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)
*This report contains observations made approximately six months following the earthquake of January 12, 2010.
WASHINGTON (February 7, 2011)-In a joint letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano February 7, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, and Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, chairman of the Board of Catholic Relief Services, the U.S.
WASHINGTON (January 11, 2011)-Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), sent a message of support to Archbishop Louis Kebreau of Cap Haitien, president of the Bishops' Conference of Haiti, on the first anniversary of the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti one year ago.
"I express the ongoing concern and support of our Conference for the Church and people of Haiti," Archbishop Dolan said.
Friday, December 10, 2010
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By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Not much has changed in the region around Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, since a magnitude 7 earthquake leveled just about anything that was standing.
In fact, it's likely the 1.5 million Haitians left homeless by the earth's movement would say things have gotten worse since the Jan.
BALTIMORE (November 15, 2010) After the terrible earthquake that last January devastated Haiti and buried almost 300,000 people beneath the rubble, U.S.
USCCB Publishes Findings, Recommendations after Mission to Haiti and Haitians in Other Caribbean Nations
Plea of Haitian children especially troublesome
WASHINGTON (September 27, 2010)-Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, head of the U.S.
WASHINGTON-The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America has made public the grantees for its latest funding cycle. In total, $2,777,917 was approved for distribution among 128 projects in 23 countries. Of that amount, $972,869 went to help rebuild the Church's infrastructure in earthquake ravaged Haiti and Chile.
Another $60+ million donated by individuals, groups through Catholic Relief Services
CRS now focusing on long-term reconstruction
Church in Latin America Subcommittee to help rebuild the Church in Haiti
WASHINGTON- A special Collection for Haiti in Catholic parishes nationwide has raised $58.7 million to date.
On January 13, one day after a devastating 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti's capital, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, chairman of …