To help families bridge the food shortage gap in the weeks following the quake, Compassion’s field offices and church partners in the Dominican Republic and Haiti distributed food kits to beneficiaries, implementing church partners and office staff, plus baby formula to Child Survival Program (CSP) mothers. Compassion also arranged to warehouse a stockpile of provisions for emergency use during the island’s hurricane season.
Medical Supply Distribution
The Compassion Haiti staff has distributed medicines, bandages, emergency blankets and many other medical provisions to 69 child development centers and 17 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas. More supplies are distributed as they become available.
A full-time health specialist coordinated interventions for thousands of registered children, focusing on injury treatment and disease prevention with an eye on public health concerns. Mobile medical clinics, implementing church partners and trained health tutors were instrumental in dispensing vaccines, water treatment systems and training for safe water/hygiene techniques.
Implementing Church Partners/Center Staff Care
Child development center staff and implementing church partner pastors who lost homes in the quake received rainproof tarps and construction materials to build transitional shelters, and financial support to help replace lost household items and belongings.