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|Average Annual Income (US Dollars)*||560||46,040|
|Life Expectancy (years)||57.56||78.14|
|Poverty Rate (%)||80||12|
|Literacy Rate (%)||52.9||99|
|Infant Mortality Rate (deaths per 1,000 births)||62.33||6.3|
|Underweight children under age 5 (%)**||22||2|
FMSC believes in sustainability – we don’t simply send one shipment of food
to a country. Instead, we continue to provide our mission partners with
the food they need to maintain their feeding programs.
This map highlights many of the countries we serve. Click on the flag
to view the number of meals we've shipped during FY2009 to the
corresponding country. Use the zoom controls (+/-) or double click on
the map to zoom in on a region or country. Please note that the flag represents the entire country, not the specific shipment location.
“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an
earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.
I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands
will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in
Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.
President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’
the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and
prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon
as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion
and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”
Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We
are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you
can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will
automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be
charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE.
The regular Yele Haiti website will resume in a couple of weeks. In the
meantime our focus is on providing real-time information about the
situation in Haiti.