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Helping Haiti Recover and Rebuild: The First Six Months
USAID was charged by U.S. President Obama to lead the United States government's response to the crisis. Within hours, we mobilized to help the suffering people of Haiti.
Six months have passed since the quake, and we continue to help Haiti recover and rebuild.
Building Business Opportunities in Haiti
Submitted by Paul Weisenfeld
As the U.S. Government works closely with the Government and people of Haiti to rebuild their country, we're seeing encouraging signs of progress that reflect the resilience of the Haitian people. For example, together with the Haitian Government and the international community, we've removed over 881,000 cubic meters of rubble through programs including cash-for-work and vaccinated over 1 million people against highly contagious diseases like polio. But we remain realistic about the magnitude of the challenges facing the earthquake-ravaged country – over 1.6 million displaced Haitians and millions of cubic meters of rubble remain. The U.S. Government is committed to staying with the Haitian people to face these challenges together and build back better.
Disaster Assistance Update
October 15, 2010
- On October 15, a delivery of 1,000 rolls of USAID/OFDA plastic sheeting, as well as 6,000 USAID/OFDA blankets and water containers, arrived in Port-au-Prince to supplement emergency relief supplies already prepositioned in Haiti in preparation for potential hurricane season needs. The new plastic sheeting is sufficient to meet the emergency shelter needs of an estimated 5,000 beneficiaries. The delivery brings additional USAID/OFDA relief supplies—comprising blankets, water containers, hygiene kits, and kitchen sets— prepositioned throughout Haiti to a level ample to benefit 100,000 individuals.
- As of October 12, international humanitarian agencies had constructed nearly 17,400 transitional shelters (t-shelters), including 7,444 completed by USAID/OFDA grantees, representing nearly 43 percent of the total completed t-shelters.
Press Release: Digicel Foundation and U.S. Government Partner to Provide New Schools in Earthquake-Affected Communities in Haiti
August 25, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (August 25, 2010) - The first school built under an innovative public-private partnership was opened today by the Digicel Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). École Louis de Borno in Léogâne, the town which was epicenter of the earthquake, now stands ready to welcome 600 primary students when the new school year begins on October 4th.
The school is the first of 50 planned by the Digicel Foundation, providing permanent and transitional schools for up to 30,000 children, at two school shifts per day. Under the USAID partnership, some of these schools will be constructed with US military shipping containers which are being converted into school campuses to replace those destroyed in the earthquake.
How You Can Help
Contacting the Official site here :
Donate Money joining the site USAID.GOV
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund: Contribute online through http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org/
or text QUAKE to 20222
to charge a $10 donation to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (the donation will be added to your cell phone bill)
Donate $10 to the American Red Cross – charged to your cell phone bill – by texting "HAITI" to "90999
While monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions, there may be rare instances when a commodity contribution would be of value to relief operations.
Contact the Official site : http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org/
Volunteer opportunities in disaster settings are extremely rare, and are usually limited to people with prior disaster experience and technical skills (such as health, engineering, etc).
For opportunities to volunteer overseas in non-disaster settings, visit the Official site
HOW TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS
We are all deeply affected by the devastation in Haiti. Our common humanity demands that we act, as does America's leadership and deep ties with Haiti. At the request of President Obama, former Presidents Bush and Clinton are coordinating private assistance and urging Americans to help at www.clintonbushhaitifund.org
Get Information about Friends or Family :http://www.usaid.gov/helphaiti/
- The State Department has set up a web page that will serve as a clearinghouse for information on Haiti:
- including a new tool, the “Person Finder,” to allow people to find and share information on missing loved ones in Haiti.
- The State Department Operations Center has set up the following phone number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording).
- Please be aware that communications within Haiti are very difficult at this time.
- The State Department has also partnered with the tech community to launch a free SMS relief information service to help people in Haiti.
- The text message program allows people with service from Digetel and Voila to text their location and needs to a free short code: "4636." Since the initiative was launched on January 18, NGO partners have received over 2,000 messages, including on food distribution, missing persons, water.
- All informations here :
- — http://www.whitehouse.gov/
- The White House website continues to serve as a focal point for information for about the relief effort, including accounting for family and friends in Haiti and contributing to the relief effort.
Haiti protests escalate over source of cholera
With more than 1,000 deaths from cholera, Haitians are directing anger at UN peacekeeping forces whom many suspect of having introduced the disease. The protests are undermining treatment efforts.