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UN forced to open "women only" distribution sites due to the violence of the Haitian men.


From CBS…

Relief workers began handing out women-only food coupons in Haiti on Sunday in an effort to ensure earthquake relief supplies reach the neediest families.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) implemented the new distribution plan at 16 sites in the capital, Port-au-Prince, after workers reported that young men were often swarming aid trucks and pushing ahead of women in lineups.

The WFP said the coupons will go to women because they tend to be responsible for the household food supply. The aim is to reach two million people over two weeks.

Each distribution centre will receive 42 tonnes of rice, and each family will receive a 25-kilogram ration of rice, with only women being allowed into distribution sites to collect their share.