Haiti - Storms: Fact Sheet #12, Fiscal Year (FY) 2008
According to a USAID implementing partner, local staff conducted an assessment of Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite, Artibonite Department, and determined ongoing needs for food assistance. As of September 27, approximately 1,194 IDPs remained in seven shelters. Prior to September 24, when local staff began preparing basic hot food for the IDPs, people residing in shelters either were not eating or were scavenging for bananas, bread, or crackers. ' According to local staff, those people whose homes remained intact have returned, while the population remaining in the shelters lacks cash to purchase staple food items. ' According to WFP, as of September 28, the city of Les Cayes in South Department was experiencing fuel shortages. The USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team (USAID/DART) and U.N. staff continue to monitor the situation. On September 27, the USAID/DART received similar reports regarding shortages in Cap Haitien in North Department. U.N. staff are working to confirm the information.