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)
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) joins the people and government of Haiti—and our global peers—in solemn commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed an estimated 316,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless.
Today, we offer our most heartfelt condolences and prayers to the families of the disaster victims. CMMB salutes the resilience of the Haitian people and celebrates the tremendous faith and courage they have displayed in the wake of great loss.
On the Third Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake, CMMB Assesses the Well Being of Those Who Lost Limbs Due to the Devastating Quake
January 12th marks the three year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti. CMMB began to work immediately after the quake, providing relief valued at more than US$49 million. A special area of focus for the organization was those victims who lost limbs.
Organization Celebrates Strides in Amputee Research with Events in Haiti This Week
NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 – The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), a faith-based leader in global healthcare, today announced it has provided 1,000 Haitian amputees with prostheses and physical therapy, renewing their hope for a better life following the 2010 earthquake.
Organization’s Century of Service to the People of Haiti Cited as Reason for Success
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), currently celebrating 100 years of global service to those most in need of health care around the world, has posted a snapshot of its work in Haiti on the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.
In the two years since the devastating quake hit the island nation, CMMB has succeeded in placing almost all of the $49.7 million it received in cash and in-kind products to aid those affected by the disaster.
For nearly one-hundred years, CMMB has maintained a strong connection with Haiti. Historically, CMMB's focus was primarily on the shipment of medicines and medical volunteers to hospitals and organizations in need of support. While this is still a major part of CMMB's work, we have provided significant public health programming and technical assistance throughout the country, since 2002, primarily in the areas of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), HIV/AIDS and Malaria.
CMMB has continued to define our path moving forward in Haiti.