PORT-AU-PRINCE – Oxfam staff in Haiti is continuing to provide for urgent water and sanitation needs in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The international aid agency is also sending additional humanitarian response specialists and communications officers, who will be available for media in Port-au-Prince.
Oxfam teams are distributing water to thousands of people in two locations in Port-au-Prince today (Sunday):
- From 12 noon (EST), water will be distributed from a site next to a temporary outdoor medical center at Delmas 48, near Petionville.
Teams will install water bladders – flexible tanks that can hold up to 10,000 liters of water. Water trucks will be filling up the tanks to provide clean, fresh water for local people. Platforms for the tanks were build yesterday and taps are already installed. Oxfam aims to install three other bladders at this site.
To arrange filming of the water distribution, journalists should call or text Oxfam press officer Caroline Gluck, in Port-au-Prince, on +44 7867 976041. Also on-site will be Karim Deniel, on + 52155 91992 886
- Later this afternoon, distribution will also take place at a location in one of the worst-hit suburbs, Carrefour. Time and exact location has not yet been confirmed.
To arrange filming at Carrefour, call or text Oxfam health worker Helen Hawkings on +52 155 919 93189.
Oxfam has three additional staff members en route to Port-Au-Prince, who will be available for information and interviews on Monday.
For further information, and to arrange interviews, please contact Maura Hart at +1 202 476 0093 or [email protected]