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)
With support from the American Red Cross, Global Communities with its partner Build Change are implementing the $18.8 million Lavi Miyo Nan Katye pa’m Nan (LAMIKA) program over 37 months. LAMIKA is an urban integrated neighborhood reconstruction and recovery program being implemented in Carrefour-Feuilles, a poor residential neighborhood in Port-au-Prince which sustained extensive damage from the 2010 earthquake.
The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.
The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.
Food and nutritional insecurity due to recurrent drought episodes exacerbated by El Niño phenomena are the focus of current European Commission assistance. Interventions are closely articulated with initiatives aiming at enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable populations to face and recover from recurrent shocks.
The Director’s Letter
Col. Joseph Martin, USAF
Just over a year ago a devastating earthquake struck the country of Nepal, with major aftershocks in the ensuing weeks. The international community responded across a wide range of capabilities and in many cases remains engaged today in recovery and reconstruction. This edition of the Liaison Journal is specifically set aside to capture a range of lessons learned, with each providing the unique perspective of the supporting organization and author.
28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT
Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.
Une consultation multi-pays en vue du Sommet humanitaire mondial à Istanbul
54,5% de la population mondiale vit dans des zones urbaines caractérisées par une densité de population élevée et un environnement socio-économique, politique et institutionnel complexe. Apporter des réponses coordonnées et plus efficaces lors de crises en milieu urbain est une priorité pour réduire la vulnérabilité des populations.
Port-au-Prince, jeudi le 07 avril 2016. Le Gouvernement d’Haïti et l´Equipe Humanitaire Pays lancent aujourd’hui un appel de fonds de 193.8 millions de dollars en vue de répondre aux besoins humanitaires critiques de 1,3 million de personnes. Ce document de planification stratégique de la réponse humanitaire en 2016 vise non seulement à assurer la protection et l’accès aux services de base aux personnes les plus vulnérables, mais également à renforcer la résilience de la population et des institutions haïtiennes.
Port-au-Prince, April 7, 2016. The Government of Haiti and the Humanitarian Country Team launch today a call for funds of $ 193.8 million people to meet the critical humanitarian needs of 1.3 million people. This humanitarian planning document aims at ensuring protection and access to basic services to the most vulnerable people, and also strengthening the resilience of the population and the Haitian institutions.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
Six years after a devastating earthquake left Haiti in ruins, Medair has concluded its work in the country.
The earthquake that struck in January 2010 killed or injured more than 500,000 people in a matter of minutes. So many homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed that more than one million people were left homeless. Within days, Medair sent an emergency response team to assess how we could help.
La Oficina de la ONU para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) está pidiendo a la comunidad de donantes no olvidarse de las necesidades humanitarias que tienen varios países latinoamericanos, a pesar de las tensiones creadas por los conflictos actuales y las graves crisis que han provocado.
« L’ouvrier travaille au goût du maître » est désormais une conception du passé dans le domaine de la construction dans le département de la Grand’Anse. Grâce aux diverses sessions de formation organisées par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) et le Ministère des Travaux Publics Transports et Communication (MTPTC), le professionnel en construction de ce département travaille de préférence, aujourd’hui, au goût de la technique.