On January 12, 2010, a catastrophicearthquake destroyed much o the capital o Haiti, Port-au-Prince, and its surroundingareas o Jacmel, Petit-Goâve and Léogâne. Theearthquake caused widespread damage andloss o lie. It is estimated that more than a quarter o a million people have died with upto a million people let homeless.In the educational sector, there is little leto the Ministry o Education (MENFP) andmany NGOs have been severely damaged ordestroyed. Many ocials and sta have losttheir lives or suered injury. There are ewschools let standing in aected areas, losso human lie among students and teachersis inevitably enormous, loss o equipmentand materials extensive, and schooling hasbeen seriously interrupted. To compoundthe problem, there has been an emergingmigration o survivors to other areas addingchallenges to an already ragile system o education.The need or minimum quality educationservices in this post-crisis period isimperative. Children must return to a regularschedule o constructive and organizedactivity immediately. This will help develop“a sense o normalcy, stability, structure andhope or the uture” (Inter-Agency Networkor Education in Emergencies or INEE).The May 2010 update o the directory responds to the post-earthquake educationrecovery eort. This update reconnects withthe organizations identied and providesa status check around organizationalunctionality, changes to their traditionaleducation activities, updates to contact andstang inormation, and an update on eachorganization’s post-earthquake educationrecovery activities. The availability o thispost-earthquake recovery inormation canbe used to support heightened coordinationamong local Haitian organizations, theprivate sector, donors and the HaitianDiaspora and their individual and collectiveactivities as they work to rebuild theeducation sector in Haiti.
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