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Haiti - Humanitarian : Food for the Poor to the rescue of the South
02/05/2017 10:42:12

Haiti - Humanitarian : Food for the Poor to the rescue of the South
The heavy rains that fell on the South Department from 20 to 23 April caused considerable damage. A Preliminary assessment reported floods in several communal sections, landslides, livestock losses, substantial agricultural losses, of fishing equipment, destroyed bridges, blocked roads and thousands of homes damaged http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20778-haiti-security-heavy-rains-in-figures.html

The collapse of the Port-Salut Bridge in particular completely isolated Les Cayes area from the rest of the coast. Agricultural losses are particularly severe in the Plains of Les Cayes, Torbeck and Port-Salut.

The local Caritas was able to mobilize quickly to bring relief to the population and to bring food to it from the Regional Distribution Center of Les Cayes of the NGO Food For The Poor which was supplied.

In addition, in 48 hours Food For The Poor sent food, extra clothing and basic necessities to the Southern Department, divided into 2 trucks and 7 containers. These cargoes were handed over directly to the Civil Protection, which in collaboration with Max Serge Daniel the Delegate of the Department of the South, was sent to the affected populations for distribution of :

  • 50 tonnes of rice;
  • 15 tonnes of petit-mil;
  • 10 tonnes of peas;
  • 300 boxes of canned peas;
  • 21 pallets of food in cans and bags;
  • 2348 cases of miscellaneous articles including milk, sardines, vienna sausages and crackers;
  • 115 boxes of water;
  • 1,590 pairs of shoes;
  • 32,693 clothing items;
  • 210 blankets;
  • 960 5-gallon buckets;
  • 7 pallets of hygiene items.

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20744-haiti-flash-heavy-rain-on-the-south-significant-damage-provisional-assessment.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20778-haiti-security-heavy-rains-in-figures.html

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