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December 20, 2016
Food Security Situation
- 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.
In addition to experiencing one of the worst droughts in 35 years in 2015/2016, Haiti is now recovering from Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, which hit the island in October 2016.
Rapid post-disaster need assessment estimates that some 2.1 million people have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, with 1.4 million require immediate humanitarian assistance and 806,000 severely food insecure.
Food Assistance Programs
- In response to Hurricane Matthew, the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) partnered with non-governmental organizations and WFP to assist hurricane-affected communities by providing emergency food assistance through in-kind food, locally procured food, cash transfers and cash for work activities.
- FFP partners with CARE to implement a multi-year development program to reduce food insecurity. The project is directly supporting the Government of Haiti’s 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. The program is implemented in five out of the total 10 departments, with the goal of eventually being replicated nation-wide, providing 18,150 households with monthly 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
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2017||$34.6 million||6,336 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2016||$33.9 million||2,670 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2015||$17.3 million||3,770 MT|
Fiscal Year 2017 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development|
|Title II Emergency||$14.0 million||6,336 MT|
|Emergency Food Secuirty Program (EFSP)||$20.6 million||----|
|Community Development Funds (CDF)||----||----|
Food Security Situation information is provided by FEWS NET and WFP
FY 2017 contribution based on funds obligated to date.
Country Specific Guidance
- Haiti Baseline Study Report, May 2015 (French)
- Haiti Baseline Study Report, May 2015 (English)
- Fiscal Year 2013 Country Specific Information: Haiti
- Haiti Country Specific Information - Fiscal Year 2012
- Haiti Country Specific Information, Annex 1 - Fiscal Year 2012
- Haiti Prospective Food Security Assessment
- January 30, 2013 Pre-Award Meeting Notes
- Food Voucher Workshop, Jeremie, Haiti, September, 2012
Last updated: December 20, 2016