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05 Mar 2013 description

During our February trip to Haiti we created a partnership with the Red Cross. Within the month they will fund and construct the Central Chlorine Distribution Site in the community of Delmas 30.

We are creating the Chlorine Distribution System because we cannot forget the 900,000 Haitians that already have chlorinators -- the devices do not maintain themselves. Haitian neighborhoods that have a chlorinator want to ensure that they will be able to use their chlorinators indefinitely. The Chlorine Distribution System will provide this assurance.

13 Dec 2012 description

Last month, Father Dessalines of the St. Claire parish in Dessalines, Haiti approached International Action seeking our help. There are 150,000 Haitians in four villages in the Artibonite Valley that need clean water. We have met with Father Dessalines and we will begin installing chlorinators in early 2013.

27 Aug 2012 description

Washington, DC – August 28, 2012 – The Tropical Storm Issac hit Haiti, claiming 19 lives and Haiti is at risk of fresh cholera outbreak.

Chlorinators and chlorine tablets are readily available in Haiti to any organization operating in cholera-affected areas. Interested parties should contact us immediately.

16 Jun 2011 description

June 16, 2011

International Action’s Haiti office is distributing 500,000 albendazole de-worming pills to protect Haiti’s communities and get its children healthy and back in school. The pills are available free of charge to non-profit or community organizations that can administer them.

16 Jun 2011 description

June 16, 2011

International Action -- a nonprofit charity that provides safe drinking water for more than 400,000 people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- is dispatching its team to Carrefour to combat the resurgence of cholera in the capital city. Since 2006 the nonprofit has focused on eliminating waterborne diseases in Haiti using a simple, energy-free chlorine feeder system that treats the water of the community tanks.

24 Jan 2011 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - One year after the earthquake, Haitians are growing impatient with non-governmental organizations, humanitarian aid workers, and its own public officials. Disorganization, bureaucracy, and confusion among humanitarian organizations have left the majority Haitians frustrated and discontent with the progress (or lack thereof) since January 12, 2010.

23 Oct 2010 description

October 23, 2010
Jeremy Mak
Public Information: +1 202 488.0735

22 Oct 2010 description

October 22, 2010

Wesley Laîné and Jeremy Mak
Public Information: 202-488-0735

25 Jan 2010 description


Lindsay Mattison
Executive Director
International Action
808 "L" St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-488-0735
Fax: 202-488-0736

27 Apr 2009 description

The Salesian Fathers at the St. Jean Bosco School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti will open a new primary school for 1000 students in the fall of this year. With the current secondary school, they will have 1500 children.

International Action - a U.S.-based health group - just installed two chlorinators on St. Bosco's 9000-gallon concrete tanks to get ready for the reopening. St.

30 Mar 2009 description

The staff of International Action - acting through a network of 40 neighborhood citizen Boards - have given out 120,000 doses of Albendazole in the poorest parts of Port-au-Prince. The drug eliminates intestinal worms commonly infecting Haitians of all ages.

The De-worming Campaign will reach 500,000 Haitians by the end of 2009. It is a model for many poor countries.

Public Health experts at Johns Hopkins University say 2 billion people - one third of the world's population - carry hookworms, roundworms, whipworms or schistosomiasis.

16 Mar 2009 description

March 16, 2009 - Miami, FL - Clean, safe drinking water is something many people take for granted. In Haiti half of the population does not have access to clean water (World Bank); almost all water sources are contaminated with germs of typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea. Such water borne diseases are the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children.

04 Dec 2008 description

Quelques 400 000 résidents de Port-au-Prince, Haïti, ont aujourd'hui accès à l'eau potable pour la première fois grâce à 100 chlorateurs de quartier fabriqués par NORWECO Inc, Ohio,USA (norweco.com) ; et aux pastilles de chlore spécialement conçues par Arch Chemicals Inc. de Norwalk, Connecticut, USA (archchemicals.com).

Depuis Mai 2006, International Action, une NGO basée à Washington D.C - travaillant conjointement avec Dlo Pwòp ("De l'Eau Propre" en créole) , un groupe Haïtien - a installé 100 chlorateurs d'eau dans 23 des plus pauvres quartiers de …

03 Dec 2008 description

Some 400,000 residents of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, now have access to clean water for the first time thanks in part to 100 neighborhood chlorinators designed and manufactured by NORWECO Inc. of Norwalk, Ohio, (norweco.com) and specially designed dry chlorine tablets from Arch Chemicals Inc. of Norwalk, Connecticut. (archchemicals.com)

Starting in May of 2006, Washington, D.C.

29 Oct 2008 description

400,000 residents of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and three nearby towns now have access to clean, safe water thanks to a new chlorine system.

Starting in May of 2006, a U.S. - non-governmental group International Action working with a Haitian group Dlo Pwòp (Clean Water) has installed 100 tablet chlorinators in 23 of the poorest neighborhoods for Port-au-Prince.

These neighborhoods include Tokyo, Trou-sable, Simmond Pelé, Cité Soleil, Carrefour and Delmas - some of the poorest and most dangerous parts of the capital.