OCHA (UN’s) Sitrep Feb 5th

Please find attached OCHA (The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Situation Report No.18 on the Haiti Earthquake, dated 5 February 2010 .

HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

Seven organized settlements have been established for 42,000 displaced people; some 460,000 people remain in 315 spontaneous settlements throughout Port-au-Prince, according to IOM.

Sanitation and vector control is becoming a major concern in many of the spontaneous settlements, which lack proper site planning.

WFP reports that people in outlying departments are finding it difficult meeting their basic food needs due to an increase in food prices

The targeted immunization campaign continues in settlement sites. To date, there has been no notification of events with epidemic potential, according to PAHO/WHO.

Some 80 to 90 flights per day are landing at Port-au-Prince airport, down from the peak of 120-150 flights per day.

Traffic congestion is a major issue in Port-au-Prince and at the Jimani border crossing.

Humanitarian organizations continue to partner with local radio stations to broadcast important messages to affected populations such as how to get food and where to get vaccinated.

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