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news | January 13, 2010 | Haiti | Emergency

Emergency in Haïti

Photo : © ACTED in Haiti 13/01/2010

Deployment of 1000 shelter and household kits for earthquake victims in Port-au-Prince.

ACTED staff located in Haiti is committed to emergency relief following yesterday’s devastating earthquake

The humanitarian crisis is dire, early reports describing the earthquake as the worst to hit the island in the past 200 years.

ACTED is strengthening its capacities in Haiti to deliver emergency aid to the inhabitants of Port-au-Prince.

A dedicated emergency team is already en-route to join the 80 ACTED staff already working in the country. In addition, ACTED, in cooperation with ShelterBox UK, is sending 1000 emergency shelter and household kits by air. This cargo is the first step in a wider emergency intervention by ACTED in favor of the affected population of Haiti.

Appeal for donations

As a leading emergency-response international NGO with considerable experience in Haiti, ACTED is launching an appeal for donations to fund the relief aid operations to the earthquake-affected populations.

Please support our action by visiting by donating online. ACTED has been working in Haiti since 2005. Already engaged in emergency response operations following hurricanes Gustav and Ike in the summer 2008, ACTED also works to improve food security, sanitation and access to potable water for vulnerable Haitian populations.

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