Haiti – Politic : Hurricane season invites itself to the 12th Government Council
Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant presided this week his 12th Government Council on the implementation of a national strategy for prevention and risk management in anticipation of the hurricane season (June 1 to November 30, 2018) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-24508-haiti-security-2018-hurricane-season-prospects-and-probabilities.html
Placed under the sign of the duty and the solidarity, this Council of government made it possible to make an inventory of the human resources, the logistics as well as emergency funds available.
Like the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), each body comprising the National Risk Management Committee (CNGRD) presented a protocol of actions aimed at strengthening the resilience of the country in the face of major natural hazards. To this end, a National Communication and Simulation Plan has been developed to inform the population about the behavior to adopt in the event of a disaster.
In this Plan, the Ministries of the Interior, Public Works, Defense, Environment and Agriculture will jointly carry out mitigation, river cleaning and retention wall construction projects in order to minimize material damage and loss of life.
For their part, the Ministry of Health and the Haitian Red Cross assured the Head of Government that ambulances, mobile rapid response teams in case of resurgence of cholera, rescuers, rescue equipment including 7 boats will be prepositioned in the 10 departments.