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15 Aug 2013 description

The UK is helping to avert a crisis by moving 17,500 people – already displaced by disasters – out of temporary tents and into secure homes.

Britain will help Haiti prepare for a worse-than-average hurricane season by investing ‘up front’ in homes for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

The new UK assistance will help to save more lives by moving people away from unsafe camps, where many families still live in tents and are at particular risk from tropical storms.

12 Aug 2013 description

Haïti - Cette semaine, l’OIM en Haïti a reçu 4,8 millions de livres sterling de la part du Département britannique pour le développement international (DFID) qui permettront le retour et le relogement de 5 164 familles déplacées à l’intérieur du pays (soit 17 505 personnes déplacées) en toute sécurité et dans la dignité, depuis 20 camps installés à Port-au-Prince et ses alentours.

09 Aug 2013 description

IOM Haiti this week received UKL 4.8 million in new funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) that will allow the safe and dignified return and relocation of 5,164 internally displaced households (some 17,505 displaced individuals) from 20 camps in the Port-au-Prince area.

The 20 selected camps were on the list of priority camps, either due to environmental risks such as flooding and/or mudslides, or under threat of imminent eviction.

22 Jul 2013 description

The UK is helping to avert a crisis by moving 17,500 people – already displaced by disasters – out of temporary tents and into secure homes

Britain will help Haiti prepare for a worse-than-average hurricane season by investing ‘up front’ in homes for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

The new UK assistance will help to save more lives by moving people away from unsafe camps, where many families still live in tents and are at particular risk from tropical storms.

22 Apr 2013 description

Best approach to humanitarian disasters is to build resilience, says UK Minister Justine Greening

UK aid to countries prone to earthquakes and other natural disasters will in future focus on ‘disaster-proofing’, International Development Secretary Justine Greening pledged today.

Justine Greening is in Haiti to see how the country will use UK international assistance to ensure that recurring disasters like hurricanes, floods and landslides are less damaging to Haiti’s people, businesses and infrastructure when they strike.

12 Jan 2013 description

On the third anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the UK has announced it will contribute £10 million to help the country be better able to withstand and quickly recover from future catastrophes.

Working with the United Nations, the support will help build disaster resilience in Haiti and assist the Haitian Government in responding to urgent needs on the ground, including:

21 Nov 2012 description

Humanitarian support for Haiti and Cuba to help save lives and reduce suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was announced today by Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.

The support for the two countries, which have been worst affected by the hurricane in the Caribbean, comes following a new appeal from the United Nations. The UK will provide immediate help for two million people in Haiti and emergency shelter and relief to 20,000 people in Cuba.

17 Feb 2012 description
DFID strategy paper

Building resilience and improving our responses to humanitarian emergencies through innovation and better use of evidence

Introduction

The predicted impact of climate change, rapid and unplanned urbanisation, and conflict mean that the frequency and severity of crises will increase and affect more people in the future. To prepare for this uncertain future we will need to find innovative ways of working and use the best science to help identify the most effective interventions.

13 Jan 2012 description

HEADLINES

More than a million people in Haiti have benefitted from British help following the earthquake

As recovery continues, we have targeted our aid to where it is making the most difference, with doctors and medical supplies helping those in need. Including:

  • Funding 192 local doctors and over 700 support staff to provide treatment for cholera. The medical help meant none of the 23,000 patients treated died from the disease

20 Jul 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Humanitarian aid is being stretched. Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa are living with conflict and its legacy; natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan have the power to disrupt and sometimes even paralyse economic and social infrastructure; recovery and reconstruction remain uneven following large-scale conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan; and political turmoil is escalating in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.