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USAID Haiti Earthquake Fact Sheet 4

Sunday, January 17, 2010 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 16

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO )

(1) U.N. Disaster Assistance and Coordination team (UNDAC)

(2) USAID's Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP)

CURRENT SITUATION

Search and Rescue Operations

Emergency Food Assistance

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Shelter

Logistics and Transportation

USG HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

USAID HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO HAITI FOR THE EARTHQUAKE

(1) USAID/OFDA funding represents anticipated or actual obligated amounts as of January 16, 2010.

(2) Estimated value of food assistance.

PUBLIC DONATION INFORMATION

USAID/OFDA bulletins appear on the USAID web site at http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/.

Public Information: 202-712-4810

-- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah visited Haiti on January 16 to personally convey support to the people of Haiti and meet with Haitian President Rene Preval, other Government of Haiti (GoH) officials, and the U.S. government (USG) field relief team. -- As of 1500 hours local time on January 16, U.S. urban search and rescue (USAR) teams--working in concert with other international teams--had rescued 22 individuals from collapsed buildings, according to the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART). -- On January 15 and 16, two additional USAR teams arrived in Haiti--from Virginia Beach and New York, respectively--bringing the total number of U.S. teams to seven and the total number of U.S. USAR members to 506. -- Early on January 16, three USAID/OFDA water treatment units arrived in Haiti on DoD C-130 aircraft. The units have a combined capacity for providing 300,000 liters of safe drinking water each day. USAID/OFDA is arranging a second flight carrying an additional water treatment unit, as well as kitchen and hygiene sets for distribution to affected families. -- On January 16, USAID/OFDA announced the provision of $550,000 to USAID/Dominican Republic (USAID/DR) for the procurement and delivery of safe drinking water to earthquake-affected populations. -- As of January 16, two of five U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs) had commenced field hospital operations. A third DMAT team, a Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT), and an International Medical Surgical Response Team (IMSuRT) also arrived on January 15. -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized $20 million in overseas humanitarian and disaster assistance appropriations in support of the Haiti earthquake relief effort. -- On January 15, the USS CARL VINSON delivered more than 30 pallets of relief supplies for transport by helicopter to distribution sites and affected areas. -- Approximately 5,000 U.S. troops, afloat and onshore, are currently supporting U.S. relief operations in Haiti.

SOURCE U.S. Agency for International Development
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