Haiti : rebuilding more securely and sustainably
On the 29 January, a handover ceremony of ‘core house’ shelters, part of a project implemented by Première Urgence Internationale in the Grand’Anse department took place in Haiti.
Hadja, Mohammed, Zyad…They all crossed paths with our teams in 2017 in Lebanon, Palestine, Nigeria and Ukraine…
They all have a story. We bring you first-hand accounts of their stories, experiences full of pain but also of hope, in this, the final edition of the year.
A COMMITTED HUMANITARIAN
Sandrine Chapeleau is a committed humanitarian. An experienced and dynamic globe-trotter, Sandrine began working in the humanitarian sector when she was 30. And she’s never stopped since. This year, she celebrates 10 years of working with Première Urgence Internationale. We hear about her career path and her aspirations.
HURRICANES AND NATURAL DISASTERS, HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Hurricane Irma continues its advance, now with decreasing intensity, towards the southeast of the United States, and storm José, greatly feared, is moving up the Atlantic having caused only minor damage. The most powerful hurricane ever observed in the North Atlantic mobilised Première Urgence Internationale’s teams last week. Olivier Routeau, Head of Emergencies and Operational Development at Première Urgence Internationale, reflects on the situation and explains the emergency response mechanisms that the NGO can activate in the face of a natural disaster.
Drinking water for Haiti
In the Grand’Anse department of Haiti, over 60% of the population does not have access to drinking water. Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 destroyed many drinking water facilities. Première Urgence Internationale teams are improving access to drinking water.
A PHONE FOR SHOPPING AT BEAUMONT MARKET
Cash on a mobile phone: this is the principle that has been implemented in Haiti to help the people who have been profoundly affected by Hurricane Matthew since last October.
“It was like a massive explosion had gone off”
Mauricio Tautiva, water, hygiene and sanitation advisor for Première Urgence Internationale has left for three weeks in Haiti to assess the urgent needs of the communities affected by Hurricane Matthew on 4th October 2016.
SETTING UP PREMIÈRE URGENCE INTERNATIONALE’S FIRST WORK IN HAITI
Première Urgence Internationale team has been deployed in Haiti to evaluate the major needs, and to bring emergency aid.