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Current events

This report was issued by OCHA New York. The next report will be issued on or around 8 March 2010.

President René Préval flew to the Sud department on 4 March in order to survey the damage caused by the

floods over the weekend. The Direction for Civil Protection (DPC) reports that the floods have affected a total

of 4,417 families in Nippes. 26 people were reported wounded and one person is missing. The DPC also

reported a total of 2,295 houses inundated and the loss of 7,099 cattle.

While the full scale of humanitarian needs is still emerging, preliminary findings by the DPC show the need for

food, water and NFIs (kitchen utensils, hygiene kits, sleeping sets and clothing) for 4,417 families. WFP has

conducted field visits and meetings with key stakeholders in the affected departments and will be able to

commence distributions following a rapid assessment and information from the local authorities on affected

population. Under the newly opened sub-office in Leogane, WFP undertook a rapid assessment in Nippes.

WFP already distributed MREs to flood affected persons. In most areas the water has now receded and

cleaning activities are ongoing.

The figures provided by the DPC concerning the number of victims of the 12 January earthquake remain

unchanged since the last report. The number of people living in spontaneous settlement sites is estimated at

over 1.3 million people, while 604,215 people are reported to have left Port-au-Prince for outlying

departments. The majority of this group, totalling 162,509 people, are displaced in Artibonite department,

north-west of Port-au-Prince.

Priority needs continue to be emergency shelter, site management, sanitation and food. An urgent need for

funding remains for agricultural inputs before the beginning of the main planting season in March, which

usually supplies 60 percent of national food production needs. Efforts must focus on emergency support that

aims at increasing national food production, access to food, create employment and prevent further

deterioration of food security.

The Coordination Support Committee (CSC) on 2 February tasked the Planning Task Force (previously

known as the Debris Management Task Force) to address the situation of displaced communities living in 


The Government and humanitarian actors are coordinating to determine the scale of

humanitarian needs in Nippes and Sud departments following floods on 27 February.

President René  Préval flew to the affected areas on 4 March in order to survey the damages.

Priority needs following the earthquake of 12 January continue to be emergency shelter, site

management, sanitation and food.

WFP and its partners will start its surge operation of general food distributions on 5 March.

The operation will target 1.9 million beneficiaries with a two week ration of rice and a one

month ration of beans, corn-soy-blend, oil and salt.

Protection monitoring teams are visiting an average of eight displacement sites per day;

Around 300 experts from Haiti and abroad have been working in Port-au-Prince on the Post

Disaster Needs Assessment and Recovery Framework (PDNA).

The Clinton Foundation has donated, through the logistics cluster 40 International (Penske)

trucks of 10-15 metric tons capacity for inter-agency use. Another 140 smaller 1.5 -2.5 metric

tons vehicles were also donated and will be registered and insured by WFP for use by

organizations with mid- to long-term projects in Haiti, as well as by government partners. 


According to the Ministry of Education, in Leogane, out of 104 early childhood development centers, 77 were

destroyed and 25 were damaged; out of 181 primary schools, 40 were destroyed and 132 were damaged;

and out of 132 secondary schools, 127 were destroyed or damaged. 1,970 students, 66 teachers, and 27

other education personnel lost their lives in the earthquake.  (contact Min of Ed. Offer our svcs)coordination, distance learning. Need displaced teachers, who will work for food)

A number of education cluster member organizations are planning to establish temporary learning spaces and

transitional school structures but are faced with space constraints due to heavy debris within school sites. In

addition, NGO partners are working towards providing training on psychosocial support to teachers as well as

training on disaster risk reduction and earthquake safety to teachers and communities. In the meantime,

school directors and teachers from the non-public sector are looking to the MENFP and partners for guidance

on what to do regarding reopening schools and restarting education activities. 


Discussions are still ongoing with partners to increase the coverage of essential nutrition actions to affected

populations. IMC, with the financial support of OFDA, will implement a minimum package of nutrition services

in Gressier as well as Petit and Grand Goave. Medicins du Monde (MDM) has also confirmed their interest

and commitment to scale-up their package of nutrition services in Petit and Grand Goave, with potential

support from UNICEF. MDM is following-up with IMC to avoid any duplication in Petit and Grand Goave. MDM

has also confirmed their interest and commitment to scale-up their package of nutrition services in Petit and

Grand Goave and will send a proposal to UNICEF which is highly supporting the scale-up of a comprehensive

package of services. MDM is following-up with IMC to avoid any duplication in Petit and Grand Goave. IMC is

also providing blanket supplementary food to all residential centers in Leogane.

Save the Children is currently looking at key messages for radio spots to mobilize and sensitize communities

about availability of services and positive infant and young child feeding practices. (We can offer spots, on our station(s) ) Save the Children and

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. 

II. Situation Overview

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.

2  unsafe conditions. The concept involves gaining access to large tracts of land outside the Port-au-Prince city

area for use as either debris management sites or settlement sites. The final costing has yet to be completed

but the initial programme of activities is estimated at US$ 50 million.

Agreements between the CCCM cluster, UNOPS and UN-HABITAT are being finalized to perform site

planning activities at the five plots of land that the Prime Minister has recently made available to set up

transitional settlements. Preparing these sites for voluntary relocation of the displaced will be a key priority in

this phase of the response.

In order to manage the relocation process in line with international standards, MINUSTAH’s Human Rights

Section, through its leadership of the Protection Cluster, has already begun advising its partners on the

Guiding Principles on Internally Displaced Persons and other guidelines. The Protection cluster is generally

advocating to increase focus on facilitating return of people to their original places of origin (where possible)

or to stay with host families. Relocating families to new transitional shelters should be the last resort for

people who have no other alternatives.

The CCCM cluster is coordinating with its partners in order to create an early warning system indicating flood

and landslide related risks at existing sites. A quick risk analysis assessment, performed by IOM in the 21

congested priority sites, show that 3,000 of the people living in four camps located on the Valley de Bourdon

(by the Bois de Chène river) are at high risk of flooding from heavy rain and the accumulation of rubble in river


The Shelter cluster continues to implement its two-pronged strategy. The target for the cluster remains at

delivering two tarpaulins per family by 1 May. This will be achieved through the continuing surge of activity by

cluster agencies in terms of distribution of in-stock material. Additional tarpaulins and tents are expected to

arrive in Haiti by the end of March. To date, emergency shelter material has reached nearly 525,000 people,

or 41 percent of those in need. Altogether, 162,981 tarpaulins and 23,348 tents have been distributed. An

additional 79,152 tarpaulins and 4,863 tents are currently in stock, with another 164,302 tarpaulins and

13,588 tents in the pipeline. Shelter cluster members will also assist in the planning and preparation of

identified sites for transitional shelter.

Following completion of the registration process at Champ de Mars last week, registration at Petionville Golf

Club has also been completed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Registration is still ongoing at the Ancien

Aeroport Militaire, but is expected to be concluded on 5 March. The registration of displaced persons has also

started in Pinchinat and four other sites in Jacmel. All registration data will be processed and sent to the CSC

Planning Group to prioritize rubble removal in places of origin of the displaced people.

UNITAR/UNOSAT, EC JRC and the World Bank produced a building damage assessment atlas series for

Haiti, including 1,051 map-sheets. Places and areas for which building damage atlases are produced include:

Delmas, Petionville, Petit Goave, Grande Goave, Tabarre, Gressier, Cite Soleil, Jacmel, Carrefour, Leogane

and Port-au-Prince. All of the above maps and analyses, including a building damage intensity map for

Delmas are available at www.unosat.org.

A change in customs procedures has been implemented on the Haitian side of the Jimani border crossing

requiring all trucks to present a complete packing list (corresponding to the waybill and including the exact

number, description and value of all items) signed and stamped by the organization moving the cargo.

The security situation throughout the country remains stable, although some isolated criminal incidents have

been reported.

The 12 clusters1 continue to hold regular meetings to coordinate their joint efforts.

1 The 12 clusters are: Camp Coordination and Camp Management (IOM); Education (UNICEF); Emergency Shelter and

Non-Food Items (IFRC); Food (WFP); Logistics (WFP); Nutrition (UNICEF); Protection (OHCHR with UNICEF for Child

Protection and UNFPA for GBV); WASH (UNICEF); Agriculture (FAO); Early Recovery (UNDP); Emergency

Telecommunications (WFP); Health (WHO/PAHO). 

III. Humanitarian Needs and Response

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. 

3 Logistics

The Logistics Cluster has been assisting the Haitian Government with 15,000 metric tons of assistance

received in the form of a bilateral donation from Mexico. The first 1,200 metric tons are arriving this week and

another 10,000 are expected next month. A packing list of the goods will be provided and the different

clusters approached to find NGO partners for distribution.

The Logistics cluster is establishing a third interagency storage area on two hectares of fenced land outside

Port-au-Prince. This will also serve as a marshalling area for trucks from Santo Domingo to alleviate the

congestion caused by large vehicles on the roads within the city. Cargo can be either stored or directly

offloaded onto local trucks for onward distribution. The Logistics cluster will provide the land and security.

A total of 40 International (Penske) trucks of 10 – 15 metric tons capacity have arrived in Port-au-Prince for

inter-agency use through the Logistics cluster and 20 Daimler Fuso Canter trucks of 7 metric tons capacity

are in Santo Domingo destined for Haiti. All were received as part of a donation from the Clinton Foundation.

Another 140 smaller 1.5 - 2.5 metric tons vehicles donated through the same offer are also being brought in

and will be registered and insured by WFP for use by organizations with mid- to long-term projects in Haiti, as

well as by government partners. Of these, 30 GMC have already been received and 30 Nissan trucks are also

expected. An additional 22 vehicles will be arriving on 5 March. A meeting is taking on Thursday, 4 March to

establish the criteria for allocation of these vehicles to humanitarian partners. (We’re a few days late!)

The Logistics cluster has drawn up a brief detailing of the process for car registration and provided sample

letters for organizations needing to register cars in-country.

More than 3,800 passengers from over 250 organizations, including UN agencies, NGOs, governments and

media institutions have used the UNHAS passenger service between Santo Domingo and Port au Prince. To

date the WFP-led Logistics Cluster in Port-au-Prince has transported 1,229 metric tons (5,692 m3) of goods

out of Port-au-Prince; 926 metric tons have been transported by Handicap International/Atlas Logistique out

of Jacmel, Petit Goave, Cap Haitien and Gonaives. 53 US agencies and NGOs have used the interagency

transport service to date.

Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)

As of 3 March, 434 sites (including spontaneous and transitional sites) are located at Bell Air, Bourdon,

Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Croix-des-Bouquets, Demas, Depress, Ken scoff, L-aisle, Leogane, Anson, Eatonville,

Port-au-Prince, Tabard, Grand Gave, Grassier and Jamal communes with a total population of 696,458

people. Information on the number of sites and displaced people in Petit and Grand Goave is still required

Complete results of the assessment conducted for the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) by CERES are to

arrive this week. Information is being cross checked with partners. The figures reported on the number of

sites and number of displaced are likely to increase. Accurate and interactive situation maps of all the sites

will be produced based on the results of the DTM by next week. The cluster already has produced maps for

the 21 priority sites and is currently working on flood maps based on micro-analysis for the most at risk

camps. IOM will start displacement tracking monitoring in Leogane and Gressier on 5 March. Six technical

assessments were also performed in Petit Goave (four sites) and Grand Goave (two sites) and findings will be

made available soon.

The CCCM cluster continues to support capacity-building of partners and local authorities by holding regular

CCCM briefings at the UN Logbase in Port-au-Prince as well as in other regions. A briefing took place in

Leogane on 3 March, where local authorities and partners participated. 

More camp management agencies and partners for registration of all displaced are yet to be identified.

Candidates should contact the cluster to ensure that their registration system is in line with Government set

standards and procedures. Further information is available at www.cccmhaiti.info

Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI)

Immediate provision of emergency shelter continues to be of priority, including the distribution of appropriate

fixings. The decongestion of overcrowded settlements appears closer with agreement from the Government

on five sites available for emergency settlements to decompress sites in Port-au-Prince. The assessment of

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. 

4 land earmarked by the Government is now the priority with the CCCM and WASH clusters to initiate camp

planning for the identified sites.

Some agencies have begun construction of T-shelter although there is lack of certainty regarding land tenure,

potential length of stay and ultimate ownership. Currently over 100,000 transitional shelters have been

planned, while agencies continue assessing needs. The cluster has agreed on two transitional shelter designs

to be used for joint procurement.

The Shelter cluster reports that accurate data on the actual number of persons left homeless by the

earthquake remain difficult to ascertain as settlements attract occupants from surrounding neighbourhoods. In

addition, continuing movement of beneficiaries between spontaneous sites creates difficulties for agencies to

plan for distribution.

Agencies in Leogane have developed a debris recycle and removal kit which, following a presentation to the

Shelter cluster in Port-au-Prince, has been approved for use across Haiti. In previous discussions between

IOM and Shelter cluster in Leogane, it was agreed that IOM would distribute these kits to NGOs to ensure

wider outreach.

A regional taskforce to discuss transitional sites was established in Leogane; participants include Shelter and

CCCM clusters, MINUSTAH, OCHA, the Canadian Forces, Sri Lankan Battalion, Korean Forces and local


The Canadian Red Cross has offered to distribute 3,000 temporary shelters in the wider Jacmel area. 


Following the Surge 1 operation, areas of responsibility for each partner have been modified and aligned with

municipal boundaries. General food distributions (GFD) will take place from 5 to 31 March. The Surge 2

operation will target 1.9 million beneficiaries with a two week ration of rice and a month ration of beans, cornsoy-

blend, oil and salt.

Food-for-work (FFW) and cash-for-work (CFW) will be scaled up in April once the GFD ends. These programs

will provide affected populations with income and conditional support. Preliminary estimates of households

that would need to be reached are 225,000 families (1,125,000 people). Of these, 150,000 families are

estimated to be in Port-au-Prince and 75,000 in earthquake-affected rural areas.

Blanket General Food rations and Supplementary Rations are being distributed to orphanages targeting

20,000 orphans (85 percent of whom are in Port-au-Prince). Some 30 percent of the orphanages have

education facilities and will be integrated into the school feeding programme over the next three months.

Institutions with malnourished children will fall under nutrition interventions.

A programme providing meals to school-age children started last week. The programme will aim at reaching a

total of 148 schools, reaching about 71,000 children in greater Port-au-Prince. WFP aims to scale this up to

800,000 children in the future. (The pre-earthquake target was 500,000 children country-wide). For the

coming week, WFP plans to distribute meals for school aged children in 107 schools targeting some 62,000

children. WFP and partners are using the School Feeding Network already in place as an emergency safetynet

for children affected by the earthquake. 

5 Acdi-Voca have established a collaboration to address malnutrition in Cote de Fer and Belle Anse. ACDIVOCA

will take the lead on General Acute Malnutrition (GAM) and Save the Children the lead on Severe

Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

Despite ongoing efforts to address the nutritional needs of affected populations, there is a need to scale up

the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Leogane as well as blanket supplementary feeding in

Gressier, Petit and Grand Goave. 


To date 26 organizations are involved directly in providing latrines, showers and hand washing facilities at

spontaneous settlements. As of 17 February, more than 2,777 latrines have been completed by WASH

cluster partners for a total of 138,850 people. This represents 13 percent coverage of the target population.

The WASH cluster has developed an acceleration plan for latrine construction, including the construction of

12,950 latrines before the end of March and a total of 21,182 latrines before the end of June. The plan also

includes the provision of hand-washing facilities.

The technical working group reviewing the cluster sanitation strategy, consisting of DINEPA, NGOs and UN

agencies have made a request to the Joint Operating Task Centre (JOTC) to provide technical support to

engineer deeper, more stable trenches that can be de-slugged and which will not flood in the rainy season.

The aim of the working group is to identify a wider range of excreta disposal options, integrating sludge

management and disposal.

WASH cluster partners continue to employ a gender-sensitive approach. Women are particularly exposed to

the current lack of satisfactory sanitary condition, with numerous reports of urinary tract and vaginal


The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief, in coordination with DINEPA and UNICEF, performed

complete chemical analysis of over 40 water points in Gressier and Leogane. More than half of them were

microbiologically contaminated. As several wells were not protected and water was fetched directly from

those open wells, it was assumed that those wells were probably already contaminated before the

earthquake. These wells will nevertheless have to be cleaned and clear instructions on well protection need to

be given by DINEPA. Agencies based in Petit Goave and Grand Goave asked for the same type of analysis

to be undertaken in their area.

The Canadian military in Jacmel has provided a water treatment plant with a capacity of 60,000 litres per day

for the humanitarian response operation. However, no partner to take over the operation has been identified

so far.


The Protection monitoring teams are covering up to eight sites a day now. A common protection checklist has

been developed and distributed to partners. A database is being established to register findings from each

visit for easier access of other clusters and partner organizations. A number of sites identified through the

monitoring work have now begun to receive initial assistance although clusters are encouraged to reinforce

their participation and follow-up in monitoring visits.

The main findings of the protection monitoring work in Port-au-Prince show that there are still numerous sites

and spontaneous settlements that have not received any assistance since the earthquake. Main gaps

identified relate to shelter, food, potable water, basic healthcare assistance, sanitation and often security. A

lack of access to information on services available was also identified.

Protection concerns in the regions remain unchanged in terms of lack of adequate assistance to host

communities. In Jacmel the situation of persons living with disabilities continues to be worrisome, the

protection cluster is meeting with the main organizations to identify needs. The situation in the camp sites is

also of concern, particularly with regards to safety of women. Strategies for relocation of female-led

households to secured locations are being sought.

In Cap-Haitian, increasing numbers of Haitians forcibly returned from third countries continue to arrive.

OHCHR and UNHCR have consistently appealed for countries to suspend all involuntary returns to Haiti due

to the continuing humanitarian crisis. Until such time as people can return safely and in a sustained way, it is

imperative that countries not return Haitians at this time and to continue granting interim protection measures

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors. 

6 on humanitarian grounds. A protection cluster coordination mechanism is being activated in Cap-Haitian in

coordination with the ministry of social affairs.

Cluster partners have completed an assessment of orphanages in Gressier. None of them have received

adequate assistance. The objective of this assessment is to assist the local authorities to establish an official

list of orphanages in Gressier in order to be able to request assistance from aid organizations. Next week the

same assessment will be carried out in Leogane.

The cluster remains concerned that vulnerable groups in sites as well as people living outside of sites have

not received adequate assistance. The cluster is also concerned with the distribution mechanism of certain

organizations. These organizations have committed to improving the way they distribute ration cards,

including by carrying out community based assessments.

Gender Based Violence (GBV)

The referral group of the Sub-Cluster has produced a list of two NGOs and seven hospitals in Port-au-Prince

that are of an acceptable standard and that are prepared to receive GBV cases. These are currently being

printed on cards and will be distributed widely in camps and through the clusters

The Sub-Cluster is working with UNIFEM to find ways to strengthen their outreach to Civil Society

Organizations (CSO). One such effort entails the creation of a new group within the Sub-Cluster on Training

and Capacity Building. Training needs will be explored as well as avenues to ensure self-care for CSOs.

Adequate lighting in the camps is still a concern. In close coordination with the Office of the Special Envoy to

Haiti, discussions are underway for the provision of additional flashlights for women. Adequate shelter and

sanitation for women continues to be a concern. There is an additional concern for ensuring women’s safety

during food distribution. UNFPA will give 300 tents to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to set up in the camps to

create safe spaces for women.

Discussions are underway for the creation of a community patrol. There is an existing brigade system that is

being organized through camp committees. These groups will need training in order to increase protection of

women and girls. 

Early Recovery

The Early Recovery (ER) Cluster is actively participating along with the DINEPA in the CSC Planning Group,

ensuring close linkages with the work of ER partners in clearing and processing of debris as well as in

preparation for the rainy and hurricane seasons.

Around 300 experts from Haiti and abroad have been working daily in the Hotel Karibe in Port-au-Prince on

the Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Recovery Framework (PDNA). PDNA teams have been collecting

information through analysis and review of primary and secondary data as well as through field visits

PDNA thematic groups are working with humanitarian clusters to ensure that their work informs the PDNA

process. Presidential Commissions are also engaging with thematic groups to ensure that it is in line with the

overall vision of the Government of Haiti.

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.


The PDNA process is informing and feeding into a national strategic plan for the immediate (6 months), short

term (18 months) as well as the medium and longer term (3 and 10 years respectively). It will serve as an

overarching framework, guiding the actions of all actors involved in building a new Haiti.

The draft PDNA report will be presented at a technical meeting in Santo Domingo on 16-17 March, and the

final version will be presented at the donors' conference scheduled for 31 March in New York. 

Emergency Telecommunications (ETC)

The challenge of malware and intrusions on humanitarian networks is already affecting internet access

capacity and overwhelming the help desk with support requests. ETC has identified a solution and is working

towards its implementation.

However ETC can only limit the impact of such undesired software and network activity at the network level

i.e. at the wireless access level. Individual organizations using the ETC network will have to ensure that their

laptops, wi-fi enabled cellular phones and other devices connected to the ETC networks are protected using

suitable end-point protection software. Without a layered approach to network security eliminating the risk of

intrusions which can result in information (personal, confidential etc) leaks will not be possible.

Secondly, the ETC network has no restrictions regarding the kind of material that traverses the network. This

matter will be tabled at the ETC Working Group meeting next week for further deliberation. However the ETC

will block access to sites known to host malware to minimize the possibility of "drive-by" infections.

The Education cluster in Leogane (covering both Leogane and Gressier) was launched this week, bringing

together education stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, UN agencies, local and international

NGOs, and civil society representatives. Immediate priorities include: sharing findings from all school

assessments conducted so far among technical partners and identifying gaps in coverage; b) conducting a

mapping exercise on who is doing what where and when; c) developing common principles and strategies for

establishment of temporary learning spaces, distribution of education supplies, and training of teachers.

Coordination meetings for the following sectors continue to take place, now generally once a week: Food

(WFP), Shelter/NFI (IFRC), WASH (DINEPA/UNICEF), Health (Save the Children), Early Recovery/CFW

(UNDP), CCCM (IOM), Nutrition (UNICEF), Protection (MINUSTAH/OHCHR), Education (UNICEF) and

cluster leads (OCHA).

According to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS), the revised Humanitarian Appeal of US$ 1.4 billion is 49

percent funded at US$ 700 million, with another US$ 44 million in uncommitted pledges.

The Emergency Relief Response Fund for Haiti has over US$ 77 million in pledges, of which US$ 64 million

has been received.

All companies that wish to make cash and in kind donations are urged to use the new UN/Business

Partnership Gateway, at http://business.un.org. This function matches offers of support with UN


All humanitarian partners, including donors and recipient agencies, are encouraged to inform FTS of

cash and in kind contributions by sending an email to: fts@reliefweb.int

1. OCHA Contacts

Location Role Name Contact Details

New York Desk Officer Heidi Kuttab kuttab@un.org

+ 1 917 367 33 65

New York Spokesperson Stephanie Bunker bunker@un.org

+1 917 367 5126

IV. Coordination

V. Funding

VI. Contacts

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.


Geneva Spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs byrs@un.org

+41 22 917 2653, mobile +41

79 473 4570

Geneva Humanitarian Affairs





+ 41 22 917 1325

Geneva Donor Relations Helena Fraser +41 22 917 1690

mobile: +41 79 444 6025

Geneva In-kind Offers Adriana Carvalho-



+ 41 22 917 3514

Geneva Civil Military


Alan Butterfield butterfielda@un.org


Haiti OCHA Spokesperson Kristen Knutson knutson@un.org

+1646 785 0415

Haiti Inter-Cluster


Patrick Lavand-




+509 3491 7274

Haiti Emergency Relief

Response Fund

Caroline Peguet peguet@un.org

+509 34912261

Haiti JOTC minustahjoc@un.org

+509 3702 6613

Dominican Republic OCHA Ignacio Leon leoni@un.org

+1 829 643 0564

+509 37 63 22 98

2. Cluster Contacts in Haiti

Cluster Role Name Contact details

Agriculture Cluster Coordinator Etienne Peterschmitt Agricluster.haiti@gmail.com

+509 3763 22 98

Camp Coordination and

Camp Management

Cluster Coordinator Giovanni Cassani Cccmhaiti2010@gmail.com

Camp Coordination and

Camp Management

Site Planning Jean-Philiippe



Civil Military

Coordination (Cross

Cutting Issue)

Coordinator Brian Isbell uncmcoordhaiti@gmail.com

+509 3491 7272

Early Recovery Cluster Coordinator Robert Przedpelski robert.przedpelski@undp.org

+ 509 3791 9481

- Post Disaster Needs


Early Recovery


Jean-Baptiste Nkusi jean-baptiste.nkusi@undp.org

+509 3792 1236

Education Cluster Coordinator Andrea Berther aberther@unicef.org

Education Cluster Coordinator Warue Kariuki waruekariuki@yahoo.co.uk

+509 34 924 228

Emergency Shelter Cluster Coordinator Gregg McDonald shelterhaiti2010@gmail.com

+509 3485 0312



ETC Coordinator Dane Novarlic dane.novarlic@wfp.org

+971 50 507 1135

Environment Focal point Antonio Perera Antonio.perera@unep.org

+509 349 032 50

Food Aid Cluster Coordinator Judith Thimke Foodcluster@yahoo.com


+509 37 01 23 77

Gender (Cross Cutting


Advisor Victoria Rames rames@un.org

Health Cluster Coordinator Dr. Jorge Castilla

Dana Vanaplphen

(from 24 February)


+509 6677 6401

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective

and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.


Logistics / UNHAS Cluster Coordinator Matthew




+ 509 3778 1936

Logistics Logistics Officer Irving Prado Irving.prado@wfp.org

+509 3791 7010

Logistics Cargo and Storage haiti.cargo@logcluster.org

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator Stefano Fedele nutritionclusterhaiti@gmail.com

+509 3491 2887

Protection Cluster Coordinator Mr. Ben




+509 3747 7448

-Gender-based Violence Coordinator of sub


Lina Abirateh sufarlina@gmail.com

-Child Protection Coordinator of sub


Henrik Haggstrom haiticpwg@gmail.com

+509 3881 2381

WASH Cluster Coordinator Souleymane Sow ssow@unicef.org

+509 34 91 6956

WASH Deputy Cluster


Silvia Gaya sgaya@unicef.org


Websites and document links:

Government of Haiti website: http://haitiseisme2010.gouv.ht/

Haiti coordination website: http://haiti.oneresponse.info

For more information on Haiti and other crises, visit: www.reliefweb.int

For information on OCHA: http://ochaonline.un.org/haiti

Guide to humanitarian giving for the Haiti Earthquake: http://ochaonline.un.org/donatetohaiti

For information on ICRC’s family tracing service, go to: http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/familylinks.

For the logistics cluster: http://www.logcluster.org/ops/hti10a

For the emergency telecommunications cluster: www.wfp.org/ict-emergency

For the shelter cluster: http://groups.google.com/group/shelterhaiti2010

UNHAS flights from SD to PAP: http://www.logcluster.org/ops/hti10a/flash-news-17-january-2010-unhas

Gender ABCs for Haiti: http://oneresponse.info/crosscutting/gender/

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