Wednesday, March 31, 2010

USAID Fact Sheet #47

USAID published their most recent Haiti earthquake fact sheet on March 26, 2010.

Key Developments
* USAID has contributed 116,000 containers of water to benefit approximately 291,500 earthquake-affected individuals.
* USAID has contributed 18,230 rolls of plastic sheeting to provide shelter materials to approximately 911,500 earthquake-affected individuals. The rate of shelter material distribution has exceeded rates of distribution in previous emergencies, including the 2006 and 2009 Indonesia earthquakes.
* 12,000 houses have been assessed in Port-au-Prince for structural damage. 40% of those are suitable for habitation.
* 37,000 residents of five prioritized spontaneous settlements reside in areas vulnerable to flooding.

To read the full report, please click here.

According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 595,407 residents of Port-au-Prince have migrated to outlying regions. This number only includes individuals utilizing Government of Haiti-provided transportation and does not include people leaving Port-au-Prince utilizing private means of transport. There are no confirmed accounts of how many have moved into the Dominican Republic.

To see maps of population movement and U.S. Government humanitarian assistance, please click here.

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