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So I’m not much for much lately. An over-abundance of work has me occupied about 16 hours a day.
But even focused on work it’s hard to escape the images of devastation in Haiti. And I know it’s not much, but I decided to do my little bit by donating to one charity every day this week.
So Monday is the World Food Program : http://www.wfp.org
Latest from Haiti Operation (www.wfp.org/stories/latest-haiti-operation)
Here is the very latest information from our team on the ground in Haiti:
In the week since the earthquake struck, 250,000 daily food rations have been distributed by WFP (120,000) and the US military (130,000) in Port-au-Prince and other areas.
- An aircraft with 86,000 rations of High Energy Biscuits landed on Monday in Port-au-Prince from El Salvador. 16 million Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) are also enroute, provided by the US, Italy and Denmark.
- WFP is in the process of procuring 4.2 million rations of supplementary ready- to-use food designed to provide children with their daily calorific and nutritional requirements
- Within the next week, WFP aims to move the equivalent of 10 million ready-to-eat meals so that people whose homes have been destroyed, and who have no access to cooking facilities can feed their families.
- As part of our lead agency role for the UN on logistics, WFP has secured a system through which humanitarian flights are guaranteed landing slots at PAP airport.
- WFP is establishing 4 humanitarian hubs to deliver food assistance in Port au Prince, and at least 30 others at locations across Haiti.
- We have started to shuttle humanitarian staff essential for the crisis response to PAP from Santa Domingo using UNHAS (the Humanitarian Air Service) WFP operates on behalf of the UN system – 30 today; goal : 100/day.