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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Up to Jan.25, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) had received over 10 million yuan ($1.478 million) that donations from all walks of life nationwide to help the quake-hit victims in Haiti.
According to the statistics, amount of the donation is composed of ones from corporations, individuals and local RC branches.
RCSC started receiving donation for Haiti on Jan 14, and separately donated $1 million to its Haiti counterpart and $500,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The Red Cross Society of China(RCSC)offered $500?000 on Jan 21 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in responding its appeal for quake relief activities in Haiti.
The fund will be used relief and post earthquake rehabilitation, said the RCSC. Besides the donation, the RCSC also donated $1 million to its Haiti counterpart to support its relief operation.
According to the Society, RMB 5 million had been raised for Haiti since its receiving donation at home.
The Red Cross Society of China ?RCSC?had so far received about 5 million yuan (732,284 U.S. dollars) in donations from Chinese enterprises, organizations and individuals for earthquake-struck Haiti.
The Alibaba.com, a major global online marketplace, donated 2 million yuan, which was the largest amount the charity organization had received from enterprises.
Chinese people had been keen to offer donations in recent days with the largest sum from a single individual being 50,000 yuan.
RCSC had released donation ways on its website on January 14.
AUTHOR: RELEASE TIME:2010-01-19 SOURCE:RCSC website
Public donations for quake victims in Haiti have reached 2.23 million yuan]326A654 U.S. Dollars^ as of Monday.
Wang Xiaohua, a liaison director of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), said the donations were made by enterprises, individuals and local branches of the RCSC.
Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) started on Jan. 14 to receive social donation for earthquake-hit Haiti, where several thousands of lives may have been claimed.
On January 13, the president of RCSC Hua Jianmin issued a message to Haiti Red Cross to expresse sympathy with and deep condolence to the Haitian people for their loss in the strongest ever quake in about 200 years in the Caribbean islands country.
One million U.S.