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30 Jul 2010 description

Date: 30 July 2010

The massive earthquake of January 2010 in Haiti is estimated to have left more than 200,000 people dead and 1.5 million homeless. The most affected cities are Port-au-Prince, Leogane, Petit Goave and Jacmel, which are characterized by widespread destruction of infrastructure and disruption of even the basic services, such as shelters, electricity, water, transport and health and security services.

Women have been particularly affected by the disaster.

03 Mar 2010 description

Women Thrive Worldwide and UNIFEM Co-Host Second Annual International Women's Day Breakfast Event on Capitol Hill

Date: 3 March 2010

Washington, DC - Women are key to rebuilding Afghanistan and Haiti and putting both nations on the path to secure and sustainable development, according to two prominent women leaders from those nations.

25 Jan 2010 description

UNIFEM is working in Haiti to expand the provision of emergency services for women in the aftermath of the earthquake on 12 January 2010. As part of the overall UN effort in the country, UNIFEM particularly seeks to rebuild women's shelters and to ensure that relief efforts incorporate a gender perspective.

21 Jan 2010 description

It is with tremendous sadness that UNIFEM learned about the deaths of several women leaders from governmental and civil society organizations in Haiti.

18 Jan 2010 description

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has issued a call for close to US$2 million to provide urgently needed services for the protection of women and their families. In particular, UNIFEM seeks to rebuild women's shelters and expand the provision of emergency services for women.

The call for funding is made through the system-wide flash appeal for US$562 million that was issued by the United Nations on 15 January 2010.

14 Jan 2010 description

By Inés Alberdi, UNIFEM Executive Director

Date: 14 January 2010

We are saddened at the loss of lives and destruction caused by the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti Tuesday afternoon near the capital city Port-au-Prince.