Haiti

Haiti - Earthquake Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published

Attachments

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated January 16, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- As of 1700 hours local time on January 17, U.S. Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams had rescued 30 individuals from collapsed buildings, including one individual rescued at approximately 1615 hours local time and three individuals rescued overnight from the Caribbean Market. To date, international USAR teams have rescued a total of 62 individuals throughout Port-au-Prince.

- On January 17, USAID/OFDA, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), facilitated the delivery to Port-au-Prince of 9,600 10-liter water containers to serve 19,200 people, 3,840 hygiene kits to benefit 19,200 people for two weeks, and 200 rolls of plastic sheeting to meet the shelter needs of 10,000 people.

- To date, USAID/OFDA has provided nearly $63.3 million in humanitarian assistance to Haiti, including a total of $22 million committed on January 17 to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) to support emergency relief supply distributions, emergency health interventions, and humanitarian air service and logistics.

- On January 17, a ship carrying 2,100 metric tons (MT) of P.L. Title II emergency food assistance provided by USAID's Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) arrived in Port-au-Prince. USAID coordinated closely with the U.S. military to ensure safe passage of the vessel through the port and to provide security for the vessel and crew.

FY 2010 HUMANITARIAN FUNDING PROVIDED TO DATE

Total FY 2010 USAID/OFDA Assistance to Haiti for the Earthquake.....................................................$63,269,341
Total FY 2010 USAID/FFP Assistance to Haiti for the Earthquake.........................................................$48,000,000
Total FY 2010 USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti for the Earthquake......................................$111,269,341

CURRENT SITUATION

- The GoH has identified water distribution as the most urgent need for affected individuals and indicated a preference for provision of water containers and water purification tablets.

- A shortage of trucks and fuel, exacerbated by the airport's limited capacity to receive, warehouse, and dispatch relief supplies, continues to hamper relief efforts in and around Port-au-Prince. However, according to the GoH, relief supplies must continue to be distributed by road due to the structural instability of earthquake-damaged houses.

- The GoH and U.N. officials have requested that donor countries collaborate closely with the GoH and the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to ensure a more effective humanitarian response. In addition, the GoH has required that all distributions for the next two weeks occur through or in coordination with MINUSTAH, primarily due to increasing security concerns.

- As of January 16, although telephone communication remained irregular, limited cellular service and regular relief coordination meetings had improved coordination among rescue and relief actors.

Map: USG Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti for the Earthquake (as of 17 Jan 2010)