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3,725,615 people living in the areas affected by the earthquakes (est.)1 196,595 injured2
482,349 displaced2 112,405 dead2
Health Activities WFP Activities NFIs Activities WASH Activities
Communes: Leogane Communes: Bainet Communes: Communes:
Cabaret Les Cayes Grand Goave Carrefour Carrefour Carrefour
Carrefour Miragoane Jacmel Cité Soleil Delmas Cite-Soleil
Cite Soleil Petion-Ville Jeremie Croix des Bouquets Jacmel Croix-Des-Bouquets
Delmas Petit-Goave Kenscoff Delmas Leogone & Gressier Delmas
Gonaives Port-au-Prince Leogane Ganthier Petion-Ville Gressier
Gressier Saint-Marc Pétion-Ville Gonaives Petite Goave & Grand Goave Jacmel
Jacmel Tabarre Port-au-Prince Gonthier Port au Prince Leogane
Source: Health Cluster Source: WFP Source: Shelter Cluster Source: WASH cluster
Information on activities is based on best available data (contact lists, reports, tables and various materials distributed by the clusters) and is updated regularly. If your activities are not highlighted, please, report to email@example.com
Health Food Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFIs) Water and Sanitation
40,885 treated 3
2,000,000 in need of food 6
1,100,000 in need of shelter 500,000 in need of water10 8
3,201 surgeries performed 3
639,200 reached by WFP 7
692,000 in Port-au-Prince
464,000 reached 11
274 organizations 4
32% people reached 591 improvised settlements 35 organizations 11 12
55 organizations 10
Challenges: Challenges: Challenges: Situation:
- Growing caseload of diarrhea in the last two to three - While the overall security situation in Port-au-Prince The main gaps and constraints for efficient site planning For Thursday and Friday, the Wash cluster’s target was to
days, reports of suspected cases of measles and tetanus. remains calm, crowd control at aid distribution points, and distribution of NFIs remain in coordination and distribute each day to 432,000 people in 133 sites. The
- PROMESS warehouse supplies are available; PROMESS especially during food distributions, remain a concern. On sharing of information between partners (especially on provision of bottled water for public institutions
needs 2 to 24 hours to fill medicine/supply orders. 27 January a food distribution activity conducted by NFI distributions) in order to avoid risks of duplication continues in addition to the potable water distributions.9
- Priorities of the Ministry of Health include WFP/ACTED in the Martissant, Killik area (Carrefour) was and/or absence of assistance in affected sites.12
post-operative care and rehabilitation of disabled people looted by the crowd. Reference sources: 9. OCHA. Situation Report No. 15. 29 Jan 2010.
and provision of medical services outside of - Logistics challenges9 1. OCHA. Haiti Earthquake Flash Appeal 2010. 15 Jan 2010. 10. IOM. IOM and Partners Deal With Emergency Shelter Whilst
Port-au-Prince and at internally displaced persons sites.5 2. Govt. Rapport de Situation no.9. 27 Jan 2010. Looking to Longer Term Solutions in Haiti. 21 Jan 2010.
Current Disaster Maps
3. OCHA. SItuation Report No. 16. 1 Feb 2010. 11. IOM. Improving Conditions for Displaced in Haiti's Spontane-
4. Health Cluster. 3W spreadsheet. 30 Jan 2010. ous Settlements. 25 Jan 2010.
5. Health Cluster. Haiti Earthquake Bulletin No. 9. 28 Jan 2010. 12. Wash Cluster. Wash Cluster Update. 27 Jan 2010.
www.reliefweb.int/haiti http://ochaonline.un.org http://oneresponse.info/disasters/haiti/
6. WFP. Haiti Emergency page. accessed on 29 Jan 2010.
7. WFP. WFP Distribution Figures. 30 Jan 2010.
8. UNICEF. Safe Water for Haitian Children and Families - YouTube.
Basemap sources: MINUSTAH GIS and UNCS, CNIGS.
New Crisis Response
Citizen Expectations - (2012)
• Emergency social users are also most likely to seek and share information
during emergencies. While they look for the hard facts—road closures,
damage reports and weather conditions—they share personal information
about their safety statuses and how they are feeling.
• Three out of four Americans (76 percent) expect help in less than three hours
of posting a request on social media, up from 68 percent last year.
• Forty percent of those surveyed said they would use social tools to tell others
they are safe, up from 24 percent last year."
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