hinders investments. The prospects for the year 2017 are worrying as they indicate 1% growth, and such a rate of economic growth does not cover the rate of population growth of Haiti, stable at 1.5%.

WFP Response

  • Between 7 October and 29 December, WFP provided food assistance to 907,500 beneficiaries in the 1st Round of distributions and 249,000 in the 2nd Round within priority 1 and 2 areas. To avoid double counting of beneficiaries, distributions of less than 10 feeding days are not included in the figures.

  • A total of about 15,000mt of food has been distributed since the beginning of the response.

  • Approximately 80mt of specialized nutritious food has been distributed to 13,700 children aged between 6 and 59 months during the 1st round of distributions and 10,903 during the 2nd round. In addition 1,400 pregnant and lactating women were assisted with specialized food in the 1st Round and 2,980 during the 2nd Round.