Haiti

REACH was initiated in Haiti as part of the second major wave of REACH expansion, funded by Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Following the REACH exploratory mission in August 2014, an International Facilitator was deployed in early 2015 to foster increased coherence among the UN agencies and to support SUN processes in the country. A National Facilitator was recruited a few months later to further promote multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder dialogue on nutrition security. Unlike other countries, the REACH hosting arrangements are split among WFP, UNICEF and WHO. The REACH engagement in Haiti couples the use of analytical tools and facilitation support, focusing on the following objectives. 

 

Haiti Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the comprehensive nutrition situation and build consensus on the best strategies and priorities for improvement amongst relevant stakeholders;
  • Reinforce national policies, plans and programmes related to nutrition security, which integrate and operationalize key nutrition actions through a multi-sectoral approach (e.g. engaging the agriculture, health, social protection, education and other related sectors);
  • Strengthen all levels of human and institutional capacity on actions that promote and safeguard nutrition security, including those of key ministries;
  • Increase effectiveness and accountability amongst stakeholders concerned with the implementation and support of multi-sectoral nutrition actions.

 

 

© WFP 2012

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Poverty & nutrition facts

  • 58.5% of population lives under national poverty line (WDID 2012)
  • 21.9% of children under 5 are stunted (EMMUS V 2012)
  • 5.1% of children under 5 are wasted (EMMUS V 2012)
  • 11.4% of children under 5 are underweight (EMMUS V 2012)

Contacts
National Facilitator
Marie-Mona Alexis
mariemona.alexis@wfp.org