Emergency food assistance through food baskets in Carrefour

Emergency Food Assistance
Haiti Emergency Food Assistance Project
Implementing Partner: Adventist Development and Relief Agency Haiti
Lead Member: Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada
People Served: 11,900
Budget: $905,396.74
Timeline: October 2023 – December 2023

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada is supporting ADRA Haiti with a three-month humanitarian response project in Carrefour (Bizoton, Thor and Rivière – Froide), Haiti.

Carrefour is experiencing a protracted, acute humanitarian crisis and chronic food insecurity due to the criminal gang conflicts and ongoing constraints from previous natural disasters. Since June 2023, these clashes have forced 302 households, (1,089) people, to find temporary shelter in the Centre d’accueil de Carrefour (CAC). Among the displaced, 446 are children and 582 are women and girls who are living in extremely precarious conditions. At least 101 households have had their houses burnt down, and an additional 80 households are dealing with varying degrees of house damage.

In turn, this has resulted in significant food consumption gaps, high-acute malnutrition, and excess mortality. Many are forced to adopt harmful coping mechanisms to cover food needs, such as selling off assets or eating their seeds. While recent food assistance has provided some relief, the latest IPC data shows 15% of the population to fall within IPC4, and 20% within IPC3.

ADRA Haiti will provide 2-months of food assistance to 2,380 households with an average of 5 persons in each household, totaling 11,900 vulnerable individuals.

The proposed food basket includes 25kg rice, 12.5kg beans, 12.5kg wheat flour, 12.5kg maize meal, 5.7kg of veg oil, and 2kg of sugar, meeting the daily calorie/energy needs and cultural preferences of the community. This food basket represents a 89% ration, 1,870 kcal/p/day.

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