Recovery and Reconstruction

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17 Apr 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 20:18 GMT

L'Etat haïtien a inauguré vendredi, dans un quartier détruit par le séisme de 2010, vingt-cinq logements bâtis sous le principe de la copropriété, une nouveauté dans le pays le plus densément peuplé des Caraïbes.

17 Apr 2015 description

El día de hoy en el municipio de El Playón, la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres -UNRGD- acompañó la entrega de 157 combos de materiales y de 235 kits de Ayuda Humanitaria de Emergencia –AHE-, acciones en el marco del proceso de recuperación en el departamento de Santander, luego del sismo del 10 de marzo.​

​Con estos apoyos, el Gobierno Nacional ha entregado ayudas por más de 32 mil millones de pesos reflejados en AHE, banco de materiales, banco de maquinaria, subsidios de arriendo, apoyos logísticos para los municipios.

15 Apr 2015 description

In Sri Lanka, Switzerland is supporting the reconstruction of homes and villages that were destroyed by the tsunami in 2004 and the civil war that ended in 2009. Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter has visited Akkarai, a village in Jaffna in the north of the country.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN University

Ana Mosneaga

Finding a durable solution to a displacement situation is not a straightforward process. Cases of severe nuclear disasters that render areas unsafe for habitation for prolonged periods require interim or alternative solutions to meet the evolving needs, capacities, vulnerabilities and preferences of the displaced people. Existing international instruments offer crucial guidance, but greater appreciation of context is necessary to enhance their relevance.


14 Apr 2015 description
report Jakarta Post

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Mon, April 13 2015, 7:10 AM

Twenty school buildings, 32 churches and other public facilities, including three mosques, four health centers and four subdistrict administration offices devastated by the 2010 tsunami on the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, have not yet been rebuilt.

07 Apr 2015 description

By Ann Weru

SENDAI, 7 April 2015 – Four years on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, the country’s business sector has lived up to its reputation for resilience and shown clearly why disaster preparedness is so important for recovery.

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011 battered the city of Sendai, which has just hosted the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, an event that offered a key opportunity to showcase the hazard-prone country’s ability to deal with a crisis and to build back better.

03 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Chile

A un año de los terremotos que afectaron gravemente a la Región de Tarapacá el 1 y 2 de abril del 2014, el Gobierno hace un balance de los esfuerzos que se han hecho en el trabajo de reconstrucción.

El Plan de Reconstrucción elaborado luego de la catástrofe del Norte Grande busca hacerse cargo de daños ocasionados a viviendas, barrios y ciudades, además de brindar apoyo a las familias damnificadas, abordar problemas pre existentes e incorporar a la ciudadanía en el proceso de reconstrucción.

01 Apr 2015 description

By Ann Weru

FUKUSHIMA, 31 March 2015 – The fishing industry along the eastern coast of Japan is still reeling from the twin earthquake and tsunami that rocked the region four years ago, demonstrating starkly how disasters can strain key economic sectors and test resilience.

Fukushima has become synonymous with the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 11 March 2011. The 9.0-magnitude quake triggered a massive wave that pushed several kilometres inland, causing death and destruction.

31 Mar 2015 description

Haiti - L’OIM a terminé la construction de 72 logements dans un quartier vulnérable à Port-au-Prince, la capitale d’Haïti, fortement touchée par le séisme de 2010.

Les fonds ont été fournis par le Bureau de la monétisation et des programmes d’aide au développement (BMPAD) du gouvernement haïtien, dans le cadre d’un projet de 16 millions de dollars coordonnés par l’Unité de construction de logements et de bâtiments publics (UCLPB) qui se concentre sur la reconstruction des communautés touchées par le séisme.

31 Mar 2015 description
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Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Archipelago | Sat, March 28 2015, 10:59 AM

The government’s plan to resettle 1,903 families displaced by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 30, 2009, in West Sumatra, has again been delayed.

West Sumatra Manpower and Transmigration Office head Syofyan said the sluggish implementation of the resettlement program was due to the lengthy process of freeing up a 5,000-hectare forested area for new settlements.

“The permit was issued in 2013 after waiting three years,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

27 Mar 2015 description

Haiti - IOM has completed the construction of 72 housing units in a vulnerable neighborhood in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince heavily affected by the 2010 earthquake.

Funds were provided by the Government of Haiti’s Bureau of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD) as part of a USD 16 million project coordinated by the country’s Unit for Housing and Public Buildings Construction (UCLBP) which focuses on rebuilding earthquake-affected communities.

26 Mar 2015 description

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26 Mar 2015 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Four years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered a lot of damage, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is supporting the revival of local community. “Hare Valley”, a community care center for the elderly and other residents to connect socially, is expected to be completed in the spring. Concurrently with the construction project, more than 100 times of club activities took place in 2014, such as calligraphy course, fancywork course, eco-block workshop, ground-golf course, gardening workshop, etc.

24 Mar 2015 description


On 20 April 2014, 216,859 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Nicaraguan Red Cross (NRC) in the delivery of immediate assistance to up to 3,000 people.

18 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

18 March 2015 – The Government of Haiti has made progress towards the holding of elections critical for the country’s stability and development, the top United Nations official in the Caribbean nation told the Security Council today.

Presenting the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré reported that the country had made “measurable gains towards the holding of long-overdue elections” by the end of 2015, despite the lingering “uncertainty” caused by the absence of a functioning Parliament.

18 Mar 2015 description

The Headman’s Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution in Boushehr Province said: one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six housing units have been constructed at first and second stages of reconstruction at Shonbe & Tasooj affected by earthquake regions of Dashti Township. Heydari added: for first stage was spent amount of three hundred and forty-seven billion Rials as figure of facilities and forty-nine billion and five hundred million Rials as figure of gratuitous aids.

17 Mar 2015 description
report Singapore Red Cross

S$11.1m Multi-Purpose Community Hall in Rikuzentakata to serve 20,000 people

17 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2015 — About 275,000 residents in China’s Sichuan province will have access to better infrastructure services through a $100 million loan approved today by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors.

16 Mar 2015 description

Five years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti is slowly getting back on its feet. Albeit greatly reduced compared to 2010, humanitarian needs persist. The UN has just launched a Transitional Appeal which serves as an integrated strategic and operational plan for humanitarian and resilience-building actions.

16 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

15 March 2015 – Integrating disaster risk reduction into development can save lives and livelihoods, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he toured Sendai, Japan, which was devastated four years ago by an earthquake and tsunami but which today, following an impressive rebuilding effort, is a reminder to the world that “we must turn all of the painful lessons of disasters into new policies for a better future.”