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Haiti Earthquake Relief

Pictures from UN Secretary General’s visit to AMURT/EL camp and the Sanitation project that was funded by VOC.


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 Voice Of a Child funded the following 2 projects in Haiti in 2010

(1) Construction of Sanitation project: We noticed a potential and major hygiene crisis in Haiti and that was that in the absence of toilets people were defecating in the open areas. This problem could have been particularly significant and potentially epidemic, due to the pending rainy season. We immediately funded and completed the construction project for building 34 toilets.

(2) Secondly, we financed adoption of 15 additional children through our partnership with AMURT, which was already running the project in Haiti.


Click the links below to read the one year reports from VOC and AMURT/EL  (January 2011)

VOC Report  
AMURT/EL Report

 

The appeal that we sent out  during Haiti EarthQuake disaster can be seen below.


Haitian Children Need Your Help!!!

The recent earthquake in Haiti has left hundreds of thousands dead and close to 3 million people are expected homeless in this desperately poor country. The extent of devastation is staggering. Weeks after the earthquake, it is feared that the basic relief has not reached majority of the survivors. Thousands of orphans are without hope. People are desperate for basic necessities like water, food and urgent medical care because of the shattered supply lines.

Voice Of a Child began relief support activities and fund raising for AMURT immediately after the earthquake. Our governing body has a long standing membership in AMURT, and we have participated with it in major disasters worldwide for over 30 years. AMURT has more than 20 years of experience working in Haiti, and over 45 years of disaster relief experience. AMURT’s schools, on-going medical relief work and community building activities have earned it trust and respect of the local community, government and United Nations.

AMURT’s coordinators based in the north of Haiti, reached the disaster site the day after the quake, and with the help of local volunteers began early recovery and disaster relief operation from our school building in Port Au Prince. Additional AMURT teams from USA, Mexico, Chile and the Caribbean reached Haiti in the next few days and expanded the relief work. During the first seven days following the disaster, AMURT assisted more than 15,000 residents, providing daily mobile medical clinics, hot soup kitchens and the distribution of dry food rations. The first steps involved facilitating the transfer of food, medical services, water, and non-food items from the large aid agencies into the hands of smaller community-based groups who are best positioned to effectively facilitate distribution.Unlike emergency relief organizations such as Red Cross and Salvation Army, AMURT also has long term commitments for Haitians. While conducting emergency relief, we are also planning for semi-permanent shelters for the most vulnerable victims, the children.Due to our volunteer based operations, AMURT has no paid staff and therefore is able to utilize over 90% funds for the victim’s benefits. Since its inception in India in 1964, AMURT now covers membership in every nation of the globe. We are a community based volunteer organization; we are yours. Come, join and support us.Times of painful tragedy can bring out the best in us by bringing people together. Let us join with the people of Haiti to help them rescue their communities from this brutal disaster – act nowby making your donation using the Paypal button given below. VOC will donate 100% of the funds to AMURT for the longer term children’s service. The donations are fully secured by PayPal, and do not require your PayPal account.Please click the ‘Make a donation’ button situated in the upper right hand side bar of the page to help people in Haiti.

More links

 

AMURT Doctor returns home after humanitarian trip to Haiti

Media coverage of AMURT’s relief work on ABC 13 News

AMURT’s past work in Haiti

Haiti Disaster relief blog on this site – Updates of our work

http://www.amurt.us