Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report #5

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 16 Jan 2010
This report was issued by OCHA New York. The next report will be issued on or around 17 January 2010.


- Fuel for humanitarian operations will only last 2 to 3 more days before operations will be forced to cease. A fuel distribution mechanism is required urgently.

- 27 Urban Search and Rescue teams are deployed across priority locations with approximately 1,500 rescue workers and 115 dogs. There have been 58 live rescues so far by these teams.

- A joint UNDAC/EU/WFP assessment found 80-90 percent of the buildings destroyed in Leogane and 40-50 percent in Carrefour and Gressier.

- Priorities for assistance continue to be search and rescue, medical services, shelter, food and water.

- IOM estimates that 200,000 families (up to one million people) are in need of immediate shelter and non-food assistance.

- Major health concerns include untreated trauma wounds and infection of wounds.

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