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UN food aid.

The United Nations is distributing 8,000 tons of food and other help for Haitians as part of efforts to confront unrest over rising prices that set off recent rioting, reports AP (April 18, 2008). UN spokeswoman Michele Montas said food provided by the World Food Program will focus on children, pregnant women and nursing mothers in the north, west and central regions of Haiti. The UN Children's Fund will double its child feeding program to combat malnutrition and spend some US$1.6 million on water and sanitation projects in the northwest and Artibonite regions. The World Food Program and the UN mission in Haiti continue to support various projects aimed at creating jobs. Some 2,500 Haitians are already employed by these projects which have a combined budget of US$2.3 million.

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Publication:Caribbean Update
Date:Jun 1, 2008
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