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World Vision: Vulnerable Must Be First in Line at Launch of City-Wide Food Distributions in Haiti
Date:1/30/2010

- World Vision to feed 400,000 as part of joint distribution starting today

- In partnership with World Food Program, agencies to reach some 1.6 million people

- World Vision explains precautions taken to ensure distributions protect families' safety, dignity

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision will join seven other aid agencies today to begin a massive distribution of food provided by the World Food Program. The distribution effort, with support of the Haitian Government, is expected to reach some 1.6 million people throughout Port-au-Prince, some living in volatile areas that have so far received little aid.

During the two-week distribution period, World Vision, along with Save the Children, Concern, CARE and others, will distribute two-week supplies of rice at 16 distribution sites across Port-au-Prince.  

World Vision alone will distribute 84 metric tons of rice to feed 17,000 people at sites in Delmas and Nazon today. The agency plans to add two more sites in the often-dangerous district of Cite Soleil on W
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