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World Health Organization and U.S. military team up to deliver 600 radios, 1200 pounds of medical supplies to four clinics outside Port-au-Prince
PORT-AU-PRINCE —Hundreds of Haitians came running as a Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion touched down Feb. 4, scattering dust but gathering a large crowd on a field in Pignon.

Before the boxes were even off-loaded, people of all ages with inquiring eyes and smiling faces stood together, eagerly waiting to see what would come off the helicopter.

The crowd was not disappointed. One by one, members of the Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and the World Health Organization walked out carrying boxes full of radios and medical supplies.

Just a few hours later, three more cities all over Haiti—Cap Haitien, Saint Louis du Nord and Gros Morne—had all received boxes of relief aid. In total, the four cities outside of Port-au-Prince received 600 radios and approximately 1,200 pounds of medical supplies

This latest collaboration between the U.S. military and the World Health Organization began a few days ago, when Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command (JFSOCC) members came to the organization with information about medical needs at the clinics in the four cities. After working out the supply logistics, the JFSOCC coordinated air transportation support from the CH-53, which was based on the USS Bataan.

“Providing essential medicines to health professionals during an emergency is critical,” said Ian Stein, WHO emergency response team program officer. “Through this collaboration we were able to expand our capacity to ensure that medicines end up where they are needed.”

The medical supplies provided by the WHO included multiple “Kit 10,000s,” which contain enough medicines, medical devices and equipment to treat 10,000 individuals.

The radios provided by JFSOCC allow more individuals to hear public service announcements regarding humanitarian assistance and messages of hope that the international community is here to help. These solar- and hand-cranked radios are also equipped with a flashlight and a USB-port to charge any device with a USB connection.

All of the supplies were delivered to the various non-governmental organizations that are helping manage the clinics in each of the cities.

“I think this mission today is an example of how partnerships should form in times of emergencies,” Stein said. “We are able to develop nimble plans for immediate response and implement them with success. If we can continue this style of work, we know that we will continue to save lives together.”

The hundreds of smiling people in Pignon, Cap Haitien , Saint Louis du Nord and Gros Morne have already seen the effects of this partnership first-hand.

For more information about this and other U.S. Government initiatives to support Haiti ’s longer-term needs, contact the U.S. Government Joint Information Center at: http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=HaitiJIC@USAID.gov.

PORT-AU-PRINCE – An orphanage here in Haiti, which we will not name in order to protect the children living there, was already providing a home to more than 150 orphans prior to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th. Now the number of children has expanded to include those who have recently been orphaned or temporarily separated from their families due to the earthquake, and that number far exceeds the facility’s capacity to care for them. Hearing of the need, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) recently donated tents, generators, sleeping bags and other assistance to the struggling orphanage

The orphanage, which is working in partnership with the Haitian Government and UNICEF, has seen more than a 60% increase in children being brought to their facility since the earthquake. One of their key needs was shelter to house these new children. The large tents, which can house up to 100 children, are actually the tents the Los Angeles and Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Teams used while here in Haiti searching for survivors of the quake. Rather than bringing them back to the U.S. to be repacked and used for the next mission, everyone felt they could be better served here in Haiti to provide these children with a temporary home.

The U.S. Government is dedicated to helping the people of Haiti in any way we can. We are here to save lives and alleviate suffering during this extremely difficult time,” said Tim Callaghan, USAID DART team leader. “Having adopted children myself, being able to help these children in just a small way really has special meaning for me."

In addition to shelter, the institution also required additional latrines. USAID DART’s water and sanitation experts are providing their expertise and guidance on the set up of new latrines, including the best location to ensure the health and safety of the children.

“This is just one example of the many ways in which U.S. Government agencies are collaborating to assist the Government of Haiti and UNICEF to support children affected by the recent earthquake,” Gary Newton, the U.S. Government Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children observed. “Many of the staff from these local organizations have, like these children, been deeply affected by the earthquake. It is humbling to see these organizations step up their assistance to children despite their own enormous losses.”

With new shelter facilities, latrines, generators and sleeping bags, the orphanage is now better able to help the Haitian children who have been separated from their families because of the earthquake