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)
This report is provided in response to the “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014” (P.L. 113-162) (“the Act”), which directs the Secretary of State to submit to Congress no later than December 31, 2014, and annually thereafter through December 31, 2017, a report on the status of post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti. The requested report, prepared by the Department of State in cooperation with other U.S.
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
La matrice de suivi du déplacement (DTM) publiée en septembre 2014, montre que 85 432 personnes vivent encore dans 123 sites de déplacés. De juillet à septembre, 4 907 ménages ont bénéficié de subvention de loyer et ont été relocalisés.
By Marla Pierson Lester
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In Cabaret, Haiti, 24 miles outside the capital city of Port-au-Prince, breezes flutter the sheer fabric hanging in the doorway of Gladys Joseph’s new home. There’s room in the yard for her children to play. And, for the first time since she was sent to Haiti’s capital city as a child, she’s able to have a garden – corn, beans, manioc and okra.
It has been 10 years since an earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra sent giant waves thundering across the Indian Ocean, leading to one of history’s worst disasters. Simultaneously affecting 14 countries, killing almost 285,000 people, and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced, the Indian Ocean tsunami drew a massive global humanitarian response. Successful in many ways, this enormous operation also pointed out the need not only to prepare for disasters – but also the level of international help required when events come in this size.
Five years after the earthquake that devastated the country, SOS Children's Villages' support for Haiti continues with the inauguration of a third Children’s Village to provide families and homes for children who lost parental care.
In a country where nearly half the population is under 18, and poverty is extreme, educational reforms are key to sustainable social development.
Publié le 18 déc. 2014 - 28 pages
Résumé Haïti, 2014. À la veille de l’échéance fixée pour l’atteinte des objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), le pays a progressé mais de grands défis demeurent.
Haiti, 2014. On the eve of the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the country has made major progress but serious challenges remain.
By Laura Wise*
This article is the first in a series of special coverage commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. Stay tuned for the full series.
Iowa, the Great Flood of 1993. North Carolina, Hurricane Floyd, 1999. New York City, September 11, 2001. In the aftermath of each of these disasters, Rev. Tom and Rev. Wendy Vencuss of the New York Annual Conference were there, helping communities to recovery and get back on their feet. Even this long and committed experience, though, would not prepare them for the events of January 12, 2010.
Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response
Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.
On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.
Concern is now into the third phase of its successful “Return to Neighbourhoods” programme in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The programme, funded by the EU’s humanitarian aid office (ECHO), aims to relocate 2400 families who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake away from temporary camps to suitable rental accommodation by mid-2015. It will also help families develop livelihoods activities so they can continue support themselves and their families and continue to afford the rent in their new homes.
C’est dans la douzième section communale de Léogâne, plus précisément dans les locaux fraichement reconstruits de l’Ecole Bonne Nouvelle de Bigonet que s’est tenue, au début du mois de décembre, l’inauguration de trois nouvelles écoles primaires et secondaires construites par le PNUD. Il s’agit des écoles Bonne Nouvelle et Epiphanie de Léogâne, et de l’Ecole St Philippe et St Jacques à Gressier, toutes trois détruites par le séisme du 12 janvier 2010.
Construite en 2011, avec le soutien du Monaco Collectif Haïti, après le tremblement de terre qui a dévasté le pays, l’école Prince Albert II de Monaco offre une scolarisation et un suivi médical à 320 enfants issus d’un bidonville de Port-au-Prince avec un taux de réussite de 100% au certificat d’études.
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Le processus de relocalisation des 450 familles déplacées du camp KID à Christ-Roi entamé le 21 août 2014 par l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) de concert avec la mairie de Port-au-Prince, est à sa phase finale. Cependant, des familles estimées à plus de 60 dont les dossiers n’ont pas été retenus, se montrent insatisfaites et réclament une reconsidération de leur situation.
Dans le cadre de ce programme, chaque famille a reçu 20,000.00 gourdes pour payer la location d’un espace d’habitation, a appris le GARR.
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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.
La mobilisation de toutes les ressources disponibles dans la lutte contre l’épidémie de choléra se poursuit pendant la saison des pluies.
20 localités dans le département du Centre bénéficient d’un programme d’eau potable et d’assainissement dans le cadre de la lutte contre le choléra.
La journée du lavage des mains, une occasion d’attirer l’attention sur la sensibilisation et sur la prévention des maladies liées à l’eau.
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
The Economic and Social Council, in one of five texts adopted today, called on the Haitian Government to fully operationalize the External Aid Coordination Framework and its mechanisms in keeping with the road map adopted in 2014.