Contribution to the Federation's Haiti Earthquake Emergency Appeal

Contract partner: IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - GenfCountry: Haiti Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 15.01.2010End: 31.01.2013

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Overall goal

The humanitarian aid measures under this grant are financed from the Austrian Foreign Disaster Aid Fund.

The grant is a contribution to the "Haiti Earthquake" Emergency Appeal of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation). Following a revision of the initial Emergency Appeal, the Federation now aims to assist up to 80.000 Haitians for a period of three years and at the time of issuing this agreement (February 2010) is appealing for a total of EUR 148.9 million (CHF 218.4 million).

A little over a month following the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti, and despite a massive concerted humanitarian response, the situation on the ground remains very precarious. The large-scale humanitarian needs of hundred of thousands of people affected by the earthquake include adequate shelter, access to water and sanitation facilities, health care and non-food items such as blankets and cooking utensils.

The relief and recovery activities aim to address and alleviate those needs by providing the following kinds of support the people affected by the earthquake:

¢ Shelter and community infrastructure: Ensuring that 80,000 affected families have healthy and safe emergency shelter to help preserve their physical and mental well-being.

¢ Non-food items: Ensuring that the most vulnerable people affected by the earthquake have access to basic non-food items and cash transfers that enable them to resume essential household activities.

¢ Water and Sanitation: Reducing the risk of waterborne and water related diseases through the provision of minimum safe water and minimum sanitation and hygiene promotion

¢ Health Care: Reducing the immediate health risks of the emergency through the provision of curative and preventive basic health care.

project number2644-00/2010
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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