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Audit of USAID/Haiti’s New Settlement Construction Activities

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

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Latin America and the Caribbean – Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013

OVERVIEW

· Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

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Haïti-Coopération : L’Ue accorde 5 millions d’euros en appui au processus électoral de 2014

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AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 mars 2014 [AlterPresse] --- L’Union Européenne (Ue) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (Pnud) en Haïti, ont paraphé ce mardi 18 mars, une convention de 5 millions d’euros, à Bourdon (secteur est), pour appuyer l’organisation des élections en Haïti.

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The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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INTERVIEW-Philippines will avoid problems from Haiti aid effort-USAID

Author: Alistair Scrutton

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippine government is strong enough to ensure long-term reconstruction in the wake of devastating Typhoon Haiyan is effective and avoid the aid problems seen after the Haiti earthquake three years ago, the U.S. Agency for International Development head said on Tuesday.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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US Funds IOM Aid to Victims of Sexual Violence in Haiti Camps

IOM has received US$ 600,000 from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide immediate relief to victims of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Haitian displacement camps with a high incidence of SGBV cases.

The funding will allow IOM to provide a comprehensive SGBV response in camps through urgent medical assistance, referrals and relocation support. It will also help to raise awareness of the issue among the local population and reinforce the institutional network of response actors.

International Organization for Migration:

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Haiti + 1 other
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, USAID's Mark Feierstein and Christie Vilsack visit Haiti and announce multi-million dollar funding for Room to Learn

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
USAID Press Office
202-712-4320

USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Senior Advisor for International Education Christie Vilsack traveled to Haiti with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, where he announced a multi-million dollar program in Haiti for USAID’s Room to Learn.

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Un an après le passage de Sandy, le PNUD appelle à soutenir la reconstruction dans les Caraïbes

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29 octobre 2013 – À l'occasion du premier anniversaire du passage dévastateur de l'ouragan Sandy dans les Caraïbes et aux États-Unis, le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a lancé mardi un appel à redoubler d'efforts pour aider les communautés affectées à se relever dans les Caraïbes.

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Marking one year since Hurricane Sandy, UN officials urge focus on Caribbean

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One year on, UNDP says that recovery efforts from the storm are underway, but some of the agency’s officials say that the suffering of those in developing Caribbean nations may have been underplayed.

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Haiti + 1 other
Le Palais municipal du Cap-Haïtien réhabilité

La mairie du Cap-Haïtien entièrement réhabilitée a été inaugurée le 8 août dernier. La cérémonie d’inauguration s’est déroulée en présence de la Chef de la MINUSTAH et de l’ambassadrice des Etats-Unis en Haïti.

« Avoir un beau palais municipal flambant neuf dans la deuxième ville du pays est très important pour l’image d’Haïti », a déclaré, lors de l’inauguration, le maire du Cap-Haïtien, Jean Renaud. « Cette réalisation nous permettra de produire un rendement optimal et mieux servir la communauté capoise », a poursuivi le magistrat.

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USAID launches five-year project to boost farmer incomes and promote local organizations in northern Haiti

CAP HAITIEN, Haiti – The U.S. Agency for International Development yesterday launched the Feed the Future North (FTFN) project which is supported by USAID under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The new FTFN is an innovative project to spur economic growth in promising agricultural areas in northern Haiti while at the same time developing local firms to be direct USAID partners.

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Secretary of State John Kerry Marks Tenth Anniversary of PEPFAR

Washington, D.C. – In a fitting tribute to the success of the PEPFAR (the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) program, Secretary Kerry announced today that the one-millionth baby will be born HIV-free this month due to PEPFAR-supported prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs. At an event marking PEPFAR’s tenth anniversary, the Secretary also stated that there are thirteen countries at the programmatic “tipping point” in their AIDS epidemic.

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USAID collaborates with state of Qatar for permanent housing in Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State of Qatar Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti (Qatar Haiti Fund) signed a partnership agreement today for earthquake reconstruction efforts, including the building of permanent houses, a vocational school and a commercial area.

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USAID collaborates with State of Qatar for permanent housing in Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State of Qatar Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti (Qatar Haiti Fund) signed a partnership agreement today for earthquake reconstruction efforts, including the building of permanent houses, a vocational school and a commercial area.