More than education and shelter, employment emerged as the most urgent need of Haiti’s quake survivors, according to a survey released by international charity Oxfam ahead of a donor conference at the United Nations March 31.
In the poll conducted March 9-12, some 26 percent of 1,700 respondents said jobs were their No. 1 need. Some 22 percent ranked schools first on their needs list, and some 10 percent said their top need was shelter. Food production, environment and security were also among Haitian’s top concerns, Reuters reports.
“The survey shows that the people want jobs, they want education, they want shelter, but they also want local food production, so they want all things that help them to move ahead,” said Oxfam Haiti chief of mission Marcel Stoessel.