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Factsheet January 2011

Highlights of InterAction
Members’ Work in Haiti
For more information, This list represents only a portion of the work being done by members of the
please contact:
InterAction alliance in Haiti. Listed in alphabetical order:
Sue Pleming
Sr. Director of American Red Cross
Public Relations Transitional homes for 150,000 people.
InterAction Clean drinking water for 317,000 people each day.
spleming@interaction.org
Medical treatment at health facilities for 217,000 people.
202.552.6561

Tawana Jacobs
CHF International
Sr. Manager for Has built over 4,500 shelters and removed over 264,000 cubic meters of
Public Relations rubble.
InterAction
tjacobs@interaction.org The Haiti Apparel Center has trained over 500 Haitians in aspects of the
202.552.6534 garment industry since its launch in August, hundreds have jobs from it, and
CHF is now training people from IDP camps.

Catholic Relief Services


Is working with Haiti’s Ministry of Health to create a post-graduate degree
program for doctors in HIV care and orthopedics, which will have a
transformative effect for years to come.
Initiated a pilot project crushing rubble that combines debris removal with job
creation. In the Delmas 62 community, residents earn income based on how
much sand and gravel they are able to produce and sell.

Education Development Center


Offering training through local partner IDJEN to 800 out-of-school youth aged
15-24 in Martissant, one of Port-au-Prince’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, in
sectors like hygiene and sanitation, construction, and childcare—all fields
selected to fill great needs in areas heavily damaged by the earthquake, and
now affected by cholera.

Food for the Poor


Accelerated its homebuilding after the earthquake and has built more than
1,500 permanent two-room homes with sanitation outside of Port-au-Prince.
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Habitat for Humanity
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Habitat and its partners have built more than 200 latrines, distributed 750
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household hygiene kits and held hygiene promotion classes to stem the deadly
202.667.8227 spread of cholera.
More than 900 families have received transitional Save the Children
or upgradable shelters by December 2010, whit a Provided lifesaving nutrition support through both
total of 2,000 scheduled to be completed by the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition to
end of January 2011. more than 230,600 women and children.
More than 500 Haitians have been trained in Of the 4,630 children registered as separated
earthquake-resistant construction techniques. from their families, more than 1,135 children have
been reunited with their immediate or extended
International Rescue Committee families through the Family Tracing Network,
Built 500 latrines, showers and safe water points which Save the Children leads.
for displaced people and distributed hygiene and
household supplies. IRC volunteers are also United Methodist Committee on Relief
educating residents in 30 camps on good health (UMCOR)
and disease-prevention practices. Together, A water distribution hub provided 65,000 people
these efforts have reached more than 130,000 daily with clean drinking water. Working through
people. local nongovernmental organizations, UMCOR
Ran health clinics in camps in two hard-hit areas partner GlobalMedic also distributed 110,000
of Port-au-Prince, conducting 24,000 sachets of PUR water purifiers and 110,000 oral
consultations, administering 8,500 vaccinations rehydration sachets.
and vitamin A doses, performing over 700 malaria Worked with the Methodist Church of Haiti and
tests, monitoring over 3,400 children for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission to
malnutrition and delivering prenatal care to over establish an arrangement whereby U.S.
750 women. volunteers could serve in Haiti without displacing
Haitian workers in need of a recovery job.
Mercy Corps
Provided more than 830,000 people with World Vision
emergency food, clean water, household 70,938 children in 454 schools benefited from
necessities and shelter materials, as well as post- school feeding programs between August and
disaster trauma support. October.
Created temporary jobs to provide wages to 1,988 people participated in cash-for-training
support 172,000 people and improve basic programs, learning skills such as gardening
infrastructure for 45 communities. techniques, masonry and carpentry.
Oxfam
Provided clean drinking water and sanitation
facilities to approximately 400,000 displaced
people.
Ensuring that 500,000 people involved in Oxfam’s
earthquake response program also receive
cholera prevention activities. In addition, Oxfam
has opened a wider program to an additional
700,000 people to prevent the spread of the
disease.

Physicians for Peace


Direct investment of $25,000 was made in our
Haitian Amputee Coalition work at Albert
Schweitzer Hospital.
Fifteen Physicians for Peace volunteer physical
therapists volunteered a total of 200 days,
completed over 1,300 patient visits, and helped
635 amputee patients learn to “walk free” with
new prosthetic limbs.