“The relief work is fortunately up and running, and many people receive aid. But we have to continue to contribute so that the aid doesn’t halt, and so that we can reach even more people.”
The UN and several humanitarian organizations from all over the world are contributing on Haiti. Challenges related to flight capacity, other logistics and coordination of the effort are now being dealt with. Food, medicines and aid personnel are arriving continuously. The security situation is so far stable, despite instances of looting and violence. The UN effort is for instance directed on putting people into work. The mobilization of the Haitian people in the relief work is important and it is essential that the local population participates in the continuing relief work.
“The protection of women and children is very important. We know that already exposed groups become even more vulnerable after natural disasters. The Norwegian contributions go primarily to the work that the UN and others do in this field“ says the Prime Minister.
The NOK 100 million increase in the Norwegian contribution is channeled through the UN, the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations. Organizations that are supported are, among others, UNICEF, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNDP and UNFPA.