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)
DAKAR, 27 July 2010 (IRIN) - As the humanitarian "system" becomes more complex, with new actors and overlapping mandates, different definitions of humanitarian aid, and ever-more ambitious goals, humanitarian aid watchdog Development Initiatives outlines some of the needs, responses and funding trends over the past decade in its 2010 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report. [http://www.devinit.org/;
WFP Executive Board
June 7, 2010
Thank you so much, Josette, for that kind introduction and Mr President, Ambassador de la Vega and Commissioner Georgieva for those wonderful comments. It is really a great honour to have the opportunity to address the Executive Board of an organization that I have so much faith and profound respect for.
Conseil des droits de l'homme
APRES-MIDI 7 juin 2010
Dépénalisation de l'homosexualité dans le contexte du sida, réparations pour les femmes victimes de violence
et pauvreté des personnes âgées sont au cœur du débat
Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a conclu, cet après-midi, ses dialogues interactifs avec le Rapporteur spécial sur le droit qu'a toute personne de jouir du meilleur état de santé physique et mentale possible, M.
Human Rights Council
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NOUVELLES DES RéFUGIéS
SOUDAN: =C0 L'APPROCHE DES éLECTIONS LA VIOLENCE CONTINUE
Le 19 février, le gouvernement de la région autonome du Sud Soudan a lancé un appel au calme d'ici aux élections qui auront lieu le 11 avril.
REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS
SUDAN: INSTABILITY CONTINUES AS ELECTION TIME NEARS
On 19 February, government officials in the autonomous region of Southern Sudan issued an appeal for calm for the period leading up to the elections on 11 April. Politicians in particular have been urged not to raise ethnic or political tensions.
Many government and humanitarian observers are concerned by the ongoing insecurity in Southern Sudan.
In the wake of a powerful earthquake centered just southwest of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Church World Service staff are quickly responding, contacting long-term partners in the country and working with them to assess the situation. The Ecumenical Foundation for Peace, whose House of Hope day school is supported by CWS, reports the school is damaged and they are trying to determine the well-being of some of the staff and children.
CWS is sending funds to local partners in Haiti as we continue to assess the situation.