UN food agency needs over $20 million to help feed people in HaitiListen /
The World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more than $20 million to provide food for hundreds of thousands of Haitians affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The agency says the impact of the hurricane and a recent drought is still being felt in the poor Caribbean country which suffered from an earthquake in 2010.
Spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs says WFP is working with the government to help the people who have lost everything, including their homes, crops and livelihoods due to Hurricane Sandy.
"The World Food Programme is now urgently needing and calling for more than $20 million to fund the food assistance for over 425,000 people in Haiti. It's an emergency food distribution operation. This includes special nutritional need of over 100,000 pregnant women and new mothers and also children under five." (Duration: 29")
Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme says the government of Haiti needs $74 million for the country's farm sector to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.