Ian Rodgers, John Bugge, Save the Children emergency staff
January 16, 2010
Here is a brief on-the-ground update on one of our first distributions in Port-au-Prince:
A 20-foot container that Save the Children filled in the Dominican Republic and sent overland was delivered today to the Hospital de l'Espoir (Hope Hospital).
It contained hygiene kits (rubbing alcohol, soap, towels, baby wipes, sanitary napkins, shampoo, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disinfectant gel, chlorine, diapers and water) plus food and water.
food will serve 2,000 people and the supply included such items as
tinned fish, crackers, rice, beans, powdered milk, tomato sauce,
bottled water and cooking oil.
We provided some of the goods to people
on the street, as well.
Photo credits: Win McNamee/Getty Images
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Annie Foster, Save the Children emergency team leader
January 15, 2010
Starting last night, Save the Children’s response team began distributing IV solutions and medicines to 14 hospitals and clinics throughout the Port-au-Prince region.
A truck load of family kits and hygiene kits just arrived at our office in Haiti from our office in the Dominican Republic. We will begin distributing those supplies immediately.
We have 20 vehicles and 27 motorcycles to enable us to deliver aid.
We are seeing dazed, dehydrated parents walking the streets with their children, searching for clean water and food.
Many are starting to congregate in open spaces, setting up makeshift camps.
They are particularly fearful of being in or near buildings, as strong after shocks are continuing — one occurred at 5 am this morning.
Save the Children will be starting "safe space" areas for children in these camps, and also beginning child tracing programs to reconnect children who were separated from their families during the emergency.
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