In the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake, older people are the most at-risk group according to a UN assessment, yet their needs are often overlooked. With the start of rainy season in April , hundreds of older people are living in the ruins of their Port au Prince care home, surrounded by a huge camp of other earthquake survivors. Staff struggle to provide privacy and just one or two meals a day. Other older people have lost everything in the disaster.
We are providing staff to the Municipal care home and building toilets and bathing areas for residents. We are also distributing thousands of food packages and personal care kits in other care homes and to vulnerable older people living in camps.
This work will reach thousands of the most vulnerable older people with life saving support, enabling them to survive and begin to rebuild their lives.