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Over the past twelve months, the international community comprised of non-governmental organizations, United Nations, and donor governments have supported the Haitian people and its government by providing humanitarian assistance and development aid to rebuild the country. This extraordinary effort on the part of local and international actors has been immense in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, resulting in lives saved and alleviating the suffering of the affected population. As we look towards the next twelve months and beyond, the question now is what can be done to help those who survived . . . thrive.
DRLA provides mission support to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and to the Interagency Workgroup for Community Support.
The Tulane Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) is leading an evaluation of the humanitarian aid programs initiated in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
All disasters are local and in order to strengthen disaster resilience directly in impacted areas, the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy has received a planning grant from the Gates Foundation to identify and establish disaster resilience leadership partnerships with local universities in East Africa, West Africa, Southeast and South Asia.
The Tulane DRLA Assessment Team will carry out an impact assessment in Terrebonne and Plaquemines Parishes in coastal Louisiana to help OXFAM and its partners better understand the affects of the oil spill catastrophe on vulnerable coastal Louisiana communities and their resilience.