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)
SANTO DOMINGO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- After its participation in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, China has continued to help the country rebuild from the 2010 earthquake, which killed more than 220,000 people and displaced 1.5 million.
While China left the UN peacekeeping mission in November 2012, Beijing has maintained its presence in the Latin America's poorest country by providing financial cooperation and assistance in development works.
UNITED NATIONS, March 31 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday announced a pledge of an additional 10 million RMB yuan (1.47 million U.S. dollars) of aid gratis to Haiti to offer the quake- devastated country emergency supplies for reconstruction.
Li Baodong, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, made the announcement at the Haiti Donors Conference held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
China will be responsible for shipment of the supplies to Port- au-Prince, capital of Haiti, Li said.
SAN JOSE, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Red Cross of Costa Rica has so far received 429,000 U.S.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) The South African government will send a second team of professionals to assist with rescue efforts in quake devastated Haiti, the country's international relations spokesman said on Monday.
Spokesman Saul Molobi said the team will comprise mainly forensic pathologists who would help identify bodies.
"We are not sure exactly when they will be sent...
PARIS, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- France decided Monday to provide 10 million euros (14.3 million U.S. dollars) to quake-stricken Haiti in response to a UN call.
"France decided to respond to the urgent call for Haiti launched by the United Nations on Jan.
DAKAR, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Senegal has decided to double its aid to Haiti from 500,000 U. S.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The member nations of the Organization of American States (OAS) have so far donated a total of 170 million U.S.
SANTO DOMINGO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Haiti's police and the United Nations Stabilizing Mission in Haiti (Minustah) on Sunday ordered a curfew starting at 6 p.m. local time in Haiti's earthquake-hit capital Port-au-Prince.
The measure means that none can walk the streets except police or military officers or residents under escort by security forces. Helicopters are also barred from making overflights from 6:22 p.m.
MADRID, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Spain will donate an extra of 5 million euros (7.18 million U.S. dollars) to quake-hit Haiti to help finance its public services, said Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega on Sunday.
Spain would send a hospital ship to Haiti, Fernandez said upon her arrival in Port-au-Prince onboard a military plane carrying 12 tons of emergency aid.
"We are not going to fail the Haitian people, although the situation is tremendously difficult."
"I have come here to show our solidarity with the Haitian people.
PHNOM PENH, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Cambodian government announced on Saturday that it has decided to contribute 50,000 U.S. dollars for the relief efforts to the people of Haiti.
Along with a message of condolence of Prime Minister Hun Sen, "the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to contribute 50,000 U.S.
WARSAW, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A Polish government plane with a group of 54 rescuers as well as 10 specially trained dogs plus 4 tonnes of equipment took off from Warsaw on Friday for the earthquake stricken Haiti.
The Polish team will join the ongoing international rescue effort aimed to bring relief to victims of the 7.0-magnitude quake.
According to Red Cross estimates, the Tuesday earthquake may have killed between 45 and 50 thousand people. Further 3 million may need immediate help.
The flight to Haiti was expected to take some 16 hours.
Editor: Anne Tang
ATHENS, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A plane will depart next Tuesday loaded with humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Friday.
"The foreign ministry, responding to the need for immediate help to the people of Haiti, is sending ...
BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China
will deliver humanitarian aid worth 30 million yuan (4.41 million U.S.
dollars) to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Ministry
of Commerce announced Friday.
A chartered flight loaded with the first batch of emergency materials, including medicines, tents, food, emergency lights, clothing and water, would depart from Beijing on Saturday morning, said a ministry statement.