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Emergency response

Here's a summary of our emergency response work in Haiti

Since the devastating January 12th 2010 earthquake, we implemented an emergency response program that has been able to reach 23,000 families (around 138,000 people) in all its DA’s with food and non-food kit distributions, livelihoods work, education support, temporary shelter, protection and psychosocial activities, sensitization and activities on disaster-risk reduction, cholera prevention activities, and capacity-building trainings.
  • Cash for work programmes in Haiti to date have seen 5,688 individuals becoming employed, benefiting a total of over 34,000 people.

  • In the first few months following the earthquake, ActionAid provided tarpaulin sheeting to over 11,000 families living in camps.  We also provided tents for 30 of the most vulnerable families in Philippeau.

  • Between February and August 2010 our psychosocial care and support schemes supported over 27,000 people.

  • Integrating DRR measures into our emergency response has been a fundamental component of our work during 2010. 

  • 1,500 children received school kits in Grand-Anse.

  • ActionAid Haiti could not commemorate World Humanitarian Day without his local partners: CROSE, in Southeast - KPGA, in Grand’Anse - APV and Cozpam, in the West - MPP and COSAHD in the Central Plateau. It is through them that we manage to accompany communities, which throughout capacity building can move forward on their own. During emergency periods or other times, they are just like us engaged in the fight for a world without poverty.