Brussels, 13 August 2019
The European Union has released $ 9 million in humanitarian aid to the deteriorating food situation in Haiti.
For the EU, the humanitarian situation in Haiti is not a forgotten crisis. We are committed to providing food and nutrition in the country. This article is only available in English to the Haitians, 'said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides.
worst affected by the crisis and children suffering from acute malnutrition. Life-saving nutritional support will be provided to over 5,000 children under the age of 5 who are suffering from acute malnutrition.
The European Commission's special humanitarian assistance country special attention to victims of crises crises, ie severe, protracted humanitarian crises where the people affected do not receive sufficient international aid, in Haiti. Haiti has been the main beneficiary of the European Commission's humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Caribbean, having received 404 million in support since 1994.
Due to their vulnerability to natural hazards and its High Levels of Poverty, Haiti, Hurricanes, and prolonged droughts.
In recent months, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has deteriorated dramatically and the country is facing serious food shortages. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of people in emergency situations doubled to 2.6 million, i.e. 25% of the population. Furthermore, the prevalence of acute malnutrition among children under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) in several locations, including the North West Department.
€ 3 million were earmarked at the end of July 2019 for disaster risk reduction.
In Haiti, Particular Emphasis on the Establishment of an Effective Link between Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD) to Facilitate the Transition. More specifically, in terms of development cooperation, the amount of EU funding allocated to Haiti is the highest in the region, standing at € 420 million for the 2014-2020 period. These funds are intended to support development and the fight against poverty in the country by strengthening and strengthening public administration, education, urban development and infrastructure, and food security and security
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