WFP Haiti Situation Report #36, 26 January 2017

from World Food Programme
Published on 26 Jan 2017

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

  • A second round of partial Senate and single round of local elections are scheduled on 29 January. As a result, escort services provided by MINUSTAH will be suspended temporarily from 25-31 January. Consequently, there will be no general food distributions from 25-31 January in the Grande-Anse and Sud departments.

  • On Election Day, Haitian and UN security forces will deploy a total of 12,334 officers across the country, including 9,297 Haitian National Police. WFP continues working in coordination with UNDSS and monitors the situation closely.

WFP Response

  • Since the beginning of the operation, WFP has reached 921,439 people with general food distributions with a total of 15,997 mt of food.

  • Between 19—26 January, WFP provided specialized nutritious food to a total of 5,655 children under the age of five and 1,781 pregnant and nursing women.