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26 Jun 2015 description

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.

24 Jun 2015 description

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.

19 Jun 2015 description

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."

13 Jun 2015 description

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.

11 Jun 2015 description

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.

10 Jun 2015 description
report Shelter Cluster

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

  1. 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.

04 Jun 2015 description

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.

04 Jun 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(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.

04 Jun 2015 description
report American Red Cross

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.


Myth:

The American Red Cross never had a final plan for its work in Haiti.

Fact:

03 Jun 2015 description

Résumé

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.

03 Jun 2015 description

Summary

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.

03 Jun 2015 description

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.

20 May 2015 description

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.

20 May 2015 description

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.

20 May 2015 description

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.

06 May 2015 description
report Guardian

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.

30 Apr 2015 description

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.

30 Apr 2015 description

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.

20 Apr 2015 description

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.