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Haiti: Rapid visual assessment from Port-Salut to Port a Piment [EN, FR]

Key findings: 

Damages Important damages on the coast line. Estimated 80 to 90% of houses totally or severely damaged. Note: impressive damage to solid structures (RC frames and cement block construction). Data collected by local actors are not consistent and often based on different criteria (two to three damage categories), with very basic means (handwritten sheets with very basic information, one name, area and damage). Power lines totally destroyed. Solar plant in Les Coteaux covering the entire Arrondissement severely damaged (not operational). Water distribution networks not operational (sources and catchments blocked by debris). Some water wells operational, water analysis show high concentration of e-coli. Schools: SDC has conducted a damage assessment from Port-Salut to Chardonniere (transmitted to the MoE in Les Cayes). Out of a total 168 classrooms 77 are severely damaged (46%). According to local contacts most usable classes (88) are being used as collective shelters (information not verified). Individual belongings spread everywhere (clothes, damaged furniture, etc.). Only few trees still standing.

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Assessment Date(s): 
13 Oct 2016
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
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