Wednesday , February 28 2024
The pipeline of food supplies to Haiti must be maintained over likely a significant period of recovery.

Bloggers for Haiti Can Help World Food Programme Relief Effort

Last September I wrote an article about the Bloggers against Hunger campaign, which was started by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

WFP wants to escalate this campaign to help Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. As many as 3 million people could be in need of food aid.

The World Food Programme is starting to provide food with its existing stocks in Haiti. High energy biscuits from its El Salvador headquarters are reinforcing this food supply. The biscuits are critical for they can be quickly distributed to those in need and do not require cooking.

But these supplies will go quickly. It is critical for the international community to provide enough emergency food aid for Haiti. The pipeline of supplies must be also maintained over a significant period of recovery. WFP announced today it is planning a 6-month emergency operation.

Keep in mind that the World Food Programme has recently been operating with a shortfall of funding for many of its programs worldwide. Donations are vital to the UN food agency as it seeks to provide aid in Haiti as well as numerous other countries suffering from conflict or natural disasters.

Bloggers can take action by spreading the word about the suffering in Haiti and showing how people can help. To donate to the food relief effort in Haiti you can visit the World Food Programme. In the United States you can donate to the Friends of the World Food Program.

The World Food Programme has created a banner for bloggers to post on their site encouraging donations. The link to the banners is at the WFP site.

About William Lambers

William Lambers is the author of several books including Ending World Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World. This book features over 50 interviews with officials from the UN World Food Programme and other charities discussing school feeding programs that fight child hunger. He is also the author of Nuclear Weapons, The Road to Peace: From the Disarming of the Great Lakes to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Open Skies for Peace, The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World, The Roadmap to End Global Hunger, From War to Peace and the Battle of Britain. He is also a writer for the History News Service. His articles have been published by newspapers including the Cincinnati Enquirer, Des Moines Register, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Buffalo News, San Diego Union Tribune, the Providence Journal, Free Lance-Star (VA), the Bakersfield Californian, the Washington Post, Miami Herald (FL), Chicago Sun-Times, the Patriot Ledger (MA), Charleston Sunday Gazette Mail (WV), the Cincinnati Post, Salt Lake Tribune (UT), North Adams Transcript (MA), Wichita Eagle (KS), Monterey Herald (CA), Athens Banner-Herald (GA) and the Duluth News Journal. His articles also appear on History News Network (HNN) and Think Africa Press. Mr. Lambers is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio with degrees in Liberal Arts (BA) and Organizational Leadership (MS). He is also a member of the Feeding America Blogger Council.

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