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)
FOOD PRODUCTION WILL HAVE TO INCREASE BY 70 PERCENT TO FEED A POPULATION OF NINE BILLION PEOPLE BY 2050. THAT MEANS A STAGGERING ADDITIONAL ONE BILLION TONNES OF CEREALS AND 200 MILLION TONNES OF MEAT WILL NEED TO BE PRODUCED ANNUALLY BY 2050. IN ORDER TO INTENSIFY PRODUCTION BY THAT MUCH ON OUR FINITE EARTH, IMMENSE EFFORT WILL HAVE TO GO INTO NEW, BETTER AND MORE INTENSIVE WAYS OF PRODUCING OUR FOOD. WE WILL HAVE TO REFLECT ON THE WISE WAY FORWARD AND SUPPORT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
Il y a un an, plus de deux millions d'Haïtiens ont vu leurs vies basculer suite à un tremblement de terre de magnitude 7.0 qui a ravagé le pays, fait plus de 200 000 morts et déplacé plus de 1,5 millions de personnes.
One year ago, over 2 million Haitians saw their lives changed forever after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked their country, killing over 200,000 and displacing 1.5 million people. The world reacted quickly, sending in aid and recovery teams, pledging money and support for a rebuilding process in a country that was already living with high levels of poverty and inequality.
Urgence, post-urgence, reconstruction, développement... Ces terminologies, évoquées quasi systématiquement pour décrire les contextes complexes de l'aide internationale par des acteurs très différents, présents ou non sur le terrain (médias, politiques, agences Onusiennes, ONG,...) sont des raccourcis qui ne correspondent souvent qu'à leur vision très partielle, pour ne pas dire partiale d'un périmètre circonscrit. Les situations de crise chronique évoluent parfois très rapidement.
This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Overall needs at a national level are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. A star (*) indicates new information this month. Projected lean season months that are highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was the biggest urban disaster in modern history. An estimated 230,000 people were killed and more than 1.5 million left homeless as the capital Port-au-Prince collapsed.
As we mark the one year anniversary, the scale of the devastation witnessed in Haiti must be an urgent wake up call for the world.
Merlin is calling for support to national health workers to ensure fragile countries can respond to the growing threat of disasters.
Haiti at a glance
The crisis and the response
- The US military's post-earthquake management of entry to Haiti prioritised US flights and expensive search and rescue missions and delayed the response of experienced actors.
- An influx of small, often in-experienced, INGOs reduced the quality of the humanitarian response.
- It has proven uniquely challenging to determine the number of humanitarian actors, the total level of funding and to prepare accurate 3W (who does what, where) information.
- OCHA's ability to undertake basic post-emergency tasks was undermined by …
This DRM Country Note updates the April 2009 version. The Note was prepared following consultations with members of the World Bank’s Haiti DRM Country team and the task team leaders overseeing projects in Haiti. The programmatic DRM approach proposed within this document has been presented to the World Bank’s development partners. Following discussion with the Government of Haiti, a workshop was organized in mid September 2010 to further discuss the strategic vision of the National Disaster Risk Management System and the subsequent program to support the realization of this vision.
“Impartially alleviating the suffering of people is the humanity of the Red Cross.”
2010 was a ground-breaking year for the Korean Red Cross as it greatly increased its capacity for humanitarian action. We have undertaken various activities to integrate vulnerable multicultural families and North Korean settlers into Korean society. The Korean Red Cross has also provided aid to the underprivileged and endeavored to recruit more volunteers. All this was made possible through developing diverse sources of funding.
Human Rights Council
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Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
The present report provides an update of the activities undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) since its reports in 2010 to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/13/26) and to the General Assembly (A/65/36). It focuses on implementation of the six thematic priorities established by the Office for 2010/11.
Enquête - Dans le cadre du partenariat médiatique « Ayiti Kale Je »*, dont AlterPresse fait partie
P-au-P., 30 déc.
NEW YORK, USA, 30 December 2010 - For UNICEF and the world's children, the past 12 months have been marked by unprecedented difficulties and extraordinary opportunities. As 2010 draws to a close, it's worth highlighting some of the moments that made this a year like no other.
The year began, tragically and ominously, with the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January.
- The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) notes that the overall decrease in recent weeks of the cholera case fatality rate (CFR) may be a result of the impact of the humanitarian response to the outbreak, but may also be due in part to underreporting of cases in rural areas. The CFR is currently 2.1 percent countrywide and has declined by 0.2 percent since November 27. OCHA highlights that the CFR remains particularly high in Grand Anse Department. USAID's Office of U.S.
Solving a complex crisis requires time, creativity
Natural disasters often happens in an instant and are measured in universal terms, but recovery is much more complicated to gauge or quantify. Real recovery can take years.
One year after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake in Haiti destroyed nearly 190,000 homes and left more than 1.5 million survivors homeless or displaced, visible progress has been painfully slow.
But recovery is not a destination; it is a path.
Even before the earthquake, Haiti was one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Tony St Germain leads a team of 12 Red Cross hygiene promoters. These volunteers travel through Port-au-Prince's many camps, providing residents with information on the practicalities and importance of proper hygiene.
"My job is to ensure that they do their job well.
ATLANTA (Dec. 28, 2010) - Since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Habitat for Humanity has made steady progress toward its goal to serve 50,000 Haitian families over the next five years.
As part of its strategy to provide families with pathways to permanent housing, the organization has constructed more than 1,000 recyclable transitional shelters or upgradeable shelters and expects to have constructed 2,000 by the end of January. Transitional shelters are constructed so they can be dismantled easily and relocated.
Dans le cadre du partenariat médiatique « Ayiti Kale Je »*, dont AlterPresse fait partie
P-au-P., 28 déc. 2010 [Ayiti Kale Je / AlterPresse] --- L'idée de fournir de l'eau potable à tous les Haïtiens est cruciale pour combattre le choléra et les maladies hydriques, mais à l'autre extrémité de la consommation humaine, il y a un élément tout aussi important.
La plupart des sources d'eau en Haïti sont contaminées - les puits, les sources et certaines nappes phréatiques - et la raison est claire.