June 17, 2010, Port-au-Prince
– Thanks to well laid plans and careful coordination, massive food distributions have been conducted safely and smoothly. World Vision and other aid groups are conducting programs to meet basic needs beyond the life-saving focus of the initial disaster response
.Distribution of food and non-food items:
Cash-for-Work and livelihood:
- A total of 5,610 beneficiary households were registered in the Central Plateau.
- A distribution to 1,886 households (approximately 9,430 individuals served) in Grand-Goâve, Petit-Goâve, Hinche and in the commune of Verrette in Lower Artibonite.
- World Vision providing non-food items including tarps, buckets, basins, and 5 gallon water bladders for school feeding program.
- Distribution of food will be conducted concurrently with the non-food items at the centers and schools.
- World Vision looking into additional cash-for-work and food-for-work schemes throughout the Port-au-Prince area.
Children In Emergencies:
- Delivery of primary health care services offered at six fixed and three mobile clinics in camps.
- World Vision has established nine clinics with two doctors and five nurses.
- There were a total of 943 consultations in the clinic in the first 2 weeks of June.
- 439 clinically diagnosed cases of malaria have been treated since the beginning of June.
- The Mothers’ club and baby-friendly facilitators in all 15 camps facilitated the celebration of the National Children’s Day celebrations, where children participated in songs and dances with their mothers.
- Mental health and psychosocial support completed the Psychological First Aid Pilot Report and also conducted training for 25 Child-Friendly Space facilitators on "how to manage difficult child behaviors".
- The contract for the theatrical group was renewed for another round of dramas and theatre clubs, and to conduct training for boys and girls in the camps.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH):
- Early Childhood Development (ECD) KIT delivered to two camps.
- Family Tracing and Reunification has a registered database of 669 children, with 60 children reunified.
- 2935m³ of soil was added to the Truitier dump site to improve the road and other structures in the dump site. 50m³ of waste was removed for a project where 450m of drainage canals were dug to handle rainwater runoff during hurricane season.
- 12 latrines were built and 107 latrines were treated with enzymes across the camps.
- 29 tanks were delivered to 11 separate camps
- 5462 cubic meters of water were delivered to 17 camps.
- T-shelter prototypes discussed with the Mayor and Regional Coordinator.
- World Vision hopes to build at least 528 t-shelters at Corail.
- Conducted site assessment of Mary Therese camp and possible locations assessment for t-shelters.
- Protection monitors visited camps daily (total of 19 camps, 21 reports available) to provide ongoing monitoring and support in distributions and daily activities for all sectors.
- The Protection Officer traveled to Fond Parisien with the Family Tracing and Reunification manager to find an interim housing site for separated children.
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