Note: The last fact sheet was dated April 4, 2011.
In recent weeks, USAID/OFDA field staff conducted site visits to monitor cholera and earthquake response programs in three of Haiti’s 10 departments. USAID/OFDA staff visited ongoing shelter programs and noted grantees’ continual progress in providing shelter solutions for affected populations.
The humanitarian community continues to prepare for the upcoming 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1. During the week of April 18, USAID/OFDA partners plan on engaging in emergency preparedness exercises and drills. USAID/OFDA staff are meeting with grantees and are working on hurricane season contingency plans, such as prepositioning emergency relief supplies.
As of March 26, the Health Cluster—the lead organization for coordination of health activities—reported that although cholera caseloads are increasing in Center, Nippes, South, and Grande Anse departments, the overall cholera caseload trend continued to decrease or stabilize throughout Haiti, particularly in Northeast, North, Northwest, Artibonite, West, and Southeast departments.