CARE's inital focus will be on food, clean water and shelter. Once we are able to provide immediate relief we will concentrate on longer-term rehabilitation.
The priority at the moment is water. As part of our initial response, CARE plans to distribute 600,000 water purification tablets and 60,000 meals. Our focus will be on the most vulnerable- women and girls. From CARE's experience in other emergencies, we know mothers with infants and pregnant women will need special supplies and health care, so this will also be a focus of our immediate response.
Water is the priority at the moment. However, as in all disasters, the immediate needs will also involve shelter, food and medical aid, as well as sanitation and other waste management solutions.
Assist residents of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country as they struggle to recover from this devastating natural disaster.
We're particularly worried about the children, because so many schools seem to have collapsed. Children were still in school when the earthquake hit so there are many children trapped. It's horrifying - Sophie Perez, CARE's Country Director in Haiti
Total Funding Received to Date: $73,440
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $73,440
The original project funding goal was $100,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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