The HUMANITARIAN COALITION

January 22, 2010 10:30 ET

Haiti Update: HUMANITARIAN COALITION Provides Latest Relief Update

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2010) - The HUMANITARIAN COALITION's more than 600 aid personnel continue to make progress on the ground. The HUMANITARIAN COALITION is working to improve living conditions for the hundreds of thousands of displaced Haitians by distributing water, food rations, construction of latrines and other relief services.

Today's updates from the HUMANITARIAN COALITION include:



- High energy biscuits were distributed to 1500 people, in Jeremie.
- Water distributed to 2600 people, from two distribution bladders in
Petionville.
- Water distribution has reached 2400 and 3000 affected, in Delma 81 A and
B, and Delma 62. A total of 12000 gallons were distributed.
- Preparing to install latrines at two sites: Grace Medicale, a temporary
camp with 15,000 residents, and Lamartine 54, an internally displaced
persons camp of 10,000 people.
- Beginning discussions around cash-for-work programs to clear rubbish,
rubble and get markets up and running again.
- Conducted training for 50 social workers and animators on psychosocial
and Child-Friendly Space activities and child protection policies.
- 24 staff were trained as either Water/Sanitation technicians or Hygiene
promoters. They will begin constructing latrines and water points in
sites around Port au Prince tomorrow as well as promoting good hygiene
practices
- Mobile clinic in Leogane continued seeing patients, roughly 100.
- 3 Child-Friendly Spaces scheduled to be open in Jacmel.
- Trained up team of 24 water, sanitation and hygiene staff, including 14
water/sanitation technicians and 10 hygiene Promoters. Team will go to 15
assessed makeshift settlements tomorrow in Port au Prince and begin
latrine construction, water point construction, and hygiene promotion.


The HUMANITARIAN COALITION, with the joint efforts of its members, CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada, provides a widespread and effective response to emergencies, with a combined presence in 120 countries. In Haiti alone, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION has more than 600 aid personnel on the ground, ensuring that the donations of Canadians reach those in desperate need in an efficient, effective and coordinated fashion.

To donate to the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, call 1-800-464-9154, visit humanitariancoalition.ca or send donations to the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, PO Box 65035, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5Y3

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