The humanitarian crisis is dire, early reports describing the earthquake as the worst to hit the island in the past 200 years.
ACTED is strengthening its capacities in Haiti to deliver emergency aid to the inhabitants of Port-au- Prince. A dedicated emergency team is already en-route to join the 80 ACTED staff already working in the country.
In addition, ACTED, in cooperation with ShelterBox UK, is sending 1000 emergency shelter and household kits by air (worth 500,000 euros). This cargo is the first step in a wider emergency intervention by ACTED in favor of the affected population of Haiti.
As a leading emergency-response international NGO with considerable experience in Haiti, ACTED is launching an appeal for donations to fund the relief aid operations to the earthquake-affected populations (www.acted.org).
ACTED has been working in Haiti since 2005. Already engaged in emergency response operations following hurricanes Gustav and Ike in the summer 2008, ACTED also works to improve food security, sanitation and access to potable water for vulnerable Haitian populations.
Luca Pupulin (Emergency coordinator - in Haiti)
+33 (0)6 80 99 58 53 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adrien Tomarchio (ACTED communications manager - Paris)
+33 (0)1 42 65 61 40 - email@example.com
ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a French non-governmental organization founded in 1993 whose vocation is to support vulnerable populations worldwide and to accompany them in building a better future. The programmes implemented by ACTED (around 170 per year) in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of the populations affected by crises. In order to guarantee the sustainability of interventions carried out during crises, ACTED's interventions guarantee the link between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development.