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)
The Organization of American States (OAS) has intensified its support to Haiti following the visit of a technical mission to this Member State.
Led by Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin, the delegation included representatives of the Inter American System including PAHO, PADF, IICA and other agencies, as well as representatives of the OAS Departments of Political Affairs, Security, Trade and Development and Senior Political Advisors.
The member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS), meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, have underscored the need for action to improve food security in the Americas, including current and future proposals to provide their citizens with access to abundant, safe, and nutritious food.
This was the consensus coming out of the second plenary of the forty-second OAS General Assembly. The plenary ran from Monday into Tuesday.
The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, today reported to the Permanent Council of the Organization on his recent visit to Haiti, and reaffirmed the commitment of the organization with the people and government of Haiti.
Two years after the earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands and left over one million people homeless in Haiti, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, is calling on the international community to re-focus and re-think its aid co-ordination efforts in Haiti, and to work with the government and recognized authorities in this regard. The Head of OAS said that while some progress has been made since the earthquake, more can be achieved through better coordination.
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The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), a cooperanting institution of the Organization of American States (OAS), received today a three-million-dollar grant from the Clinton – Bush Haiti Fund and the Caterpillar Foundation in support of the Haiti Home Repair Program in the Haitian city of Léogâne, the epicenter of the earthquake that affected the Caribbean country in January 2010.
La Mission d'observation électorale conjointe OEA-CARICOM a pu constater, à travers ses 201 observateurs déployés sur l'ensemble du territoire haïtien, que le deuxième tour des élections présidentielles et législatives a représenté une amélioration dans plusieurs sens par rapport au premier tour.
12 janvier 2011
Le Conseil permanent de l'Organisation des États Américains (OEA) et son Secrétaire général, José Miguel Insulza, ont réaffirmé leur engagement en faveur de la reconstruction et du développement d'Haïti au cours d'une séance extraordinaire tenue à l'occasion du premier anniversaire du séisme dévastateur qui a frappé Port-au-Prince.
Au cours de cette séance, les Représentants et les Observateurs permanents ont observé une minute de silence à la mémoire des 230.000 personnes qui ont trouvé la mort dans ce violent tremblement de terre d'une magnitude …
January 12, 2011
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and its Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, today reaffirmed their commitment to the reconstruction and development of Haiti in a special session convened on the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince.
During the meeting, permanent representatives and observers held a minute of silence in memory of the 230,000 people killed by the violent, 7.0-magnitude quake that shook the Haitian capital for 35 seconds, and led to thousands of injured and displaced people, …
Present in Haiti since August 2010, the OAS-CARICOM Joint Election Observation Mission was able to monitor the administrative, technical and logistical preparations for both the postponed legislative elections and the presidential elections. In view of the fact that the legislative elections should have been held on 28 February 2010, but were postponed following the devastating earthquake of 12 January, the JEOM was not present for the political dimension of the legislative elections, the registration of political parties and the submission and validation of candidates.
Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) and Chair of the Group of Friends of Haiti, Albert R. Ramdin, is calling on the international community to do more to address the short-term and immediate needs of the Haitian people as presidential and legislative elections draw near.
November 19, 2010
The Joint Electoral Observation Mission (JEOM) of the Organization of American States and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Haiti, led by Ambassador Colin Granderson, is a long-term mission that has been present on the ground in Haiti since August 3, 2010. The Mission is currently composed of 68 observers who are deployed in each of the 10 departments and it intends to increase its field presence in the coming days.
Close to 200 stakeholders gathered at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, this week, as the Assistant Secretary General of the hemispheric body, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, convened an extraordinary meeting of the Haiti Group of Friends to discuss the situation in the country, one month ahead of Presidential Elections scheduled to take place November 28, 2010.
Among the concerns raised at the meeting was the possible impact of the cholera outbreak on the elections, the presence of tens of thousands of Haitians still living in tent cities, and reports of violence …
October 24, 2010
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Haitian Ministry of Public Works, Transportation, and Communications today announced a contribution of $1.5 million from the private sector to the project FONCIER HAITI, elaborated by ONACA (National Cadastre Office) and the OAS.
The contribution is from Stewart Global Solutions, ESRI and Trimble Navigation, and will allow the government of Haiti to make short-term use of software and hardware equipment through FONCIER HAITI, as well as training and consulting.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, met with the President of Haiti, René Préval, in Port-au-Prince on Thursday evening to discuss in detail the progress made and the challenges faced in the country's reconstruction effort within the framework of a program led by the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC).
The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Justice, Paul Denis; the OAS Secretary of Political Affairs, Víctor Rico; and the OAS Representative in Haiti, Ricardo Seitenfus.
The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, met with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) on Capitol Hill to exchange views on the situation in the Caribbean and discuss initiatives in the region, especially on Haiti.
In particular, Ambassador Ramdin spoke about the support of the OAS for Haiti in the areas of election assistance, the strengthening of the civil registry and national identification systems, and the modernization of the cadastral system.
The Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive, has expressed his support …
The Permanent Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to the Organization of American States (OAS), Izben C.
Statement of OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza informing of the kidnapping and death of an employee of the OAS Pan American Development Foundation (PADF):
"I am deeply saddened to confirm the tragic death of an employee of the OAS Pan American Development Foundation who was kidnapped along with a PADF consultant while driving in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, May 10th. While the consultant was released unharmed on Friday, May 14, 2010, the driver was found dead the next day.
The Member Countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) today renewed their commitment and support for the reconstruction of Haiti in a special session of the Permanent Council of the Organization in Washington, DC., in which they addressed the future of the Caribbean country following the devastating earthquake of January 12.
Among the speakers at the Special Meeting of the Permanent Council on efforts towards the reconstruction of Haiti were OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza; OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert R.
CONTRIBUTION =C0 UN PROGRAMME STRATéGIQUE DE RECONSTRUCTION ET DE DéVELOPPEMENT POUR HA=CFTI
21-23 Mars 2010
La Diaspora haïtienne souhaite remercier l'Organisation des états Américains (OEA) d'avoir réuni quelque 400 représentants de la Diaspora haïtienne à son siège à Washington, D.C, du 21 au 23 mars 2010, pour présenter des recommandations au Gouvernement haïtien et aux donateurs avant les discussions qui se tiendront le 31 mars 2010 aux Nations Unies à New York, dans le cadre de sa contribution à l'élaboration d'un programme stratégique de reconstruction et de …