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Deforestation and extreme weather are factors that exacerbate food insecurity in Haiti. Building people’s resilience to these hazards is a key part of WFP’s programme in Haiti. Thanks to funding from the European Commission, over 25.000 people are taking part in this ‘cash for work’ programme aimed at preventing soil erosion. Through such programmes Haitians living in rural settings are better equipped to respond to future natural disasters. In addition, the cash payments people receive help to boost the local economy.

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