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CDEMA opens special FCIB account for Haiti earthquake donations

In response to the devastating impact of the Haiti Earthquake, CARICOM has agreed that its primary assistance will be in the Health Sector. These will include both emergency services and facilities. A Special Account has been opened at the First Caribbean International Bank, Barbados to receive cash donations from persons wishing to support this CARICOM Haiti initiative.

These donations will be taken as follows:

  • Individuals and Corporate entities wishing to make deposits made in Barbados currency of cash and checks please click here
  • Individuals and Corporate entities wishing to make deposits made by wire transfer please click here
  • Countries /Participating States and NGOs wishing to make deposits made in US currency by Wire transfers for Haiti please click here
  • Countries /Participating States and NGOs wishing to make deposits made in any other currency by Wire transfers for Haiti please click here.

Thank you for your support, to the people of Haiti, and the victims of the January 12th Earthquake.

 
Haiti Earthquake Update #9 CARICOM Strengthening Haiti Relief Activities

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #9 CARICOM Strengthening Haiti Relief Activities (As at 16:00 hrs, January 21, 2010)

THE SITUATION:

An aftershock of magnitude 6.1 was felt as late as yesterday January 20, 2010 in Haiti. No significant damages were reported as a result of the aftershock.

However, the situation on the island is improving slowly. Efforts are being made to clean the main thoroughfares and collect some of the garbage off the streets. There are at least two areas where garbage is set on fire in an attempt to dispose of it.

Commerce has restarted throughout the city of Port-au-Prince along the roadside with hundreds of vendors selling from cooked food to gasoline and general merchandise.

Thousands of people continue to traffic throughout the city during the daylight periods (in vehicles and on foot) and there are numerous traffic jams especially en-route to and from the airport. There are no reports of dead bodies around the roadside

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CARICOM strengthens response to Haiti

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 20, 2010 (CDEMA) – CARICOM efforts to provide relief to Haiti after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 are being strengthened following an assessment of the situation on the ground. Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Jeremy Collymore updated on the CARICOM response to Haiti at a press conference today at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit in Barbados.

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LIME: Text to help Haiti

LIME has established a text line for its customers who wish to make a donation to the Haitian Earthquake Relief effort.

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Haiti Earthquake Update #8 CARICOM’s front line response in Haiti providing health services and search and rescue support

SIT REP #8

HAITI EARTHQUAKE
By CDEMA
Monday, 18, January, 2010


MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #8 CARICOM’s front line response in Haiti providing health services and search and rescue support (As at 15:30 hrs, January 17, 2010)


THE EVENT:

Port-au Prince, the capital city of Haiti has been devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the island on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Damage has been of catastrophic proportions with almost 80 percent of the structures in the capital destroyed. There has been significant loss of life and it is estimated that approximately three (3) million people (or one third of the population) has been affected. An aftershock measuring 4.6 magnitude was reported to have been felt this afternoon.

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