Hurricane Matthew that hit the Caribbean in October 2016 has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. This is at a time when the country already faces an increase in the number of cholera cases, severe food insecurity and malnutrition. UN needs help from the private sector to provide humanitarian relief and recovery in Haiti.
Initial assessments suggest that up to 90 per cent of houses are destroyed in the worst affected areas. Businesses, schools, public
buildings and essential services have been destroyed as well. In view of the large scale of destruction in some affected areas, the rehabilitation of damaged houses and emergency shelter structures is a priority, as is the distribution of essential Non-Food Items.
For this, $12.4 million is required to reach 70,000 households. Priority actions include:
1. Provide continued support to the Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) on Non-Food Items (NFI) distribution and management.
2. Manage the common Non-Food Items (NFI) pipeline and in-kind donations.
3. Coordinate with other partners regarding the distribution of Non-Food Items (NFIs), taking into consideration priority needs and community approaches to avoid duplication of assistance.
4. Replenish and pre-position essential Non-Food Items (NFI) in Port-au-Prince, Gonaive, Jacmel, Les Cayes and Jérémie to provide immediate assistance to 70,000 families.
5. Provide materials (such as tarpaulins, basic tools and fixings) to rehabilitate damaged houses and damaged emergency shelter structures.
6. Provide capacity-building activities in order to assist the affected population rebuild their homes.