The HUMANITARIAN COALITION

January 21, 2010 10:20 ET

Haiti Update: Humanitarian Coalition Provides Latest Relief Update

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 21, 2010) - Despite yesterday's powerful aftershock, the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION continue to make progress on the ground. Aid operations are taking place on an ongoing basis and reaching thousands of Haitians.

Today's updates from the HUMANITARIAN COALITION include:

- 16.5 tons of drugs and medical supplies were provided to health technicians in Leogane and to the general hospital in Port-au-Prince.

- 40 tonnes of aid materials delivered; another 50 tonnes expected on Friday

- Emergency Response team members were issued local cell phones

- 10,000 litres of water distributed to 10,000 Haitians in Port-au-Prince

- 147 children were registered at a Child Friendly space in Carrefour Tefour.

- 1000 hygiene kits from CIDA, 77 toy kits, and large quantities of bottled water were received yesterday.

- 1200 families received hygiene kits in Leoganes (contents of a hygiene kit: Toothbrush (2); toothpaste (2), soap (2), washing soap (1 box), shampoo (1), comb (2), detergent (1 box 2.5kg), towels (2), safety pins (12), laundry line (1), sanitary napkins (2 packs of 20), toilet paper (4 rolls)

- Water was distributed to hospital in Carrefour and to 3,000 people in Leoganes

- Two bladders of 5000 litres each were installed in Leoganes, filled with drinking water for 3,300 persons (3l of water to use for drinking). Bladders will be filled daily.

- 3 additional bladders are prepositioned in Leoganes, planned to be installed today and filled with water by trucks.

- Additional water and sanitation equipment, chlorine for drinking water treatment, buckets, plastic sheeting and body bags have been received.

- 500 families received collapsible jerry cans (10 litres)

- 500 families were handed mattresses and blankets

- In Place St Pierre, a waste disposal program has been set up - helping remove garbage and educate the population about waste disposal.

"The coordinated efforts of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children demonstrates the synergy and cooperation between the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION," said Nicolas Moyer, Coordinator of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION. "Yet, we continue to rely on the generosity of Canadians to maintain and expand our levels of aid relief."

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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