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iciHaiti - Social : The disabled victims of the arson at the Lapiste camp supported
05/07/2021 10:40:30

iciHaiti - Social : The disabled victims of the arson at the Lapiste camp supported
Following the arson of the Lapiste camp in Delmas 2, last June 17 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34011-haiti-news-zapping.html approximately 153 disabled people and their families who lived in this space were forced to flee, giving up everything they had to save their lives.

Faced with this situation, the Office of the Secretary of State (Soinette Désir) for the Integration of People with Disabilities (BSEIPH) ensured their support, with the help of various local organizations and the Task Force created by the Government in concert with national and international partners, in particular the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Report of interventions from June 18 to July 2, 2021 :

1- Handicapped people and their families took refuge in St Yves Parish in Delmas 5.

2- Sunday June 20, 2021, a BSEIPH delegation visited the Delmas 3 reception center made available by the Minister of Social Affairs, as well as the Dadadou Sports Center in order to relocate the victims.

3- They received drinking water, 250 masks, 100 IOM mattresses, 250 "World Vision" sponge mattresses, around 750 hygiene kits and dry food rations.

4- A hot dish is distributed to them every day.

5- Thursday June 24, with the support of the Community Police, the Secretary of State Soinette Désir, met the deaf people affected. Twenty (20) deaf people on the site, having their home in Cabaret, have agreed to return with the promise that the aid received will be delivered to them.

6- Friday June 25, 2021, the BSEIPH, accompanied by the Community Police, provided transport to Levêque of 21 people (19 deaf people, 1 baby and 1 teenager).

7- Sunday June 27, 2021, International Solidarity installed a drinking water tower, cleaned the showers and also emptied the latrines on the site.

8- The young people of IDEJEN and the Town Hall of Pétion-ville, for their part, cleaned up the space.

9- On Wednesday June 30, agents of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) carried out a site visit for the construction of a mobile clinic, psychological care for victims and distribution of health kits as part of the of the CERF project.

The BSEIPH once again recalls that the support of all is crucial for people with disabilities and invites its kind national and international donors to go through the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) and the BSEIPH for better coordination of aid.

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