· In late September, U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos traveled to Haiti to monitor the progress of relief activities, assess Haiti’s current humanitarian situation, and meet with Haiti’s President Michel Martelly and key international agencies. Ms. Amos and U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Nigel Fisher met with donors and emphasized that the 2012 Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) should remain emergency-focused and fill humanitarian gaps that could arise if a number of donors focus primarily on longer-term development activities—such as agriculture and education—rather than on humanitarian assistance.
· As of October 1, grantees of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) reported the completion of 28,326 transitional shelters (t-shelters) in Haiti. In addition, as of October 1, USAID/OFDA grantees had completed repairs to approximately 5,081 structures deemed “yellow” by USAID/OFDA-funded habitability assessments, or safe for habitation following minor repairs, accommodating 7,181 households.
· As of September 25, the Government of Haiti (GoH) Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) reported that the cholera outbreak in Haiti had resulted in nearly 460,000 cases, more than 240,000 hospitalizations, and nearly 6,500 deaths.