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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.

03 Apr 2018 description

Haitian engineer Jac-Ssone Alerte wants to place the knowledge he acquired in Brazil—where he has lived since 2008—at the service of his country. Graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), he spearheads an academic project aimed at supporting the construction of affordable housing in Haiti. To finance his project, a campaign was launched in which a book is sold to collaborators.

01 Mar 2018 description

Posted by Alanna Mitchell on February 22, 2018

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake, online opportunities are arising that could help resurrect the Caribbean nation

Haitians were already the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere when a massive earthquake struck just southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

Le rapport complet présentant les conclusions de l’enquête interne d’Oxfam sur les accusations d’abus sexuels et d’autres comportements inacceptables lors de son intervention humanitaire au lendemain du séisme de janvier 2010 en Haïti a été rendu public aujourd’hui.

Oxfam publie ce rapport, établi en 2011, afin de faire preuve de la plus grande transparence sur les décisions prises dans le cadre de cette enquête et en réponse à la perte de confiance que celles-ci ont entraînée.

18 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

February 17

The earthquake in Haiti was a tragedy for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families who lost everything. The nation was already the poorest and most fragile in the hemisphere. It was a challenging time for aid workers who witnessed their loss and suffering, and were involved in trying to help them.

12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 - Just five months after the September earthquakes which completely destroyed 60,000 homes, more than 30,000 have been rebuilt by affected families provided with cash and technical assistance from the Mexican authorities.

In a first for Mexico, the authorities restored hope to affected communities across seven states, by issuing a total of 170,000 debit cards which allowed each family to draw up to US$8,000 to rebuild or repair their homes, in the first such experiment by the Mexican government.

12 Feb 2018 description

Penny Mordaunt has announced a series of actions to tackle sexual exploitation in the aid sector, declaring it vital that the whole sector steps up.

Published 12 February 2018 From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

A statement from International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt:

“This morning I met with Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam, and Caroline Thomson, Oxfam Chair of Trustees.

06 Feb 2018 description
report Airlink

“Every building was just rubble,” recalls Airlink President & Board Chairman Robert Brown of his 2010 visit to Haiti.

Eight years ago, the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit 15 miles from Haiti’s capital city Port-au-Prince, killing more than 100,000 people and displacing undefinedmore than a million others.

The devastating event prompted the response of countless organizations and the very first disaster response effort by Airlink.

02 Feb 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mario Osava

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 2 2018 (IPS) - The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela’s political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main driving factors behind the recent waves of immigration to Brazil.

The largest and most populous Latin American country is no longer the major recipient of immigrants that it was until the mid-twentieth century, which gave it its well-known ethnic and cultural diversity, with large European, Arab and Asian inflows.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, exactly eight years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, Salesian missionaries held Catholic Mass and a ceremony at the Salesian-run National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) in Port-au-Prince. The ceremony, presided by Father Morachel Bonhomme, vicar of the vice province of Haiti, drew a large number of Salesian missionaries, post-novices, aspirants, pre-novices, staff and teachers from ENAM and the Little Schools of Father Bohnen (OPEPB).

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.