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28 Feb 2011 description

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.

01 Jun 2010 description

(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.

01 Jun 2010 description

(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.

31 May 2010 description

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 or EUR 3,973,699) to assist 40,000 people for a …

26 May 2010 description
report Government of Haiti

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.

10 Mar 2010 description

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.

23 Feb 2010 description

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 or EUR 3,973,699) to assist 40,000 people for a period …

17 Feb 2010 description
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.

09 Feb 2010 description

Communiqué de presse N°874

Les communiqués de presse sont destinés à l'information;

09 Feb 2010 description

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 without delay.

09 Dec 2009 description
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.

In …

08 Dec 2009 description
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), …

08 Dec 2009 description
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, …

27 Nov 2009 description
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 the …

27 Nov 2009 description
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 …

20 Nov 2009 description
report Médecins du Monde

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.

17 Nov 2009 description

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.