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07 Oct 2016 description

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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:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

07 Sep 2012 description

7 September 2012

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles met with Foreign Minister Pierre-Richard Casimir today in the first visit to Haiti by a member of an Australian Government.

Mr Marles said the visit underscored Australia's strengthening relationship with Haiti, and engagement with CARICOM member nations.

"Australia's relationship with Haiti has grown in recent years, as we have worked together on concerns and issues affecting small island developing states," said Mr Marles.

22 May 2012 description

Haiti's main physical rehabilitation centre will open its doors today for the first time since it was seriously damaged in the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless.

In Port-au-Prince for the opening, David Brown, leader of the Australian Red Cross International Disability Forum, said the centre had been rebuilt with more than $2 million in support from the global Red Cross Movement, including $700,000 from Australian Red Cross.

24 Jun 2011 description

A year after the devastating January 2010 earthquake many Haitian children have created songs, poems, drawings and theatrical pieces to thank AusAID for supporting their recovery.

AusAID helped support the recovery by funding 24 physically safe areas for children to learn and play in. They were created under Plan International Haiti's $400,000 Australian contribution to the post-earthquake program.

02 Mar 2011 description
report Inter Press Service

By Cléo Fatoorehchi

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2, 2011 (IPS) - When disaster strikes, the initial humanitarian response tends to focus on basic commodities like food and shelter. But as the crisis or conflict drags on, other critical needs often go unmet - such as prenatal care for pregnant women, and emergency contraception for victims of sexual assault.

To close this gap, the U.N.

24 Jan 2011 description
report UN News Service

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, …

24 Jan 2011 description

Geneva - Some 373 natural disasters killed over 296,800 people in 2010, affecting nearly 208 million others and costing nearly US$110 billion, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).

The top two most lethal disasters -- the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, which killed over 222,500 people, as well as the Russian heat wave in summer, which caused about 56,000 fatalities made 2010 the deadliest years in at least two decades.

"These figures are bad, but could be seen as benign in years to come," said Margareta Wahlström, …