Here are the headlines that grabbed me:
· FOOD - Farmers in Leogane, Petit-Goave and Grand-Goave start to receive support
· HEALTH - General hospital reopened and providing some services
· EARLY RECOVERY- 100,000 women in camps to join the Cash for Work program –Ministry of Women
· EDUCATION - Psychological help provided to children in camps!
· TRANSPORTATION - 100 ships on their way to Haiti
AGRICULTURE - Farmers in Leogane, Petit-Goave and Grand-Goave start to receive support
Farmers in Leogane, Petit-Goave and Grand-Goave are seeing some of their irrigations channels cleared up. In addition, these farmers will start receiving farm inputs and authorized seeds that FAO will be supplying. The Ministry of Agriculture will issue a list of seeds that will be authorized so make sure you only use those ones! We'll tell you more as soon as we can and be aware.
HEALTH - General hospital reopened and providing some services
The state general hospital is providing all the services and emergencies for victims of the earthquake. They have reopened the pediatric, pharmacy, lavatory, sanitation, and radiology units. I
EARLY RECOVERY - 100,000 women in camps to join the Cash for Work program –Minister of Women Affairs
The Minister of Women Affairs said that 100,000 women in the camps will be participating in the Cash for Work program and that they will be paid on time. Minister of Women Affairs, Marjorie Michele, said that she has also worked with the police and the "Commissaires de Gouvernement" to put together a team against sexual violence in camps. She will provide more information as soon as it is available.
PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT – Keep your children busy, it is good for them!
World Vision has hired monitors and teachers to go to some camps to work with children. This and other organizations hope to extend this program to many camps as soon as possible, be patient. These specialists teach them about hygiene, provide some basic education (reading, writing), and entertain the children. You, as parents, try also to keep your children busy and entertain, it is good for them.
TRANSPORTATION - 100 ships on their way to Haiti
100 ships are on the way to Haiti, and the authorities are defining a system to decide on slot allocations in Port-au-Prince. Food and non-food items had to be transported through Santo Domingo or from other ports in Haiti where they could unload their cargo.
(Source is: Jacobo Quintanilla, Humanitarian Coordinator (email@example.com - +509 348 59387)
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