Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti Earthquake USAID Fact Sheet #49

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As of April 8, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and non-governmental organization partners had reached more than 1.97 million people—nearly 97 percent of the targeted caseload—with 17,296 metric tons (MT) of food assistance since phase two distributions began on March 6.

The U.S. Military Joint Task Force–Haiti (JTF–H) reports increasing the operational capacity of the Port-au-Prince port’s south pier from a pre-earthquake average of 233 to 400 container equivalents per day. JTF–H stated that the improvements should provide sufficient capacity for all expected output at the port.

Between March 14 and 20, the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Human Rights Section led a Joint Security Assessment (JSA) in seven spontaneous settlements in metropolitan Port-au-Prince and Léogâne municipality in response to increased protection concerns, particularly regarding gender-based violence and child protection. To ensure adequate security within settlement sites, the JSA highlighted the importance of cohesion within the settlement community, the physical organization of settlement spaces, and adequate policing. Additional information regarding JSA results follows in the protection section.

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