The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 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 remain 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, have declined faster than the pace of return or relocation of the displaced. 16,377 displaced families living in 52 camps are considered at high risk of forced evictions. If return, relocation or local integration solutions are not intensified in 2014, a large number of displaced people risk continued displacement in deteriorating living conditions, posing environmental and public health risks for people in and around camps, and with acute protection needs. Almost 80,000 people live in 67 camps considered to be at particularly high risk of flooding, with an additional 30 camps at additional environmental risks.
Policy-makers and international agencies are currently negotiating the details of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which is to be agreed at Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) now explicitly promotes the integration of gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into DRR. It acknowledges the need to manage differential levels of vulnerability and exposure, and the need to empower vulnerable groups to participate in decision-making and implementation.
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted by Marc Forni On Mon, 11/03/2014
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.
“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“.
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.
Introduction to the Guide
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.
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.
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.
Conseil de sécurité 7262eséance – matin
Nombre d’entre elles s’inquiètent de l’impasse
du processus électoral après l’Accord d’El Rancho en mars dernier
7262nd Meeting* (AM)
Delegates Express Concern over Recommended Drawndown of Mission
As the Security Council took up the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), speakers voiced an array of views on the proposed drawdown of that operation’s presence, particularly in light of the recent political impasse impeding legislative, national and local elections from being held by the mandated deadline.
La COO de la Banque mondiale Sri Mulvani Indrawati et la ministre Haïtienne de l'Economie et des Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie partagent leurs expériences durant leur voyage en Haïti.
World Bank COO Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie share experiences as they travel together in Haiti.
For two hours both women crisscrossed of Delmas 32, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on this hot day by foot. Streets and alleys are buzzing with life and traffic. There are freshly painted homes, streetlights and a new canal system where not long ago rubble from collapsed homes had buried whole families.