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 United Nations reports about three-million people, almost one-third of Haiti’s population, have been badly affected by the earthquake. It says improvements have been made in reaching those in need of food, water, healthcare and shelter.
But, it notes humanitarian needs in Haiti remain great and the emergency phase of humanitarian relief operations will have to continue for many months.