PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – Historically, lack of organization has given way for inefficiency and corruption in disaster relief. On Thursday, President Privert hoped to get international organizations and the nation’s ministries to find a harmonious relationship of cooperation as it pertains to the distribution of humanitarian aid for victims of Hurricane Matthew.
His Excellency Jocelerme Privert had what the National Palace described as a “fruitful” meeting Thursday, October 20, 2016, with various actors involved in the management and distribution of humanitarian aid as part of actions to support the victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Taking part in the talks were representatives of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Planning, DINEPA, MINUSTAH, UNDP, UNESCO, FAO, UNICEF, IOM, the Ambassador of Switzerland and other international bodies directly concerned, such as OCHA.
The Head of State invited each of these institutions to harmonize their actions on the ground for better cooperation and better efficiency in the quest for rapid and effective responses to the affected families. “The efforts of each organ, local or international, must be in perfect harmony with the government’s plan if we want to respond responsibly to present the real victims of this disaster,” he advised.
Moreover, Privert recalled the need to ensure not to taint those shareholders by possible attempts, partisan or political, for recoveries. He also emphasized the obligation to standardize reporting requirements through the departmental offices of the Civil Protection.
The President of the Republic reiterated his words of thanks to each sector having responded alongside the state and the people of Haiti at this difficult time. He also reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to mobilize the resources available in order to relieve victims and revive the various areas of life affected by the passage of the devastating Hurricane Matthew.