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20 Jul 2011 description


Humanitarian aid is being stretched. Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa are living with conflict and its legacy; natural disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan have the power to disrupt and sometimes even paralyse economic and social infrastructure; recovery and reconstruction remain uneven following large-scale conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan; and political turmoil is escalating in parts of the Middle East and North Africa.

12 Feb 2010 description

The Haiti earthquake has obviously been an disaster of huge proportions with current UN estimates citing three million affected and 112,000 killed, placing it in the company of some of the most devastating natural disasters of the last decade, second only to the Indian Ocean earthquake-tsunami 2004 in terms of numbers killed and just behind the Kashmir earthquake in terms of numbers affected.

Not since the tsunami has a natural disaster received such an intense response, and not just in terms media attention but also in terms of finances, with more than US$1.5 billion already going to …

19 Jan 2010 description

Trends in Overseas Development Assistance

How much aid goes to Haiti?

Haiti received USD 865.15 million (2007 prices) in Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2008 - the highest level for the last 20 years. Prior to this, ODA has been fairly volatile, decreasing substantially (falling by 76%) between 1995 and 2002 before increasing again.