The Haitian government must ensure new camps are ready to receive earthquake survivors before more evacuations take place. Agencies are rushing to prepare a new site in time for people who must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides.
At the UN donor conference on the reconstruction of Haiti, the international community has pledged some $5 billion in aid over the next 2 years. Soon these pledges will need to turn into concrete progress on the ground.
Conditions for Haiti earthquake survivors are still critical with the rainy season nearly here. Shelter and sanitation remain Oxfam's top priorities. By the end of March, Oxfam has reached over 300,000 people with humanitarian assistance.
As Ministers, delegates and aid organizations meet in New York this week to discuss the reconstruction effort for Haiti, six NGOs are livestreaming from a side event, on Tuesday, 30 March, 1:30pm EST.
International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season.
Oxfam Haiti earthquake response: we're providing water, latrines, shelter materials, cash, and other relief materials to those who have gathered in temporary camps both within Port-au-Prince and in hard-hit outlying areas.
Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions.