Haiti

Haiti Weekly Emergency Situation Report No. 39

Source
Posted
Originally published
Country:
Haiti
Name of operation:
PRRO 10382.0
No of beneficiaries:
550,000
Duration:
May 2005 -- April 2007
Total cost:
US$ 40 million
Reporting period:
28 June - 11 July 2005
Food distributed during reporting period:
559 MT
Highlights

An assessment team consisting of WFP, UNICEF, UNDP, MINUSTAH, ACF and the Haitian Department of Civil Protection over flew on July 8 the coastal areas from Port-au-Prince, along the southern peninsula of Haiti (Nippes, Grand-Anse, Sud), to assess potential damages in the wake of the passing of Hurricane Dennis. In Grand Goave, the team verified the total damage of the bridge crossing the river which caused 7 deaths when collapsing. According to the latest official figures 40 people have lost their lives, 15.000 in total have been affected and more than 600 houses completely destroyed and over 1.000 houses damaged. Along the coast flooding was noticed at some agricultural fields, in Nippes and Sud. It is anticipated that existing coping mechanisms of the population, supported by resources from local governments, NGOs and the international community operating in the departments would be able to cover the humanitarian needs without external assistance.

Along the period, 5 Haitian citizens were reported assassinated in PAP and 13 kidnappings were reported. However, no internationals were targeted.

UN troops were involved in skirmishes in Bel Air, in Cite Soleil and in Cité Militaire (in front of SHODECOSA area where WFP’s main warehouse is located). On Saturday June 9, Haitian media and authorities reported the death of the gang leader Dread Wilme.

Along the period, criminals threatened to attack three banks in PAP: Sogebank, Promo Bank and Banque Popular located at DuQuai, Bonnefois streets and Boulevard Harry Truman, respectively.

The security situation continues to be tense and volatile, especially in the area of Port-au-Prince, and the entire country remains in UN security phase III. Shootings, kidnappings and other security incidents are on the rise, especially in the capital, which has increased the concern among the population, the business community and the international community. Both the Transitional Government and MINUSTAH are under heavy pressure for prompt visible actions to solve and control the security environment, especially in the key areas of the capital.

Implementation and operations update

During the reporting period, a total of 559 MT of food were delivered to health centres and schools (PRRO and CP) in the West, North and North-East departments and Port-au-Prince and to the various implementing partners of PRRO activities in the North-West and Central Plateau.

Training for Western and Northern Departments implementing partners in the health sector for the new PRRO 10382.0 continues. More than 280 health workers (130 health centers) from NGOs and Ministry of Health are trained in supplementary food assistance programme implementation, including monitoring and evaluation (M&E), reporting and resource based management (RBM).

The security situation continues to have a non-negligible impact on WFP operations. Logistic as well as monitoring activities were postponed in the reporting period due to the volatile situation in areas of Port-au-Prince such as Cite Militaire and the area around SHODECOSA.

Resourcing update

The total food stocks in the country are estimated at 3,232 MT of which 3,171 MT are in WFP warehouses and available for distribution while over 61 MT remains at the port.


In country food stocks, (July 11 2005)


COMMODITIES

PAP

CAP
TOTAL in WFP warehouses
Stocks at PAP port
Total in-country Stocks
WSB/CSB/PWB
126
37
163
163
RICE
731
150
881
20
901
BISCUITS
MML
17
17
17
PULSES
751
25
776
776
HUILE
978
27
1,005
1,005
CAN FISH
62
27
89
89
CAN BEEF
9
9
9
SUGAR
135
75
210
210
SALT
21
21
4
62
TOTAL
2,821
350
3,171
61 3,232

Total Stock in WFP warehouses: 3,171 MT

Erratum : Correction from sitrep #38:

- The emergency activities managed by Haitian Red Cross in Cite Soleil which were suspended on 13 June, were restarted again on 23 June.