WFP Haiti: Emergency Situation Report # 4, September 10, 2021 – Haiti

In numbers

• 2,240 deaths

• 12,763 people injured • 130,000 houses damaged or destroyed

• 650,000 people affected • 300,000 people targeted with food aid

• 115,320 people received assistance from WFP since the earthquake and 101,386 hot meals served

Strong points

• Due to the scale and complexity of the crisis in Haiti, WFP decided to upgrade its operation to a Level 2 (L2) emergency.

• An internal loan facility of $ 3.5 million was approved to purchase 1,130.82 metric tons (mt) of food and assist 85,436 beneficiaries (17,087 households).

• The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis for Haiti (September 7, 2021) reports 980,000 people in four departments in southern Haiti with a high level of acute food insecurity (IPC 3 and IPC 4).

• WFP urgently needs US $ 30 million to continue the response.

Update of the situation

• A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday August 14th. Over 2,240 people have died while over 12,700 have been injured and 130,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. Food, shelter and hygiene continue to be the most pressing needs among those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.

• Security remains a major concern and challenge, with regular looting of humanitarian aid. As needs increase among the most vulnerable, large crowds of people in need congregate at sites, posing additional challenges during distributions.

• Sudden movement restrictions and road blockages, caused by criminal activity and control of main roads in Port-au-Prince, continue to disrupt the transport of relief goods, with the risk of obstructing access to the south. -west of the country.

• Despite logistical and security challenges, WFP continues to be at the forefront of the response, organizing simultaneous daily distributions in rural and hard-to-reach areas.

• Some gas stations in southern towns and Port-au-Prince are running out of fuel due to port closures and the unstable security situation. The Logistics Sector is currently assessing the fuel situation to map potential gaps and identify solutions. So far, WFP’s operation has not been affected.

• WFP Haiti has deployed additional staff to immediately increase the capacity of the sub-offices in Jérémie and Les Cayes.

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