Chapter 1: Introduction
Haïti cinq ans après le séisme dévastateur : la reconstruction a bien progressé mais des défis demeurent
January 12, 2010 – January 12, 2015
An unprecedented catastrophe On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. It was the biggest tremor to hit the country in 200 years. In less than one minute, almost half of the homes in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings were reduced to dust.
A major catastrophe:
• Magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale;
• The epicentre of the quake was in the most populated area of the island;
• Over 200,000 deaths and more than 300,000 injured;
• 1.3 million people were left homeless; and
Seulement 6 pour cent des 1,5 million de personnes déplacées demeurent dans les camps
33 communes dont Marchand Dessalines, l’Estère, Marmelade,
Cerca la Source, Roseaux et Carrefour sont en alerte rouge.
200 000 personnes ont bénéficié des actions de réponse contre le choléra dans les départements de l’Artibonite et du Centre.
Environ 2 900 ménages ont bénéficié des coupons alimentaires évaluant à 7 millions de gourdes du projet Kore Lavi
1 October 2014 to 30 November 2014
Appeal target (current):
The appeal is 87 percent covered.
Le 12 janvier 2010, un séisme de magnitude 7 sur l'échelle de Richter frappait l'île d'Haïti. Cette catastrophe fut d'une ampleur sans précédent à l'échelle d'un seul et même pays. Elle se solda par 220.000 morts et plus de 300.000 blessés, laissant aussi près de 2 millions de personnes sans abri.
Le bilan matériel était impressionnant: 70% des bâtiments détruits, 19 millions de mètres cubes de gravats.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Jan. 12, 2015) — Five years after a deadly earthquake left an already impoverished nation in complete devastation, the rebuilding effort in Haiti has made significant progress, even as the disaster-prone country continues to face serious challenges. To help build back a more resilient Haiti, CARE continues to partner with local organizations, government agencies and individual Haitians to increase the nation’s emergency preparedness and strengthen the most vulnerable communities.
By Caritas Internationalis|9 January 2015|Conflicts and Disasters, Emergencies, Emergencies in Haiti, Haiti, Latin America
On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. In less than one minute, almost half of the homes in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings were reduced to dust.
An outpouring of generosity by Catholics worldwide meant that Caritas could both respond to immediate needs and rebuild for the long term. On the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, here’s a look at just some of what Caritas accomplished.
Five years after the devastating Haiti earthquake killed more than 220,000 people, close to 1.4 million out of the 1.5 million displaced are no longer living in makeshift camps.
However far too many Haitians continue to live with in the aftermath of the unprecedented disaster. Last September more than 85,000 people were still living in 123 camps, many facing the risk of eviction.
Tragically Haiti remains one of the most unequal countries in the world with the richest one percent owning the same wealth as 45 percent of the poorest population.
On 12 January 2010, a massive earthquake hit Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, killing 220,000 people, injuring 300,000 and severely damaging great swaths of the city. While enormous challenges remain as the country continues its recovery, Oxfam is committed to helping Haitians and their government to build a stronger, more resilient nation.
A message from Haiti
In 2008, on my first visit to Haiti for hurricane relief work, I remember traveling from the airport to the Save the Children office and seeing the narrow roads, the congestion, the development challenges, and the houses perched perilously on the hillsides. I said to myself “I hope there is never a major earthquake.” I could never have known that I’d be back as Country Director in 2014, nearly five years after that unthinkable event actually happened.
Il y a cinq ans tout juste, Haïti fut frappé par un séisme d’une puissance sans précédent, faisant 250’000 morts et 300’000 blessés. Une catastrophe d’autant plus cruelle pour une population déjà fragilisée. Terre des hommes, alors présente sur le terrain au travers de projets de santé et nutrition, s’apprêtait à mener sa plus grande intervention d’urgence.
The earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 was one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history, resulting in over 1.5 million internally displaced people, unprecedented human losses and material damage.
This report spans the Red Cross Red Crescent operations from January 2010 to November 2014, marking five years of emergency and recovery operations.
Summary: 8 January 2015, Brussels - On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that took 222,750 people's lives, injured many thousands and made 1.5 million homeless. Today, the amount of people still living in camps – those formally known as Internally Displaced People – has gone down to 85,000.
Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | jeudi 08/01/2015 - 05:45 GMT
par William EDWARDS
Cinq ans après le tremblement de terre dévastateur qui a détruit Port-au-Prince, Haïti peine à se relever et des milliers de personnes vivent toujours sous des tentes ou survivent dans la misère, blessées et traumatisées.
Aussitôt après le séisme du 12 janvier 2010 qui avait fait plus de 300.000 morts dans ce pays le plus pauvre des Amériques, des milliards de dollars d'aide avaient été promis alors que les médias se bousculaient sur les lieux du drame.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Thursday 1/8/2015 - 01:44 GMT | 738 words
by William EDWARDS
Five years after a powerful earthquake demolished Haiti's capital, more than a million homeless survivors have been rehoused, but thousands remain under canvas, or struggle with trauma and injury.
In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, as the world's media scrambled over wreckage dotted with the corpses of more than 300,000 victims, billions of dollars in foreign aid was pledged.
But much of it never came through.
In the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake, five years ago, the country learnt one of the most important ways to keep people alive and healthy: get them to wash their hands. Often and thoroughly.
The earthquake, which reduced Haiti's capital to rubble on 12 January 2010, killed more than 230,000 people and left 1.5 million without a home.
While the international community rushed to assist, no one was prepared for the deadly cholera epidemic that followed.
The SDC has a double presence in Haiti, a priority intervention country in a fragile condition. Experts from the SDC’s Humanitarian Aid and Regional Cooperation domains work in synergy as part of a 'comprehensive approach'. This involves a close coordination of efforts and offers real potential in terms of project sustainability. Five years on from the 2010 earthquake, which claimed over 230,000 lives, two examples testify to the success of this approach.