The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently facing an urgent situation that requires immediate funds to assist more than 200,000 Haitians who have been forced to flee due to the escalating violence perpetrated by armed gangs since August 2023. Haiti, already grappling with multiple challenges, is now plunged into an acute humanitarian crisis, with over 40,000 of its citizens forced to leave their homes to escape the violence of armed gangs prevalent in various regions of the country.
David Beasley, the Executive Director of WFP, has expressed deep concern about the dire situation in Haiti. “The situation in Haiti is extremely alarming and calls for an immediate and substantial response,” he emphasized. “Haitians forced to leave their homes are living in precarious conditions, with limited access to food, clean water, and decent shelter. Their safety and well-being are seriously threatened.”
The $136 million requested by WFP will be allocated to provide emergency food assistance, temporary shelters, clean water, basic healthcare, and other essential services to displaced individuals in Haiti. The aim of this assistance is to alleviate the suffering of victims of armed gang violence and provide them with a more promising future.