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Published on Jan 18, 2010
United Nations, New York, 18 January 2010 - Just 20 miles west of the capital, the city of Leogane with a population of approximately 134,000 was one of the worst affected by last week's devastating earthquake. Initial estimates indicate that 80 to 90 percent of the buildings were heavily damaged.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is implementing distribution of high energy biscuits to 50,000 people in Leogane as well as Cité Soleil, Carrefour, Place Boyer, Champ de Mars and Jacmel. The WFP Port-au-Prince metropolitan area schools feeding programme is now being used serve 50,000 affected people with hot meals.
A joint UNDAC/EU/WFP rapid assessment was undertaken in Carrefour, Gressier and Leogane on 15 January. Road access between Port-au-Prince and Leogane was reported to be good with minor blockages.