With a quarter of its population undergoing food insecurity, of which 1.5 million are in emergency phase, Haiti is presently needing US$ 235.6 million to aid the most vulnerable people.
This figure will help to aid the country´s most vulnerable people during next two years, as indicated by Haitian government and international organizations for the 2021-2022 Humanitarian Response Plan.
In addition to food assistance, the financial support can help strengthen resilience of households and communities, restore productive assets as well as guarantee emergency access to water, sanitation, hygiene and urgent health services.
Likewise, it is planned to support the most disadvantaged children´s access to education, to prevent risks related to different types of violence and abuse, to strengthen accountability to affected populations, and to be ready for crises.
Bruno Lemarquis, UN Humanitarian coordinator in Haiti, recalled that most humanitarian needs are chronic and called for addressing development deficits through reforms, investments, and sustained long-term commitment.
For its part, the National Food Safety Commission indicated at the beginning of February that at least 42% of the 11.4 million inhabitants need to be assisted, and of these 905,471 are in emergency phase.