WE NEED A MASSIVE SHIPPING CONTAINERS DONATION FROM AROUND THE WORLD to be shipped to Haiti, where a team of locals either in Haiti or the neighbors Dominican Republic (to be use as logistic base support) will re-design and accommodate these containers for a new urban grid to help on the decentralization of the the main city.
Key issues of concern:
· Shelter & sanitation before April rainy season to mitigate morbidity from water-borne diseases· Rubble removal
· Camp management· Cash for work· Restoring livelihoods / economic activities, particularly agricultural input support· Earthquake-related disabilities
· Protection concerns, particularly sexual violence in temporary settlements
The Revised Humanitarian Appeal is a strategic and detailed plan aiming to assist the three million people directly affected by the earthquake and to support host families in the departments that have received the half million people that fled the capital.
It also includes planning and preparedness ahead of the impending rainy season, including for disaster risk reduction, and significant early recovery priorities including further expansion of cash-for-work programmes.
The overall objectives identified for the Appeal are to:
1. Provide the full needed range of humanitarian support for at least 1,200,000 earthquake-affected people who need shelter and other time-critical life-saving actions, especially in water/sanitation/hygiene, health care, basic household items, food aid, nutritional support, and protection, emphasising the key linkages among these sectors.
2. Re-establish existing or establish temporary new physical and social infrastructure and services for three million earthquake-affected people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, including health, food security, economic livelihoods support, education, community spaces and community groups;
3. Continue the strengthening of Government capacity for coordination at all levels and the rapid scale-up of common services, including logistics, telecommunications, security, and coordination in the face of current severe conditions, plus expected worse conditions in the near future.
4. Put in place preparedness, disaster risk reduction, and contingency planning (each mainstreamed throughout clusters) in anticipation of worsening conditions resulting from the imminent rainy and hurricane season and their associated risks of flooding, mudslides and storm surges.
The priority needs in the Appeal at the moment are:
· Shelter provision through identification of safe sites, distribution of shelter materials, and appropriate water and sanitation before the rainy season.
· Increasing cash-for-work to support livelihoods especially through rubble removal which facilitates aid operations, return and reconstruction.
· Food aid, nutritional and agricultural support, with an increasing emphasis on food-for-work specifically targeting rural and host communities to which IDPs have moved.
· Health, in particular primary health care and monitoring.
· Protection activities, women, children and other vulnerable people who are at heightened risk of various forms of exploitation, neglect or abuse.
· Education activities, emphasizing psycho-social support and limiting disruption to learning by rapidly opening temporary schools.
· Logistics and emergency telecommunications to support efficient and timely aid delivery.