Haiti

WFP Haiti Country Brief, June 2022

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In Numbers

639.1 mt of food assistance distributed*
USD 2.7 m of cash-based transfers made*
USD 69.2 m six-months (August 2022 – January 2023) net funding requirements, representing 47% of total
USD 66.1 m for Emergency Response 495,371 people assisted* in June 2022

*Preliminary figures

Operational Context

  • In June, WFP provided emergency assistance (food or cash) to 114,625 people and distributed 269 mt and USD 3.3 million across six departments.
  • The emergency assistance to respond to internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of gang-violence was completed in June. It lasted six weeks, during which 44,000 hot meals were distributed twice a day to 500 IDPs in northern Port-au-Prince.
  • The school feeding programme reached 351,000 school children in June, including 91,000 children supported through home-grown school feeding. With the end of the 2021-2022 school year, WFP finalized the distribution of take-home-rations in schools that have remaining stocks to avoid any spoilage during the summer break. From 20 to 22 June, WFP donated 6.4 mt to support 10,000 students taking the end-of- year exams.
  • Following the start of the cyclonic season affecting some of the most vulnerable locations in the country, WFP is planning to collaborate with the Civil Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture in the design and implementation of early recovery and preventive activities aimed at supporting communities to mitigate potential flooding of urban and peri-urban areas, starting in mid-July 2022.
  • Under the Adaptive Social Protection for Increased Resilience project, WFP plans to assist around 18,000 of the most vulnerable households in the Grand’Anse department with monthly cash transfers by the end of June.
  • In June, United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) transported 881 passengers through 103 flights and transported 4,880 kg of cargo for 97 organizations. An additional aircraft, a fixed-wing, has been approved to be added to the UNHAS Haiti fleet, the estimated arrival date is set for end-July 2022.
  • At the moment, UNHAS and WFP maritime transport are the only way for staff and cargo to move in and out of the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, demonstrating the criticality of these two services in the current context.
  • In June, there was a security incident involving the WFP contracted ship when two stray bullets struck the vessel. Since then security for the crew and ship has been reinforced. A coast guard escort is arranged for the vessel when it leaves and returns to the Port-au- Prince harbour. Since it began operating at the beginning of April, the vessel undertook 37 voyages, and transported 244 trucks for 14 organizations.