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World Vision Situation Update: More Aid Reaching Many Survivors, but Conditions Remain Dire
Date:1/19/2010

re than 300 people have visited the clinic.  Many are children separated from their families.  Arrivals in critical condition are being evacuated by helicopter to Santo Domingo.
  • WV is also supplying food, medical supplies and shelter in Jimani.
  • Family-separated children are expected to become a top priority in this emergency response in coming days, weeks and months.
  • A WV child protection specialist is scheduled to arrive in Port-au-Prince on Thursday to begin identifying separated children and reuniting them with their families.
  • To date, World Vision has raised $31 million in cash for this response.  World Vision's U.S. office has raised $10.5 million in cash (and an additional $2 million in product donations from corporations).

  • Logistics Improving, but Still Difficult

    • The Port-au-Prince port remains unusable, the airport is heavily congested, and the road from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince is congested, with transit time running up to 18 hours.  Under normal conditions, the transit time varies between five and eight hours.
    • Approximately 100 aircraft land each day at Port-au-Prince airport.  Current priorities for landing slots are water and water equipment, food and medical, and transportation and logistics support.
    • World Vision has five relief flights scheduled from warehouses in Dubai, Panama, Germany, Canada and Denver, Colo., carrying the following suppl
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