Editor’s Note: The World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with the Haitian government to roll out an urgent early recovery strategy for the millions affected by the disaster. The goal is to use food and cash to empower local populations to rebuild their lives. Don’t miss AC360° for more on the WFP strategy and how the organization plans to accomplish its goals. AC360° 10 p.m. ET.
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• WFP has provided emergency food assistance to more than two million Haitians since the January 12 earthquake. More than one million of these people have received food through a scaled up distribution of rice rations that began on 31 January.
• WFP has set up 16 fixed distribution sites in Port-au-Prince and introduced a coupon system to ramp up efforts to get food out.
• In and around the badly-hit town of Leogane, WFP has provided food assistance including high energy biscuits, ready-to-eat meals (MREs) and dry rations, to more than 80,000 people.
• In Jacmel, WFP is providing hot meals at 40 different sites to more than 28,000 people every day. We are also providing daily meals to more than 3,000 children in this area.
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