Haiti

Haiti - Storms Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published

Attachments

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

Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 19, 2008.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

On September 22, members of the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) met with USAID/Haiti, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), non-governmental organization (NGO), Government of Haiti (GOH) Civil Protection Unit, U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and U.S. military representatives to discuss previous humanitarian assessments and determine the need for additional multi-sectoral assessments in the coming days. Participants identified Anse Rouge, Ennery, and Marmelade, Artibonite Department, as requiring additional assessments. The USAID/DART is currently coordinating with OCHA, the U.S. Military, CDC, and NGO partners to identify assessment teams and determine logistics and deployment options. Assessments are scheduled to commence on September 24.

On September 20, USAID/DART staff traveled to Bainet and Chomeille, South East Department, to assess humanitarian conditions and distribution of emergency food commodities. USAID/DART staff reported lack of security and partner organizations on the ground to receive food commodities and manage distributions in Chomeille.

To date, the total value of U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance in response to recent storms is more than $30 million.

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE SOURCE
Total Affected Population
850,000
GOH- September 15, 2008
Dead
423
OCHA - September 15, 2008
Missing
50
GOH - September 11, 2008
IDPs(1)
151,072
GOH - September 10, 2008
IDPs in Shelters
111,391
OCHA - September 15, 2008
Other Damage
10,842 houses destroyed,
35,125 houses damaged
GOH - September 11, 2008


FY 2008 HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO DATE FOR HAITI HURRICANES IN 2008

USAID/OFDA Assistance(2): $10,000,000
USAID/FFP(3) Assistance(4): $14,000,000
USAID/Haiti Assistance: $5,000,000
DOD(5) Assistance: $1,021,660
DHS(6) Assistance: Amount Forthcoming
Total USG Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti for Hurricanes in 2008: $30,021,660

CURRENT SITUATION

In Bainet, USAID/DART staff reported that Hurricane Gustav had destroyed 23 homes and damaged 236 others, according to the Mayor's office. Approximately 908 individuals are residing in temporary shelters in Bainet, according to the USAID/DART.

USAID/DART staff noted damage to the infrastructure and agricultural sector in Bainet. According to the USAID/DART, damage to potable water systems was limited to broken pipes. The USAID/DART reported good sanitary conditions in two shelters visited.

According to OCHA, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) is planning to establish a permanent office and warehouse space in Gonaïves in the coming days in order to meet increased humanitarian needs. WFP and partner organizations plan to facilitate food deliveries to 19,500 beneficiaries per day beginning September 22.

Health

During visits to shelters in Gonaïves between September 19 and 22, USAID/DART and CDC staff noted the need for soap, mosquito nets, access to potable water, and medical supplies.

CDC staff in Haiti are coordinating with CDC headquarters in Atlanta to provide diagnostic kits and training to the Haitian National Laboratory to increase local diagnostic capacity in Gonaïves. A diagnostic expert is scheduled to arrive in Gonaïves on September 25.

Logistics and Relief Supplies

On September 19, three U.S. Military helicopters delivered 15 metric tons (MT) of Action Contre la Faim relief supplies to Gonaïves, including four portable water treatment units with a production capacity of 200,000 liters of treated water per day. The new water treatment units will increase daily production of treated water from 350,000 liters to more than 500,000 liters daily pending installation.

As of September 20, the USG had transported an estimated 1,217 MT of emergency relief commodities provided by USAID/OFDA, WFP, and multiple relief organizations on 99 missions to and within Haiti using a combination of DOD and DHS air and sea assets as well as two USAID/OFDA-chartered aircrafts.

The USS Kearsarge has also dispatched helicopters for several aerial infrastructure assessments by U.S. Navy and USAID/Haiti engineers.

Shelter

Many community shelters continue to operate out of school facilities, which may disrupt the beginning of the academic year on October 6.

According to OCHA, the GOH plans to offer support to IDPs willing to voluntarily relocate to cities. The GOH is also considering the possibility of establishing long-term shelters.