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Haiti - FLASH : Post-earthquake situation report (partial assessment)
28/08/2021 09:38:14

Haiti - FLASH : Post-earthquake situation report (partial assessment)
Massive and grouped distribution operations are continuing in the affected areas. The Ministry of Public Health is continuing its interventions, in a coordinated manner, in the three departments directly affected by the earthquake (support for victims, access and continuity of institutional and outpatient services, acquisition and distribution of inputs and drugs, etc...), with the support of a growing number of partners.

STATE OF INFRASTRUCTURES (Partial assessment) :

Road infrastructure :
The bridges over Grand'Anse, Voldrogue, Guinaudée and Roseaux were all damaged in the August 14 earthquake. The passage of vehicles on the Dumarsais Estimé bridge (Grand'Anse river) has been prohibited for about a week. Public Works is in the process of creating a detour via the town of Gébeau, at the southern entrance to the town of Jérémie.

In addition, blocked by a landslide, the section connecting the towns of Latibolière and Sassier, in the 4th municipal section of Jérémie, is still cut.

Public buildings :
In Grand’Anse, the administrative complexes of Jérémie, Beaumont and Corail; the police stations of Jérémie (including the prison), Pestel and Corail; Beaumont's provisional electoral office all suffered damage. A total of ten Haitian National Police stations were destroyed.

Port infrastructure :
The wharfs of Jérémie and Anse d'Hainault (Grand'Anse department) are badly damaged. The Corail wharf is damaged and the Pestel wharf destroyed. Agriculture Culture.


Temporary shelters:
A total of 858 tarpaulins were distributed respectively in two communal sections of Beaumont (Chardonnette and Mouline), in Duchity, in the communal section of Tozia, and in Maniche, in the South.

Bundled distributions are continuing. Despite the constraints linked to access to certain areas affected by the earthquake, the response is also continuing in Grand'Anse. However, the shelter needs; water, sanitation, and hygiene; food and health care are still urgently needed in several communities.

Non-food products :
Between 23 and 25 August, IOM, Unicef ​​and WFP assisted 2,200 families respectively in Melon (Maniche, South) and Camp-Perrin (South). The beneficiaries received a tarpaulin, batches of hygiene products, blanket and bucket.

Haitian Civil Protection, together with the United States Army, USAID, SouthCom and OCHA, helicopter transported tents, tarpaulins, woolen blankets, mosquito nets for 1,000 families in Maniche. The mayor of the commune, accompanied by Haitian police, Civil Protection volunteers, a team of firefighters from Gressier, seconded to the South, and a group of student volunteers, ensured the distribution.

Water, sanitation and hygiene:
The water supply is partially restored in several communities, thanks to the direct distribution of water containers, the mobilization of tankers, the installation of flexible tanks (with or without distribution ramp) or drinking water treatment units.

The regional water and sanitation office (Orepa Sud) has installed, with the support of MSF Belgium, a pumping station in the Chardonnières river, which, after treatment, allows the population to be supplied by truck or by supplying two 5m3 tanks. All the communes of the department have drinking water distribution trucks (UNICEF)

In Nippes, water is also distributed by truck to Petit-Trou de Nippes [MSF Holland].

The South Departmental Directorate for Drinking Water and Sanitation is stepping up its interventions to make drinking water available in areas where its networks have been damaged. A mission of 40 members of the French Civil Security arrived on Tuesday at the departmental emergency operations center in the South to support actions in the area of ​​water treatment.

Health :
On August 24, three new organizations came to support the Ministry of Public Health and Population in the South. The operating theaters at Immaculée Conception Hospital (HIC) in Cayes and Ofatma are receiving additional support from MSF France and Cadena, respectively, with 3 surgeons. 8 physiotherapists are also present in these two hospitals to help patients, whose case requires it, to restore their optimal physical functioning.

At the same time, interventions (support for victims, access and continuity of institutional and outpatient services, acquisition and distribution of inputs and drugs, etc.) are continuing in the three departments directly affected by the earthquake.

In the South, at least 340 patients have been seen in hospitals and via mobile clinic operations, 8 of which were operated on at the mobile hospital located at the American University of Les Cayes. Several people received psychosocial support, including 70 in the communal section of Marceline, in Camp-Perrin [ACF, ESPERE]. In addition, oxygen generators are being repaired and the department has received 26 oxygen concentrators [Project Hope].

In Grand'Anse, Saint-Antoine Hospital continues to strengthen several of its services, in terms of staff, equipment and drugs. The MSPP has organized mobile clinics in Pestel and Corail {MSF France].

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