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Stone by stone: work is progressing by Sven Ramones, 2011/05/17
Even more than one year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, numerous buildings are still severely damaged or are completely destroyed in many places. Besides our extensive programmes for medical follow-up treatment for the earthquake victims, as well as for fighting the still spreading cholera epidemic, humedica is also planning to help the population of the island state overcome the crisis by means of four large construction projects.
by Daria Napieraj, 2011/03/16
Caroline Klein, who is active as country coordinator for humedica in Haiti, has good news: a donation in kind amounting to a total value of more than 25,000 US dollars has been made by the Braun company which is based in the Dominican Republic. This donation is intended to support humedica in the fight against cholera.
Caroline Klein in front of a part of the donation in kind. Photo: humedica
The donation comprises a total of 24 pallets of medical relief goods, such as intravenous solutions, sodium chloride and infusion sets.
According to the UN Shelter and Non-Food Item Cluster report (March 9, 2010), 93,217 households remain without adequate emergency shelter. Moreover 45% of households needing tarps or tents have received them. Habitat for Humanity and humedica have decided to cooperate for the distribution of urgently needed Shelter kits which include important items such as tarpaulins, rope, nails, saws, etc. These kits allow the beneficiaries to build a flexible semi-permanent shelter, with various locally available materials such as metal roof sheets or timber.
Besides Dieter Schmidt (Nesselwang), she is the second person in charge of coordinating the aid efforts of the two medical teams humedica sent to Haiti. The current report written by Simone Winneg (Kaufbeuren) reached us just a few minutes ago. "The impressions of the past two-three days have been overwhelming, horrible on the one hand, yet also encouraging on the other."
The damage in Port-au-Prince is devastating: whole streets of houses have been wiped out in the western part of the city; multi-storey buildings, hotels and supermarkets collapsed like a house of cards.
by SRI, 2010/01/18
Practical medical help provided by experienced professionals is just one of the components of the humedica emergency aid. Our medical aid workers could do little without relief supplies like medical equipment and, above all, medication. Thanks to the support of many companies and institutions, humedica has so far been able to dispatch 100 tons of relief material to Haiti.
27,5 tons of infusion solutions and devices as well as 72,5 tons of food as, for example, baby food (provided by GAiN Germany e. V.), tents, camp beds and further medication.
by Simone Winneg/Dieter Schmidt/SRI, 2010/01/16
Yesterday (Friday) afternoon, they arrived in the disaster area: the humedica relief team of eight was exhausted from the long journey; nevertheless, the doctors immediately began treating patients. The current report given to us by our coordinators Simone Winneg and Dieter Schmidt is both sad and hopeful at the same time.
"A long yet good day draws to a close. A day of frightening first impressions and pleasant surprises.
by SRI, 2010/01/14
In these very hours on today's Thursday, 14th of January 2010, the humedica first relief team is approaching the Dominican Republic by plane. After their arrival, the eight volunteers will travel to Port-au-Prince as quickly as possible in order to assist the people in the affected area in their great need.
At about 2am on Thursday morning, the humedica-team headed off to Frankfurt am Main. After a press conference at the airport, the plane took off for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic at about 10am.
A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake has almost completely destroyed the capital of one of the poorest countries in the world. As is reported by several sources, hardly any building in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince withstood the severe quakes of Tuesday evening (local time: 5 pm, CET: 11 pm).
In the early morning hours, humedica already received an official request by the Haitian ambassador in Germany, S.E.
by Daniel Monninger,
The water in the region around St. Marc had begun to recede. This didn't given the people of Haiti their destroyed homes back, but it made relief assistance by the humedica medical teams easier.
by Dr. Ulrich Seemann/DMO
Hamb=FChren pediatrician Dr. Ulrich Seemann has been in Haiti for humedica since September 17. In the following report, he describes the dramatic situation there, as well as his impressions from the indispensible help by the humedica response teams:
"Although many towns in the inaccessible areas surrounding St. Marc are difficult to reach, thanks to the help of Dr. Dieudonne Battraville from the St. Marc board of health, we were successfully able to work.