MINUSTAH Proposed Communication Plan for Debris Management (2

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					        UNITED NATIONS                                                            NATIONS UNIES
                                                                           Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation
      United Nations Stabilisation Mission
                                                                                             en Haïti
                    in Haïti




             PROPOSED COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN FOR DEBRIS MANAGEMENT
                                 02 March 2010

BACKGROUND

The following outlines the messages that will be communicated to the Haitian population about the activities
involved in the management of debris in Port-au-Prince and in the regions. Five “quick wins” have been
established by the Debris Management Task Force and will spearhead the efforts of the Government of Haiti,
international partners and the humanitarian community.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGY FOR 5 QUICK WINS

1) PORT-AU-PRINCE

The first step in the Debris Management Plan is removal of debris from Champ de Mars, Golf, Course Petionville,
Ancien Aeroport, St. Louis Gonzague, Place St. Pierre to four (4) sites: the Port, Carrefour, ED1 and Puantes. The
general message explaining the need for this action will be the following:

That displaced persons in unsafe conditions need to be relocated to safe and prepared sites that are approved
by the Government of Haiti (GoH). Removal of debris will help facilitate this process.

Messaging will include the following information for each of Champ de Mars, Golf, Course Petionville, Ancien
Aeroport, St. Louis Gonzague, Place St. Pierre:

      - Debris removal will begin on ____ at ___AM and will take place Monday through Friday (TBD) from ___AM
      to ___PM.

      - Debris will be separated at the demolition site.

      - Debris will be dumped in a site by the port and a site located ____.

      - All debris is unsafe for use in reconstruction. (*The GoH suggested we highlight proof as to why this is the
      case)

      - Debris removal sites are for debris alone. No trash shall be dumped at debris dumping sites.

2) REGIONS

The second step in the Debris Management Plan is the removal of debris from four (4) regional sites, in Leogane,
Jacmel, Grand Goave and Petit Goave.



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The key general message explaining this operation is the same as above, namely that persons in IDP camps need
to be relocated to safe and prepared sites that are approved by the GoH. The removal and disposal of debris will
help facilitate this process.

     - Debris removal will begin on at the end of March at ___AM and will take place Monday through Friday
     (TBD) from ___AM to ___PM.

     - Debris will be separated at the demolition site.

     - Debris will be dumped in a site located ____.

     - All debris is unsafe for use in reconstruction.

     - Debris removal sites are for debris alone. No trash shall be dumped at debris dumping sites.

3) TURGEAU

Another key step in the Debris Management Plan is focused on the area of Turgeau where structural assessments
have begun. The structural assessments will take place along with the clearing of debris, roads and drainage
systems. Resettlement, or the construction of transitional shelters, will also take place in Turgeau. The key
message that “displaced persons in unsafe conditions need to be relocated to safe and prepared sites that are
approved by the Government of Haiti” remains the same and is coupled with the message that the GoH is working
on developing qualitative assessments of structures to ensure those who have secure dwellings can move back.

     - The debris removal process will begin on 28 February at ___AM and will take place Monday through Friday
     (TBD) from ___AM to ___PM until 06 March. For one day during this period a 24 demo of debris removal will
     take place.

     - The building damage assessments will take place from the date of ___ to ___.

     - Debris will be separated at the demolition site.

     - Debris will be dumped in a site located ____.

     - All debris is unsafe for use in reconstruction.

     - Debris removal sites are for debris alone. No trash shall be dumped at debris dumping sites.

     - The government of Haiti has approved a new location for your temporary settlement in the following
     location(s): _______.

     - Debris must be removed from the canals to facilitate the free flow of rainwater which will help avoid
     flooding. Garbage and debris removal from drain lines will begin on 14 March and continue until 20 March.
     (Or TBD)




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  4. CLEAR DRAINAGE CHANNELS NEAR AND AROUND CAMP SOLINO

      - As part of the Debris Management Plan, the GoH will support a plan to clear the heavily blocked drainage
      systems of debris and garbage.

      - It is absolutely fundamental that these drainage systems be cleared as soon as possible in preparation for
      the rainy season which will be in full-force by April. The risk of flood is a extremely high and if it occurs will
      result in disasterous concequences for those living in camps foremost as well as the rest of the population of
      PaP.

      - The GoH, with the assistance of international partners and the humanitarian community have initiated the
      clean up process in and around the area of Camp Solino.

      - With concern to the well-being of the population of PaP, the GoH asks that they refrain from throwing trash
      or debris in the canals.

5. STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT

      - As part of the Debris Management Strategy, at least 100,000 structural assessments will be conducted in
      Port-au-Prince.

      - As of 01 March, over 1,400 structures have been assessed and a color-coding system of building safety has
      been implemented. The structure is as follows: “Green” signifies that residents can return, “yellow” that
      structural repairs are needed before residents are able to return and “red” signifies that the structure must
      be demolished. As of 01 March assessments are focused on neighborhoods located west of Rue Capois and
      include _____.

      - For security reasons, the GoH asks that the population respect the analysis of the engineers making the
      structural assessments.

      - Engineers will conduct evaluations until May 2010.

      - The Ministry of Public Works and Environment, in collaboration with international partners, will train 200
      Haitian engineers and architects to conduct these assessments. Those trained will be able to conduct
      assessments starting 8 March 2010. Their participation in the process will help expedite the structural
      assessment process and help facilitate the return of members of the population who have homes designated
      green and yellow.


Types of Media

Radio: Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on MINUSTAH FM as well as local radio stations will be used to
communicate these messages, on a regular basis before and during the process. Interviews will be carried out on
air with the key actors such as the SRSG and the Prime Minister to inform the population of the activities oriented
with this plan. Listeners will have the opportunity to call-in to ask questions to those giving the interviews and
answers will be provided directly on-air.
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Video: PSAs will be played on large screens in IDP camps throughout PaP. After speaking with a representative
from the GoH, MINUSTAH PI video unit expect to produce a PSA which will be aired on Television National d’Haiti
(TNH) and possibly other stations as well.

Print: Print media such as posters will also be used to communicate these messages, though pictures rather than
words will be central. We expect interlocutors such as drivers of demolition trucks to carry informational stickers
to distribute to the population. We expect to use external printing facilities to produce these materials.

Other communication methods: For Turgeau it has been determined that the communication strategy ought to be
very localised and include print and perhaps locally broadcasted PSAs. The use of a live DJ was well received by the
population at the start of the Debris Management process during the token distribution phase, so this may be used
again.




                                           DIVISION DE L’INFORMATION PUBLIQUE
                                                         MINUSTAH




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