Haiti Appeal: Crisis and post-crisis response to Earthquake - HTI101 Revision 2

Report
from ACT Alliance
Published on 28 Jul 2011 View Original

Appeal Target: US$ 27,175,768

Balance requested: US$ 3,551,901

Geneva, 28 July 2011 The strongest earthquake in Haiti in more than 200 years, of magnitude 7.0 struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 at 16h53, with the epicenter located 15 km south-west of the capital Port-au-Prince. The nearby cities of Carrefour and Jacmel, as well as other areas to the west and south of Port-au-Prince, were also affected. It left 222,570 people killed and the number of injured estimated at 200,000 people. More than 1.2 million people sought refuge in temporary settlements and 467,701 people have left Port-au-Prince for other departments. More than 500,000 people remain in camps at present date. An estimated 225,000 residences were destroyed as well as countless commercial and public buildings.

Since the earthquake hit parts of Haiti on January 12, the ACT Alliance has assisted more than 400,000 people. People have been provided with water, sanitation, shelter, regular food supplies/meals, and relief items such as cash, family kits or hygiene sets. Medical assistance and supplies to health clinics have also been part of the intervention.

Location for the ACT members’ response include the wider Port au Prince area, Leogane, Gressier, Carrefour, Petit and Grand Goave, Lascahobas and the border area, Jacmel and Bainet, Petit and Grand Goave and Les Cayes.

With almost one third of the Haitian population directly or indirectly affected, the Haiti earthquake represented a significant disaster that required a large-scale multi-sectoral international humanitarian response. As such, it was a test-case for a large scale humanitarian response from ACT members.

A preliminary appeal was issued on 23 January 2010 and the full appeal was issued on 19 February 2010 with projects from Christian Aid (CA), Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), Church World Service (CWS), Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). The full appeal was revised and FinnChurchAid (FCA) was included in the revised appeal issued on 30 September 2010.
The members work in partnership with national organizations such as Service Chrétien d’Haiti, KORAL, GRAMIR, VETERIMED, Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH), KROS, Viva Rio, MISSEH and MOFECS. In total, about 40 local organizations have been involved with the work of ACT Alliance. Size and capacity range from nationally known organizations to local cooperatives and community based organizations.

Other key ACT members such as Church of Sweden (CoS), Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO) & Kerk in Actie, International Orthodox Church Charities (IOCC) and DanChurchAid have contributed with staff and resources to support the work of ACT members in Haiti for this emergency. The Dominican Churches’ Social Services (SSID) supported the response with logistics in Dominican Republic (DR) and Haiti.

The Haiti appeal is now revised as further assessments had been done resulting in revised figures for various activities covered by the projects. The cholera outbreak in October 2010 affected the original planning and some slight changes in collaborative arrangements were made between some ACT members in the effort to address recovery conditions and resumption of normalcy in Haiti. As a consequence, four of the requesting members have asked for extension, revision and amendment of their respective component in the revised appeal issued on 30 September 2010. The Communicator/Advocacy Advisor position terminated on 31 December 2010 while the position of Coordinator will be extended until end October 2011 and the position of Security Advisor until end December 2011. The budget and timing for the external evaluation has been adjusted to the new conditions.