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23 Jan 2019 description
report UNOPS

A new publication detailing the history and future of UNOPS launched at WEF in Davos

Hidden Champions: Smart solutions to impossible challenges – the first comprehensive account ever to be written about UNOPS – reveals unique stories from the organization. The book includes exclusive material on undercover and behind-the-scenes missions and projects in Syria, Yemen, Haiti and beyond.

HIDDEN CHAMPIONS The first comprehensive account ever to be written about UNOPS reveals unique stories from the organization.

13 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

La moitié de la capitale détruite, 250 000 morts et 1 million d'habitants déplacés. Tel est le bilan du séisme qui a frappé Haïti il y a neuf ans, le 12 janvier 2010.

Les membres du personnel de la Mission des Nations Unies en Haïti ont également été touchés et 102 d'entre eux ont péri lors de la catastrophe, dont l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général, Hédi Annabi et son adjoint, Luiz Carlos da Costa.

12 Jan 2019 description

Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch
Written by Jake Johnston

Years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti: 9

Estimated number of aftershocks that measured 4.5 or greater: 59

Number of people who died in the earthquake, according to Haitian government: 316,000

Number of people displaced: 1,300,000

12 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

Half a capital city destroyed, 220,000 reported dead and 1 million residents displaced. This was the toll of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which struck on 12 January, 9 years ago.

Staff at the UN Mission in Haiti were also affected, and there were 102 UN casualties, including the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Hédi Annabi and his deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa. It was the “biggest single loss of life in the history of UN Peacekeeping,” the then-President of the UN Staff Union, Stephen Kisambira, said at the time.

11 Jan 2019 description

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing 230,000 people and injuring more than 300,000 others.

In the wake of the disaster, Humanity & Inclusion ramped up its operations, and mobilized about 600 people who deployed unprecedented levels of resources and assistance.

Humanity & Inclusion's impact, by the numbers:

11 Jan 2019 description
report AlterPresse

Par Ronald Colbert

P-au-P, 10 janv. 2019 [AlterPresse] --- Neuf années après le tremblement de terre dévastateur du mardi 12 janvier 2010, au cours duquel plus de 300 mille personnes ont été tuées et d’importants dégâts matériels enregistrés, une grande partie de la population en Haïti continue de craindre les effets possibles des secousses telluriques, relève l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Malgré beaucoup de séances de sensibilisation, réalisées sur le territoire national, depuis l’année 2010, des comportements à risques sont observés un peu partout.

10 Jan 2019 description
report Voice of America

The rate and extent of Haiti's recovery after a devastating earthquake is at the center of a trial in New York City that will determine if the Trump administration can end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals.

The case centers around the special status granted to roughly 50,000 people from Haiti to live and work in the U.S. temporarily after the earthquake in 2010. In addition, the Center for Migration Studies estimates that Haitian TPS holders have 27,000 children who were born on U.S. soil.

14 Nov 2018 description

Orphanages have become a lucrative business in developing countries, leading to the trafficking of children to fill them

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of children around the world live in orphanages, but child rights experts say most are not orphans.

Orphanages have become a lucrative business in developing countries, attracting generous funding. This has led to the trafficking of children to fill them, according to charities Forget Me Not and Lumos.

31 Aug 2018 description

CITATION

Tansey CM, Pringle J, Davé A, Boulanger R, Hunt M. Earthquakes to Floods: A Scoping Review of Health-related Disaster Research in Low- and Middle-income Countries. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2018 Aug 30 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.57d98a902a326361d88d54521e68b016.

AUTHORS

Catherine M. Tansey, John Pringle, Anushree Davé, Renaud Boulanger, Matthew Hunt

ABSTRACT

28 Aug 2018 description

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

Bien que la situation humanitaire en Haïti se soit améliorée après de multiples crises ces dernières années, les besoins humanitaires persistent. L’insécurité alimentaire, l’épidémie de choléra, la protection et l’intégration des personnes déplacées et retournées, les besoins non satisfaits des personnes affectées par les désastres naturels et la préparation aux désastres demeurent les problématiques humanitaires majeures du pays.

13 Aug 2018 description

Since 2012, 60,000 Haitians from all walks of life have benefited from free, first-class surgical trauma care through MSF’s Nap Kenbé hospital in the Tabarre neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince.

Opened in response to the earthquake in 2010 and the resultant spike in acute medical needs, MSF is gradually reducing its activities in the hospital and preparing for closure by mid-2019 so as to reallocate its resources according to current needs, in Haiti or elsewhere.

13 Aug 2018 description

Port-au-Prince - L’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrations en Haïti vient de terminer la construction de la première route menant à Canaan, une zone partiellement occupée par une communauté de déplacés internes qui s’est formée après le séisme de 2010. La route profitera à quelque 200 000 Haïtiens vivant actuellement à Canaan, dont la plupart n’ont aucun accès à l’électricité, aux toilettes, aux produits essentiels ou aux services de l’Etat. Cette nouvelle infrastructure facilitera l’accès à l’emploi, aux écoles et aux hôpitaux situés en dehors de la communauté.

08 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) en Haïti a achevé la construction de la première route desservant Canaan, une communauté de personnes déplacées qui s’est formée après le tremblement de terre de 2010.

Canaan est un site déboisée située à la périphérie de Port-au-Prince, la capitale du pays. La communauté est située sur une route nationale, la Route 1, entre les salines, des montagnes sèches et la plus grande usine de transformation des déchets du pays.

07 Aug 2018 description

Port-au-Prince – IOM, the UN Migration Agency in Haiti has completed the first road to Canaan, a fringe, partial internally displaced persons community that formed after the 2010 earthquake. The road will benefit approximately 200,000 Haitians currently living in Canaan, most of them with no access to electricity, toilets, essential amenities or state services. This new infrastructure will facilitate access to jobs, schools, and hospitals located outside the community.

13 Jun 2018 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-huitième session
18 juin-6 juillet 2018
Points 2 et 10 de l’ordre du jour
Rapport annuel du Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme et rapports du Haut-Commissariat et du Secrétaire général Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités

Résumé

13 Jun 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
18 June–6 July 2018
Agenda items 2 and 10
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

09 Jun 2018 description

Humanitarian crises are increasingly affecting urban areas either directly, through civil conflict, hazards such as flooding or earthquakes, urban violence or outbreaks of disease, or indirectly, through hosting people fleeing these threats. The humanitarian sector has been slow to understand how the challenges and opportunities of working in urban spaces necessitate changes in how they operate. For agencies used to working in rural contexts, the dynamism of the city, with its reliance on markets, complex systems and intricate logistics, can be a daunting challenge.

08 May 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery: Are we prepared for the next Pompeii?

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 — The great disasters of the past – like the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD or the hurricane that devastated Santo Domingo in 1930 – can provide valuable lessons to help governments and institutions increase the resilience of communities in the face of modern challenges, such as climate change and rapid urbanization.