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Haiti - Humanitarian : The Government is launching a «flash appeal»
05/11/2012 08:29:33

Haiti - Humanitarian : The Government is launching a «flash appeal»
Due to the significant damage caused in the country by the passage of Sandy, particularly in the sectors of agriculture, health, housing, education and road infrastructure, the Government has launched jointly with itspartners of the international community a call for emergency humanitarian aid for Haiti in order to rescue the stricken population. This is a "flash appeal", a classic humanitarian mechanism, allowing to unblock special funds available on specific topics of immediate recovery and that operates through the circuits of the United Nations.

Food security :
Losses caused by Sandy on the agricultural sector are estimated at $104 million. According to the National Committee for Food Security (CNSA), 1.5 million peoplein food insecure families are now at risk due to the loss of agricultural production and livelihoods ; 2% of children under 5 are at risk of severe malnutrition and acute. Required interventions include immediate distribution of food rations to the most affected populations ; of activities "cash/food for work" for households most at risk of food insecurity ; distributions of coupons for the most vulnerable (disabled, elderly, etc...) ; of interventions nutritional key for victims of acute and moderate malnutrition ; and the provision of agricultural inputs to allow immediate re-plantations. $23.7 million are required for these activities to meet the needs of 650,000 people among the most vulnerable.

Housing Situation in the departments :
Sandy has destroyed 6,274 and damaged 21,427 others. Nearly 3,000 people are still in evacuation shelters. 2,300 people can not return home because their homes and land have been completely destroyed. Immediate actions required include the provision of cash grants for reconstruction or lease for the 6,000 families whose homes were destroyed, the provision of basic services for 3,000 people in evacuation shelters and of activities "cash for work" for small mitigation work and cleaning in the camps and affected areas. A total of $10.8 million is needed to meet the needs of 34.300 people affected who have either lost their homes or were forced to leave the camps and to replenish emergency stocks.

Houses destroyed (HD) and damaged (HDa) :
Grand’Anse : 2,386 (HD) ; 3,492 (HDa) - Nippes : 1,037 (HD) ; 2,242 (HDa) - West : 442 (HD) ; 1,788 (HDa) - South :1,062 (HD) ; 1,995 (HDa) - Southeast : 1,299 (HD) ; 4,522 (HDa) - Artibonite : 33 (HD) ; 144 (HDa) - Northwest : 12 (HD) ; 1,788 (HDa) - Centre : 2 (HD) ; 194 (HDa)

Health :
An increase in cholera cases were reported in various areas as a result of the passage of Sandy in a context of capacity reduction of intervention. 22 cholera treatment facilities were destroyed by Sandy. 30 infrastructure water supply were damaged. Immediate actions required include : the rehabilitation of 22 cholera facilities damaged, the prepositioning ofmedical stocks to treat 10,000 potential victims and the rehabilitation of 30 water systems. $4,2 million are needed to complete these critical interventions.

Public infrastructure :
The passage of Sandy has caused serious damage to a number of core public infrastructure making them non-operational. Outside of health and water infrastructure, 49 schools were destroyed, 100 damaged and some major roads have been cut. Immediate actions requires the emergency rehabilitation of schools for $500,000. A response plan for the recovery of infrastructure is being developed by the Government and will be published shortly.

School Destroyed (SD) - School Damaged (SDa) :
South : 9 (SD) ; 20 (SDa) - Southeast : 10 (SD) ; 30 (SDa) - Grand-Anse : 23 (SD) - 12 (SDa) - West : 0 (SD) ; 20 (SDa) - Nippes : 7 (SD) ; 18 (SDa).

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