Combat Haiti's Spreading Cholera Crisis

Jun 22, 2011

Latest from the CGI Haiti Action Network WASH/SHELTER Cluster Report

IA and ACF restauration at Monjoie
IA and ACF restauration at Monjoie

International Action/
The month of May proved to be very successful for the Campaign for Clean Water in Haiti. This past month, International Action installed 21 chlorinators in Port-au-Prince, Léogane, Carrefour and other towns. These installations are benefiting approximately 100,000 people. The record setting pace was fueled by International Action’s strategic plan to protect the population from waterborne illnesses, such as cholera, during the current rainy season.

Community Interventions & ongoing cholera response

In collaboration with the DINEPA and partner organizations such as Action Contre la Faim and Le Comité International de la Croix Rouge, International Action experienced great success installing new chlorinators and restoring old ones that were damaged in the quake last year. In many cases, ACF or the CIRC restored the water tanks, DINEPA provided the water, and International Action installed the chlorinators to protect the residents.

In collaboration with Le Comité International de la Croix Rouge, the following chlorinators were also installed.

Drouillard 1 -  N : 18034.920’   Wo : 72019.570’
Drouillard 2 -  N : 18034.920’   Wo : 72019.570’
Drouillard 3 -  N : 18035.028’   Wo : 72019.566’
Drouillard 4 -  N  : 18035.103’  Wo : 72019.522’

CGI Successful Partnership - IA and AIR

In addition to community interventions, International Action installed 12 chlorinators and 2,000-gallon tanks in schools through its partnership with the American Institute for Research. All of the installations were completed in the month of May, increasing students’ access to clean water. Please see below for school names and location.

#    School     GPS    Commune    Department
1    Collège John Wesley    N : 18033.289’     
Wo: 72017.501’    Léogane    Ouest
2    Collège Frère Laroche Foucault     N : 18030.534’     
Wo: 72036.958’    Léogane    Ouest
3    Collège Cœur de Jésus    N : 18033.006’     
Wo: 72019.005’    Port-au-Prince    Ouest
4    Ecole Nationale K-Dougé    N : 18032.749’     
Wo: 72020.3184’    Jacmel    Ouest
5    Collège Pierre Mendas    N : 18025.980’     
Wo: 72051.795’    Petit-Goave    Ouest
6    Ecole Nationale du Sacre-Coeur    N : 18025.999’     
Wo: 72051.814’    Petit-Goave    Ouest
7    Ecole Nouvelle Lune    N : 18032.061’     
Wo: 72019.672’    Port-au-Prince    Ouest
8    Ecole Ruben Marc    N : 18032.575’     
Wo: 72020.522’    Port-au-Prince    Ouest
9    Ecole Nationale Congréganiste Saint Charles    N : 18032.351’     
Wo: 72024.622    Carrefour    Ouest
10    Ecole Mixte Rodney Damas    N : 18031.899’     
Wo: 72024.415’    Carrefour    Ouest
11    Ecole Evangélique Maranatha    N : 18031.562’     
Wo: 72021.205’    Port-au-Prince    Ouest
12    Sacré-Cœur / Marie Gosetti    N : 18032.122’     
Wo: 72020.987’    Port-au-Prince    Ouest

Water Trucking

International Action’s water truck delivered 20,000 gallons of clean water to schools in Cité Soleil and internally displaced person’s camps. 32 different sites receive clean water on a weekly basis. The water truck only delivers water to sites that have no DINEPA water infrastructure.

Conclusion: International Action’s Campaign for Clean Water is gaining tremendous momentum and making new friends along the way. We’ve added 100,000 new beneficiaries this past month. Our simple, affordable, and effective water chlorination system has proven that it can provide clean water on a community level anywhere in Haiti. To fulfill our commitment of reaching 2.5 million people, we are seeking funding and sustainable partnerships through the CGI. We are very thankful for the CGI for providing us with the platform to showcase our work, create partnerships, and contribute to Haiti’s reconstruction.

IA and ACF restauration at Monjoie
IA and ACF restauration at Monjoie
Installed in partnership with the CICR
Installed in partnership with the CICR
Installation at an AIR sponsored school
Installation at an AIR sponsored school

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Zach Brehmer

Washington, DC United States

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