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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
PBS NewsHour interview with CARE President & CEO
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