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19 Jan 2016 description

UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, post-crisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.

24 May 2012 description
report Wilton Park

Conference report, Monday 22 – Thursday 25 November 2010 (WP1059)

Key points

  • How do urban disasters differ from other humanitarian disasters?

  • How should humanitarians adapt their response to a disaster (natural or man-made) which affects a large urban population?

  • What specialist expertise, tools and knowledge are needed in an urban context?

  • How can the risks and economic and social impact of a disaster be reduced through more effective risk reduction measures in urban areas?

06 Sep 2011 description
report Revue Humanitaire

Dossier

Table ronde Haïti : sortir de la dépendance humanitaire ?

Lyonel Trouillot
Haïti : le Bien et le Mal…

Raoul Peck
« La situation actuelle en Haïti est le résultat d’un immense jeu de quilles qui a maintenant cessé de faire sens »

Jean-Hugues Henrys
« La dépendance à l’aide extérieure ne date pas d’aujourd’hui »

Alice Corbet
« L’impitoyable fatalité » de la « tragédie haïtienne » ou la représentation collective du séisme selon les médias

Hervé Boéchat
La gestion des adoptions internationales

11 Aug 2011 description

*This report contains observations made approximately six months following the earthquake of January 12, 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description

Il y a un an, plus de deux millions d'Haïtiens ont vu leurs vies basculer suite à un tremblement de terre de magnitude 7.0 qui a ravagé le pays, fait plus de 200 000 morts et déplacé plus de 1,5 millions de personnes.

31 Dec 2010 description

One year ago, over 2 million Haitians saw their lives changed forever after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked their country, killing over 200,000 and displacing 1.5 million people. The world reacted quickly, sending in aid and recovery teams, pledging money and support for a rebuilding process in a country that was already living with high levels of poverty and inequality.

31 Dec 2010 description

Urgence, post-urgence, reconstruction, développement... Ces terminologies, évoquées quasi systématiquement pour décrire les contextes complexes de l'aide internationale par des acteurs très différents, présents ou non sur le terrain (médias, politiques, agences Onusiennes, ONG,...) sont des raccourcis qui ne correspondent souvent qu'à leur vision très partielle, pour ne pas dire partiale d'un périmètre circonscrit. Les situations de crise chronique évoluent parfois très rapidement.

31 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

Following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, Haiti's government, supported by the World Bank, led an ambitious Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)-an operative blueprint for reconstruction. Astonishingly, the PDNA failed to address gender issues. This Gender Shadow report (GSR) provides the missing gender content for PDNA policymakers, donors, civil society groups and all stakeholders involved in Haiti's reconstruction.

31 Dec 2010 description

FOOD PRODUCTION WILL HAVE TO INCREASE BY 70 PERCENT TO FEED A POPULATION OF NINE BILLION PEOPLE BY 2050. THAT MEANS A STAGGERING ADDITIONAL ONE BILLION TONNES OF CEREALS AND 200 MILLION TONNES OF MEAT WILL NEED TO BE PRODUCED ANNUALLY BY 2050. IN ORDER TO INTENSIFY PRODUCTION BY THAT MUCH ON OUR FINITE EARTH, IMMENSE EFFORT WILL HAVE TO GO INTO NEW, BETTER AND MORE INTENSIVE WAYS OF PRODUCING OUR FOOD. WE WILL HAVE TO REFLECT ON THE WISE WAY FORWARD AND SUPPORT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

31 Dec 2010 description
report Merlin

Executive summary

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was the biggest urban disaster in modern history. An estimated 230,000 people were killed and more than 1.5 million left homeless as the capital Port-au-Prince collapsed.

As we mark the one year anniversary, the scale of the devastation witnessed in Haiti must be an urgent wake up call for the world.

Merlin is calling for support to national health workers to ensure fragile countries can respond to the growing threat of disasters.

31 Dec 2010 description

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Overall needs at a national level are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. A star (*) indicates new information this month. Projected lean season months that are highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

31 Dec 2010 description

Un nouveau bilan de l'épidémie de choléra fait état de 3.333 morts environ et 150.000 personnes infectées par le choléra en Haïti depuis la mi-Octobre. Selon un rapport du ministère de la santé haïtien, le département de l'Artibonite au (nord du pays, o=F9 l'épidémie s'est déclarée), reste le plus frappé enregistrant 828 victimes alors que la capitale Port-au-Prince - o=F9 des milliers de personnes vivent dans des conditions précaires depuis le tremblement de terre du 12 Janvier 2010 - on dénombre 281 morts.

31 Dec 2010 description

« Le gouvernement dominicain se réjouit du contrôle sur le choléra », informe le quodidien Hoy dans son édition du 31 décembre 2010.

31 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

Prices of imported rice have shown a steep increase in recent months, but are generally close to the pre-earthquake levels.

Haiti is currently facing a worrying cholera outbreak together with violence caused by November elections and flooding impacts of Tomas hurricane.

Food security continues to improve, but according to different agencies, some parts of the country continue to suffer from high levels of hunger.

The Government and international community are helping the population in dealing with the cholera outbreak and flooding.

31 Dec 2010 description

UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, post-crisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.

31 Dec 2010 description
report DARA

Haiti at a glance

The crisis and the response

- The US military's post-earthquake management of entry to Haiti prioritised US flights and expensive search and rescue missions and delayed the response of experienced actors.

- An influx of small, often in-experienced, INGOs reduced the quality of the humanitarian response.

- It has proven uniquely challenging to determine the number of humanitarian actors, the total level of funding and to prepare accurate 3W (who does what, where) information.

- OCHA's ability to undertake basic post-emergency tasks was undermined by …

30 Dec 2010 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

This DRM Country Note updates the April 2009 version. The Note was prepared following consultations with members of the World Bank’s Haiti DRM Country team and the task team leaders overseeing projects in Haiti. The programmatic DRM approach proposed within this document has been presented to the World Bank’s development partners. Following discussion with the Government of Haiti, a workshop was organized in mid September 2010 to further discuss the strategic vision of the National Disaster Risk Management System and the subsequent program to support the realization of this vision.

30 Dec 2010 description
report Korean Red Cross

“Impartially alleviating the suffering of people is the humanity of the Red Cross.”

2010 was a ground-breaking year for the Korean Red Cross as it greatly increased its capacity for humanitarian action. We have undertaken various activities to integrate vulnerable multicultural families and North Korean settlers into Korean society. The Korean Red Cross has also provided aid to the underprivileged and endeavored to recruit more volunteers. All this was made possible through developing diverse sources of funding.

30 Dec 2010 description
report World Concern

by CATHYH

While it's sometimes hard to quantify success, one thing is certain - the ripple effect and long-term effects of good development work impact more people for generations to come than any of us will know.

How many future generations will benefit from one child in a poor Kenyan village making her way to university because her high school tuition was paid?

How many lives will be saved from better nutrition resulting from improved farming methods and tools in rural Laos?

On the other hand, because of excellent tracking and reporting by our field staff, there are many …