Water, sanitation and hygiene activities compromised
As the response to emergencies has been compromised by the lack of water, UNICEF has begun to receive requests for drinking water, diesel and other supplies from Haitian institutions, such as hospitals and children's shelters. UNICEF is responding to these requests through national entities, such as DINEPA, the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and NGOs, considering current limitations.
Local women organizations responsible for implementing the programme Community Approach to Total Sanitation (ACAT) in the municipalities of Gonaïves, Saint-Marc, Saint-Michel and Gros-Morne have been affected as they are restricted in their movement. In the Centre Department, work has been at a standstill at Lascahobas for more than three weeks. On 15 September, the NGOs Action Contre la Faim and Deep Springs International were unable to launch home water treatment activities planned from September until November.
CERF WASH cholera activities have also been on stand-by mode for over two weeks.