Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Food aid reaches Haiti, UN chief condemns attack on Slovakian leader, Russian strikes force evacuees to flee Ukraine

Humanitarian Efforts in Haiti and Ukraine

The World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its efforts to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, with distributions expanding in Port-au-Prince and plans to reach even more displaced people in the coming weeks.

According to a recent update, the WFP has distributed close to 10,000 hot meals to about 5,000 displaced people in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. In addition, the agency has started transitioning from hot meals to cash-based transfers for those in need. So far, over 37,000 people have received cash assistance, with plans to help over 95,000 displaced individuals in the near future.

Efforts have been expanding in Port-au-Prince, with food distributions continuing in Cité Soleil and plans to reach a total of 95,000 people by the end of the week. The WFP has also reached 195,000 school children throughout Haiti as part of its school meal programs.

In response to recent violent incidents in Gressier, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, WFP is planning to begin hot meal distributions in this community on Thursday. Meanwhile, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has distributed water to displaced people and provided health services through a mobile clinic in one site in Port-au-Prince.

In addition to the updates on the situation in Haiti, the news also reverberated with the shocking attack on Slovakia’s Prime Minister, Robert Fico. The UN Secretary-General condemned the attack and expressed his thoughts for the Prime Minister and his loved ones during this difficult time.

As the war with Russia escalates, humanitarian organizations are assisting those fleeing Russian strikes in Ukraine. In the city of Kharkiv, repeated strikes have injured civilians, including children, and damaged a school and numerous homes. The UN is providing assistance with transportation, accommodation, hot meals, and mental health support to those affected by the conflict.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partner agencies are also ensuring that children can continue to learn despite the ongoing war. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine has condemned the attacks on the city and the region, calling them violations of international humanitarian law. Additionally, $3.75 million has been released from the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund to strengthen the ongoing response.

Overall, the updates on aid efforts in Haiti and Ukraine highlight the importance of international cooperation and support in times of crisis. The WFP, UNICEF, and other humanitarian organizations are working tirelessly to provide assistance to those in need, demonstrating the power of global solidarity in times of crisis.

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