With the completion of two months from the earthquake that struck the region of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, the chairman, René Préval said that the number of victims is estimated at 300,000.
The number of homeless amounts to 1.2 million people. Of these, about 300,000 have been supplied tents and living in refugee camps and parks. An assessment of local and foreign engineers, only 40% of the buildings can be used, while 60% of 900 audited buildings should be demolished.
At the same time, the people of Haiti have to expect the period of heavy rains, beginning in May. The rains that have occurred so far, already worsened the situation in places where refugees reside. Typically, at least 10 are killed by floods caused by heavy rainfall in the southwest of Haiti.
Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere is estimated to require 14 billion dollars for reconstruction. In an effort to alleviate the burden of the country, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling to alleviate the debts of Haiti.
At the same time, the G7, the group of seven major industrialized nations - Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, USA - announced in early February that the debt of Haiti, which reached about 1.88 billion U.S. dollars at the end September 2008 will be barred.
The nations of Europe will strengthen Haiti to 609 million euros (EU budget and state budget), of which 309 million euro for humanitarian aid and 300 million for reconstruction and rehabilitation.
The action of the Doctors of the World
Two months later, Greece Medecins du Monde remain in Haiti, helping survivors of the devastating earthquake by providing basic medical services to all camps.
The missions of Doctors of the World are as follows:
* 1 mission - 18 January 2010 (2 doctors, 1 nurse and 1 administrator)
* 2nd Mission - January 21, 2010 (3 doctors)
* 3rd Mission - February 3, 2010 (3 doctors, 1 nurse, 2 administrative)
* 4th Mission - 7 February 2010 (1 doctor)
The Doctors of the World team operates in Port au Prince, in south-west of the airport.
The assist of Doctors of the World so far is:
- A health center with 200 to 300 patients per day and a field hospital with 15 large tents and each tent has 3 medical beds, a total of 45 medical beds.
Patients are injured and postoperative patients are admitted from regional hospitals and referral cases from the health center of Doctors of the World
The Doctors of the World have sent a total of 22 tonnes, with all necessary medical equipment to care for 30,000 patients.
In Haiti there are representations of the Doctors of the World from many countries of Europe, Asia and America.
The Doctors of the World have not yet received any state or European support and rely solely on the generosity of the Greek citizens.