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Haiti – Earthquake :Fact Sheet #6, November 19, 2010

Posted by Lindy on November 21, 2010


KEY DEVELOPMENTS

_ As of November 16, Shelter Cluster members had completed more than 19,000 transitional shelters (t-shelters), sufficient to house nearly 96,000 individuals

USAID/OFDA staff also followed-up on earlier assessments by USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team of flooding damage in Léogâne, caused by Hurricane Tomas. Only a few beneficiaries reported that floodwaters had entered their USAID/OFDA-funded t-shelters; most reported no damage from the hurricane.

ACTED is also beginning to conduct repairs of “yellow” houses – buildings assessed as needing minor repairs, estimated to take less than 1 week to fix.

CHF has also recently begun to construct household latrines for beneficiaries who have sufficient space adjacent to  their t-shelters; approximately 1,200 t-shelters will receive latrines, out of a planned total of 1,700 t-shelters to be constructed.

_ IRD has constructed approximately 1,000 t-shelters in Léogâne and continues to build more t-shelters at a rate of 96 per week. IRD reports no customs issues and no shortage of construction materials on the local market, including wood, cement, rebar, and roofing materials.

Port-au-Prince

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) had completed 550 t-shelters as of November 16 and expects to complete all -funded t-shelters before April 30, 2011. Construction in the Delmas 62 neighbourhood of metropolitan Port-au-Prince is nearly complete and has begun to expand outward from the central neighbourhood.

CRS continues to purchase rubble crushers for beneficiaries and sand and gravel for its construction project.

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