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)
À l’occasion du sixième anniversaire du tremblement de terre en Haïti, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a fait aujourd’hui, la déclaration suivante:
Demain, la famille des Nations Unies marquera le sixième anniversaire du tremblement de terre en Haïti et rendra hommage aux plus de 200 000 victimes, dont 102 personnels des Nations Unies, qui ont péri lors de ce tragique événement.
Unis et solidaires avec tous les Haïtiens qui ont perdu des proches dans cette catastrophe, nous honorons la mémoire de nos collègues.
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement on the sixth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, in New York, today:
Tomorrow, the United Nations family will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and pay tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel, who perished in this tragic event. United and in solidarity with all Haitians who have lost loved ones to this catastrophe, we honour the memory of our colleagues.
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Today, for the fourth consecutive year, the UN family comes together to remember and honour the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on the afternoon of 12 January, 2010. I join you in grief and solidarity – with the people of Haiti, with one another, with all who lost their loved ones on that tragic day. I will never forget my own visit shortly after the disaster. The personal stories of heroism, courage and dedication that I saw and heard moved me deeply and showed the United Nations at its best.
On trouvera ci-après, le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, à l’occasion du deuxième anniversaire du tremblement de terre survenu en Haïti, lu par M. Anthony Banbury, Sous-Secrétaire général à l’appui aux missions, à Port-au-Prince le 12 janvier 2012:
Il y a deux ans jour pour jour, Haïti était frappée par une catastrophe nationale qui a profondément ébranlé le pays… et notre propre Organisation.
The following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed on 29 May:
Following is the 2011 Cyril Foster Lecture, on "Human Protection and the Twenty-First Century United Nations", delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's at Oxford University on 2 February:
Thank you, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, for your very kind introduction and for this invitation. I am honoured to have this opportunity after my distinguished predecessors, as the fourth United Nations Secretary-General to speak before you in this very esteemed and one of the oldest universities.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY MARTIN NESIRKY
SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to succeed Hédi Annabi of Tunisia, who tragically perished in the 12 January 2010 earthquake.
The Secretary-General remains indebted to Mr. Annabi, who ranked amongst the Organization's most dedicated and energetic officers.
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's press conference held in New York today, 16 March:
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you again.
Let me quickly go over four points of business before turning to your questions.
First: our coming push on the Millennium Development Goals.
I have just presented to the General Assembly my report on the Millennium Development Goals, titled "Keeping the Promise".
Our purpose is to move toward the MDG Summit in September with a clear and simple message: we …
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