The NLRC assessment team in the Sud Department has identified urgent gaps in the field of WASH in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Access to clean water is low (water facilities are damaged) and hygiene practices and opportunities are limited making the population vulnerable to diseases. This project reduces vulnerability of target population related to WASH and livelihood in Haiti-Sud. The target areas is suffering immensely from the consequences of Hurricane Matthew. Sitrep 11 from OCHA shows that Sud is the 2nd most hit department after Grand Anse. There are serious needs on Food Security, Education, Health and Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection Early Recovery, Shelter and NFIs. Operation is made difficult through the damaged infrastructure and communication lines. Les Cayes, Sud Haiti
The project will be implemented in coordination with other Movement partners, local actors and INGOs active in the target area in Sud, Haiti. NLRC will especially align with a larger American Red Cross programme. To the selected villages the NLRC will offer the following support: (1) Ensure sufficient access to clean water at the village level. (2) Ensure proper household treatment of drinking water. (3) Ensure an improved hygiene of the target villages to prevent water-borne diseases. (4) Livelihood recovery for fishermen and agricultural population. (5) Littoral coastline protection.
The project aims at reaching 10,000 households with beter access to clean water and awareness of hygiene behaviour.