This report was issued by OCHA New York. The next report will be issued on or around 22 February 2010.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
- The Haiti Revised Humanitarian Appeal for Haiti was launched in New York on 18 February by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Special Envoy Bill Clinton, and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes.
- The Appeal aims at addressing the humanitarian needs of three million directly affected people, as well as communities hosting the large numbers of displaced. Unmet requirements under the Appeal amount for $ 768 million.
- The Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) was officially launched in Port-au-Prince on 18 February, in a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Bellerive. The PDNA will focus on sanitation, food security, water, debris management and removal and transitional shelter.
- WFP and partners have reached over 3.7 million people with food assistance since the start of the response; some 102 community out-patient care centres for the treatment of severely acute malnutrition, along with 18 mobile units, are operating throughout the country.
- WASH partners are currently reaching 850,000 people with 5 litres of water a day, covering 83 per cent of the target population. A 75 per cent gap remains, however, in the provision of latrines.
- The Health cluster warns that there is a risk of a large-scale outbreak of diarrhea, given the present overcrowding, poor sanitation and lack of effective waste disposal systems in spontaneous settlement sites.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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