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American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report for Haiti Earthquake
Date:2/12/2010

nding to help feed an additional 1 million people for a month. To meet the dire need for clean water, it has also distributed more than 1 million water-purification sachets as well as containers that allow people to clean and carry water. The American Red Cross is also providing supplies for 130,000 people and working with Red Cross teams from other nations distributing relief items such as blankets, kitchen supplies, hygiene kits and buckets.

Shelter

More than 1 million people in Haiti are in need of shelter. Leaders representing more than 20 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, including the American Red Cross, gathered this week in Montreal, Canada for a two-day summit to develop and coordinate a comprehensive approach to respond to Haiti's immediate and long-term needs.  

"The challenges to quickly develop and deliver appropriate transitional shelters, and to do so prior to the rainy season, are immense," said David Meltzer, senior vice president of international services with the American Red Cross. "This week's meetings establish both a commitment and process to quickly shelter tens of thousands of survivors."  

In coordination with other relief agencies, the Red Cross aims to address the complex shelter situation in Haiti through a combination of strategies, including:

  • Providing local families with solutions that will encourage them to rebuild safely near their pre-disaster homes
  • Supporting host families who are housing displaced people
  • Supporting people in post-quake settlements by providing both tarps and tents

Health and Family Services

Since the earthquake, the American Red Cross has provided more than 1,100 units o
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