Posted on 19 July 2023
It has been announced that the United Nations World Food Programme will be drastically reducing their food aid to Haiti this month. The number of people receiving this assistance has been reduced by 25% for July compared to June, meaning 100,000 Haitians will be struggling without this support.
Jean-Martin Bauer, WFP Country Director for Haiti, says the nation is currently experiencing a “multi-layered humanitarian crisis.” 4.9 million people – almost 50% of the nation’s population – do not have adequate access to food. “Unless we receive immediate funding, further devastating cuts cannot be ruled out,” says Bauer.
WFP have recently been forced to make a number of funding cuts to many nations, which has severe impacts for those in crisis areas like Syria and West Africa.