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Save the Children Supplies 30,000 Haitian Children and Families with Rice at Sites in Marissant and Tabarre, Will Continue for Two Weeks
Date:2/3/2010

The global humanitarian organization Save the Children, in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP), successfully distributed critically needed food supplies over the past two days in Marissant and Tabarre to about 30,000 people.

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (Vocus) February 3, 2010 -- The global humanitarian organization Save the Children, in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP), successfully distributed critically needed food supplies over the past two days in Marissant and Tabarre to about 30,000 people. The agency will continue to distribute rice at both sites for the next two weeks, reaching an estimated 285,000 children and adults.

“Our partnership with community leaders at these displaced camps was key in helping us get food aid out over the past two days. We couldn’t have done it without their support,” said Halane Hussein, Save the Children’s Emergency Advisor in Haiti.

He cautioned, “So many children and families have gone now 3 weeks with barely any steady food supply. We’ve met a pregnant mother who has told us that since the earthquake, her children had only been eating a meal a day, without vegetables or meat.”

Assessing Damaged Schools, Teachers and Students Remaining in Earthquake-affected Communities
Glimmers of hope were felt Monday when some schools in the non-affected quake areas opened. And in the most affected areas, Save the Children and partner organizations, including the Ministry of Education, will soon begin a needs assessment in an effort to get exact figures of the number of schools that have been destroyed or partially damaged, and to determine the number of teachers and children remaining in the communities.

The total number of teachers and children killed in the quake is unknown, and still others have migrated to rural areas outside of Port au Prince. Some of the least d
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