Haiti

Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report #33

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This report was issued by OCHA Haiti, and covers the period from 31 March to 08 April 2010. The next report will be issued on or around 14 April 2010.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

Donors pledged about US$5.3 billion for the next 18 months in support of Haiti's recovery and reconstruction plans. Figures from the latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified 1,373 settlement sites in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane, Petit and Grande Goave, which was considerably higher than initial estimates. Of these identified sites, only 289 had Camp Management agencies present, thus registering an overall coverage rate of 21%. Some 411,090 households (2,090,877 individuals) are estimated to be displaced.

The Shelter cluster remains on target for delivering 2 tarpaulins per family by 01 May. Cluster members have reached over 90% of the known caseload of 1.5 million people in need of emergency shelter materials.

As of 5 April, 1,857,372 beneficiaries have received assistance by WFP through the general food distribution (GFD) since 6 March, reaching a total of 16,345 MT.

FAO and partners has distributed seeds and tools to over 9,000 farming families in the earthquake-affected communes of Leogane, Petit Goave, Grand Goave, Gressier, Jacmel, Cayes Jacmel and Marigot.

The official date for the reopening of schools in the areas most affected by the earthquake in the West Department was 05 April. The reopening will be done progressively with UNICEF supporting the Ministry of Education to reopen a first phase of 611 priority schools benefiting 200,000 children.

Health partners are reporting an increase in suspected malaria. In view of the rainy season, long-lasting bed nets are required for 1.4 million people. About 937,000 have been ordered and distributions are ongoing.

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