Navigation Links
Aid Agency World Vision Granted $19m From USAID/OFDA for Haiti
Date:2/23/2010

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- International relief and development agency World Vision has been awarded a $19 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help families and communities in Haiti affected by the devastating January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.  

USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance selected World Vision for the year-long grant to provide shelter, economic recovery activities, and water, sanitation and hygiene activities at six spontaneous settlements in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas. The localities covered will include Delmas, Croix-des-Bouquets and Petionville.

"Thousands displaced from their homes by the earthquake still lack adequate shelter, clean water and sanitation, needs that are growing more urgent as the rainy season approaches," said Richard Stearns, president of World Vision in the U.S. "World Vision is pleased to be chosen by OFDA as a partner for expanding this critical work in Haiti."

The grant will enable World Vision to scale up its response to three critical needs still facing survivors—shelter, water and sanitation, and economic recovery—and achieve the following:

  • Provide transitional shelters for 5,000 displaced households.
  • Assist adults in the camps with cash-for-work activities such as clearing sites and preparing foundations for shelters, daily latrine cleaning and maintenance, and other needs that may include rehabilitating basic infrastructure such as roads and public spaces.
  • Provide and maintain bathing and hand-washing facilities and latrines through a six-month sanitation and hygiene promotion project.

In the five weeks since the earthquake, World Vision has provided 4,300 metric tons of food to more than 819,000 people, distributed shelter supplies to thousands in camps, opened five mobile clinics and distributed medical supplies to 11 hospitals, and reached 32,000 people with survival items such as basic hygiene kits, cooking sets, blankets and mosquito nets. To help protect and care for children in camps, World Vision has established safe places for children to play and learn in 7 locations, with additional sites planned.

The Christian humanitarian agency is one of the largest private relief and development agencies in Haiti, with 30 years of experience and 800 staff serving across the country prior to the quake. As a leading aid group in the current response, World Vision is committed to partnering with local government officials and communities, the United Nations and other NGOs to ensure ongoing coordination of the emergency response and the prioritization of children's needs in the recovery and rebuilding phases.

"We are still very much in the emergency response phase of this massive effort," said Eddy Brown, humanitarian emergency affairs director for World Vision, who has been working in Port-au-Prince. "It is critical that we reach children and other vulnerable survivors before the coming rains and hurricane season threaten their wellbeing again."

"Rebuilding Haiti will take years, not months," said Brown. "World Vision has worked in the country for 30 years and is committed to help Haiti's families recover for the long term."

Donations to World Vision's Haiti Quake Response can be made by calling 888-56-CHILD, at www.worldvision.org, or by texting the word "GIVE" to 20222.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tacking the causes of poverty and injustice. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press

SOURCE World Vision

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.worldvision.org/

'/>"/>

SOURCE World Vision
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bridgetech Announces Addition of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as Content Provider in its Development of a Healthcare Web Portal in China
2. Cincinnati Adoption Agency Invited to Participate in Values Voter Presidential Debate
3. UNH, state health agency, private industry and NASA to tackle Lyme disease
4. Wedgewood Pharmacy and Midwest Veterinary Supply Sign New Agency Agreement
5. Staffing Agency Hires Local Television News Team, Launches Broadband Network for Nurses
6. Mecklenburg EMS Agency Launches Innovative Program to Pay Future EMTs While They Train
7. GSW Worldwide Named Agency of Record for BioBehavioral Diagnostics Companys MMAT/ADHD(TM) System
8. Animetrics Selects Kirk Communications as Agency of Record
9. HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Members of the New Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee
10. HGX Selected as Creative Agency for National AIDS Fund New Brand
11. Florida Healthcare Agency Chooses Microsoft Technology to Heal Its Reporting Maladies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... Lawn, NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 ... ... with robust marketing services, which specializes in thought leadership , media relations, ... marketing campaigns and services that will be powered through Act-On, an intuitive marketing ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Charlevoix, MI (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 ... ... venue in Charlevoix, once again hosted their Military Wedding Giveaway, with the ... be hosted by Castle Farms with services generously donated from local vendors: A ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... Justice jointly issued a letter to withdraw previous guidance issued by ... gender identity. The guidance issued in May 2016 by the Obama Administration came ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a ... to the La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach to host its Swirl: ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is ... KLS is a longtime supporter of the event. , "We are pleased that ... said Dr. Bob Havlik, 2017 ACPA President. "KLS Martin has a long track record ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... -- Im Rahmen seiner Schlüsselwachstumsstrategie arbeitet die ... chinesischen Provinz Guizhou, 2017 mit dem Angebot von Anreize schaffenden ... Entwicklung einer eingebetteten Hightech-Schlüsselindustrie. Foto - http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/471342/First_CRH__CHina_Railway_High_Speed__Train_Enters_Guian.jpg ... ... ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The latest research Fibromyalgia Drugs Price Analysis and ... global Fibromyalgia market. The research answers the following questions: ... Fibromyalgia and their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Regulus Therapeutics Inc . (Nasdaq: RGLS), ... innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced it will release ... Thursday, March 2, 2017 after the market closes. ... on March 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time ... results and provide a general business update.  A live ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: