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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La Oficina de la ONU para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA) está pidiendo a la comunidad de donantes no olvidarse de las necesidades humanitarias que tienen varios países latinoamericanos, a pesar de las tensiones creadas por los conflictos actuales y las graves crisis que han provocado.
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En declaraciones a la prensa tras una gira por Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador y Haití, John Ging afirmó que pudo constatar las penurias que padecen millones de personas.
We are pleased to share the second edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.
This edition provides an update on cluster tools, partners and operations, and highlights issues of current concern to the cluster. In particular, it focuses on the importance of effective partnerships in CCCM operations, and considers how global initiatives such as the Transformative Agenda will impact cluster strategies.
El continente Americano es el segundo más propenso a la ocurrencia de desastres naturales. Solamente en 2010, el 25.2% de los desastres globales ocurrieron en esta región. Como ejemplo de los graves desastres vale la pena mencionar los estragos de eventos como el huracán Mitch que en 1998 azotó la región centroamericana dejando a su paso más de 3.2 millones de afectados y el terremoto de Pisco en Perú en 2007 que dejó más de 658.000 afectados.
- COLOMBIA: Bogotá is under alert due to landslides. The rainy season has affected more than 325,000 people.
- LAC: It is expected that the La Niña phenomenon, which is currently affecting Colombia, will remain until 2012.
- CENTRAL AMERICA: OXFAM estimates that 1.5 million people are at food insecurity risk.
- COLOMBIA: Bogotá está en alerta por deslizamientos. La ola invernal ha afectado a más de325 mil personas.
- LAC: Se espera que La Niña se mantenga hasta 2012. Actualmente afecta Colombia.
- AMÉRICA CENTRAL: OXFAM estima que 1.5 millones de personas están en riesgo de inseguridad alimentaria
- The Americas and the new global humanitarian context
- Dr. Dana Van Alphen, regional advisor for the PAHO/WHO emergency response team
News from PAHO/WHO
- Preparing for health emergencies in Central America and the Dominican Republic
- The Caribbean readies for potential cholera outbreak
- Experts discuss the use of field hospitals and foreign medical teams
REMPAN promotes preparedness and assists in radiological emergencies
Issue 114 - October 2010
- Field Hospitals and Medical Teams in the Aftermath of Earthquakes
- Jeremy Collymore, Executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
News form PAHO/WHO
- Supporting Health Services for Displaced Populations in Colombia
- Training for Health Professionals for Assessing the Economic Impact of Disasters
- The HELP course offers useful tools for disaster situations
- International Day for Disaster Reduction, 2010: "Making Cities Resilient"
- The CDC …
National Security, Interagency Collaboration, and Lessons from SOUTHCOM and AFRICOM
Before the Subcommittee on National Security
and Foreign Affairs
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
U.S. House of Representatives
Conseil économique et social
Session de fond de 2010
- COLOMBIA: Heavy rains during the past weeks caused seven deaths and 13 injured.
- BRAZIL: 100,000 people affected by heavy rains and flooding in southern Brazil.
- ECUADOR: Heavy rains affected nearly 10,000 people in April.
Press Release No:2010/264/LAC
The World Bank
Stevan Jackson (202) 437 6295
Ruth Infarinato (786) 267-0579
Commission for Social Development
From the editors
The striking fact that for the first time in human history there are now more people living in towns and cities than outside them is not in itself a reason for FMR to be covering urban displacement. Behind that fact, however, lies the multiplicity of reasons why people have been moving into urban environments and the reality that for many of them it is not a matter of choice.
Relatively little is known about the precise numbers of those forcibly displaced into urban settings, their demographics, basic needs or protection problems.