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Haiti situation report from ActAlliance

January 28, 2010 3 Comments

GENEVA, Switzerland – The situation continues to be desperate for the people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Material aid is slowly reaching them but, due to the lack of data and weak government coordination, the organization and distribution of aid is still a challenge. Some incidents of fighting for aid have been registered but they are mostly due to lack of proper organization of the distribution.

The Government has declared the search and rescue phase over. Still people continue trying to find loved ones by scratching into the rubble with rudimentary tools. Otherwise, some normality is coming back to the country for the privileged ones unaffected by the earthquake. Gas stations and supermarkets are reopening and fuel and food are now available.

It is estimated that more than 130,000 people have moved from Port-au-Prince to the rural areas and provincial cities (some very vulnerable such as Gonaives) with the consequent negative impacts on the precarious economy in these areas. Fortunately, no reports of communicable disease outbreaks have been registered. The two big challenges now are to scale up the relief operation and the clean up of the rubble. The death toll is now at least 150,000 people.

For details on the activities of ACTAlliance partners, including Lutheran World Federation through which Canadian Lutheran World Relief is delivering relief supplies go to: http://www.act-intl.org/news.php?uid=810


  • Ephesien Mercy said:


    je voudrais bien appliquer pour un poste vacant au sein de votre organisation.
    je me propose volontairement de travailler avec vous , car je veux porter mon appui à mon pays
    et à votre organisation alors je vous envoie mon cv et une lettre juste pour voir ma détermination.

    Ephesien MERCY
    45,rue brice delmas 34
    port-au-prince Haiti

  • Jimmy Vernet said:

    J’aimerais travailler en tant volontaire dans votre organisation et je suis agent de developpement et coordonnateur general dans une organisation sociale a Leogane Dufort denommee Organisation des Jeunes en Action pour le Developpement Communautaire (OJADCO)
    Je vous envoie mes coordonnees:
    Jimmy Vernet
    32, Dufort, Leogane Haiti
    Emails: vernetji@yahoo.fr

  • Ian Adnams (author) said:

    We have forwarded your information to those working in Haiti.

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