Contribution to the Federation Emergency Appeal: Haiti - Hurricane Sandy

Contract partner: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - GenfCountry: Haiti Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 12.11.2012End: 28.02.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

Similar to other countries in the Caribbean, Haiti has been adversely affected by torrential rainfall as a

result of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 . Although not directly in the path of the Hurricane, Haiti suffered three consecutive days of rain, causing severe flooding in the country, damaging homes, schools, public infrastructure and having a severe effect on livelihoods that were previously impacted by the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac and a prior drought. A total of 33,760 homes were damaged or destroyed and

more than 2,298 people were left homeless. Potable water networks and cholera treatment centres

were also damaged in the storm, raising the possibility of new cholera outbreaks.

The Haiti Red Cross Society (HRSC) with its volunteer base plays a key role in responding to this crisis. In order to support the HRSC with the implementation of this multi-sectorial response and recovery operation, the Federation (IFRC) with this Emergency Appeal now seeks Swiss francs 7,511,993 to

assist 8,000 families outside of the earthquake affected zone (40,000 beneficiaries) for 12 months.

In order to assist families severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Sandy, the operation will

- provide non-food relief items to 4,000 of the most affected families who were evacuated from their dwellings as a result of the hurricane;

- improve access to safe water and carry out hygiene initiatives;

- assist 1,000 families with repair to damaged homes (most likely to same beneficiaries as with the relief

intervention, depending on further assessments); and

- ensure 4,000 families will benefit from livelihoods support.

In addition, activities will also be carried out in the areas of

- emergency health with a focus on epidemic prevention and control, and in

- disaster preparedness and risk reduction, strengthening vulnerable communities.

project number2644-08/2012
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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