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IRIN Global | Owning your crisis – aid partnerships in Haiti | Global | Haiti | Natural Disasters


Today, one of these clusters, water, sanitation and health, is government-led, and the government has assumed an increasing amount of responsibility in the others. But it will likely require continued support, and in some cases leadership, from aid agencies for some time, said aid workers and government officials in Port-au-Prince.

“The capacity of the Haitian authorities has evolved, but it remains weak,” said Fools-Gen Sanon, the communal coordinator of Port-au-Prince’s Pétion-Ville Commune, which works closely with international actors.

“We know how to deal with the [Haitian] people, but we don’t have the means to meet their needs. Our capacity has evolved, but that doesn’t mean we no longer need help and funding from NGOs,” he told IRIN. via IRIN Global

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