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Haiti Humanitarian : UN requests $373.5 million in aid for Haiti in 2022
06/12/2021 08:21:52

Haiti Humanitarian : UN requests $373.5 million in aid for Haiti in 2022
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has requested $373.5 million to enable humanitarian assistance in Haiti in 2022, where 43% of the population is in need. A recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-35380-haiti-flash-haiti-is-the-country-that-suffers-the-most-from-hunger-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean.html revealed that the lack of food affects 46.8% (5.3 million people) of its population.

The money requested by OCHA, however, is not intended for everyone in need of assistance, but for a target population of 2.5 million, 300,000 more than this year.

The UN organization will focus on 4 priority areas:

1. Reduce acute vulnerabilities and build resilience through the joint efforts of humanitarian and development actors, taking into account the structural nature of humanitarian needs in Haiti;

2. Increase the capacity of people to meet their basic needs by strengthening access to basic services, improving food security and reducing mortality and morbidity from preventable diseases;

3. Strengthen accountability towards affected people, in particular towards the most vulnerable groups, by strengthening their access to protection services, engaging them in all phases of the response and increasing their autonomy;

4. Strengthen emergency preparedness and response to restore access to services and self-reliance after a disaster, and contribute to the empowerment of institutions and civil society.

OCHA estimates that in 2022, the humanitarian situation in Haiti will be influenced by the evolution of the socio-economic, political and security situation in the country, in particular the continuation of violence by armed groups and the elections scheduled for next year. The factors underlying the vulnerability of the Haitian population in 2021 will persist into 2022.

Insecurity and violence are expected to persist in 2022, with potential consequences in terms of protection, displacement, food insecurity, malnutrition and access to basic services. In addition, there are climatic hazards and risks related to natural threats impacting Haiti, as well as an active hurricane season expected in 2022, in conjunction with a stronger Niña between July and October 2022.

While the whole country is exposed to multiple vulnerabilities, these will intensify in areas where the factors of the crisis overlap, such as in the departments of South, Nippes and Grand'Anse affected by the earthquake, as well as the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince. and regions of high food insecurity.

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