Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 20, 2015 Under: Diplomacy
The international launch of the Transition Call (TAP) for Haiti was held March 13, 2015 at the United Nations' palacein Geneva.
A statement from the UN mission in Haiti, said that the Call is seeking funding of US $ 401 million for the 2015-2016 period to reduce extreme vulnerability and building resilience in Haiti.
"Five years after a devastating earthquake the total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has decreased. However, Haiti remains fragile and highly vulnerable to natural disasters, "says Johansson, head of the Coordination and Response Division of Emergency OCHA. "Despite the absence of major natural disasters since 2010, a third of the population is food insecure and only half have access to health care." Moreover, she emphasized that humanitarian needs in Haiti are closely related to chronic vulnerability, poverty and development challenges. Long-term sustainable solutions are needed to meet these needs and give people a better future. She acknowledged, however, that the international community had been generous to Haiti in 2010 and humanitarian and development partners relied on the generosity in the current transition phase.
The Transition Appeal rightly addresses the need to allocate to the fight against long-term structural causes resources to face the repetitive nature of humanitarian issues in Haiti, said the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian in Haiti (DSRSG / RC / HC) Peter de Clercq, noting that the TAP is addressing these causes with a focus on the most vulnerable.
Recognizing the important role played TheGovernment Haitien in the preparation of TAP, the DSRSG presented an overview of TAP and coordination structure, emphasizing collaboration between the Haitian government's humanitarian and development partners in the preparation of TAP.Il said the TAP conceptual framework is focused on people and on strengthening the resilience of the most vulnerable.
Ambassador Pierre André Dunbar, Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations in Geneva, thanked the international community to continue its support in Haiti and described the APR as a joint effort between the Government of Haiti and its partners. He expressed the commitment of his government in this "call" and he called on donors to support it.
For his part, Mr. Jean-Louis De Brouwer, Director of Operations of the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission, ECHO, said the operations in Haiti must pass short-term actions to interventions medium and long term. He expressed that the challenge faced by the TAP is to link humanitarian and development actors. Mr. De Brouwer added that it is the responsibility of the government of Haiti to lead efforts to address the problems of cholera and severe malnutrition. Finally, Mr. De Brouwer confirmed the support of ECHO at the TAP process and called on others to show their support.
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