Haiti: Earthquakes - Jan 2010
The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 Jan 2010 affected almost 3.5 million people, including the entire population of 2.8 million people living in the capital, Port-au- Prince. The Government of Haiti estimates that the earthquake killed 222,570 and injured another 300,572 people. Displacement peaked at close to 2.3 million people, including 302,000 children. At least 188,383 houses were badly damaged and 105,000 were destroyed by the earthquake. Sixty per cent of Government and administrative buildings, 80 per cent of schools in Port-au-Prince and 60 per cent of schools in the South and West Departments were destroyed or damaged. Total earthquake-related loss is estimated at $7.8 billion, equivalent to more than 120 per cent of Haiti’s 2009 gross domestic product. (UN General Assembly, 2 Sep 2011)
According to the Humanitarian Action Plan for Haiti 2014 an estimated 172,000 people remained internally displaced in Haiti in 306 camps at the end of 2013, almost four years after the earthquake. Basic services in camps, including WASH and health, had declined faster than the pace of return or relocation of the displaced. 16,377 displaced families living in 52 camps were considered at high risk of forced evictions. Almost 80,000 people lived in 67 camps considered to be at particularly high risk of flooding, with an additional 30 camps at additional environmental risks.
By mid-2014, an estimated 104,000 people remained internally displaced in 172 camps. Almost 70,000 IDPs were not currently targeted by any return or relocation programs. (OCHA, 31 Jul 2014) By Sep, 85,432 people remained internally displaced in 123 camps. (IOM, 8 Oct 2014)
The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:
The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector
Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery
Natural Disasters in Asia
Analyses of EM-DAT disaster statistics for the last decades provide us with insights on the trends and patterns of disaster occurrence and impact, both globally and in individual continents, regions and countries. From 2002 to 2011 worldwide, a total of 3,800 disasters killed over 1 million people, affected 2.5 billion others and caused US$ 1,453 billion of economic damages.
Ireland Donates €70 Million to Emergency Appeals
It was announced today that Ireland has donated more than €70 million to Red Cross emergency appeals over the last 10 years. Speaking at the Irish Red Cross in Dublin, Annita Underlin - Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Europe Zone, said that, ‘the generosity of the Irish public has literally changed thousands if not millions of lives around the world’.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.
To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
To see the document on-line go to http://ecfr.eu/scorecard/2010/
The European Council on Foreign Relations today publishes the European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2010, the first comprehensive annual assessment of Europe's performance on the world stage.
The Scorecard - which looks at how member states and EU institutions contributed to the successes and failures of Europe's foreign policy - shows how preoccupation with economic crisis led to the marginalisation of foreign policy in …
JOHANNESBOURG, 26 janvier 2011 (IRIN) - En 2010, cinq des catastrophes les plus désastreuses, en termes de morts, de biens matériels et d'infrastructures, ont eu lieu en Asie. Investir dans la planification en prévision des catastrophes pourrait grandement contribuer à limiter le nombre de victimes, ont dit les experts.
« Les catastrophes en Asie sont principalement dues aux inondations et dans une moindre mesure, aux tempêtes.
JOHANNESBURG, 25 January 2011 (IRIN) - In 2010, five of the most devastating disasters, measured in loss of lives, goods and infrastructure, occurred in Asia. Investing in disaster planning could go a long way to keeping the number of casualties down, experts said.
"Disasters in Asia are largely due to floods and, in the second instance, storms.
Genève - Selon le Centre de recherche sur l'épidémiologie des catastrophes (CRED), les 373 catastrophes naturelles recensées en 2010 ont fait 296 800 morts et près de 208 millions de sinistrés, et ont entraîné quelques 110 milliards de dollars US de dommages.
Les deux catastrophes les plus destructrices, le séisme en Haïti du 12 janvier et la vague de chaleur en Russie cet été, qui ont respectivement occasionné 222 500 et près de 56 000 victimes, font de cette année 2010 l'une des plus meurtrières des deux dernières décennies.
« Ces chiffres sont affligeants ; toutefois ils …
24 janvier 2011 - En 2010, près de 373 catastrophes naturelles ont été recensées dans le monde, tuant plus de 296.800 personnes, affectant plus de 20 millions d'autres et coûtant près de 110 milliards de dollars aux Etats, indique un rapport du Centre de recherche sur l'épidémiologie des catastrophes (CRED) de l'Université catholique de Louvain, en Belgique, réalisé en partenariat avec l'organe de l'ONU chargé de la Stratégie internationale de prévention des catastrophes (ONUSIPC).
Les deux catastrophes les plus meurtrières ont été le séisme du 12 janvier en Haïti, …
According to initial estimates from Swiss Re's sigma team, worldwide economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 222 billion in 2010, more than triple the 2009 figure of USD 63 billion. The cost to the global insurance industry was USD 36 billion, an increase of 34% over the previous year. Approximately 260 000 people died in these events, the highest number since 1976.
In 2010, severe catastrophes claimed significantly more lives than the previous year: nearly 260 000 were killed, compared to 15 000 in 2009.
By Mohammed Mukhier, head of the community preparedness & disaster risk reduction unit, IFRC
This year a number of major disasters have captivated the attention of the public and media: the January earthquake in Haiti, the massive earthquake in Chile one month later, the summer heatwave and wildfires in Russia and months of continued flooding in Pakistan.
While these large events caused great losses and suffering, it is generally the smaller and more frequent disasters that undermine sustainable development and prohibit people from achieving greater economic stability and growth.
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 - As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today urged governments and civil society partners to step up efforts to help mitigate the impact of disasters - especially on children - by helping communities to become resilient, and more able to respond to disasters and changing climate conditions.
Children typically represent 50 to 60 per cent of those affected by disasters, whether through loss of life or from diseases related to malnutrition and poor water and sanitation-conditions that are exacerbated by …
KYRGYZSTAN: ASSISTANCE FROM THE VERY FIRST DAYS
In the early morning hours of 11 June 2010 inter_ethnic tensions started in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Hundreds of people were killed, over a thousand - wounded, many houses were burned down and looted. The Kyrgyz authorities acknow_ ledged the deaths of almost 900 people in the clashes. About a hundred thousand people fled the violence to neighbouring Uzbekistan.
Developing Countries Respond to Climate Change
For two decades, a fierce battle raged in the media and public square pitting environmentalists against industry leaders as the world struggled to understand and react to the changing climate.
Living with uncertainty
Enforced disappearances and psychosocial support
By Katharina Lauritsch
Two and a half years ago, in summer 2007, May's mum wanted to visit some relatives in a province 450 km South of Manila, Philippines. She only wanted to stay for a week, didn't take much luggage with her, said goodbye to her children and hitched a hike with some friends down South.