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)
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June 12, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canada’s renewed strategy for engagement in Haiti. The renewed five-year strategy follows a review of Canada’s long-term engagement in Haiti, which sought to examine the progress made to date and maximize efforts and resources.
Minister Paradis is pleased to once again promote the sharing of Canadian expertise to support development in Haiti.
January 13, 2015 – Québec, Quebec – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, held a press conference today to announce Canada’s support for the Sustainable Strengthening of Haitian Firefighters’ Response Capabilities project, which will be implemented by the city of Québec.
Le gouvernement du Canada octroie une contribution financière de 2 640 000 $ à la Ville de Québec pour la mise en œuvre du projet Renforcement durable des capacités d’intervention des sapeurs-pompiers haïtiens, de 2015 à 2017.
La caserne de pompiers de Port-au-Prince a été lourdement endommagée par le séisme du 12 janvier 2010 et elle représente un danger grave pour les employés. De plus, le service d’incendie haïtien, qui est sous la responsabilité de la Police nationale d’Haïti, ne dispose pas de formation spécialisée distincte.
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Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.
Haïti - L’OIM en Haïti a reçu 20 millions de dollars canadiens (environ 18 millions de dollars US) de la part du Ministère canadien des affaires étrangères, du commerce et du développement (DFATD) afin d’aider au retour volontaire et au relogement d’environ 16 000 familles déplacées vivant dans 60 sites prioritaires d’Haïti.
Situés dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, les camps sélectionnés sont ceux exposés à un risque de catastrophe élevé, à une menace d’expulsion ou ceux situés dans des écoles qui entravent l’accès à l’éducation des enfants.
Haiti - IOM Haiti has received CAD 20 million (USD 18 million ) in new funding from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to assist in the voluntary return and relocation of approximately 16,000 internally displaced (IDP) households remaining in 60 priority sites.
Located in the metropolitan Port-au-Prince area, the selected camps include those at high environmental risk, under threat of eviction or located in schools, preventing access to classes for students.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been madeand what development challenges remain.
Le 25 février 2013 - Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird et la ministre d’État des Affaires étrangères (Amériques et Affaires consulaires), l’honorable Diane Ablonczy, ont fait aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à leur arrivée en Haïti à l’occasion d’une visite officielle :
« Après avoir voyagé séparément pendant une semaine en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes, nous sommes heureux de nous rejoindre pour cette visite en Haïti afin de constater sur place l’état des réformes économiques et de redoubler d’efforts pour protéger les droits de tous les Haïtiens.
February 25, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), today issued the following statement upon arrival in Haiti for an official visit:
“After a week of parallel travels through Latin America and the Caribbean, we are pleased to team up for a visit to Haiti to see first-hand the status of economic reforms and to redouble our efforts to protect the rights of all Haitians.
Le 8 janvier 2013
Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.
La Fondation Jacqueline Lessard, Imavision et Oxfam-Québec sont fières d’annoncer la fin de la construction de l’Orphelinat-école de la Fondation Jacqueline Lessard, à Croix-des-Bouquets, ville située en banlieue de Port-au-Prince en Haïti. Le projet inclut trois bâtiments : une école pouvant accueillir 400 élèves de la communauté, un orphelinat pouvant héberger 80 orphelins et un bâtiment de services (cuisine, préau, bloc sanitaire).
By Betty Désir
PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 14, 2012 (IPS) - Almost three months after the seat was left vacant when the former prime minister resigned due to disagreements and political wrangling with the president, as of Monday, Haiti finally has a new prime minister.
Businessman Laurent Salvador Lamothe, 39, will succeed Dr. Gary Conille who served in the important post for only four months. The doctor – who has also worked for several United Nations agencies around the world – resigned in February because of disagreements with President Michel Martelly, elected in May 2011.
Le Ministère de la Planification et de la Coopération Externe (MPCE) a été proposé comme nouvel homologue gouvernemental du FRH (p.2)
La France devient membre votant du comité de pilotage du FRH (p.2). Sa dernière contribution de 2. 8 million d’euros lui a permis d’atteindre le minimum requis de 30 millions de dollars.
2750 ménages de 4 camps sont retournés à leurs quartiers d’origine (p.3).
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The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE) has been proposed as the new HRF government counterpart (p.2)
France becomes a voting member of the HRF Steering Committee (p.2). Its last contribution of €2.8 million brought its total contribution to over the minimum required US$30 million.
2750 households from 4 camps returned to their neighborhood of origin (p.3).
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Mariano Fernandez Says, Nearly Eight Years after Mission’s Deployment,
Goals of Peace-keeping in Sight, Despite Serious Setbacks by 2010 Earthquake
Two years after the earthquake, many Haitian schools are serving their children with food grown locally. Knowing they have a buyer, farmers are motivated to produce more food. Knowing they'll get good food, kids are keen to go to school - where they get the nutrition they need, plus an education. It's the virtuous circle at the heart of the strategy by the government and WFP to make Haitians more food secure.
A Development and Peace project will soon result in new permanent houses for 450 to 475 earthquake-affected families in Haiti.
The houses will be built in Petit Boucan, a mountainous and isolated part of the region of Gressier, which was at the epicentre of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th, 2010. Nearly all the houses in this impoverished area were destroyed as a result of the earthquake.
Un projet de Développement et Paix donnera bientôt de nouvelles maisons permanentes à quelque 450 familles touchées par le tremblement de terre en Haïti.
Les maisons seront construites dans Petit Boucan, une partie montagneuse et isolée de la région de Gressier, située à l’épicentre du grave séisme qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010. Le séisme a détruit la presque totalité des maisons de ce secteur appauvri.
The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti is a salient reminder of the fragility of life and how years of development work and progress can be wiped out in an instant.
Two years after the earthquake, Canada has shown to the people of Haiti―and the world―that we are there to support the millions of people whose lives were impacted by this tragic event. Canada has delivered humanitarian assistance, helped to rebuild institutions and infrastructure, and supported sustainable development based on the Haitian government's priorities.