Haiti aid: Priority sectors

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Haiti remains in dire need of international assistance two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake ravaged the island nation. Infrastructure is poor, institutions are weak and cholera outbreaks have killed some 7,000 people in the past two years.

Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that aid agencies have lined up the most number of projects on health initiatives this year. But thousands of displaced Haitians still need permanent housing, making shelter the sector with the highest consolidated funding appeal for 2012.

Here’s a list of top relief and development sectors in Haiti, based on the 2012 Consolidated Appeals Process, a service by the U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that tracks data provided by donors and recipient organizations.

Aid organizations use CAP to plan, coordinate, fund, implement and monitor their activities. Local nongovernmental organizations in the host country and international NGOs can request for funds through CAP, although not exclusively. Even with a standing appeal with CAP, aid agencies can still request funding via other venues. CAP usually includes projects of participating organizations and the funding appeals for each of their projects.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

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