Appeals & Response Plans
Maps & Infographics
By Katherine Bliss, Matt Fisher
SEP 5, 2013
Washington, DC, 17 October 2012 — Marking the fifth annual Global Handwashing Day on October 15, and approaching the second anniversary of the first case of reported cholera in Haiti in 2010, Partners in Health, Veolia Environment Foundation, Zanmi Lasante, and Catholic Relief Services became the newest members of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in the Island of Hispaniola.
This panel of experts discussed how their field research on humanitarian issues laid the foundation for a new way to measure resilience and aid effectiveness in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake.
Ky Luu, Executive Director, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University
Jean Poincy, Vice Rector, State University of Haiti
Corporate engagement in natural disaster response has grown significantly in both scale and diversity during the last decade. Today, it is a central component of the international response machinery. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, large multinational corporations have become increasingly involved in on-the-ground response efforts, forming partnerships with traditional actors and with each other to enhance operating systems and to develop more rigorous strategic thinking in preparation for disaster assistance.
In the 30 seconds that it took for a 7.0 earthquake to level Port-au-Prince, Haiti captured the world’s attention. With death toll estimates at more than 200,000 persons, and injured men, women, and children reaching double that number, Haiti would lose 5 percent of its population. The graphic satellite images flashing across television screens of rescues and death conveyed the desperation of a nation. The images also revealed the vast scale of the recovery needed in the days and months ahead.
A Neighbor's Journey
By Johanna Mendelson Forman, Stacey White NOV 16, 2011
By Johanna Mendelson Forman Sep 2, 2011
After 100 days in office, the government of President Michel Martelly should be better organized to accomplish key tasks. Yet with no sign of a rapprochement with Haiti’s legislative branch, the president and his small staff remain unable to govern a nation that has been dealt the unkindest of fates—a catastrophic earthquake, hurricanes, and a cholera epidemic that continues to bring more tragedy to the lives of ordinary Haitians.
By Johanna Mendelson Forman, Hardin Lang, Ashley E. Chandler Jun 14, 2011
By Johanna Mendelson Forman
MAR 22, 2011
On Sunday, March 21, Haitians turned out in significant numbers to vote in runoff elections for president, as well as several legislators. Initial exit polls suggest that Michel Martelly, a popular entertainer turned politician, leads Mirlande Manigat, a former first lady and academic. While official results will not be available until March 31, the second round appeared to go smoothly.
By Johanna Mendelson Forman
Background: This long-postponed conference has put Haiti back on the agenda of the international community at a critical time in the country's history. In the last year, Haiti has experienced food riots in April 2008 that forced the resignation of its prime minister and left the government of President René Préval in turmoil as the Haitian parliament dallied for five months to select a replacement, Michèle Pierre-Louis. Within weeks of resolving this political crisis, a series of four hurricanes ravaged the country.
Jeremy Patrick White
Besides being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is also the most politically tumultuous. In its two centuries of sovereignty, Haiti has experienced nearly 200 revolutions or coups.(1) Haiti's modern political turmoil began in 1986 following the downfall of Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.
Long-Term Commitment Needed Beyond Restoring Order, Speeding Assistance
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2004 - CSIS analysts made the following statements today on the tumult in Haiti and prospects for the country:
Rick Barton, co-director, CSIS Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project (202-775-3174; email@example.com): "Haiti remains in a combustible period despite the arrival of peacekeeping forces.