The HUMANITARIAN COALITION

January 27, 2010 08:55 ET

Haiti Update: Humanitarian Coalition Provides Latest Relief Update

NEW PHOTOS, VIDEO AND BLOG POSTINGS FROM WORKERS IN HAITI AVAILABLE AT: www.humanitariancoalition.ca

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 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:

SHELTER

- 20 latrines built and 8 bathing areas completed (Save the Children)

- Distribution of plastic shelter and hygiene kits for 30,000 people continues (Oxfam)

- 13 Child Friendly Spaces are up and running in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel, providing activities for over 6000 children over the past 8 days (Save the Children)

- Cash-for-work scheme paying people to clean up camp began Sunday at Petionville Club golf course, where 50,000 people are camped out. It will be expanded to other sites all week. (Oxfam)

- On January 23 CARE distributed 448 hygiene kits and 448 lots of five blankets each in Place SteTherese, Petionville, covering a total of 2,133 beneficiaries.

- On January 23 CARE distributed 360 mattresses (1 per family) in Leogane.

WATER

- Oxfam is providing regular access to clean drinking water 85,000 for beneficiaries. Will soon
expand to over 110,000.

- Five sites with water bladders, serving 65,000 total are up and running. Latrines and washing areas completed at two sites serving 55,000 people. Work continues at three additional sites, which will serve 20,000. New work to begin soon at three new sites, home to 16,000 people. (Oxfam)

- Work to begin on a treatment water program in the town of Petit Goive and on water provision at Martissant. (Oxfam)

- CARE is distributing clean drinking water through five bladders installed in Leogane and Petionville, providing potable water to some 7,600 beneficiaries on daily basis.

- Installation of latrines started in St Therese

HEALTH

- 10,000 family kits will be assembled at brewery warehouse and distributed in lots of 500. These kits contain feminine hygiene products, kitchen utensils, pots, etc. (Oxfam)

- 297 additional patients were treated today in Jacmel, and another temporary health clinic began treating patients (Save the Children Canada)

NON-FOOD ITEMS

- Distribution in Leogane for 600 families was undertaken on Jan. 26, included blankets and plastic sheeting for families. (Save the Children Canada)

- Distribution also planned for 500 families in Theatre National and Delmas 53 Jan. 26 (Port-au-Prince). (Save the Children Canada)

- CARE has received a shipment of clean delivery kits and condoms to integrate into non-food item kits for distribution

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

NEW PHOTOS, VIDEO AND BLOG POSTINGS FROM WORKERS IN HAITI
AVAILABLE AT: www.humanitariancoalition.ca

Contact Information

  • CARE Canada
    Kieran Green
    (613) 228-5678, Cell: (613) 799-7562
    media@care.ca