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World Food Programme as a disaster relief organization: Haiti Earthquake, 2010 (2011 Report)

Where we looked

All of the below was examined in December 2010.

How much did the organization raise and how much did it spend?

As of January 6, 2011, the World Food Program reported donations totaling about $461 million for four operations in Haiti (two food assistance operations and two logistics operations.)1

We did not find data on how much the WFP has spent on its earthquake relief efforts.

How specific is the organization about how it spent its funds?

We found budgets (planned spending),2 but did not find information on WFP's actual expenditures for its response to the earthquake in Haiti.

We also found reports on the number of meals WFP planned to distribute3 and number of people being reached by WFP's school feeding, cash and food for work, and supplementary feeding programs as of October 2010.4

Non-disaster relief activities

  • For each of its four program areas (emergency operations, relief and rehabilitation, development operations and special operations), WFP presents a searchable database with operations documents for each project. The operations documents appear to be fairly detailed, including numbers of tons of food that will be delivered to specific locations.5
    • The operations documents seem to give a very detailed sense of WFP's activities.
  • WFP published a 5-Year strategic plan (2008-2013) in which it lays out its long-term goals. 6

Sources

  • 1.

    We summed the following:

    • "Food Assistance to Earthquake Affected Population in Haiti"--total received: $364,600,961. World Food Programme, "Resource Situation: Food Assistance to Earthquake Affected Population in Haiti."
    • "Food Assistance for the Relief and Recovery of Vulnerable Groups exposed to Food Insecurity and Environmental Disasters"--total received: $28,495,605. World Food Programme, "Resource Situation: Food Assistance for the Relief and Recovery of Vulnerable Groups exposed to Food Insecurity and Environmental Disasters."
    • "Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Response to the Victims Affected during Earthquake in Haiti"--total received: $19,131,321. World Food Programme, "Resource Situation: Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Response to the Victims Affected during Earthquake in Haiti."
    • "Logistics and Telecommunications Augmentation and Coordination for Relief Operations in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti"--total received: $48,299,084. World Food Programme, "Resource Situation: Logistics and Telecommunications Augmentation and Coordination for Relief Operations in Response to the Earthquake in Haiti."
  • 2.

    For example, the planning document World Food Programme, "Emergency Operation 200110 - Haiti" provides a budget for the WFP's food assistance program to Haiti for January 15 to July 15 2010 of US$246,039,060. World Food Programme, "Budget Revision 2 to Emergency Operation Haiti" provides a budget of $475,288,804 to extend the program to December 31, 2010.

  • 3.

    "WFP will initially be providing a one-week ration of meals-ready-to-eat (MRE) or other ready to eat food for up to 2 million affected and food-insecure beneficiaries followed by 60 days of general food distribution to 2 million beneficiaries." World Food Programme, "Emergency Operation 200110 - Haiti," Pgs 5-6.

  • 4.

    From World Food Programme, "Haiti: 10 Months On."

  • 5.

    World Food Programme, “Operations.”

  • 6.

    World Food Programme, “5-Year Strategic Plan.”