Current Member Agency response to Haiti Earthquake

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Disasters Emergency Committee current member responses to Haiti Earthquake 16.01.10

Action Aid

- Emergency team going out to deliver clean water, shelter and blankets to 20,000 people.

- Staff from Brazil and Guatemala arriving in Haiti this weekend

British Red Cross

- Staff and volunteers who were already living in Haiti are distributing kitchen and personal hygiene kits, blankets, tarpaulins and water containers.

- 300-bed field hospital being set up and international colleagues flying in engineers, a surgeon, logistics, security and IT experts, as well as a specialist in reuniting families.

Cafod (Caritas)

- Distributed blankets, food, medicine, and providing first aid through clinics

- Experts in earthquake response already arrived

- Convoy including thousands of tonnes of food, shelter for 2,000 families and more staff is on its way

CARE International UK

- 100 health, education, food security, and water and sanitation experts have been working there longterm

- Emergency team on its way

Christian Aid

- Already working through local organisations in Haiti, who are responding to the emergency

- Disaster assessment team arrived in Haiti on Wednesday

Concern Worldwide

- Has distributed medicines and workers are now distributing water

- Emergency programme is providing water and emergency nutrition

Help the Aged

- Staff already working there are being joined by emergency experts

- Two mobile medical teams on the way

Islamic Relief

- Aid supplies distributed via USA partner organisation

- Sent emergency response team from UK and USA to assess needs for planning response


- Emergency response team in region, working locally to assess most urgent needs and make sure that the right equipment and specialist staff are available.


- 10 tonnes of aid arriving this weekend, including body bags, plastic sheeting, chlorine for drinking water and a logistics expert.

- Water distribution being delivered in Port-au-Prince

Save the Children

- UK and US staff distributing hygiene kits, food and water

- Medical supplies given to hospitals through local partners

- More life-saving supplies to be sent out following further assessment of need


- Already working long-term in Haiti through local churches and Christian organisations

- Team of disaster response experts arriving this weekend to support local staff and assess further needs

World Vision

- Already working long-term in Haiti, and sending additional staff and supplies

- First aid kits and essential supplies being distributed