U.S. Government Assistance to Haiti Continues to Reach People Affected by August 14th Earthquake

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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USAID partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) distributes hygiene and shelter kits to support 2,800 families in hard-hit areas of Nippes on August 18.
USAID partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) distributes hygiene and shelter kits to support 2,800 families in hard-hit areas of Nippes on August 18.
Photo Credit: Catholic Relief Services

The UN World Food Program (WFP) has transported 110 metric tons of USAID food supplies to affected areas and is now distributing daily hot meals in hospitals treating people injured in the earthquake.
The UN World Food Program (WFP) has transported 110 metric tons of USAID food supplies to affected areas and is now distributing daily hot meals in hospitals treating people injured in the earthquake.
Photo Credit: UN World Food Program

On August 21, engineers on the DART’s search and rescue team conducted a structural assessment of a hospital in Grand’Anse, enabling hospital staff to resume activities inside the hospital after the engineers determined it was safe.
On August 21, engineers on the DART’s search and rescue team conducted a structural assessment of a hospital in Grand’Anse, enabling hospital staff to resume activities inside the hospital after the engineers determined it was safe.
Photo Credit: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

A member of the USAID DART helps load humanitarian supplies on a JTF-Haiti helicopter. At the request of the DART, JTF-Haiti is airlifting supplies and equipment for NGOs operating in hard-hit areas.
A member of the USAID DART helps load humanitarian supplies on a JTF-Haiti helicopter. At the request of the DART, JTF-Haiti is airlifting supplies and equipment for NGOs operating in hard-hit areas.
Photo Credit: USAID

On August 21, DART Leader Tim Callaghan and Government of Haiti Directorate for Civil Protection Director Dr. Jerry Chandler prepare to board a JTF-Haiti helicopter to visit hard-hit areas.
On August 21, DART Leader Tim Callaghan and Government of Haiti Directorate for Civil Protection Director Dr. Jerry Chandler prepare to board a JTF-Haiti helicopter to visit hard-hit areas.
Photo Credit: USAID

At the request of the USAID DART, JTF-Haiti airlifted a water purification unit from Port-au-Prince for an NGO operating in Les Cayes.
At the request of the USAID DART, JTF-Haiti airlifted a water purification unit from Port-au-Prince for an NGO operating in Les Cayes.
Photo Credit: USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to lead U.S. government efforts to expand relief operations by air, land, and sea to reach and respond in areas impacted by the August 14 earthquake in southwestern Haiti. Since arriving on the ground that same day, the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has been conducting search and rescue operations, determining priority needs, and delivering assistance. The DART has reached over a dozen hard-hit communities in Grand’Anse, Nippes, and South Departments, with further missions planned to get additional aid to people as quickly as possible.

At the request of USAID, the Department of Defense U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) established Joint Task Force (JTF)-Haiti, and SOUTHCOM and U.S. Coast Guard helicopters are transporting relief supplies, equipment, and DART members to affected areas while medevacing patients from those areas to Port-au-Prince for urgent medical assistance. These flights are also now bringing critical materials, equipment and supplies into the area for humanitarian and medical organizations that are responding to the earthquake, including water purification systems, water storage containers, generators, medical equipment, and personal protective equipment.

As of August 23, JTF-Haiti --including the U.S. Coast Guard-- has conducted 311 missions, medevaced 425 people, and delivered almost 136,000 pounds of vital aid, including food, water, medical supplies, and equipment. USAID partners on the ground also continue to deliver critically needed relief supplies and aid that is reaching people in affected communities with more on the way.

Distributing Relief Supplies

USAID partners are urgently working to distribute aid to people in need of assistance. USAID partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) is transporting 830 metric tons of USAID food supplies--enough to feed more than 62,000 people for one month--from Port-au-Prince and distributing it in affected areas. USAID supports WFP year round to maintain stocks of pre-positioned food in Haiti to be ready to support people during emergencies.

To date, WFP has distributed more than 100 metric tons of this food, which includes rice, beans, and vegetable oil, to affected areas, and will be moving more in the coming days. WFP has distributed the food to thousands of people in hard-hit areas of South Department, and is using a portion of the food to provide daily hot meals for medical staff and patients in hospitals in South and Grande’Anse departments. As of August 23, WFP had served 3,500 hot meals in the hospitals.

Last week, USAID partner, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), began distributing an initial 2,000 hygiene kits, 2,000 jerry cans, as well as 2,000 plastic sheets and 2,000 shelter repair kits to provide emergency shelter assistance in Les Cayes and Nippes. This week, IOM is distributing additional USAID relief supplies that were pre-positioned in Port-au-Prince in affected areas.

In addition, USAID is supporting Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to distribute hygiene and shelter kits, and truck in safe drinking water to support 2,800 families in hard-hit areas of Nippes.

Coordinating with the Government of Haiti and local emergency officials

As the DART continues to expand its reach, they are meeting regularly with the Government of Haiti and local emergency officials to closely coordinate response efforts, report needs and conditions on the ground, and prioritize delivering assistance to the hardest-hit communities.

On August 21, USAID DART Leader Tim Callaghan, Joint Task Force-Haiti Commander Rear Admiral Keith Davids, and the Government of Haiti Directorate for Civil Protection (DCP) Director Dr. Jerry Chandler surveyed four hard-hit areas in Grande-Anse and South Departments to meet with affected communities, coordinate with local authorities, and assess logistical needs for delivering assistance. Yesterday, the DART, DCP Director Chandler, JTF-Haiti, and UN agencies met to discuss ways to further scale up the relief being provided to affected individuals, including to additional remote areas. DART members will continue to work closely with local officials across assistance efforts.

For the latest updates on USAID’s humanitarian assistance in Haiti: (https://www.usaid.gov/2021-haiti-earthquake)

Èd pèp ameriken an ap kontinye rive jwenn viktim tranbleman tè 14 Dawout yo.

Pou pibliye kounye a 24 Dawout 2021

Kominike pres

Ajans Etazini pou devlopman entènasyonal (USAID) ap kontinye dirije jefò gouvènman ameriken an ap fè pou laji operasyon sekou yo, kit se pa avyon oswa elikoptè, kamyon, oswa bato pou rive ede tout zòn ki frape nantranbleman tè 14 Dawout la nan Sidwès peyi Dayiti. Depi lè yo rive sou teren an menm jou a, ekip entèvansyon ijans USAID a (DART) ap mennen operasyon sekou, idantifye bezwen prioritè epi bay èd. Ekip DART la rive nan plis pase yon douzèn kominote ki frape anpil nan depatman Grandans, Nip ak Sid, epi l’ap planifye lòt misyon pou kontinye pote èd prese prese.

Sou demann USAID, kòmandman Sid (SOUTHCOM) depatman defans la mete sou pye yon fòs operasyonèl ki gen plizyè ajans lame ameriken an (JTF)- Ayiti, sa ki fè elikoptè SOUTHCOM ak gad kòt ameriken (US Coast Guard) yo ap transpòte founiti sekou, ekipman ak mamb DART yo nan zòn ki touche yo epi tou evakye moun ki blese nan zòn sa yo rive Pòtoprens pou yo ka jwenn asistans medikal an ijans. Vòl sa yo pote tou materyèl, ekipman ak founiti esansyèl, tankou sistèm pou trete dlo, kontenè pou stoke dlo, generatris, ekipman mediakl ak ekipman pwoteksyon.

Rive 23 Dawout la, JTF-Ayiti a, ak tout gad kòt ameriken yo gentan mennen 311 misyon, evakye 425 moun epi bay preske 136,000 liv èd vital tankou manje, dlo, founiti medikal. Patnè USAID yo ki sou teren ap kontinye bay founiti sekou epi èd ki endispansab pou rive jwenn moun ak kominote ki afekte yo, epi gen lòt èd ki sou wout toujou.

Distribisyon materyèl sekou yo

Patnè USAID ap travay nan tout ijans pou distribiye èd bay tout moun ki nan bezwen. Patnè USAID, Pwogram Alimentè Mondyal Nasyonzini (PAM) deja pote 830 tòn manje USAID, sa ki ase pou bay 62 000 manje pou yon mwa- soti potoprens pou rive nan zòn ki touche yo. USAID toujou sipòte PAM pandan tout ane a pou jere stòk manje a ki la pou sèvi chak lè gen ijans.

Rive jounen jodia, PAM distribiye 100 tòn manje ki ladanl, diri, pwa, luil pou fè manje, nan zòn ki touche yo epi pral distribiye toujou nan jou kap vini la yo. PAM distribiye manje bay milye moun nan zòn ki afekte anpil yo nan depatman Sid la epi itilize yon pati nan manje sila yo pou bay pesonèl medikal ak pasyan yo yon plat manje cho nan lopital nan Sid ak Grandans yo. Rive 23 Dawout la, PAM sèvi 3500 manje cho nan lopital yo.

Semèn pase a, patnè USAID, Òganizasyon entènasyonal pou migrasyon (OIM), te kòmanse distribiye 2, 000 kit ijyèn, 2,000 galon pou stoke dlo, ak 2 000 pwela ak 2,000 kit pou repare abri nan Okay an nan Nip. Semèn sa, OIM pral distribiye plis founiti sekou USAID ki te stoke Pòtoprens.

Plis toujou, USAID ap sipòte Catholic Relief Services (CRS) pou distribiye kit ijyèn ak abri, ak transpòte kamion dlo potab pou ede 2 800 fanmi nan ki zòn ki touche anpil yo.

Koòdinasyon ak Gouvènman Ayisyen an ak responsab lokal pou lè gen ijans yo

Pandan ekip DART la ap kontinye elaji operasyon yo, yo reyini souvan ak gouvènman Ayisyen an ak responsab lokal pou koòdone jefò entèvansyon kap fèt yo, siyale bezwen ak kondisyon zòn yo epi priorize assistans pou kominote ki plis touche yo.

Jou ki te 21 Dawout la, Chèf DART USAID a, Tim Callaghan, komandan fòs operasyonèl entèlame-Haiti, vis-amiral Keith Davids, ak direktè pwoteksyon sivil (DCP) gouvènman Ayisyen an, Dr Jerry Chandler, te enspekte kat zòn ki touche anpil nan Grandans ak Sid la. Depatman yo dwe rankontre ak kominote ki afekte yo epi koòdone ak otorite lokal yo epi evalye bezwen lojistik yo pou bay asistans. Yè, DART, direktè DCP Chandler, JTF-Haiti ak ajans nasyonzini te rankontre pou diskite sou mwayen pou yo ranfòse sekou yap bay moun ki touche yo nan zòn ki rekile yo. Manm ekip DART la yo pral kontinye travay nan kolaborasyon ak otorite lokal yo nan kad jefò kap fèt pou bay asistans.

Pou denyè nouvèl sou èd imanitè USAID ap bay Ayiti yo, klike la : (https://www.usaid.gov/2021-haiti-earthquake)

L'aide du gouvernement américain à Haïti continue d'atteindre les personnes touchées par le séisme du 14 août

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24 Août 2021

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L'Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) continue de diriger les efforts du gouvernement américain pour étendre les opérations de secours par voie aérienne, terrestre et maritime pour atteindre et répondre aux zones touchées par le tremblement de terre du 14 août dans le sud-ouest d'Haïti. Depuis son arrivée sur le terrain le même jour, l'équipe d'intervention en cas de catastrophe de l'USAID (DART) mène des opérations de recherche et de sauvetage, détermine les besoins prioritaires et fournit de l'aide. L’équipe DART a atteint plus d'une douzaine de communautés durement touchées dans les départements de la Grand'Anse, des Nippes et du Sud, et planifie d'autres missions pour continuer d’apporter de l’aide le plus rapidement possible.

À la demande de l'USAID, le Commandement Sud (SOUTHCOM) du Département de la Défense a établi une Force opérationnelle interarmées (JTF)-Haïti, et les hélicoptères de SOUTHCOM et des gardes-côtes américaine (US Coast Guard) transportent des fournitures de secours, des équipements et des membres de la DART vers les zones touchées tout en évacuant des patients de ces zones à Port-au-Prince pour une assistance médicale urgente. Ces vols transportent également désormais des matériaux, des équipements et des fournitures essentiels dans la région pour les organisations humanitaires et médicales qui interviennent après le tremblement de terre, notamment des systèmes de purification d'eau, des conteneurs de stockage d'eau, des générateurs, des équipements médicaux et des équipements de protection individuelle.

A compter du 23 août, la JTF-Haïti, y compris les garde-côtes américains, a mené 311 missions, évacué 425 personnes et fourni près de 136 000 livres d'aide vitale, notamment de la nourriture, de l'eau, des fournitures médicales et du matériel. Les partenaires de l'USAID sur le terrain continuent également de fournir des fournitures de secours et une aide indispensables qui atteignent les personnes dans les communautés touchées et d'autres sont en route.

Distribution des fournitures de secours

Les partenaires de l'USAID travaillent de toute urgence pour distribuer de l'aide aux personnes qui en ont besoin. Le partenaire de l'USAID, le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), transporte 830 tonnes de vivres de l'USAID - assez pour nourrir plus de 62 000 personnes pendant un mois - depuis Port-au-Prince et les distribue dans les zones touchées. L'USAID soutient le PAM toute l'année pour maintenir des stocks de nourriture prépositionnée en Haïti afin d'être prêt à soutenir les personnes en cas d'urgence.

À date, le PAM a distribué plus de 100 tonnes métriques de cette nourriture, qui comprend du riz, des pois et de l'huile végétale, dans les zones touchées, et transportera encore davantage dans les prochains jours. Le PAM a distribué la nourriture à des milliers de personnes dans les zones durement touchées du département du Sud et utilise une partie de la nourriture pour fournir des repas chauds quotidiens au personnel médical et aux patients des hôpitaux des départements du Sud et de la Grande'Anse. A compter du 23 août, le PAM a servi 3 500 repas chauds dans les hôpitaux.

La semaine dernière, le partenaire de l'USAID, l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), a commencé à distribuer 2 000 kits d'hygiène, 2 000 jerricans, ainsi que 2 000 bâches en plastique et 2 000 kits de réparation d'abris pour fournir une assistance d'urgence aux Cayes et dans les Nippes. Cette semaine, l'OIM distribue des fournitures de secours supplémentaires de l'USAID qui étaient prépositionnées à Port-au-Prince dans les zones touchées.

​​En outre, l'USAID soutient Catholic Relief Services (CRS) pour distribuer des kits d'hygiène et d'abris, et transporter par camion de l'eau potable pour venir en aide à 2 800 familles dans les zones durement touchées de Nippes.

Coordination avec le gouvernement d'Haïti et les responsables locaux des urgences

Alors que l’équipe DART continue d'étendre ses opérations, ils se réunissent régulièrement avec le gouvernement d'Haïti et les responsables locaux des urgences pour coordonner étroitement les efforts d'intervention, signaler les besoins et les conditions sur le terrain et prioriser l'assistance aux communautés les plus durement touchées.

Le 21 août, le chef de la DART de l’USAID, Tim Callaghan, le commandant de la Force opérationnelle interarmées-Haïti, le contre-amiral Keith Davids, et le directeur de la Direction de la protection civile (DCP) du gouvernement d'Haïti, le Dr Jerry Chandler, ont inspecté quatre zones durement touchées dans la Grande-Anse et le Sud. Les départements doivent rencontrer les communautés affectées, se coordonner avec les autorités locales et évaluer les besoins logistiques pour fournir une assistance. Hier, la DART, le directeur du DCP Chandler, la JTF-Haïti et les agences des Nations Unies se sont rencontrés pour discuter des moyens d'intensifier davantage les secours fournis aux personnes touchées, y compris dans d'autres zones reculées. Les membres de la DART continueront de travailler en étroite collaboration avec les autorités locales dans le cadre des efforts d'assistance.

Pour les dernières mises à jour sur l'aide humanitaire de l'USAID en Haïti: (https://www.usaid.gov/2021-haiti-earthquake)

Last updated: September 03, 2021

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