|Rebirth of the Human in Haiti - 1 Year Report|
Over the past year, AVSI has received important support from the Italian government, the European Commission, the World Food Program, UNICEF, the UN Mission in Haiti, OCHA, and many private donors from around the world including hundreds of donors in North America. AVSI has responded to immediate needs including shelter, protection, health, and nutrition, with a particular focus on women and children. Now in the reconstruction phase, AVSI’s community reintegration and development approach touches upon the main areas of need of each community with great attention to the education and well-being of children and infants. A firm foundation for a long-term response is being built through school rehabilitation and the construction of a new educational and social support center in Cité Soleil. AVSI’s achievements can be noted not only in the number of beneficiaries assisted and schools built, but also in indicators such as the reduction of malnutrition to pre-earthquake levels and the low levels of unaccompanied children in the neighborhoods where AVSI is present.
Earlier reports and Press Releases: Rebirth of the Human in Haiti - AVSI's Response
Funds Raised by AVSI globally: over $9 million USD, including over $4 million USD from private donations from many countries
Funds Raised by AVSI-USA: over $50,000 USD
Personnel: 34 foreign staff (5 on long-term missions, 10 on short-term missions, and 19 doctors and nurses on a rotating basis), and 250 local staff
Beneficiaries Reached: 45,000 (31,000 in Port-au-Prince, and 14,000 in Les Cayes)
Geographic Areas of Intervention: Port-au-Prince neighborhoods of Cité Soleil, Martissant, Warf Jeremie, Cité Militaire; Les Cayes
In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, AVSI has been providing emergency response and assistance in temporary shelter, and support for family reintegration of unaccompanied children.
On February 4, 2010, schools opened within the camps; 5,000 children finished the school year in tent schools run by AVSI
From January to December, around 2 million liters of water were distributed to people living in tents.
Maternal-Infant Health and Nutrition
Malnutrition levels have been significantly reduced, now at levels equivalent or below those from before the earthquake, reflecting an important contribution to the protection of children.
From the first cases of cholera in Haiti, AVSI has carried out the following activities.
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