Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report #5

Situation Report
Originally published


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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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