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Haiti Earthquake: 6 months anniversary
The 12 January earthquake claimed the lives of more than 222,000 people, left more than 300,000 injured and at its peak displaced 2.3 million people. 1.5 million people are currently living in spontaneous settlements in the capital Port au Prince, and in the outlying towns of Leogane, Petit Goave and Jacmel. (UN figures)
The disaster was on a scale that would have set the best prepared country reeling. Instead it hit the capital city of one of the poorest countries in the world. The earthquake brought a humanitarian disaster to a country that was already facing a humanitarian crisis. Faced with massive humanitarian needs, the Red Cross Red Crescent mounted its biggest and fastest ever emergency response in a single country. Already, more than 11,000 tons of aid and supplies have arrived by air, sea, and road from all over the world.
|00:10||Destroyed buildings in Port au Prince. Inner city destruction. Cutaway of little girl.|
|00:59||Pix of truck backing into Barbancourt warehouse, opening trucks and unloading boxes of tarps.|
|01:34||Set up of Zoran Curkovski, IFRC relief delegate with clipboard|
|01:47|| Clip of Zoran Curkovski, relief delegate
The warehouse is just the place just to keep the goods inside. Why? Because the goods belong to the people and we need to respect that and we need to get people because the rainy season and not keep it too long in the warehouse and give it the beneficiaries
|02:09||Interior of warehouse.|
|02:34||Workers loading hygiene kits|
||Loading the truck Lamarre D’Humly, 28 years old. Interview in French with warehouse worker: I want to help the people living in the street. The Red Cross has helped a lot. We want to work and I am proud to work for the red cross.|
|03:04||Giving out tickets to beneficiaries for tarps and hygiene kits distribution at Boulevard Marine settlement on outskirts of Port au Prince.|
|03:45|| Volunteer explaining to Louloune Delmotau
You are going to receive a hygiene kit with 2 tarps and when it rains you won’t have to run to your neighbours to keep dry. You go to the distribution point over there.
||Louloune Delmotau queuing at distribution point, going through entry point, checking anti fraud protection barcode on card getting her items and interview in creole|
|05:02||Tension as people queue RC volunteer Nadia Grossaint calming people down.|
|05:25||Interview Nadia Grossaint in French We
|05:38||More shots of people by gate and set up of Jorge Parades, relief delegate in English|
We already have a list of how many households we are supposed to supply today. And as you saw in the beginning when we got here most of the places were empty. Most of these people have moved around and we know they already been taken care of and they are trying to fool the system and come around for a second turn.
|06:09||Wide of camp L’Annexe de la Mairie Cite Soleil Port au Prince where people living under tarps. People living in the tent.|
|06:59||Pascal Panseotti IFRC shelter delegate overseeing construction of warehouse for construction materials with carpenters working|
I will be very happy because living in these conditions is very difficult. I think these people have lost everything. Even before the earthquake it was difficult but now it gets worse and worse so I will be very happy to see these people having a roof.
|07:42||Carpenters working and camp resident looking on and set up of Emmanuel|
The IFRC and the Haitian Red cross had the idea of building transitional shelter to give people an an easier life.
||Carpenters lifting up wood.|
|08:34||Leogane destruction shot|
|08:56||Canada Red Cross using IFRC shelter kits constructing temporary shelters and set up of Patrick Robitaille, shelter delegate.|
A temporary shelter is for people who have lost their house and who need protection particularly during the rainy and hurricane season. It is a solid structure that will keep them dry.
What the population wants is a wooden shelter. Why? Because of the trauma due to the earthquake people are extremely scared of living in a concrete house because so many people have died under the rubble so I think this is what the people want. Also because so many are renters we want to give houses to them that can be moved and dismantled it is another reason that wooden structures for the population are a good answer.
|10:23||Cutaways of straps, corrugated iron roof, pan of interior|
|11:15|| interview Darline Dumorne in Creole
I am really happy because I don’t have the means to build a house for myself so I am happy that they are building it for me.
||Darline showing the shack where she lives now. Wide of temporary shelter under construction.
||Wide of temporary shelter under construction.|