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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Javier E. Báez, Alan Fuchs, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán
1. Executive Summary
The region has made impressive strides in the struggle against poverty and income inequality The Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved remarkable economic and social progress over the last decade, gradually shifting toward middle-income status.
The FENAD brick-making factory became self-sustaining two years after its initial financing in 2012
FENAD generates up to US$3,200 per month in profit; it has purchased its own land and provides jobs for roughly 100 persons
It sells quality materials and provides construction-related advisory services to its community
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
L’usine de fabrication de briques FENAD est devenue autonome en 2 ans après un financement initial en 2012
FENAD réalise jusqu’à 3200 dollars de bénéfices par mois, a acheté son propre terrain et fournit du travail à une centaine de personnes
Elle vend des matériaux de qualité et fournit des services de conseil en construction à sa communauté
1.1 HISTORY OF OPEN CITIES AND THE OPEN DATA FOR RESILIENCE INITIATIVE
The World Bank, through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), launched the Open Cities Project in November 2012 to create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk management in South Asian cities. Open Cities is one component of a broader World Bank and GFDRR program, the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI), further described in box 1.1.
SOUMIS PAR PRISCILLA M. PHELPS LE JEUDI, 08/01/2015
CO-AUTHORS: SYLVIE DEBOMY, MICHEL MATERA
Le séisme qui a dévasté Haïti en janvier 2010 a fait plusieurs milliers de morts et causé des dommages estimés à 7,8 milliards de dollars, dont plus de 3 milliards de dollars dans le secteur du logement.
SUBMITTED BY ISABELLE SCHAEFER ON MON, 01/05/2015
CO-AUTHORS: CHRISTELLE CHAPOY
Five years after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti’s capital and nearby towns on January 12, 2010, killing up to 230,000 people, the country continues to rebuild and the Haitian people show signs of resilience despite the current political uncertainty. Almost everyone has a story to tell.
SOUMIS PAR ISABELLE SCHAEFER LE LUNDI, 05/01/2015
CO-AUTHORS: CHRISTELLE CHAPOY
Cinq ans après le séisme dévastateur qui a frappé la capitale d'Haïti et les villes voisines le 12 Janvier 2010, tuant près de 230 000 personnes, le pays continue à se reconstruire et le peuple haïtien montre des signes de résilience malgré l'incertitude politique actuelle. Presque tout le monde a une histoire à raconter.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, 7 novembre 2014 - La ministre de l'Economie et des Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie et l’Envoyée spéciale de la Banque mondiale Mary Barton Dock ont signé aujourd'hui un accord de don de 24 millions de dollars américains du Partenariat mondial pour l'éducation (GPE). Il permettra d’aider environ 230 000 enfants à être scolarisés et mieux préparés pour l'apprentissage à travers des exemptions de frais de scolarité et d’autres supports.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, November 7, 2014 - Haitian Minister of Economy and Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie and World Bank Special Envoy Mary Barton-Dock signed today a grant of US$24 million from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help 230,000 children attend school and receive quality education through tuition waivers and other support. The funding complements an ongoing Education for All project of US$85 million managed by the World Bank.
Submitted by Marc Forni On Mon, 11/03/2014
La COO de la Banque mondiale Sri Mulvani Indrawati et la ministre Haïtienne de l'Economie et des Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie partagent leurs expériences durant leur voyage en Haïti.
World Bank COO Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie share experiences as they travel together in Haiti.
For two hours both women crisscrossed of Delmas 32, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on this hot day by foot. Streets and alleys are buzzing with life and traffic. There are freshly painted homes, streetlights and a new canal system where not long ago rubble from collapsed homes had buried whole families.
Soumis par Lora Vicariot le mardi, 07/01/2014
Delmas 32 est un réseau complexe d'allées étroites, qui se caractérise par des logements épars et des constructions de fortune. Cette collectivité se remet, lentement mais sûrement, du tremblement de terre de 2010, et les gros tas de sable, de gravas, de briques et de fers à béton qu'on voit pousser un peu partout rappellent constamment toute l'étendue de la tâche restant à accomplir.
Since the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, over 1.3 million people have left the camps and returned to safe neighborhoods.
The World Bank and other development partners are supporting the Haitian government to step up its efforts in service delivery through a tuition waiver program and school meals to improve access to elementary school for poor children.