Haiti and the humanitarian community launch a $ 126.2 million appeal to urgently assist 1.3 million people in 2019
Port-au-Prince, Friday, March 1, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com) – The Haitian Government and the humanitarian community have launched a $ 126.2 million appeal today to meet the humanitarian needs of 1.3 million people through the 2019-2020 Humanitarian Response Plan .
This plan aims to assist the most vulnerable people identified during the humanitarian needs assessment exercise conducted at the end of 2018. The plan will also focus on strengthening the resilience of the community. population and national institutions in response to recurrent crises and natural disasters and working hand-in-hand with development actors.
In 2019, the response plan will focus on responding to food insecurity, allowing access to basic services and protection services for the most vulnerable, to strengthen the fight against epidemics (cholera, malaria, diphtheria), and preparedness for natural disasters
The plan is launched jointly by the highest authorities represented by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation (MPCE), and representatives of the various ministries key pillars in humanitarian action, and by the entire humanitarian community working in Haiti under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator – United Nations agencies, national and international NGOs – and in the presence of the donor and state community. members. The plan serves as the first guiding tool for humanitarian action in Haiti and invites donors to support its implementation.
The Prime Minister, Jean Henry Céant, thanked the joint efforts, highlighting the commitment of the Haitian authorities to strengthen the resilience of Haitians and the ability of Haiti to prevent and “assume” progressively the humanitarian response. “It is a priority to set up adaptation mechanisms to deal with potential hazards. It is crucial to find bridges between emergency and development activities, and I would like to invite donors to renew their trust and support for the humanitarian partners operating in Haiti so that they can continue to support them. the efforts of state institutions “.
For his part, the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation, Jean Claudy Pierre, demonstrated that “l e Humanitarian Response Plan that we are launching today is the result of a joint work, inclusive, and which addresses the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable populations in Haiti “
For his part, Dr. Mamadou Diallo, Humanitarian Coordinator, Resident Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Haiti, reiterated that “ our presence here today is intended, first and foremost, to be the expression of our sustained, renewed and renewed commitment to those populations who have a need for humanitarian assistance: which aims to protect the most vulnerable, rebuild economic and social livelihoods, strengthen resilience and community solidarity. “, and to add:” This sound t these parameters which must be the base and compass of our commitment to populations affected by the crisis and natural disasters “
The Humanitarian Response Plan will be implemented over a period of 2 years with the possibility of revisiting the expressed needs if need be during this period