Although nearly half (40prozent) of all damages in Haiti affects homes, are only 6percent of international funds and 14prozent of US Government funds intended for construction and repair of houses Cologne, August 04, 2010 – although nearly half (40%) of all damages in Haiti affects houses, intended for construction and repair of houses so far only 6% of international funds and only 14% of the resources of the US Government. In addition, only about 3 million US dollars for repairs of the damaged houses are planned. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for humanity, the Government pointed out this imbalance of aid flows. In regard to a medium-term reconstruction of Haiti, he outlined the basic importance of focusing on safe accommodation of the persons concerned to the Committee of Foreign Affairs as an expert for reconstruction in disaster areas. He called to schedule more funds for the construction and repair of shelters for the 1.5 million people affected. More funds will be required for the removal of rubble as the essential basis for a possible reconstruction of houses – urgent. At Stephen M. Ross you will find additional information.
Objective of aid must be that affected families in their old homes and environments can return. At newly established residential areas, also work, and educational opportunities for the people must be to promote the development of the country. From previous disasters is known, that the city’s population is growing after a disaster – this must be taken into account. Already now are from the estimated 570,000 people, au who left port Prince after the earthquake, more than half of the City returned. Displaced persons living in over 1300 emergency settlements in insecure, highly improvised accommodation without special protection against hurricanes. You are not sure also before expulsion, as ownership of land are unclear. The clarification of this complex and difficult ownership requires further financial resources and emphasis on the international helpers.
He is 53 years old and lives in the Cathedral City since 1986. His party, the oDP, operates since 2004 in the Mainz City Council and is actively involved the local politics in Mainz. Click-mainz.de: what are your issues? Wilhelm Schild: affordable housing for all, noise and more citizen participation. Click-mainz.de: what do you mean exactly with affordable housing for all? Wilhelm Schild: There are too few small flats for students in Mainz and Geringverdiener.Ich think that in a city like Mainz apartments are needed households for 1 or 2 people, because there are very many students, single workers and the elderly. If a property, like the Commission Bread bakery in the new town on the Rheinallee is free, fast new housing must be provided. Click-mainz.de: Mr shield that odp is committed for a long time for noise protection.
William shield: Noise protection has become indeed a theme in Mainz at the latest after the new flight routes, the by lead early in the morning to night over Mainz districts.We demand a consistent night flight ban from 22 to 6 hours so that the children, citizens can sleep at night and stay healthy. The noise protection legislation must be made completely new. A single look at the sources of noise, such as motorway, train rides, large construction sites, helicopters and aircraft, brings nothing. The sum is crucial. Public transport must be cheaper, that goes with the exemption from value added tax for the transit authority. The hub function for long-haul intercontinental flights should be located not in a metropolitan area and be expanded, but are outsourced to other airports in rural areas. So, the airport with the umgeliegenden population in the cities can all around better tolerated.
Click-mainz.de: Mr shield, in Mainz, there are some controversial issues in urban development, for example, the Construction of a new shopping center in the Ludwigssstrasse. How does the oDP the topic? Wilhelm Schild: More genuine participation of citizens is needed here: negotiations with the investors must be transparent and not behind closed doors. As a result, many citizens feel excluded. It is simply no longer up to date, that in a traditional commercial and university city such as Mainz, citizens type face for landlords with ready-made solutions. The legal situation moment pretending that in Mainz, 10 percent of all eligible voters must sign before a referendum held may., which is placed in terms of shopping center.