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Haiti Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation 2010

Initiation: Jan 14th, 2010
Completion: Mar 17th, 2010

Number of beneficiaries: 15,000 patient contacts; 30,000 humanitarian beneficiaries Partners: Aimer Haiti, Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA), Jenkins-Penn Haiti Relief Organization (JP HRO), Destiny World Outreach, NYC Medics, Partners in Health, International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), Global Giving. SHINE Humanity also coordinated with the U.S. State Department (in Washington, DC and in the field), USAID, WHO, UNICEF and personnel from the US military.
Context: The catastrophic earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, 2010 took over 200,000 lives and flattened much of the capital city, Port-au-Prince. SHINE Humanity launched its Haiti Project on January 14th, just two days later. An American-led team entered the country by road with the goal of establishing supply lines and deploying aid and volunteers via the Dominican Republic. A staging area was established at Bojeaux Parc, on the periphery of Port-au-Prince. SHINE Humanity collaborated with Aimer Haiti, Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA), Jenkins-Penn Haiti Relief Organization (JP HRO), Destiny World Outreach, NYC Medics, Partners in Health, International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), and Global Giving. SHINE Humanity also coordinated with the U.S. State Department (in Washington, DC and in the field), USAID, WHO, UNICEF, and US military personnel.

Activities: Over the eight weeks of our mission, we deployed over 250 volunteer medical personnel, established referral lines to local field hospitals, dispatched mobile health units, and provided water and medical supplies to victims of the quake residing in makeshift shelters.

Accomplishments: SHINE Humanity’s joint mission at Bojeux Parc Hospital managed more than 15,000 patients from January 17 to March 17, 2010. Our patients received emergency medical care (including diagnostics, – minor surgery, post operative care, etc.) as well as donated medication, food, and water. Overall, we spent just over $200,000, of which 95% was on program expenditure, 2% on capital expenditure, and 3% on administrative purposes.