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)
I. Préface de M. Mariano Fernández, Représentant spécial du secrétaire Général en Haïti
On 14 October 2011, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2012, extending for one year the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and authorizing the reduction of its military and police workforce to 10,600 elements – 7,340 military and 3,241 police – as recommended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon in his 25 August report.
Le tremblement de terre qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010 a été, selon tous les moyens de mesure appliqués, une « méga catastrophe ». Quelque 223 000 personnes ont été tuées, 300 000 blessées, et plus de 2 millions ont dû fuir de chez elles. Dix-sept pour cent des employés du gouvernement central d'Haïti ont trouvé la mort lorsque des immeubles du gouvernement se sont effondrés. L'ONU a connu son plus grand nombre de pertes humaines lorsque sont morts, en un seul jour, 102 membres de son personnel.
I. PRéFACE PAR M. EDMOND MULET, REPRéSENTANT SPéCIAL DU SECRéTAIRE GéNéRAL EN HA=CFTI
« Haïti n'existe pas ».
Port-au-Prince - The report of the United Nations in Haiti 2010 launched today summarizes the efforts undertaken by the United Nations system and its partners, in support to the Haitian people and their government, to answer the multiple humanitarian crises, to accompany the electoral calendar and to advance on the road to recovery. "2010 was a most challenging year for Haiti" says Mr. Fisher, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti.
The United Nations Staff Union and its Committee for the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service continue to mourn the many United Nations staff members who paid with their lives while serving the Organization in an "annus horribilis" epitomized by the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010.
"The Staff Union again pays homage to the 102 United Nations personnel who died on 12 January 2010 in the Haiti earthquake - the biggest single loss of life in the history of United Nations peacekeeping," said United Nations Staff Union …
The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, injured 300,000 and left over one million homeless.
Le tremblement de terre qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010 a tué plus de 200.000 personnes, en a blessé 300.000 et laissé plus d'un million sans abri. Avec son épicentre à dix kilomètres seulement sous la surface et proche des centres urbains de Port-au-Prince, Leogane et Jacmel, ce tremblement de terre a été le plus puissant que le pays a connu en 200 ans.
London, 18th-19th May 2010
Following discussions at the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Network on Development Evaluation meeting in Paris in February 2010, a suggestion was made that OECD DAC Evaluation Network, UNEG and ALNAP host a meeting to bring together the key players involved in on-going and planned evaluation efforts to avoid the risk that the international system would suffer from lack of co-ordination and too many evaluators would descend on Haiti with overlapping objectives.
The meeting was held in London and attended by representatives …
- Le séisme qui a touché Haïti le 12 janvier 2010 a tué des centaines de milliers de personnes, laissé plus d'un million de personnes sans abri et provoqué des dégâts considérables à Port-au-Prince ainsi que dans d'autres villes et zones habitées du pays. Immédiatement après la catastrophe, le peuple haïtien, les pays, les organisations et les hommes et les femmes tout autour du monde ont unis leurs efforts pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires les plus pressants.
March 31, 2010 - United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti's path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at UN headquarters in New York in support of the people and Government of Haiti.
"Today it has been demonstrated that the international community will continue to support Haiti in the long-term and we will meet the needs," said René Préval, President of Haiti.
- The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, killed hundreds of thousands of people, left more than a million homeless, and caused significant damage to Port-au-Prince, as well as other cities and settlements.