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Looking Back On The Earthquake in Haiti

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WFP emergency food rations reached the quake survivers within 24 hours of the January 12 earthquake. High Energy Biscuits – light and easily transportable – were vital in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

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WFP emergency food rations reached the quake survivers within 24 hours of the January 12 earthquake. High Energy Biscuits – light and easily transportable – were vital in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

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A stategic meeting with the WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran, Regonal Director Pedro Medrano and Country Director Myrta Kaulard soon after the quake.

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WFP's effort to assist over 2 million Haitians in need of food was in full swing by February. In order for the humanitarian aid effort to scale up, air, sea and land corridors had to be re-opened and telecoms infrastracture rebuilt.
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One of the key priorities in the early stages of the disaster was to protect women and small children from succumbing to malnutrition by providing them with ready-to-eat food products like Supplementary Plumpy.

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One of the key priorities in the early stages of the disaster was to protect women and small children from succumbing to malnutrition by providing them with ready-to-eat food products like Supplementary Plumpy.

 

 

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Just months after the earthquake, WFP's school feeding programme in Haiti resumed in some of the hardest hit areas such as the capital, Port-au-Prince, and Leogane.

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Just months after the earthquake, WFP's school feeding programme in Haiti resumed in some of the hardest hit areas such as the capital, Port-au-Prince, and Leogane.

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Just months after the earthquake, WFP's school feeding programme in Haiti resumed in some of the hardest hit areas such as the capital, Port-au-Prince, and Leogane.

 

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WFP Ambassador Christina Aguilera Visited Haiti in May to meet with children who'd lost their homes and loved ones in the earthquake. While there, she helped serve them the rice and beans they receive as part of WFP's school meals programmes. "I was so moved by the devastation in Haiti, but also by the spirit of its people," said the world-famous singer.

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By this summer, a semblance of normality had returned to the streets of Port-au-Prince as vendors reappeared selling food and people set about the task of rebuilding their homes.

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By this summer, a semblance of normality had returned to the streets of Port-au-Prince as vendors reappeared selling food and people set about the task of rebuilding their homes.

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Moving from emergency food-assistance to a longer term food-security strategy, WFP launched "food for work" and "cash for work" schemes that provided for people's basic needs in return for their help clearing debris and rebuilding the country.

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Moving from emergency food-assistance to a longer term food-security strategy, WFP launched "food for work" and "cash for work" schemes that provided for people's basic needs in return for their help clearing debris and rebuilding the country.

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Many of these "food and cash for work" projects took place in rural Haiti to repair the damage there and help local farmers grow food to feed the country.

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By the close of 2010, many of the participants in these programmes were earning cash instead of food so that they could buy their necessities on local markets and help restart Haiti's economy.

 

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