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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential Long Term Impact
Assist residents of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country as they struggle to recover from this devastating natural disaster.
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.