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

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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 chil
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