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)
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2016 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.
Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Aug 28 2013 (IPS) - It’s Saturday, and the entrance hall of a police station in front of the busy market in Salomon in the Haitian capital has become an improvised health post. In a few minutes there is a long queue of people waiting to be seen by the Cuban medical brigade.
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.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.
This report covers the period 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme purpose: The Americas zone office is guided by its work with the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas in line with Strategy 2020 and the Inter American Plan 2007–2011.
This report covers the period to 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010
Programme purpose: The Latin Caribbean Regional Representation supports the National Societies of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in their work towards the strategic aims outlined in the Federation’s Strategy 2020 and goals in their country support plans.
The Premier, Hon. W. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP,
Regarding Hurricane Tomas Appeal
Monday, 8 November 2010
As we in the Caribbean collectively breathe a sigh of relief, now that Tomas is no longer a storm threat, we also regret the loss of life and the millions of dollars in damage left in its wake.
Having gone through similar experiences with Hurricanes Ivan and Paloma, the people of the Cayman Islands empathise with our friends and family in St. Lucia; St.
This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 31 December 2009.
Programme purpose: The Latin Caribbean Regional Representation implements the strategy outlined in the Federation of the Future and supports the National Societies of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in their work towards the goals of the Federation's Global Agenda by scaling-up programmes, increasing Red Cross capacity and strengthening its role in civil society.
h ECUADOR: Some 2,340 people have been affected by the rainy season.
h GUATEMALA: Local authorities provide parcels of beans to assist population in Baja Verapaz.
h LAC: Health authorities keep careful tracks of the dengue situation.
h HAITI; Quake survivors will benefit from UN Food for Work projects.
At 4:53 p.m. local time on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Hispaniola Island, just 15 kilometers (10 miles) southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Besides its strong magnitude, the earthquake's shallow depth of roughly 8.3 kilometers (5.2 miles) ensured that the densely populated capital suffered violent shaking.
This map shows the topography and tectonic influences in the region of the earthquake. Ocean areas appear in shades of blue, and land areas appear in shades of brown.