BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: The last fact sheet was dated January 13, 2010.
- The 13 USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) members in Haiti continue to assess priority humanitarian needs and identify emergency relief supplies for immediate delivery to Port-au-Prince from the USAID/OFDA warehouse in Miami. The USAID/DART also continues to liaise with U.N. representatives regarding humanitarian coordination, and the USAID/DART team leader continues to coordinate with international donors until the full U.N. Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team arrives in Port-au-Prince.
- As of 2330 hours local time, U.S. urban search and rescue (USAR) personnel had rescued or assisted in rescuing nine individuals trapped under rubble. As of January 14, more than 300 USAR personnel had arrived in country, including a 72-person team from the Fairfax County Fire Department, a 72-person team from Los Angeles County Fire Department, an 80-person team from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, and an 80-person team from Miami City. An additional 42-person team from Fairfax County is expected to arrive in Haiti early on January 15.
- As of the morning of January 14, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was coordinating the deployment of six additional U.S. USAR teams.
- With $13 million in USAID/OFDA assistance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to deploy a 35-person Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT), five 35-member Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs), and a Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) of experts in victim identification and mortuary services. The HHS response includes the provision of four medical equipment caches.