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Periodic Monitoring Report (January - July 2014)

While the humanitarian situation in Haiti has generally improved, return, relocation or local integration solutions need to be intensified to prevent continued displacement in deteriorating living conditions.

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La Protection des droits humains des personnes déplacées internes en lien avec le séisme de 2010 (Janvier - Juin 2014)

Ce rapport semestriel, qui ne prétend pas à l’exhaustivité, fournit un aperçu de la diversité des programmes et activités d’une partie des acteurs étatiques et non-gouvernementaux œuvrant dans le domaine de la protection des personnes déplacées internes en Haïti. Ce rapport a été préparé par le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme (HCDH)/Section des droits de l’homme (SDH) de la MINUSTAH à partir des informations soumises par divers acteurs dans le domaine de la protection dans les camps de personnes déplacées internes (DPI) issues du séisme du 12 janvier 2010.

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Tzu Chi held Rice Distribution in Haiti

Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Date: Aug 26, 2014

In January 2010, an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 devastated Haiti and left billions of dollars in damages and thousands of lives destroyed in its wake.
The earthquake struck the most populated areas of the country, including Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, not only taking more than an estimated number of 300,000 lives throughout the country, but displacing millions, leaving them without medical aid, shelter, and food.

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WMO calls for greater investments in weather and climate services in Small Island Developing States

Apia, Samoa, 25 August 2014 – Recognizing that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate impacts such as sea-level rise, reduced fisheries catch, droughts, floods, coastal surges, and typhoons (also known as hurricanes and cyclones), the World Meteorological Organization is urging SIDS and their partners to collaborate on developing stronger weather and climate services.

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Haiti Humanitarian Needs Overview: Mid-Year Review (July 2014)

The updated Humanitarian Needs Overview highlights basic services, protection and durable solutions for IDPs, health and WASH related to the cholera epidemic, severe food and nutrition insecurity and high vulnerability and low resilience to natural hazards as priorities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Video: rebuilding communities - Transforming lives in Haiti

Joan Bobrov

Grand ravine is one of the poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods in all of Port au Prince, Haiti.

The 20,000 people living here are at extreme risk of flooding and landslides. Many came here after losing their homes in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Transforming lives in Haiti

Now, together with our partners and the community themselves, we're working to transform the lives of the people living in this area.

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Les normes loin d’être respectées dans la reconstruction de logements en Haïti, selon une étude du Cerfas

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AlterPresse

P-au-P, 5 août 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Le Centre de recherche, de réflexion, de formation et d’action sociale (Cerfas) vient de publier une étude sur le « Relogement des personnes déplacées par suite du tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010 », révélant un non-respect des normes internationales dans la construction des abris.

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Haiti Aid Reform Bill “Will Be a Step in the Right Direction,” CEPR Co-Director Says

Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

Congress Passes “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act” to Enact Greater Oversight of USAID in Haiti

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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Feature: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development

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UN News Service

17 July 2014 – Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached – or nearly reached – several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a month ago.

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Haïti Bulletin humanitaire - Numéro 42, Juin 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Réduction significative du nombre de personnes dans les camps grâce aux programmes de retour et de relocalisation ;

  • Epidémie de choléra : l’alerte rouge persiste dans les départements du Centre, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest depuis plus de quatre semaines. En Juin 2014, 923 cas suspects et 9 décès ont été enregistrés ;

  • Saison cyclonique : les préparatifs pour faire face aux éventuels désastres se poursuivent ;

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Following the money: Haiti tracks donor commitments to fulfill their aid pledges

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Author: Dina Abdel-Fattah

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake, the international community pledged billions of dollars to support Haiti’s reconstruction efforts. The Government of Haiti has made significant strides over the past few years in innovating better methods to ensure this aid is responsive to changing needs and demands on the ground.

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Quatre ans et demi après le séisme dévastateur, 92 pour cent de la population déplacée a quitté les camps en Haïti

Haïti – Quatre ans et demi après le séisme qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010, environ 103 565 déplacés internes, soit 28 134 familles, vivent toujours dans 172 camps dispersés à travers la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince et dans les régions des palmiers, dans le Département de l’ouest.

Depuis le pic de la crise, lorsque 1,5 million de personnes vivait dans des camps de fortune, la Matrice de suivi des déplacements (DTM) de l’OIM a enregistré une baisse de 92% du nombre total de familles et une diminution du nombre de sites de 89%.

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Il est temps de promouvoir une politique de développement afin de trouver des solutions durables pour les personnes déplacées et vulnérables

PORT-AU-PRINCE (4 juillet 2014)- Quatre ans après le séisme, il est temps de passer d’une approche principalement humanitaire à une approche de développement, a déclaré aujourd’hui l’expert indépendant des Nations Unies Chaloka Beyani, en lançant un appel en faveur de la recherche de solutions durables pour les personnes déplacées internes et les couches vulnérables de la population en Haïti.

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Time to push for development to achieve durable solutions for the internally displaced and the vulnerable

PORT-AU-PRINCE (4 July 2014) – Four years after the earthquake, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development base drive, United Nations independent expert Chaloka Beyani has said today, while calling for durable solutions for the internally displaced and the vulnerable segments of the population in Haiti.

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Four and a half years after devastating quake, 92 per cent of displaced population has left camps in Haiti

Since the height of the displacement crisis, when 1.5 million persons lived in camps, IOM has registered a decrease of 92% in the total number of displaced households and an 89% decrease in IDP sites.

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Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Haiti, Round 19, June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 172 sites remain open, corresponding to 28,134 households or 103,565 individuals.

  • A decrease of 33,978 IDP individuals, or 8,997 IDP households was recorded; corresponding to a 24.70% decrease in the number of individuals and 24.23% decrease in the number of households, respectively.

  • Since July 2010, the IDP caseload has decreased by 92.22% in the number of households and by 88.94% in the number of IDP sites.

  • Between March and June 2014, 71 IDP sites were closed.

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Matrice de suivi du déplacement (DTM) Haiti Numéro 19, Juin 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 172 sites demeurent ouverts, correspondants à 28,134 ménages ou 103,565 individus déplacés.

  • Une diminution de 33,978 ménages PDIs, soit 8,997 IDP ménages, a été enregistrée. Ceci correspond respectivement à une baisse de 24.70% du nombre d’individus et une baisse de 24.23% du nombre de ménages déplacés.

  • Depuis Juillet 2010, le nombre de ménages PDIs a diminué de 92.22% et le nombre de sites de déplacés a baissé de 88.94%.

  • 71 camps de déplacés ont été fermés entre Mars et Juin 2014.

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Haiti PM to donors: please honor aid pledges

07/04/2014 07:04 GMT

by Clarens RENOIS

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 4, 2014 (AFP) - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.

So far, 48 percent of that amount has been handed over, mainly in emergency and humanitarian aid, while the country faces colossal rebuilding needs after the 7.0-magnitude quake, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, in power since 2012, said Thursday in an exclusive interview.

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Outstanding CDEMA Contributions To Be Addressed

by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

Countries in the region are being called upon to address the $1.2 million in outstanding contributions owed to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made the call, stressing that CDEMA could do a lot more for countries in the region if it was given the necessary resources.

He was at the time speaking during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Meeting of the Council of CDEMA at Hilton Barbados recently.