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Evaluation of the ERRF Component of the Haiti Emergency Response (ERF) Fund - Inception Report

Objectives: The purpose of the evaluation is to take stock of the ERRF since its 2008 activation in Haiti and to provide feedback on its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and connectedness to stakeholders, with the aim of highlighting ERRF operational strengths and areas for improvement while also noting anecdotal evidence on results that may be directly attributed to the ERRF. The evaluation is a part of the requirement set under the ERRF donor agreement conditions.

The evaluation will explore how the ERRF is contributing towards a more timely, predictable, effective and accountable

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UN WARNS OF FURTHER HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN HAITI

(Port au Prince/New York, 1 June 2010): The formal start of the hurricane season today - predicted to be even worse than usual - heralds a new and potentially worse crisis in the ongoing humanitarian response in Haiti.

"This is a country acutely exposed to hurricanes at the best of times," said Sarah Muscroft, Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti. "With so many people still so vulnerable after the recent earthquake, a serious hurricane this year could be devastating. We are therefore planning for a worst-case scenario."

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LES NATIONS UNIES METTENT EN GARDE CONTRE UNE AUTRE CRISE HUMANITAIRE A HAITI

(Port-au Prince/New York, 1 juin): La saison des ouragans, qui commence officiellement aujourd'hui et s'annonce encore pire que d'accoutumée, pourrait créer une nouvelle crise au moment o=F9 la réponse humanitaire est en cours à Haïti.

« Même quand tout va pour le mieux, ce pays est complètement exposé aux ouragans », a déclaré Sarah Muscroft, Chef du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) à Haïti. « Il y a encore beaucoup de personnes vulnérables en raison du tremblement de terre récent. Un ouragan important cette année serait dévastateur. Nous

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Cuba: Hurricane Season 2008 Final report Emergency appeal n° MDRCU0001

Period covered by this Interim Final Report: 8 September 2008 to 8 September 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 6,412,000 (USD 5,929,461 or EUR 4,222,032);

Final Appeal coverage: 96%;

Appeal history:

=B7 CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) in starting early damage and needs assessments following Hurricane Gustav.

=B7 An Emergency Appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 8 September 2008 for CHF 6,417,524 (USD 5,834,112

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Analysis of Multiple Natural hazards in Haiti (NATHAT)

Report prepared by the Government of Haiti, with support from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations System

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that caused unprecedented hu-man, social, economic, and environmental destruction across the country and the Latin American and Caribbean region. This earthquake ranks among the most deadly and devastating in the world's recent history and deals a crippling blow to Haiti's recovery process. The earthquake compounded the hy-drometeorological

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« Rebuilding the social, cultural and intellectual fabric of Haiti » - Concept note

BSP/2010/ME/H/2

On 12 January 2010 an already convalescent Haiti was shaken to trauma. The earthquake levelled a country that was still recovering from the devastating 2008 cyclones and its tectonic magnitude and impact is dwarfed by the extent of the physical and emotional damages suffered by the Haitian people.

The numbers are sobering and defy imagination: hundreds of thousands victims - killed, maimed, homeless or distressed; hundreds of thousands of buildings destroyed, including homes, schools, universities museums, government and administrative buildings, archives,

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« Refonder le tissu social, culturel et intellectuel d'Haïti » - Note conceptuelle

BSP/2010/ME/H/2

Le 12 janvier 2010, Haïti, encore convalescente, a été secouée violemment. Le séisme a dévasté un pays qui se remettait encore des ravages des cyclones de 2008 et sa force tectonique immense n'est rien face à l'ampleur des souffrances physiques et émotionnelles du peuple haïtien.

Les chiffres sont accablants. Ils défient l'imagination : les victimes se comptent par centaines de milliers - tués, estropiés, sans-abri ou traumatisés ; les destructions - immeubles, bâtiments administratifs, archives, bibliothèques ou magasins - se comptent également

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Cuba: Hurricane Season 2008 Interim Final report Emergency appeal n° MDRCU0001

Period covered by this Interim Final Report: 8 September 2008 to 8 September 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 6,412,000 (USD 5,929,461 or EUR 4,222,032);

Final Appeal coverage: 96%;

Appeal history:

- CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) in starting early damage and needs assessments following Hurricane Gustav.

- An Emergency Appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 8 September 2008 for CHF 6,417,524 (USD 5,834,112

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Haiti: Infrastructure and Institutions Emergency Recovery Project - Project information document (PID), appraisal stage

Report
World Bank
Country and Sector Background

1. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 76 percent of its population of 9.6 million lives below the poverty line, with 56 percent in extreme poverty (2001 data). In recent decades, it has demonstrated a very high vulnerability to economic and social crises, as well as to numerous exogenous shocks, such as adverse natural events and commodity prices. In 2004, city of Gonaives was devastated by Hurricane Jeanne, which took more than 4,000 lives. October 2007, brought Tropical

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HAITI NEEDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AS RAINS/HURRICANES APPROACH

Press Release No. 874

For use of the information media

Not an official record

Geneva, 9 February 2010 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Organization stresses the pressing need for operational meteorological services in Haiti to prevent further disasters. The rainy season with flood risk is due early April and the hurricane season begins early June. In order to prevent potential disasters related to the natural hazards, which the country is prone to the capacity of Haiti to produce and disseminate weather information and warnings needs to be developed

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HAITI A BESOIN DE SERVICES METEOROLOGIQUES AVANT L'ARRIVEE DES PLUIES ET DES OURAGANS

Communiqué de presse N°874

Les communiqués de presse sont destinés à l'information;
ils ne constituent pas un compte rendu officiel.

Genève, le 9 février 2010 (OMM) - L'Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) souligne que, pour empêcher de nouvelles catastrophes, Haïti doit disposer au plus vite de services météorologiques opérationnels. En effet, la saison des pluies, avec les risques d'inondation associés, devrait commencer début avril, et la saison des ouragans commence au début du mois de juin. Afin d'empêcher de nouvelles catastrophes dues

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Bangladesh + 9 others
Burma taking severe hit from climate change: watchdog

Report
Irrawaddy
By Wai Moe

Burma is one of the countries worst affected by extreme weather resulting from climate change, according to a new report that assesses the impact of global warming over a period of nearly two decades.

Published by the Berlin-based climate watchdog Germanwatch on Tuesday, the report, the Global Climate Risk Index, says that Bangladesh, Burma and Honduras were the countries most affected by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008.

The report was launched in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway.

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Haïti : La Banque mondiale approuve des dons de 24,5 millions de dollars à l'appui de la gouvernance économique et des transports

Report
World Bank
Communiqué de presse n° : 2010/180/LAC

WASHINGTON, le 8 décembre 2009 - le Conseil d'administration de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd'hui deux dons d'un montant total de 24,5 millions de dollars à l'appui du programme de réforme de la gouvernance économique d'Haïti et de la réfection des principaux axes routiers et ponts du pays.

« Ces fonds devraient nous permettre d'accroitre nos ressources pour financer les programmes de réduction de la pauvreté tout en prenant en compte les besoins urgents de reconstruction du pays », a déclaré Ronald Baudin, ministre haïtien des finances.

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Haiti: WB approves US$24.5 million in grants for economic governance, road rehabilitation

Report
World Bank
Press Release No: 2010/180/LAC

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2009 - The World Bank Board of Directors today approved two grants for a total of US$24.5 million to support Haiti's economic governance reform agenda and rehabilitation of key roads and bridges.

"The new funds will allow us to create fiscal space for priority poverty reduction programs while addressing urgent recovery and reconstruction needs," said Haitian Finance Minister Ronald Baudin.

The first US$12.5 million grant approved today, for the Third Economic Governance Reform Operation (EGRO III), seeks

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Hurricanes, hunger and homelessness for the people of Haiti if world leaders do not act against climate change - Oxfam

Report
Oxfam
The people of Haiti, having survived political turmoil, food insecurity and four hurricanes last year, could be pushed over the brink if world leaders do not act at the UN climate talks next month, Oxfam warns today.

In today's new report, Haiti: A Gathering Storm, the international development agency highlights how drought and more intense and frequent hurricanes are risking the lives and livelihoods of people trying to make ends meet against the odds.

A year after four hurricanes battered

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Cyclones, faim et sans-abris à Haïti si les dirigeants mondiaux ne prennent aucune décision en matière de changement climatique - Oxfam

Report
Oxfam
Port-au-Prince, 27 Noviembre, 2009 - Le peuple d'Haïti, qui a survécu à l'instabilité politique, à l'insécurité alimentaire et à quatre cyclones l'an dernier, pourrait basculer si les dirigeants mondiaux ne prennent aucune décision pendant les négociations organisées par les Nations Unies sur le climat le mois prochain, avertit Oxfam aujourd'hui.

Dans un nouveau rapport daté d'aujourd'hui, Haïti : Une tempête qui s'annonce, l'agence internationale de développement démontre comment la sècheresse et des cyclones plus fréquents et plus violents

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Haiti: Climate change - it's happening now

Haiti on the ground

What the world saw as a unique catastrophe in New Orleans in 2005 happened no less than 3 times in Haiti in 2008 when a devastating hurricane hit the Caribbeans. And the worst is, it will happen again.

Haiti is known for its vulnerability to natural hazards, regularly affected by landslides, flooding, tropical storms, earthquakes and tsunamis. In the last decade, it suffered an estimated =A3600 million in hurricane-related damages.

The bad news is climate models predict that these natural disasters are likely to become more intense and frequent

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Afghanistan + 11 others
ACTED Newsletter No 59 - Nov 2009

FLASH NEWS

HAITI

Haiti: 55 kilometres of dredging and embanking of the Artibonite River and its irrigated perimeter - ACTED has distributed 240 tons of food to 5,000 beneficiaries who have dredged/embanked more than 55 kilometres of the Artibonite River since July 15 (embanking of its primary, secondary and tertiary irrigation canals). These works enable the sanitization of the environment, the increase of rice production and the reduction of floods for the Bocozelle, Grande Saline and Desdunes populations, in the Artibonite Department. The distributed food was provided by the WFP.