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Bigger, badder - the challenge of urban disasters

Report
IRIN

Dense populations in cities mean a disaster would incur more fatalities and more damage to the infrastructure per square kilometer. Reaching affected people is also more difficult as access is blocked.

IRIN:

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Audit of USAID/Haiti’s New Settlement Construction Activities

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

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Third Dental Mission as 2010 Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction Activity

As part of the three year follow up activities of the massive 2010 Haiti Earthquake, on 1st March 2014, AMDA Haiti conducted the third dental mission at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fond-des-Negres, Haiti, in collaboration with the Salvation Army.

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Matrice de suivi du deplacement (DTM) Haïti numéro 18, avril 2014

Cette matrice de suivi du déplacement est la 18e mise à jour de ce genre. Ce rapport présente les résultats obtenus lors d’évaluations menées entre Janvier et Mars 2014.

Faits Saillants:

  • Au 31 Mars 2014, 37, 131 ménages soit 137,543 individus résident dans 243 sites.

  • Ceci correspond à une diminution de 9,382 individus déplacés (soit 2,439 ménages) par rapport aux évaluations précédentes, équivalente à une réduction de 6.4% du nombre d’individus et 6.2% du nombre de ménages déplacés.

International Organization for Migration:

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Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Haiti, Round 18, April 2014

DTM is in its eighteenth round of implementation in Haiti.
This report presents the results from field assessments conducted between January and March 2014.

Highlights:

  • 243 sites remain open corresponding to 37,131 households or 137,543 individuals.

  • Compared to the previous assessments, a decrease of 9,382 IDP individuals, or 2,439 IDP households, corresponding to a 6.4% decrease in the number of individuals and 6.2% decrease in the number of households, respectively was recorded.

International Organization for Migration:

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Haïti Bulletin humanitaire - Numéro 39, Mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La communauté humanitaire vient en aide aux populations affectées par la sécheresse et l’insécurité alimentaire dans le Nord-Ouest ;

  • Environ 137 000 personnes résident encore dans 243 camps de déplacés. Une diminution de plus de 9 000 personnes a été constatée durant la période de janvier à mars 2014 ;

  • La lutte contre le choléra se poursuit : inauguration de centres de traitement et réhabilitation des structures d’eau et d’assainissement ;

  • Haïti et la région Caraïbes se préparent à faire face aux tsunamis ;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Disasters, Development and Durable Solutions to Displacement: Insights from Haiti

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 sparked a massive displacement crisis. At the peak of the crisis, there were over 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 1,500 camps scattered across Port-au-Prince and the surrounding regions. Four years later, approximately 147,000 IDPs remain in 271 camps. These declines are dramatic, but it is difficult to determine the extent to which those uprooted have been able to access truly durable solutions to their displacement, and what should be done to support solutions for those who remain displaced.

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World + 21 others
Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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DEC Annual Report and Accounts 2012–13

This year the DEC has launched an extremely important appeal for Syria, and continued its work in three major responses: East Africa, Pakistan and Haiti, each of which was amongst our very largest appeals.

In East Africa, where a lethal combination of drought, conflict and environmental failure caused the first famine of the 21st century, DEC funded work has reached over 2.3m people. The huge humanitarian effort in the region has been broadly successful but the crisis has highlighted serious issues with the world’s ability to respond to very clear early warnings of disaster.

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Humanitarian feedback mechanisms: research, evidence and guidance

The research looks at what makes humanitarian actions work effectively and focuses on bringing different perspectives from those of crisis-affected people into the conversation.

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Fighting diseases with clean water and sanitation

By Lorraine Taggart, IFRC

“We used to have to go to this empty field far from the house. At night it was scary but my father always went with me. But now we have a latrine and I feel happy for that,” says 11-year-old Kervens Monazè.

Kervens has been learning about hand-washing and cholera prevention in school. He and his family, who managed to rebuild their home after the earthquake, received support from the Haiti Red Cross Society in latrine construction, cholera prevention and hygiene promotion.

Sanitation needs after a disaster

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Report of the independent expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón (A/HRC/25/71)

Human Rights Council

Twenty-fifth session

Agenda item 10

Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

Gustavo Gallón, independent expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, appointed in June 2013 by the Human Rights Council, proposes shock treatment for certain key aspects of the human rights situation in the country, which he considers to be very complex but not insurmountable. The independent expert carried out a mission to Haiti in September 2013, to Port-au-Prince and Jacmel.

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Urgent Action: Families at imminent risk of forced eviction

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Amnesty

Around twenty families who were left homeless after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti face imminent forced eviction from their makeshift camp in the capital, Port-au-Prince. If evicted they will once again be left homeless.

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

The Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of IOM humanitarian projects for 2014 in coordination with other humanitarian partners and agencies.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 36 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 18 - 25 February

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Les partenariats humanitaires en Haïti

Report
IRIN

PORT-AU-PRINCE/DAKAR, 24 février 2014 (IRIN) - En général, les agences d’aide humanitaire insistent sur la nécessité d’améliorer les partenariats avec les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) locales, le secteur privé et les administrations publiques lors des interventions. Après le tremblement de terre de 2010 en Haïti, il a été reproché aux agences d’aide humanitaire de ne pas avoir suffisamment impliqué les autorités locales ou de ne pas avoir suffisamment renforcé leur autonomie en matière de réponse d’urgence et d’efforts de relèvement.

IRIN:

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La MINUSTAH reconstruit une école détruite par le séisme à Bel Air

Entièrement reconstruite, l’école nationale Fabre Geffrard a été inaugurée le jeudi 20 février 2014 en présence des autorités et de parents d’élèves.

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Rapport de l’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti, Gustavo Gallón (A/HRC/25/71)

Conseil des droits de l’homme Vingt-cinquième session Point 10 de l’ordre du jour Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités

Résumé

Gustavo Gallón, l’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti, nommé en juin 2013 par le Conseil des droits de l’homme, propose un traitement de choc pour certains aspects clés de la situation des droits humains dans le pays, qu’il considère comme très complexe mais surmontable. L’Expert indépendant a mené une mission en Haïti en septembre 2013, à Port-au-Prince et à Jacmel.

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Owning your crisis - aid partnerships in Haiti

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IRIN

Much of the relief effort after the 2010 earthquake was led by foreign aid workers, who were criticised for not doing enough to include or empower locals in the response.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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