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19 Dec 2014 description

By Laura Wise*

This article is the first in a series of special coverage commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. Stay tuned for the full series.

Iowa, the Great Flood of 1993. North Carolina, Hurricane Floyd, 1999. New York City, September 11, 2001. In the aftermath of each of these disasters, Rev. Tom and Rev. Wendy Vencuss of the New York Annual Conference were there, helping communities to recovery and get back on their feet. Even this long and committed experience, though, would not prepare them for the events of January 12, 2010.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

15 Dec 2014 description

Background

Concern is now into the third phase of its successful “Return to Neighbourhoods” programme in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The programme, funded by the EU’s humanitarian aid office (ECHO), aims to relocate 2400 families who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake away from temporary camps to suitable rental accommodation by mid-2015. It will also help families develop livelihoods activities so they can continue support themselves and their families and continue to afford the rent in their new homes.

09 Dec 2014 description

C’est dans la douzième section communale de Léogâne, plus précisément dans les locaux fraichement reconstruits de l’Ecole Bonne Nouvelle de Bigonet que s’est tenue, au début du mois de décembre, l’inauguration de trois nouvelles écoles primaires et secondaires construites par le PNUD. Il s’agit des écoles Bonne Nouvelle et Epiphanie de Léogâne, et de l’Ecole St Philippe et St Jacques à Gressier, toutes trois détruites par le séisme du 12 janvier 2010.

05 Dec 2014 description

Construite en 2011, avec le soutien du Monaco Collectif Haïti, après le tremblement de terre qui a dévasté le pays, l’école Prince Albert II de Monaco offre une scolarisation et un suivi médical à 320 enfants issus d’un bidonville de Port-au-Prince avec un taux de réussite de 100% au certificat d’études.

04 Dec 2014 description

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Le processus de relocalisation des 450 familles déplacées du camp KID à Christ-Roi entamé le 21 août 2014 par l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) de concert avec la mairie de Port-au-Prince, est à sa phase finale. Cependant, des familles estimées à plus de 60 dont les dossiers n’ont pas été retenus, se montrent insatisfaites et réclament une reconsidération de leur situation.

Dans le cadre de ce programme, chaque famille a reçu 20,000.00 gourdes pour payer la location d’un espace d’habitation, a appris le GARR.

19 Nov 2014 description

ECOSOC/6652

2014 Session,
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Economic and Social Council, in one of five texts adopted today, called on the Haitian Government to fully operationalize the External Aid Coordination Framework and its mechanisms in keeping with the road map adopted in 2014.

14 Nov 2014 description
Technical Annex- Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 20 600 000

1. CONTEXT

11 Nov 2014 description

Le Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés (GARR) s’est vivement préoccupé des violations réalisées à l’encontre des familles du Village Grâce de Dieu, lors d’une opération de démolition des maisons, le 5 novembre 2014. Cet acte perpétré par des agents de l’Unité Départementale de Maintien d’Ordre (UDMO) accompagné des hommes de main, a montré, encore une fois, l’obligation pour les autorités haïtiennes de garantir le droit à la vie des déplacés/es.

09 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

PORT-AU-PRINCE, 7 novembre 2014 - La ministre de l'Economie et des Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie et l’Envoyée spéciale de la Banque mondiale Mary Barton Dock ont signé aujourd'hui un accord de don de 24 millions de dollars américains du Partenariat mondial pour l'éducation (GPE). Il permettra d’aider environ 230 000 enfants à être scolarisés et mieux préparés pour l'apprentissage à travers des exemptions de frais de scolarité et d’autres supports.

09 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

PORT-AU-PRINCE, November 7, 2014 - Haitian Minister of Economy and Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie and World Bank Special Envoy Mary Barton-Dock signed today a grant of US$24 million from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help 230,000 children attend school and receive quality education through tuition waivers and other support. The funding complements an ongoing Education for All project of US$85 million managed by the World Bank.

06 Nov 2014 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • The public is using Twitter for real-time information exchange and for expressing emotional support during a variety of crises, such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, political protests, mass shootings, and communicable-disease tracking.31 By encouraging proactive standardization of hashtags, emergency responders may be able to reduce a big-data challenge and better leverage crowdsourced information for operational planning and response.

04 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

Submitted by Marc Forni On Mon, 11/03/2014

28 Oct 2014 description

Editorial

François Grünewald

Syria, Iraq, Ebola, Gaza, Mali – there has been a huge increase in the number of tragic crises in recent months… The humanitarian sector is under enormous pressure. This litany of tragedies is further cause for us to focus on the quality of assistance and protection operations for civilians. It also raises questions about the capacity and role of a sector which remains vital, but is increasingly in danger.

27 Oct 2014 description
report UN Radio

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“Haïti est désormais à un point où l'aide humanitaire traditionnelle arrive à ses limites, et une aide durable au développement sur le long terme est nécessaire pour satisfaire les besoins de la population“.

06 Oct 2014 description

The earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 12 January 2010 led to the loss of more than 220,000 lives, over 310,000 injuries and extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. Taking the British Red Cross recovery programme as a case study, this report presents a series of lessons on good practice in urban livelihoods recovery. The report, developed in partnership with Groupe URD, is a shortened version of an internal study of assessment, decision-making and management within the livelihoods component of the programme.

28 Sep 2014 description
report European Union

Brussels, 23 September 2014

Today’s report by the European Court of Auditors confirms that the European Commission delivered sound work under very difficult circumstances to help the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 2010.

18 Sep 2014 description
report ALNAP

Communication with the affected population was prioritised from the outset of the emergency response in Haiti (IFRC, 2011a). This case study primarily focuses on two-way communication and feedback processes in IFRC’s Return and Relocation Programme, which supports people displaced by the Earthquake to move out from the crowded camps and informal settlements into safe housing. We met with affected community members who have received different types of assistance after the 2010 Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and Jacmel.

16 Sep 2014 description
report European Union

Synthèse

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Haïti est l’un des États les plus fragiles au monde, et le tremblement de terre qui a frappé le pays le 12 janvier 2010 a fortement aggravé la situation. Il a fait de nombreuses victimes humaines et provoqué des dégâts considérables. Il a eu de graves conséquences pour l’économie nationale et a fortement diminué la capacité, déjà insuffisante, de l’administration à fournir des services de base à la population.