A full RedR programme in Haiti is likely to cost in the region of £200,000 according to the charity this morning.
RedR has reported a very positive response to its initial appeal for £20,000 to send a full team to Haiti to make a full assessment on the ground. Latest estimates put the death toll as high as 200,000, making the Haiti earthquake the worst natural disaster ever recorded.
A RedR statement read: “This money will fund our response including sending a training needs assessment team to Haiti as soon as the situation to move into full relief phase.
“In particular we would like to thank RedR Patrons Arup, Mott MacDonald, Cundall and Scott Wilson who responded so generously in the first few hours of our appeal to fund this.
“It is extremely likely that our assessment will show a need for RedR programme which could cost in the region of £200,000. Our thanks to all the companies, organisations and individuals who have pledged their support.”
“RedR has mobilised its register of Members and are responding to requests from agencies wanting additional support for the immediate relief efforts.
“Several RedR Members are on their way or have arrived in Haiti. Relief workers are utilising our Technical Support Service and RedR has been confirmed as the TSS provider to the Haiti WASH Cluster. We welcome any donations to help us to meet the needs of agencies on the ground working to save lives,” read a statement.
Any funds that exceed RedR’s needs will go to RedR’s Emergency Response Fund.