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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

ednesday. Distributions will continue daily at all four sites, reaching approximately 400,000 people.

"Cite Soleil sites require additional preparation time due to the high density of population and additional security concerns," said Jean-Claude Mukadi, World Vision's relief response director in Port-au-Prince. "But we will get food to Cite Soleil as soon as we can ensure that people will be safe and that food will get to those who need it the most."

To ensure proper precautions are in place, the agency provided registration "coupons" to local leaders who will help identify the families that are most vulnerable and in need of food.  

In addition, World Vision staff ensured that each distribution site was appropriate in its size and location to ensure safety after conducting security assessments at each site. The United Nation's stabilization forces (MINUSTAH) and US Marines will provide security at the distribution sites.

Finally, to ensure that the distribution process protects the dignity of families, human rights organizations and World Vision's own child protection experts will help at distributions, while more than 100 staff members have been trained in humanitarian protection and security in the las
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