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|Haiti’s biggest satellite island 743 sq km wide; it was called Gonaibo by the native-american population who used it as a refuge while fleeing mass genocide by the Spanish.
|Population*:||GONAVE: Population 75,000 2003 Anse-à-Galets 18°50′0″N 72°52′0″W (pop. 52,662) Plus influx of 15-20,000 additional people who fled the mainland after the EQ 1/12/10.|
|Gonave GPS Coordinates:||18°50’23″N 72°52’12″W|
|Transportation, Infrastructure and Road Conditions:||March 2009 landing at Anse-aGalets airstrip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV6YILfGjBc
|Medical Locations:||Wesleyan Hospital in Anse-a-Galets Bob’s Clinic
|Food and Water Locations:||c/o Father Roosevelt of St Louis Parish School
|Known Water Loci||Petit Anse / Titans (a coastal village) (3,000 P) GPS: 18.761683, -72.807117 http://www.charitywater.org/unshaken/stories/titans/index.php Also, Rainwater catchment tanks will be built at the primary school.|
|Water Projects||Tisous (1,975 P) GPS: 18.808167, -72.958467 http://www.charitywater.org/unshaken/about.phpPlaisance (7,500 P) GPS: 18.8032, -73.007783|
|Communications||Continuous VHF radio coverage to the entire west coast of Haiti for UN and NGO community: WFP’s emergency ICT teams, also known as a Fast IT and Emergency Telecommunications and Support (FITTEST) team installed a repeater at the top of a mountain on Ile de la Gonave. 3/29/10 http://bit.ly/ckfc9Y|
|Active NGOs||*International Partnership for La Gonave http://www.cisat.jmu.edu/international/haiti/*MAF (relief flights) http://www.maf.org/haiti
*Concern www.concernworldwide.org (water)
* Charity: Water http://www.charitywater.org/
*Guts Church (well drilling) http://www.gutschurch.com/site/sections/104-the-cause-lagonave-haiti
*St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church http://stfrancisparish.org/
*Haiti Lumiere de Demain http://www.haitilumiere.org/wp/
Caleb and Andy conducting needs assessment for food distribution by the ENY-NE Wesleyan church district on the island of La Gonave, Haiti. The Wesleyan base in Anse-a-Galets is implementing the fo… Source: Concern Worldwide,we help the poorest people in the worlds poorest countries and we tweet @concern www.concernworldwide.org
|General Information & Updates||3/31/10 LemonAid, an organisation based in Dunfermline, Scotland, has sent a medical team comprising nine doctors, four nurses and two pharmacists as well as skilled welders, plumbers and maintenance personnel, with over 1500kg of medical supplies. http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh/Scots-helping-to-ease-earthquake.6192537.jpRelief sailboat from Fla. Keys arrives in Haiti http://bit.ly/bYOTt2
Bloggingkeywest.com The fleet, led by the 74-foot-long Schooner Wolf, arrived Monday at Gros Mangle, a tiny village on the island of La Gonave, situated west, northwest of …The docks of the island were damaged by the 2010 Haiti earthquake of 12 January 2010. In the wake of the damage, supplies have been airlifted in to the 1,800-foot dirt strip. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gon%C3%A2ve_Island
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