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)
Most read reports
- IDMC: Behind the numbers: the shadow of 2010’s earthquake still looms large in Haiti. 13 Jan 2020
- Malteser: Haiti marks 10 year anniversary of earthquake amid worsening food insecurity. 10 Jan 2020
- American Red Cross: Haiti Earthquake: 10-Year Update from the Red Cross. 3 Jan 2020
- Center for Economic and Policy Research: Haiti by the Numbers, Ten Years Later. 10 Jan 2020
- OCHA: Haïti Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires 2020 (janvier 2020). 9 Jan 2020
On January 12th 2010, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude hit Haiti, resulting in the destruction of more than 300,000 buildings and the displacement of 1.5 million people.
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En 2018, Haïti a subi une période d’importante sécheresse, des inondations et un séisme, tandis que le pays fait toujours face aux épidémies de choléra, de diphtérie et de malaria, à une crise migratoire avec les déplacements volontaires ou contraints de populations haïtiennes en provenance de la République dominicaine ou d’autres pays de la région Amérique latine et Caraïbes, et à des problèmes récurrents de protection.
In 2018, Haiti suffered a period of severe drought, floods and an earthquake, at a time the country is still facing epidemics of cholera, diphtheria and malaria, a migration crisis with the voluntary or forced displacement of Haitian populations from the Dominican Republic or other countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and recurrent protection problems.
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La moitié de la capitale détruite, 250 000 morts et 1 million d'habitants déplacés. Tel est le bilan du séisme qui a frappé Haïti il y a neuf ans, le 12 janvier 2010.
Les membres du personnel de la Mission des Nations Unies en Haïti ont également été touchés et 102 d'entre eux ont péri lors de la catastrophe, dont l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général, Hédi Annabi et son adjoint, Luiz Carlos da Costa.
Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch
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Years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti: 9
Estimated number of aftershocks that measured 4.5 or greater: 59
Number of people who died in the earthquake, according to Haitian government: 316,000
Number of people displaced: 1,300,000
Half a capital city destroyed, 220,000 reported dead and 1 million residents displaced. This was the toll of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which struck on 12 January, 9 years ago.
Staff at the UN Mission in Haiti were also affected, and there were 102 UN casualties, including the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Hédi Annabi and his deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa. It was the “biggest single loss of life in the history of UN Peacekeeping,” the then-President of the UN Staff Union, Stephen Kisambira, said at the time.
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P-au-P, 10 janv. 2019 [AlterPresse] --- Neuf années après le tremblement de terre dévastateur du mardi 12 janvier 2010, au cours duquel plus de 300 mille personnes ont été tuées et d’importants dégâts matériels enregistrés, une grande partie de la population en Haïti continue de craindre les effets possibles des secousses telluriques, relève l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.
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The rate and extent of Haiti's recovery after a devastating earthquake is at the center of a trial in New York City that will determine if the Trump administration can end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals.
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