The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 Jan 2010 affected almost 3.5 million people, including the entire population of 2.8 million people living in the capital, Port-au- Prince. The Government of Haiti estimates that the earthquake killed 222,570 and injured another 300,572 people. Displacement peaked at close to 2.3 million people, including 302,000 children. At least 188,383 houses were badly damaged and 105,000 were destroyed by the earthquake. Sixty per cent of Government and administrative buildings, 80 per cent of schools in Port-au-Prince and 60 per cent of schools in the South and West Departments were destroyed or damaged. Total earthquake-related loss is estimated at $7.8 billion, equivalent to more than 120 per cent of Haiti’s 2009 gross domestic product. (UN General Assembly, 2 Sep 2011)
According to the Humanitarian Action Plan for Haiti 2014 an estimated 172,000 people remained internally displaced in Haiti in 306 camps at the end of 2013, almost four years after the earthquake. Basic services in camps, including WASH and health, had declined faster than the pace of return or relocation of the displaced. 16,377 displaced families living in 52 camps were considered at high risk of forced evictions. Almost 80,000 people lived in 67 camps considered to be at particularly high risk of flooding, with an additional 30 camps at additional environmental risks.
By mid-2014, an estimated 104,000 people remained internally displaced in 172 camps. Almost 70,000 IDPs were not currently targeted by any return or relocation programs. (OCHA, 31 Jul 2014) By Sep, 85,432 people remained internally displaced in 123 camps. (IOM, 8 Oct 2014)
This report carries out a rigorous literature review around four key areas:
Is education seen as a ‘high priority’ amongst emergency affected populations?
To what extent is schooling disrupted by different types of emergencies? And how are different groups affected?
What are the economic and human costs of emergencies on education? And what are returns to investment in education in emergencies?
What is the nature of funding for education in emergencies?
The report finds that:
Earlier this month, when Haiti’s automated blood testing equipment stopped working, the Haitian Red Cross called on its northern neighbors to fill the gap in its nation’s blood supply. Thanks to the generosity of blood donors in the United States, Haiti received four shipments of much-needed blood to address the shortage.
February 20, 2015 / 64(06);137-140
J. Wysler Domercant, MD1, Florence D. Guillaume, MD2, Barbara J. Marston, MD1,3, David W. Lowrance, MD1, Haiti Health Systems Recovery Team, Ministry of Health, Republic of Haiti (Author affiliations at end of text)
The FENAD brick-making factory became self-sustaining two years after its initial financing in 2012
FENAD generates up to US$3,200 per month in profit; it has purchased its own land and provides jobs for roughly 100 persons
It sells quality materials and provides construction-related advisory services to its community
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
L’usine de fabrication de briques FENAD est devenue autonome en 2 ans après un financement initial en 2012
FENAD réalise jusqu’à 3200 dollars de bénéfices par mois, a acheté son propre terrain et fournit du travail à une centaine de personnes
Elle vend des matériaux de qualité et fournit des services de conseil en construction à sa communauté
Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives
• From January to December 2014, 45,088 IDPs (14,193 families) were relocated from IDP camps to neighborhoods thanks to rental subsidy programs. 163 IDP sites were closed as a result.
• As of December 2014, there was a 53% reduction in the number of cholera cases compared to the same period last year.
• 53% of nutritional coverage provided in areas most affected by severe acute malnutrition.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, leveling buildings and overwhelming the health systems in place. Five years later, on January 29, health leaders from civil society and local organizations met with Haitian government officials and congressional staff for a day of information-sharing and reflection on the gains in health infrastructure made since the earthquake.
Cinq ans après le tremblement de terre qui a ravagé le pays, Haïti a fait des progrès importants bien que d’immenses défis demeurent. En dépit de la fragilité politique et structurelle, les progrès sociaux et économiques sont indéniables.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a violent earthquake that left some 200,000 people dead, 300,000 injured and 2.3 million homeless. Five years on, Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde/MdM) – present in Haiti since 1989 – remains mobilized and, among other activities, is fighting alongside the Haitian people to end the cholera epidemic that continues to ravage the country.
The abject failure to sustainably rehouse tens of thousands of people who lost everything in the devastating 2010 earthquake must be a top priority for the new Prime Minister of Haiti, Evans Paul, said Amnesty International in an open letter sent to the politician today.
More than 79,000 people are still living in makeshift camps in deplorable conditions, meanwhile violent forced evictions continue.
La nécessité de reloger durablement des dizaines de milliers de personnes ayant tout perdu dans le tremblement de terre de 2010 doit être la priorité du nouveau Premier ministre haïtien Evans Paul, écrit Amnesty International dans la lettre ouverte qu’elle lui a adressée lundi 2 février 2015.
Plus de 79 000 personnes vivent toujours dans des camps de fortune, dans des conditions déplorables, tandis que les expulsions forcées se poursuivent avec violence.
Tôt dans la matinée du 24 janvier 2015, la mission du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU a visité les réalisations du projet 16/6 dans deux quartiers ravagés suite au séisme du 12 janvier: Nerettes et Morne Hercule.
La mission a constaté que la vie reprend peu à peu dans ces quartiers où même la circulation était impossible après la catastrophe. La résilience de la population a eu raison de la catastrophe et de ses conséquences annoncées. Dans son rapport, la mission a salué la détermination et le courage du peuple haïtien.
Prenant en compte les activités actuelles d’appui (projets en cours et en fermeture) au retour des familles dans les camps, il est projeté que plus de000 individus pourraient être appuyées par des activités d’appui au loyer durant le premier trimestre 2014, laissant plus de 120,000 individus dans les camps entre mars et avril. Ces projections associent les dernières données de population de la DTM – Janvier 2013, les projets de fermeture en cours de camps par les partenaires et les tendances de relocalisation des familles dans les camps.
Since 2008, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has committed its resources and manpower to helping the people of Haiti through projects and applications parallel with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations set in the year 2000. Although projects began in 2008, aid efforts were increased in 2010 in the wake of the Haitian earthquake of that year. Because of the devastation and damage caused by the earthquake in 2010, relief and aid efforts extended beyond short-term emergency aid to mid to long term projects, which in turn effectuated all 8 of the United Nations’ MDGs.
Le FRH est un fonds fiduciaire multi-bailleurs mis en place par le Gouvernement avec le soutien des bailleurs de fonds pour des financements en appui au Plan d’Action du Gouvernement haïtien (GH) pour le Redressement National et le Développement, à la suite du séisme de janvier 2010. La Banque Mondiale assure le Secrétariat ainsi que le rôle de Fiduciaire du Fonds.
UNICEF is requesting US$22 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children and women in Haiti in 2015.
Five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. With the help of the international community, Haiti has made significant advances. The U.S. post-earthquake strategy for Haiti focuses on four sector pillars designed to catalyze economic growth and build long-term stability. Carried out by a range of U.S. departments and agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S.
This report is provided in response to the “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014” (P.L. 113-162) (“the Act”), which directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress no later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter through December 31, 2017, a report on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti. The requested report, prepared by the Department of State in cooperation with other U.S.