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)
Apia, Samoa, 25 August 2014 – Recognizing that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate impacts such as sea-level rise, reduced fisheries catch, droughts, floods, coastal surges, and typhoons (also known as hurricanes and cyclones), the World Meteorological Organization is urging SIDS and their partners to collaborate on developing stronger weather and climate services.
Cette année, les catastrophes liées aux crues en Australie, Colombie, Indonésie, Japon, Sri Lanka et aux États-Unis – pour n’en citer que quelques-unes – ont à nouveau démontré que toutes les nations sont exposées aux effets dévastateurs des fortes tempêtes et des crues. La croissance démographique, l'urbanisation et la dégradation de l'environnement dans les zones côtières associées aux incidences du changement climatique devraient encore accroître les risques.
Flood-related disasters this year in Australia, Colombia, Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka and the United States of America – to name but a few – have yet again highlighted that all nations are susceptible to the damaging effects of major storms and flood events. Population growth, urban development and environmental degradation in coastal areas, combined with the impacts of climate change, are expected to increase the risks.
Geneva, 18 June 2010 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced today that the National Meteorological Centre (CNM) of Haiti launched its website http://www.meteo-haiti.gouv.ht to provide and disseminate information and warnings to all users including UN agencies, NGOs, disaster affected communities and media.
Genève, le 18 juin 2010 (OMM) - L'Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) a annoncé aujourd'hui que le Centre météorologique national (CMN) d'Haïti venait de créer son site Web - http://www.meteo-haiti.gouv.ht - pour diffuser informations et alertes à l'intention de tous les intéressés, y compris les organismes des NationsUnies, les ONG, les populations exposées aux catastrophes et les médias.
Après le séisme qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010 et qui a causé des pertes …
Press Release No. 881
Geneva, 22 March 2010 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is bringing together, for the first time, all stakeholders involved in reducing impacts of extreme weather and water events in Central America and the Caribbean. The Multi-hazard early warning system workshop, which will take place from 22 to 25 March in San José, Costa Rica, will bring together senior executives from the National Disaster Risk Management agencies, National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, and all agencies supporting early warning systems in the region.
Communiqué de presse N°874
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Press Release No. 874
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Geneva, 9 February 2010 (WMO) - The World Meteorological Organization stresses the pressing need for operational meteorological services in Haiti to prevent further disasters. The rainy season with flood risk is due early April and the hurricane season begins early June. In order to prevent potential disasters related to the natural hazards, which the country is prone to the capacity of Haiti to produce and disseminate weather information and warnings needs to be developed without delay.