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Preface

MARIANO FERNáNDEZ Amunátegui - Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti

The current political situation in Haiti is characterized by a stabilization process that, although fragile, shows promise and must be nurtured. Enduring political stability is the key to strengthening the country’s governance institutions, promoting socio-economic development, and attracting foreign investment.

31 Dec 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • US$144 million is required to address the humanitarian needs of over 1 million Haitians in 2013.

  • The downward trend in the cholera epidemic continued in 2012, but 118,000 people could face cholera in 2013.

  • Some 358,000 people remain in IDP camps where urgent humanitarian needs persist.

  • Progress continues in moving to Haitian-led humanitarian coordination.

31 Dec 2012 description

CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT

Surrounded by shattered buildings and a massive concrete wall pock-marked by shell holes and small bullet craters, I met Malaika Issack. What could drive anyone to seek shelter in a city like Mogadishu, scarred by twenty years of war?

27 Dec 2012 description
report Swiss Red Cross

Le 12 janvier 2013, trois ans se seront écoulés depuis le violent séisme qui a dévasté Haïti. Dans la zone rurale sinistrée des alentours de Léogane, cent maçons auront terminé leur formation. Signe que les habitants de l’Etat insulaire des Grandes Antilles sont prêts à aller de l’avant.

24 Dec 2012 description
report The New York Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A few days after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, Reginald Boulos opened the gates of his destroyed car dealership to some 14,000 displaced people who settled on the expansive property. Seven months later, eager to rebuild his business, he paid the families $400 each to leave Camp Boulos and return to their devastated neighborhoods.

Read the full report on the New York Times.

21 Dec 2012 description

Haiti - Newly published reports on the number of displaced persons remaining in camps, the Shelter and Camp Coordination Management Cluster factsheet and other data, produced by IOM Haiti and its partners, provide detailed demographic information about the almost 360,000 Haitians still living in 496 sites throughout the country, as well as details on the needs to end the on-going displacement crisis.

21 Dec 2012 description

Haïti, trois ans plus tard… depuis le séisme dévastateur du 12 janvier 2010, d’énormes d’efforts ont été consentis pour aider le gouvernement à atteindre ses objectifs et améliorer les conditions de vie des Haïtiennes et Haïtiens.

21 Dec 2012 description

In Haiti, the World Food Programme provides meals daily to 685,000 children in the country’s schools. The meals help children learn better and encourages them to come to school everyday. In La Saline, like in many other places in Haiti, the school meals programme also provides the guarantee that children get at least a meal a day.

21 Dec 2012 description

Nutritional assistance provided to people still struggling to rebuild their lives three years after the earthquake helps mothers raise healthy children.

PORT-AU-PRINCE --Three years after the earthquake, there are fewer tents, fewer people at the site of the old military airport in Port-au-Prince. Many have found a roof to put over their heads, but thousands are still living between abandoned old planes and helicopters in what used to be one of Port-au-Prince’s biggest camps.

20 Dec 2012 description

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund have signed an agreement transferring its remaining grants and loans to the MIF, once the Fund ceases formal operations on December 31, 2012.

20 Dec 2012 description
report IRIN
  • Civil-military coordination in health aid problematic
  • More rules of engagement needed
  • Haiti, Afghanistan highlight weaknesses
  • “Politico-health” facilities potentially dangerous

NEW YORK, 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Delivering health aid to hotspots including Haiti and Afghanistan has brought together - and at times pitted against one another - humanitarians and militaries in an uneasy but increasingly necessary union.

20 Dec 2012 description

Humanitarian action in Haiti over the last three years has helped improve the lives of over 1.5 million Haitians. Almost three years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 that cost the lives of 217,300 people and left 2.1 million homeless, humanitarian action has accomplished significant tangible results. From 2010 to 2012, humanitarian actors ensured adequate services to the 1.5 million displaced after the earthquake and helped return or relocate 77% of these people out of camps.

20 Dec 2012 description

Internal displacement has been a frequent and significant part of Haiti’s history since its foundation in 1804. The current mix of inter-related causes includes frequent natural hazardinduced disasters, human rights violations, and large-scale development projects. These are dominated by the impacts of the major earthquake disaster of 12 January 2010, which displaced up to 2.3 million people, mostly from or within the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince.

20 Dec 2012 description

Among the 90 415 households in camps, 5 920 (6%) are living in transitional shelters while 11 128 (12%) are living in the “Jerusalem, Canaan and Onaville” area. In total, more than 73 000 households are still living in emergency shelters in camps (e-shelters).

19 Dec 2012 description

Le Fonds Multilatéral d'Investissement (FOMIN), un membre du groupe de la Banque interaméricaine de développement (BID), et le Clinton Bush Haiti Fund ont signé un accord de transfert de ses dons et prêts restants au FOMIN, une fois que le Clinton Bush Haiti Fund cessera ses opérations formelles le 31 décembre 2012.

19 Dec 2012 description

Three Years After: A Haitian Church for the Future By Darren Hercyk, Country Representative for CRS in Haiti

It is now three years since the massive January 12 earthquake shook Haiti and ended so many lives. But that day also launched a wave of compassion and generosity for Haiti from Americans. Three years on, Catholics in the US should know what is being done in Haiti in their name.

19 Dec 2012 description

Port-au-Prince, le 18 décembre 2012 – La Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) informe le public que, sa mission étant arrivée à son terme, la compagnie de génie militaire coréenne de la MINUSTAH déployée à Léogâne depuis le 30 mars 2010, quittera Haïti le 22 décembre prochain.