Psychosocial Assistance to Earthquake Affected Children in Haiti

Contract partner: CARE Österreich, Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und humanitäre HilfeCountry: Haiti Funding amount: € 350.000,00Project start: 01.03.2010End: 31.07.2011

Short Description:

Overall goal

After the devastating January 12 earthquake which resulted in 222,570 deaths 300,000 injured, and 1.3 million displaced people, the livelihoods and physical security of many Haitians continue to be severely affected.

As a result of the earthquake, many Haitian parents are preoccupied with their daily struggle to survive (find a home, food, and work) and therefore might neglect their children's needs. Many children are thus left to their own devices and this is a particular concern due to the fact that children are particularly vulnerable to the distressing conditions in the aftermath of a disaster.

The aim of this project therefore is to provide psychosocial support to earthquake-affected children in the greater Port-au-Prince area. In particular, CARE aims at achieving the following results:

" Relevant data on psychosocial issues with regards to children have been collected and incorporated into training of community members.

" A minimum of 12,000 children living in makeshift settlements are provided with recreation kits that contribute to their recovery.

" A minimum of 1,200 community members are better equipped to provide basic psychosocial support to earthquake affected children.

CARE will focus this intervention in settlements in Léogâne, and/or Carrefour, and/or Pétionville as these communes were among the most affected, depending on the results of further needs assessments, coverage by other organisations and other CARE activities in the area.

project number2644-04/2010
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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