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
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.
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.
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.
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 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, …
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, …