Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Haiti

September 8, 2015

Food Security Situation

Map of Haiti
CIA World Factbook
  • Haiti imports approximately 50 percent of its food, demonstrating strong dependence on the international market. Half the population of Haiti lives on less than $1.25 per day, and three quarters lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to the cost of food and price spikes in the global food market.     

  • Below average rainfall has negatively impacted crop production throughout Haiti, especially along the northern and southern coasts. Combined with unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, many poor households in the most affected areas will continue to experience Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity through December 2015.

Food Assistance Programs

  • The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) partners with CARE, ACF, FAO, UNICEF, and World Vision to provide emergency food assistance to food insecure families affected by the prolonged drought in Haiti.  

  • FFP and partner CARE have launched a new development program to reduce food insecurity. The four-year, $80 million project is directly supporting the Government of Haiti’s (GOH) social protection efforts to prevent hunger and malnutrition by implementing a safety net program that will build demand and improve access for locally-produced, nutritious foods among vulnerable households. Over the next four years, the program will be implemented in five departments, with the goal of eventually being replicated nation-wide, providing 18,150 households with food vouchers and 205,000 households with maternal and child health and nutrition interventions. The program is also establishing a national household level targeting database system and supporting the establishment of an innovative food voucher-based social safety net system under MAST leadership. 

Food for Peace Contributions

Total Contributions:

  U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
Fiscal Year 2015 $13.5 million 3,280 MT
Fiscal Year 2014 $35.5 million 2,290 MT
Fiscal Year 2013 $38.9 million 14,970 MT
Fiscal Year 2012 $35.6 million 10,130 MT
Fiscal Year 2011 $64.4 million 21,430 MT

Fiscal Year 2015 Contribution Breakdown:

  U.S. Dollars Metric Tons
Title II Development $6.7 million 3,820 MT
Title II Emergency ---- ----
Emergency Food Secuirty Program (EFSP) ---- ----
Community Development Funds (CDF) $6.8 million ----

Food Security Situation information is provided by FEWS NET and WFP
FY 2015 contribution based on funds obligated to date

Country Specific Guidance

Last updated: September 10, 2015

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