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WFP Haiti Country Brief, December 2022


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In Numbers

1,315 mt of food assistance distributed*

USD 4.4 m of cash-based transfers made*

USD 150.3 m six-months (January 2023 – June 2023) net funding requirements, representing 62 percent of total

USD 104.1 m for Emergency Response 794,132 people assisted* in December 2022

*Preliminary numbers

Operational Updates

  • Despite the 2-month standstill, on 15 December, WFP surpassed its 2022 beneficiary target of 1.7 million people. In 2022, WFP reached 1.8 million beneficiaries with USD 27.7 million in cash-based transfers (CBT), 13,218 mt of food assistance and 320,540 hot meals distributed in internally displaced centres, cholera treatment centres and at the border as part of the response to repatriated Haitians.

  • In December, WFP assisted 794,132 people with 1,315 mt of food assistance and USD 4.5 million in CBT.
    Furthermore, 49,736 hot meals were distributed. Of the beneficiaries reached, 75 percent were under the school meals programme (472,275 people received 888 mt in take-home rations and 105 mt of commodities were served on-site to 120,312 students).

  • The support of UNHAS has been crucial since the cholera outbreak was declared on 2 October. On 16 December, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) broke the record for the number of flights in a day, with nine, transporting 165 humanitarian passengers and 6 mt of light cargo to support the complex crisis. In 2022,
    UNHAS, with 1,813 flights, transported 12,603 passengers and 208 mt of cargo.

  • The WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and Corporate Response Director, Ms. Lola Castro, visited Haiti from 13 to 16 December. The regional director engaged with beneficiaries and partners as she visited a school from the home-grown school feeding programme in the South and a resilience project in the North. As part of the visit, Ms. Castro visited a cholera treatment centre in the metropolitan area and had a small focus group discussion on gender based violence with women from Cite Soleil.

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