Reference : V-P-HT-E-00667
Date : 2011
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Port-au-Prince. Volunteers from the Haitian Red Cross raising public awareness of the dangers of cholera and of the threat posed by the hurricane season: their methods include singing and amateur theatricals.
Photographer : CHARLES, Jacob
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 11-01-2012, Operational Update

Haiti: improving conditions of detention

Two years after an earthquake devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, reconstruction is finally making progress there. The ICRC is working with the authorities to improve the living conditions of detainees and to rebuild a large limb-fitting and rehabilitation centre. Read on for the latest update on our activities in Haiti.


Cooperation with the Haitian Red Cross

The ICRC is taking part in different working groups to support institutional development in the Haitian Red Cross, including a group dealing with the development of local branches. Particularly important was the organization's participation in two workshops in 2011 with the chairmen of the regional committees. These were aimed at developing action plans and budgets.

Two sessions were organized by the ICRC and the disaster-management unit of the Haitian Red Cross on the theme of safe access for the National Society's emergency-response teams. Thanks to financial assistance from the ICRC, 170 volunteers benefited from basic training and refresher courses in first aid.

Finally, to support the National Society's efforts to strengthen its presence in Cité Soleil and Martissant, the ICRC provided technical and financial assistance to volunteers from those areas, so that they might organize local awareness-raising activities on themes such as cholera and the hurricane season.

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