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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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 2008 and FY 2017, 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 emergencies in the region.
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Réduction significative du nombre de personnes dans les camps grâce aux programmes de retour et de relocalisation ;
Epidémie de choléra : l’alerte rouge persiste dans les départements du Centre, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest depuis plus de quatre semaines. En Juin 2014, 923 cas suspects et 9 décès ont été enregistrés ;
Saison cyclonique : les préparatifs pour faire face aux éventuels désastres se poursuivent ;
La communauté humanitaire vient en aide aux populations affectées par la sécheresse et l’insécurité alimentaire dans le Nord-Ouest ;
Environ 137 000 personnes résident encore dans 243 camps de déplacés. Une diminution de plus de 9 000 personnes a été constatée durant la période de janvier à mars 2014 ;
La lutte contre le choléra se poursuit : inauguration de centres de traitement et réhabilitation des structures d’eau et d’assainissement ;
Les récentes catastrophes ayant affecté la production agricole ont conduit plus de la moitié de la population rurale en insécurité alimentaire.
151 080 810 US $ ; tel est le montant du Cap 2012 révisé à la hausse.
Les inondations dans le grand Nord et les Nippes laissent 3 000 personnes en situation d’extrême précarité.
Plus de 100 000 nouveaux cas de choléra prévus en 2013.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
One Little Life at a Time: Emergency Response in the Horn of Africa
In 2011, people in the Horn of Africa asked only one question: When will the rains return?
After two years of drought, 13 million people (half of them children) are still hungry and at risk of malnutrition—or worse. Families now depend on humanitarian aid to survive, many sheltered in the camps on the borders of Ethiopia and Kenya.
Message from the Executive Director
I am very pleased to report that International Relief Teams just completed its 23rd year of service to victims of disaster, poverty, and neglect by providing more than $32 million in medicines, supplies and volunteer services to thousands in need both here and abroad.