Haiti, October 2010

The World Food Program and other United Nations aid agencies are scaling up their humanitarian operations for millions of Haitians affected by the earthquake, which devastated their country in mid-January. The World Food Program reports it is beginning a program to provide cooked meals for thousands of school children. But, it notes humanitarian needs in Haiti remain great and the emergency phase of humanitarian relief operations will have to continue for many months. In line with this reality, the World Food Program says it will begin providing cooked meals for children in 19 schools in the capital Port-au-Prince on Monday. It says the aim is to reach some 50,000 children in 70 schools with cooked meals over the coming weeks. The World Food Program has distributed essential food rations to two-million hungry people in and around Port-au-Prince since the earthquake struck.

Photo: WFP/Anne Poulsen