On 12th September WFP-Logistics reported that:
• The cluster approach was formally confirmed by Sir John Holmes 9 September. 10 Clusters have been activated. The following four cluster have been announced as priorities: Logistics, Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery
• Jean-Francois Milhaud, who was sent from the Global Logistics Cluster Cell in Rome arrived on 11th September and started already with the Inter-Agency Logistics Coordination.
• A GIS Officer, Bernard Wright, from UNJLC arrived at 12th September. Updated Logistic planning Maps are soon available at www.logcluster.org
• The Canadian Army is offering to airlift a Baily Bridge into Haiti to replace one of the destroyed bridges into Gonaive. As well the Canadians are planning to deploy 1 Helo in Les Cayes.
• The 5 US helos which were operating for one week from a US naval vessel stopped the deployment. There is no further deployment planned.
• NORCROSS has confirmed their acceptance to donate some 20 M6 trucks to WFP in Haiti.
• WFP has to date distributed 623 Mt of food and reached some 123,000 beneficiaries. Some 100 Mt of food has been delivered to Gonaive.
• Airlift confirmed of 4 helicopters (Two MI8 Ts with 2.5 Mt capacity and two MI8 MTVs with 4.5 capacity) from Simferopol in Ukraine to Port au Prince with arrival in Port au Prince scheduled for the 16th of September at 19.20 UTC.
On 14th September UNDP reported:
• In response to the devastating hurricanes that displaced tens of thousands of families in Haiti in recent weeks, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for $18.6 million to help affected communities get back on their feet. The appeal is part of the overall UN Flash Appeal for over $100 million, launched by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
On 14th September USAID reported:
• On September 13, the USAID/DART remains in Haiti. On September 12and 13, three additional disaster response experts joined the team.
• As of September 12, the GOH Office of Civil Protection (DPC) reported that approximately 151,000 people are currently staying in 194 identified temporary shelters across the country, including 150 in Artibonite. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has visited 96 shelters in Gonaïves to date, and notes that approximately 20 reported shelters are inaccessible, according to the USAID/DART.
NUMBERSAT A GLANCE
Total Affected Population 850,000
GOH(1) – September 11, 2008 Dead 337
OCHA – September 11,2008 Missing 50
GOH – September 11,2008 IDPs(2) 151,072
GOH – September 10,2008 IDPs in Shelters 80,000 – 90,000
OCHA – September 10, 2008 Other Damage 10,842 houses destroyed,
GOH – September 11, 2008 35,125 houses damaged
Source> USAID: Haiti – Storms Fact Sheet Nr.3 (FY) 2008. www.usaid.gov (last:09/14/08)