World Food Program Launches School Feeding Program in Haiti

The World Food Program and other United Nations aid agencies are scaling up their humanitarian operations for millions of Haitians affected by the earthquake, which devastated their country in mid-January.

The World Food Program reports it is beginning a program to provide cooked meals for thousands of school children in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Monday.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has reached over two-and-a-half million people with food rations in Port-au-Prince, the capital of earthquake-hit Haiti.

WFP says that in addition, half a million people in the surrounding areas have received food assistance.

They include 30,000 people in Jacmel who receive a daily hot meal and more than 200,000 in and around Leogane who have been provided with food rations.