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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A Right to Land
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Haiti’s Road Less Traveled
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The Mile Between the Market and the Farm
Achieving Growth by Changing Mindsets
Your Voice: A Seed in the Desert and a Seat at the Table
Madeleine Bunting: Government ministers, NGOs and journalists met to discuss how to stop hundreds of aid organisations descending on a country after a disaster. There were no easy answers
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand maintained most of its international partnerships in 2010, despite a difficult financial year.
1. Background and purpose
Since the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition there have been ongoing discussions concerning mainstreaming joint impact evaluation within the humanitarian system. With pressure to demonstrate that results are being achieved by humanitarian action, the question has arisen as to whether and how evaluations can take place that will assess joint impact. An Inter-Agency Working Group was established in November 2009 to manage and facilitate consultations on the potential of Joint Humanitarian Impact Evaluation (JHIE).
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 October 2010 - As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October, UNICEF today urged governments and civil society partners to step up efforts to help mitigate the impact of disasters - especially on children - by helping communities to become resilient, and more able to respond to disasters and changing climate conditions.
Children typically represent 50 to 60 per cent of those affected by disasters, whether through loss of life or from diseases related to malnutrition and poor water and sanitation-conditions that are exacerbated by …
New York - The World Food Programme is joining hands with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced today, following a major gathering of private sector companies during the United Nations General Assembly.
"It is crystal clear that we need the ingenuity, power and reach of the private sector in the critical mission to end hunger," Sheeran said, adding the hunger MDG is most threatened. "Only when companies join with government and the civil society with sustainable solutions can we halve the number …
Author: Michael L. Baker, International Affairs Fellow in Residence
September 7, 2010
As Pakistan continues to struggle with flood devastation, U.S. national security experts are considering the long-term effects of the disaster. Among the concerns are the Pakistan government's stability, opportunism by extremist groups providing relief, and the impact on the U.S. war effort in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. forces depend on smooth supply lines through Pakistan.
The case of Pakistan reflects how natural disasters can weigh on U.S. national security considerations.
New York - As United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today mark World Humanitarian Day, highlighting the need for life-saving work around the world, efforts continue in Pakistan to reach more than 15 million people trapped or uprooted in critically flooded areas of the country.
August 19th is the anniversary of the attack against UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003, and the occasion also commemorates humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty, from Algeria and Afghanistan to Democratic Republic of the Congo.
An objective of World Humanitarian …
Item 26 of the provisional agenda*
Economic and Social Council
2010 Substantive Session
* Le Bangladesh, Haïti, le Rwanda, la Sierra Leone et le Togo sont les cinq premiers bénéficiaires du Programme mondial pour l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (GAFSP).
* Le GAFSP a été mis en place par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale afin d'encadrer les promesses de dons faites par le G20 en septembre 2009.
* Les membres fondateurs du GAFSP sont le Canada, la Corée du Sud, l'Espagne, les États-Unis et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates.
Le 23 juin 2010 - Le Rwanda est un pays enclavé dont la densité de population est l'une des plus élevées du …
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $98.91 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2010.
NAIROBI, 31 May 2010 (IRIN) - Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan top a new ranking of countries at "extreme risk" of experiencing natural disasters compiled by a global risk assessment company.
The Natural Disaster Risk Index (NDRI) released on 27 May by Maplecroft, ranks 229 countries according to the human impact of natural disasters in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency of events as well as the likelihood of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, …
USAID/OFDA Staff Visit Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Activities in Bangladesh
From March 20 to April 1, USAID/OFDA Regional Advisor for South Asia Rob Friedman and Senior Information Officer Liza Mantilla traveled to Bangladesh to visit disaster risk reduction (DRR) program activities implemented by partner Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).