Haiti

WFP Haiti Country Brief, October 2021

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Situation Report
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In Numbers

  • 1,275.7 mt of food assistance distributed

  • USD 3 m of cash-based transfers made

  • USD 47.4 m six-months (November 2021 – April 2022) net funding requirements, representing 67% of total

  • USD 24.8 m L2 Emergency Response

  • 199,600 people assisted in OCTOBER 2021

Operational Updates

  • WFP provided emergency assistance for 36,896 households across four departments in Haiti.

  • Despite security issues and logistics challenges due to the shortage of fuel in the country, WFP delivered USD 2.9 m in cash-based transfers (CBT) and 1,233 mt of food assistance were distributed with funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), the Haitian Government (funded through the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank), the United States Government, and the Andorran Government.

  • WFP, with its partner, Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI), distributed 42.7 mt of super cereal/Corn Soya Blend (CSB) to 1,708 households (8,540 people) with children aged 6 to 59 months in order to prevent malnutrition in the neighborhood of Cité Soleil.
    Awareness-raising sessions were also held on feeding and effective use of this product.

  • Following the earthquake of 14 August, four schools were selected for a recontruction and rehabilitation pilot. The evolutive semipermanent structures (classroom, storage room, and kitchen) will be completed with a delay due to the ongoing fuel crisis. The opening ceremony is expected to be held at the end of November with the Ministry of Education. More funds need to be mobilized to rehabilitate 190 damaged schools, so that nearly 45,000 children can study in better conditions.

  • For the 2021-2022 academic year, school feeding in favor of 325,000 children started in nine departments, including Grand’Anse and Nippes that were affected by the earthquake.
    Due to the fuel crisis, a number of schools suspended classes and logistical constraints hindered timely food delivery to them. Around 20,000 children in almost 97 schools will be covered by the new operation in the earthquake-affected southern department thanks to the contribution of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the French Government.