Building "stronger" Haiti 5 years after earthquake

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A man climbs up the steps of Sans-Souci Palace, a 200-year-old royal residence built by King Henri-Christophe of Haiti, near Cap-Haïtien. UN Photo/Victoria Hazou

Haiti is stronger and more resilient five years after the earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, the World Food Programme says.

WFP and the Haitian Government have been working together to help communities withstand future disasters.

In the hours after the quake on 12 January 2010, the agency began distributing emergency food to those survivors left in the rubble.

Within four months, it had provided food for more than 4 million vulnerable people, which helped avert a food crisis.

Because of its geography, the Caribbean country is highly prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, landslides and droughts.

Poverty means that even moderate shocks can push people into hunger.

WFP says 3 million Haitians remain unsure where their next meal will come from.

The UN agency needs US$28 million in 2015 to provide aid to Haitians who don't have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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