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12 Jan 2011 description

One year after the earthquake, Norwegian Church Aid takes a look back at the work done so far through partners in Haiti.

Clean water and safe sanitation:

330,000 litres of clean water delivered daily

546 latrines placed in camps and neighbourhoods and are regularly desludged and cleaned

Around 100 showers installed

25 hand-wash stands

Around 3000 mobile toilets have been built and installed by NCA and partners.

13 wells have been drilled and equipped with hand pumps for use by schools

17 water distribution units set up in Gressier.

Psychosocial activities:

500 …

11 Nov 2010 description

Hurricane Tomas was merciful as it swept past Haiti. The country was spared a direct hit, but torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and a heightened risk of the spread of disease among the already pressed population.

"The water is knee-deep inside our houses, and we have nothing. What kind of life is this?" ask residents of Cité Soleil, one of the largest slum areas of the country's capital Port au Prince.

"Last night I slept with water right up to the edge of my mattress.

08 Nov 2010 description

Hurricane Tomas was merciful as it swept past Haiti. The country was spared a direct hit, but torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and a heightened risk of the spread of disease among the already pressed population.

"Last night I slept with water right up to the edge of my mattress. Nobody deserves to live in such conditions. This is no life," says Rosemene Princiville from the entrance to her house: a tattered tent, inside which float clothes and a few other belongings in the stinking, metre-deep floodwater that has engulfed the surrounding area.

27 Oct 2010 description

Norwegian Church Aid is redoubling its efforts to fight the cholera epidemic in Haiti.

19 Jan 2010 description

The suffering caused by the earthquake in Haiti is inconceivable, unimaginable. Norwegian Church Aid is working intensely with critical emergency relief.

Clean water for 30,000

The NCA team, including highly-experienced water specialists, is in the slum area of Bel Air in Port-au-Prince. On Monday new water-purification equipment and tents from Norway arrived in the capital city. We will be setting up 45 tonnes of water-purification equipment in the coming days.

13 Jan 2010 description

Norwegian Church Aid's (NCA) Emergency Coordinator in Guatemala will travel to Haiti today. Three staff from the head office in Oslo will also arrive in country tomorrow afternoon.

The most pressing issues are to ensure access to safe water and protection of the local population, especially women and children who are especially vulnerable in this situation.