FAO emergencies and resilience


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11.6 million
country population

4.7 million people 
in high acute food insecurity, of whom 19 206 in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5)

43% of acutely food insecure people 
live in rural areas

24 200 internally displaced people
(September 2022)

to assist 560 000 people FAO requires USD 49 million for 2022

Currently, nearly half of Haiti’s population is facing acute hunger. For years, natural hazards and political turmoil have taken a toll on Haitians who were already in need of humanitarian assistance in both rural and urban areas. The onset of the global food crisis, with rising food and fuel prices, has led to growing civil unrest that has plunged Haiti into chaos, paralysing economic activities and transport. The basic food basket is out of reach for many Haitians. The situation is further exacerbated by the recent cholera outbreak and the lack of portable water which is likely to push more people to the brink of survival. It is crucial to help Haitians produce better, more nutritious food to safeguard their livelihoods and strengthen their resilience, especially in the context of a worsening food crisis.

In 2023, FAO will require $1.9 billion to reach 48 million people with life-saving and livelihood assistance

Acute food insecurity soars driven by conflicts, extreme weather events, rising food prices

FAO and Quebec ramp up climate adaptation efforts in Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, and Senegal

Global project helping vulnerable countries adapt to climate change launches second phase with $5 million investment.

Catastrophic hunger levels recorded for the first time in Haiti

Almost half the population are currently facing acute hunger

Key documents

In Haiti, sociopolitical unrest, economic decline, violence perpetrated by armed groups, low agricultural production, rising food and fuel prices, and frequent natural disasters have led to increased levels of food insecurity.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warn that acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 19 countries or situations – called hunger hotspots – during the outlook period from October 2022 to January 2023.


Currently, nearly half of Haiti’s population is facing high levels of acute food insecurity – a figure that has doubled in the last four years – and 43 percent live in rural areas. Supporting agricultural production yields high returns.

Action Against Desertification - Haiti

Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to tackle the detrimental social, economic and environmental impact of land degradation and desertification.

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