Earthquake Recovery:Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation update n° 30
Summary: The IFRC operation in Haiti is transitioning from the emergency phase into recovery as documented in the revised Plan of Action (PoA) covering June 2011 to December 2012. This is the second update of the quarterly report based on the revised PoA and it focuses mainly on the progress made during the last quarter of 2011 in the Integrated Neighbourhood Approach (INA) that is the pillar of the IFRC long-term recovery and development programming in Haiti. The report also covers planned activities in INA during the first half of 2012 especially in the six INA sites in Port-au-Prince where most of the affected persons are sheltered. The report also reflects some of the challenges faced during implementation of planned activities in INA and measures adopted by the IFRC team to solve them.
Although INA activities have commenced in some of the target neighbourhoods, the IFRC continues to carry out implementation of standalone activities in its core programmatic areas of shelter, water and sanitation. Details of achievements made during the last quarter of 2011 in non-INA areas are explained in this updated report. The Plan also reflects the role for the IFRC in the Haitian Red Cross core services (Health and Care and Disaster Risk Management) and a more focused involvement of the IFRC in integrated recovery through the integrated neighbourhood approach (INA) targeting urban neighbourhoods.
In addition, the IFRC has been providing support to the Haitian Red Cross in its core services of health and care, disaster risk management, ambulance and first aid service. The IFRC continues to provide support services to the Red Cross membership to enable them to meet their objectives in neighbourhoods where they are providing an integrated package of services.