Haiti - update
New Zealanders have contributed generously, having raised $860,548 in response to the Haiti Earthquake.
These funds have been pooled with other international partners (World Relief, TEAR Fund UK and Compassion) that TEAR Fund work with to guarantee emergency relief and response to the Haiti quake victims. TEAR Fund has been working with its partners in the areas of Mais Gate, in Port-au-Prince, and Jacmel.
What TEAR Fund and its partners have been achieving through your support:
Basic Food Needs – Feeding 15,000 people daily
Water distribution – serving 2,500 people
Family support – including providing essential services to women
- Immediately, 15,000 victims were provided with daily hot meals before even more feeding centres were set up.
- Basic dry food rations of rice, beans and oil have been distributed to the victims of Mais Gate, in Port-au-Prince, and Jacmel.
Water and Sanitation:
- Five initial water points were set up, each water point serving 500 people.
- The drilling of a borehole was completed at King’s Hospital to supply clean water for patients and staff.
-1, 000 latrines have been built.
- 5000 emergency shelters, blankets, tarps, tin, mosquito kits, tents and other essential supplies were distributed immediately.
- Within the first few days hundreds of traumatised and injured victims of the quake were given care at King’s Hospital. In addition, three operating theatres were supplied and staffed by partners of TEAR Fund. In the days and weeks that followed the hospital was performing 10 surgeries per day. Leading on, more medical staff and medical supplies were sent in order to deal with the illnesses that the Haiti victims would suffer from disease and lack of food and water.
It doesn’t end here:
As part of sustainable relief and response TEAR Fund, in collaboration with World Relief, will stay long-term in Mais Gate and Jacmel. With your support we will help instill, alongside the quake victims, recovery and rehabilitation. We will respond to the areas of permanent shelter reconstruction, livelihood restorations as well as future disaster risk reduction.