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
Port-au-Prince/Santo Domingo/Cologne. On Sunday, 18 January, 7.30 a.m. CET the medical team has been starting its work in a hospital in Port-au-Prince which was not totally destroyed.
"Our two German medical doctors will be responsible for the emergency hospitalisation and the anaesthesia and our colleague from Malteser France who is surgeon will be in charge of the surgical interventions. The three Haitian team members, that were sent from the US associations, are medical attendants, " Dr.
El Mandatario anunció que Colombia enviará alimentos, medicinas y socorristas, así como una delegación de funcionarios de Acción Social y prevención y atención de desastres, para ayudar a los damnificados por la tragedia.
Bogotá, 13 ene (SP). El Presidente Álvaro Uribe envió un mensaje de solidaridad y expresó el sentimiento de tristeza del pueblo colombiano ante la tragedia que afronta Haití, luego del terremoto ocurrido el martes en ese país.
"Deseo expresar nuestra tristeza con lo acaecido en Haití, nuestra solidaridad con el pueblo haitiano.
Following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, UNEP was mandated by UnderSecretary-General and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes to coordinate the environmental response to the disaster. Thanks to a team of senior experts on the ground, UNEP is providing technical assistance and support on environmental matters to the Humanitarian Country Team and to the local government, including through emergency environmental assessments of affected sites and active participation in the humanitarian cluster system.
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GOAL is poised to sign one of the biggest contracts ever by an Irish implementing NGO, with the US Government, for its humanitarian activities in Haiti.
The Irish agency has agreed a $11million plus arrangement with USAID for a programme, the main elements of which are the building of 4,000 transitional dwellings and several hundred latrine and sanitation blocks.
In addition, GOAL last week completed a $9million food distribution contract with the World Food Programme of the United Nations.