New Plan project to aid the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Sandy
In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, the Dominican Republic, most notably the Azura province, has been recovering from significant flood damage. In addition to the flooding, the Public Health department has also reported a significant spike in dengue fever, eye infections, and leptospirosis that can be attributed to poor sanitation.
On November 14th, Plan received confirmation from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) that a recovery project has been approved that will aid affected families, rehabilitate ECCD centers, and will train Plan staff in disease and abuse detection, community-wide public health promotion, and small-scale mitigation work.
Plan continues to support state institutions and local government to aid in emergency response whenever possible and believes that child and family protection should be prioritized in each relief situation.