Although nearly half (40prozent) of all damages in Haiti affects homes, are only 6percent of international funds and 14prozent of US Government funds intended for construction and repair of houses Cologne, August 04, 2010 – although nearly half (40%) of all damages in Haiti affects houses, intended for construction and repair of houses so far only 6% of international funds and only 14% of the resources of the US Government. In addition, only about 3 million US dollars for repairs of the damaged houses are planned. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for humanity, the Government pointed out this imbalance of aid flows. In regard to a medium-term reconstruction of Haiti, he outlined the basic importance of focusing on safe accommodation of the persons concerned to the Committee of Foreign Affairs as an expert for reconstruction in disaster areas. He called to schedule more funds for the construction and repair of shelters for the 1.5 million people affected. More funds will be required for the removal of rubble as the essential basis for a possible reconstruction of houses – urgent.
Objective of aid must be that affected families in their old homes and environments can return. At newly established residential areas, also work, and educational opportunities for the people must be to promote the development of the country. From previous disasters is known, that the city’s population is growing after a disaster – this must be taken into account. Already now are from the estimated 570,000 people, au who left port Prince after the earthquake, more than half of the City returned. Displaced persons living in over 1300 emergency settlements in insecure, highly improvised accommodation without special protection against hurricanes. You are not sure also before expulsion, as ownership of land are unclear. The clarification of this complex and difficult ownership requires further financial resources and emphasis on the international helpers.