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Humanitarian Action - Haiti Earthquake

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Implementation of UN’s cash-for-work scheme in addition with job opportunities creation which is aimed at rebuilding infrastructure (Rienstra, 2010).The capital city, Port-au-Price is ruined and so are the government infrastructure and its capacity. Most of the top civil officials are dead; therefore Haitians need to be trained on short term basis in order to serve as civilian officers. Government’s response in consultation with international organization is not to import development because victims are supposed to be the best agent of their own recovery. Therefore, rebuilding government setup and its functioning is essential for Haitians (Rienstra, 2010).Since the emergency phase is over, international community needs to go beyond the limits and join hands with humanitarian organizations and private sector to help Haitians. So far, the world’s response to this tragic crisis is not up to the mark and efforts are inadequate. According to Rienstra (2010), the World Economic Forum in collaboration with UN and Clinton’s Global Initiative is assisting government of Haiti and planning to launch a Global Partnership to assist Haiti’s economic development. Private sectors and individuals are encouraged to donate in cash for funding the lacking projects. Corruption and security are major concerns in coming days. Heiti was already stricken by poverty, hunger, illiteracy, weak infrastructure, corruption and decades of political turmoil. The earthquake ruined country has numerous threats in future which need to be addressed before it’s too late. Government and NGOs should work to provide long term shelter, food, health care facilities and job opportunities before the hurricane season in Haiti which starts in July.Usually we associate disaster as a crisis inflicted by nature but human-made disasters are not less likely to represent similar amount of suffering for humanity. One of such disasters is war and conflicts that brings up the crisis of internally displaced people or IDPs. By June 2008, more than 2.8 million people were internally displaced in Iraq. Most of them are spread in rented accommodations and depend on host communities, governmental bodies, or some national and international humanitarian agencies. This population was displaced in three phases, approximately 1.6 million fled sectarian violence in 2006,an estimated 190,000 displaced by military operation and violence in 2003 to 2005, and around 1.2 million displaced as a
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