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)
IOM Launches Research on Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Mobile Populations in Crises
Switzerland --New research just launched by IOM confirms that trafficking in persons and other forms of exploitation occur in times of crisis yet remain largely overlooked in the context of humanitarian response.
La Banque interaméricaine de développement (BID) a inauguré un nouveau bâtiment pour son bureau en Haïti construit sur le site de son ancien siège, détruit lors du séisme de 2010.
Plus de 200 invités ont assisté à la cérémonie d'inauguration dirigée par le Président de la BID, M. Luis Alberto Moreno. Le Premier Ministre d'Haïti, Evans Paul, le Ministre de l’Economie et des Finances d'Haïti et Gouverneur de la BID pour Haïti, M. Wilson Laleau, ainsi que d'autres représentants du Gouvernement haïtien, membres du corps diplomatique et du secteur privé.
Malcolm Gladwell in his book refers to the ‘Tipping Point’ where little things can make a big difference: "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point" at which "ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread like viruses do."
Contributing to prosperity, security and democratic governance
June 12, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canada’s renewed strategy for engagement in Haiti. The renewed five-year strategy follows a review of Canada’s long-term engagement in Haiti, which sought to examine the progress made to date and maximize efforts and resources.
Port-au-Prince, le 11 juin 2015 – Le service de la Commission européenne à l’aide humanitaire et à la protection civile (ECHO) va fournir 14,6 millions d’euros d’assistance humanitaire aux Haïtiens les plus vulnérables d'ici la fin 2015, notamment pour renforcer leurs capacités de résilience face aux catastrophes naturelles récurrentes.
The transitional shelter approach adds to other successful response approaches, such as core housing and semi-permanent housing, to broaden the range of options for governments and humanitarian stakeholders to support populations affected by disasters and conflicts.
What GAO Found
As of September 30, 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had allocated $1.7 billion to the Haiti reconstruction effort, directing more than half of this funding to the health and food security sectors. USAID had obligated two-thirds and disbursed more than half of all allocated funding.
(MissionNewswire) The reconstruction of a Salesian Youth Center in Fort Liberté, Haiti has been completed after the Jan 12, 2010 earthquake reduced it to rubble. The reconstruction project, made possible by many generous donors, was part of a promise by Salesian Missions, the U.S. Development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to aid in the reconstruction of the country as well as provide relief to Haitians following the earthquake.
To learn the truth about American Red Cross work in Haiti, visit our Haiti Assistance Program page.
Our statement is also available: American Red Cross Responds to Latest ProPublica and NPR Coverage.
The American Red Cross never had a final plan for its work in Haiti.
Le Rapporteur spécial sur les droits de l’homme des personnes déplacées dans leur propre pays, Chaloka Beyani, a effectué une mission officielle en Haïti, du 29 juin au 5 juillet 2014, à l’invitation du Gouvernement et conformément à son mandat énoncé dans la résolution 23/8 du Conseil des droits de l’homme. L’objectif de cette mission était d’examiner la situation des droits de l’homme des personnes déplacées dans le pays après le séisme qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010.
The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, conducted an official mission to Haiti from 29 June to 5 July 2014, at the invitation of the Government and pursuant to his mandate under resolution 23/8 of the Human Rights Council. The objective of the visit was to examine the human rights situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country following the earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010.
Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR
The neighborhood of Campeche sprawls up a steep hillside in Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Goats rustle in trash that goes forever uncollected. Children kick a deflated volleyball in a dusty lot below a wall with a hand-painted logo of the American Red Cross.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year SDR 49.14 million (about US$69.7 million, 60 percent of quota) arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Haiti on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Le Conseil d’administration du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) a approuvé le lundi 18 mai 2015 en faveur d’Haïti un accord triennal d’un montant de 49,14 millions de DTS (environ 69,7 millions de dollars, soit 60 % de la quote-part) au titre de la facilité élargie de crédit (FEC). L’approbation ouvre la voie au décaissement immédiat d’un montant équivalant à 7,02 millions de DTS (environ 10 millions de dollars) et le versement du reste sera étalé sur toute la durée de l’accord, sous réserve du résultat des revues semestrielles du programme.
By Susan Kim*
May 7, 2015—Haiti could soon have a new, strong set of grassroots women entrepreneurs, thanks to Prosperity Catalyst, a nonprofit with the mission of launching and fostering independent, women-led businesses in distressed countries.
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is supporting Prosperity Catalyst through a grant that is helping assess exactly how small businesses can grow in Haiti. The assessment is focusing on candle-making enterprises that will create opportunities for vulnerable women to become empowered entrepreneurs.
By Prospery Raymond
A Haitian aid expert says mistakes in post-earthquake efforts in his country show the need to prioritise healthcare and medicine, and consult local people
Watching footage of the devastation caused by the Nepal earthquake has brought back vivid memories of the moment, five years ago, when my office in Port-au-Prince collapsed around me during a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude quake.
Réalisations en matière de gestion des risques de désastres depuis 2010
Haïti est considéré comme l’un des pays les plus vulnérables aux catastrophes dans le monde.
Haiti is considered to be one of the countries in the world that is most vulnerable to disasters.
Even before the devastating earthquake in 2010, Haiti’s disaster risk index was one of the highest. This index is increasing, due to the consequences of climate change, environmental degradation and uncontrolled urban development. All disasters significantly weaken the country’s resources, increase the vulnerability of the population and aggravate the impact of future crises.
This report examines the effectiveness of national legal and regulatory frameworks with regard to emergency and transitional shelter following natural disasters in Haiti. It provides an overview of the relevant laws, policies and procedures that have a bearing on different aspects of emergency and transitional shelter response. It identifies potential regulatory barriers to emergency and transitional response efforts, as well as a range of positive developments and initiatives that can enhance the effectiveness of shelter activities.