Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Date: 18 Sep 2008
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 17, 2008.
- On September 17, the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) specialist traveled to Gonaïves with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff to survey the current situation and prepare for a second visit scheduled to take place during the weekend of September 19.
According to the USAID/DART WASH specialist, while water continues to recede in Gonaïves, up to a meter of mud in several areas continues to hinder access to numerous shelters in Gonaïves that have yet to be reached by relief staff.
- The total value of U.S. Government (USG) humanitarian assistance in response to recent storms is nearly $30 million.
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE SOURCE
Total Affected Population 850,000 GOH(1) – September 15, 2008
Dead 423 OCHA(2) – September 15, 2008
Missing 50 GOH – September 11, 2008
IDPs(3) 151,072 GOH – September 10, 2008
IDPs in Shelters 111,391 OCHA – September 15, 2008
Other Damage 10,842 houses destroyed,
35,125 houses damaged GOH – September 11, 2008
Map: USG Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti - Map Book (as of 18 Sep 2008)
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