Saturday, January 23, 2010

People queuing at an Oxfam distribution point

I've been in Haiti for just over a week, part of our emergency response there after a devastating earthquake which has killed an estimated 200,000 and affected as many as 3 million people.

its been incredibly challenging providing aid to people where its most needed: all kinds of problems: phone lines/internet down; blocked roads; collapsed buildings; lack of fuel.

But a week on, we are targetting over 80,000 with clean drinking water, sanitation, shelter, and about to start some cash-for-work programmes, giving people money or food in return for working on programmes eg clearing rubbish, rehabilitating markets etc.

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