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)
January 25, 2010 Star of Hope personnel have made the initial assessment in Dano and Hesse Haiti, Southwest of Port-au-Prince. They report significant damage and loss to homes. Refugees are reported to be arriving in Dano at the rate of 100 per day.
In Dano, the large church has collapsed. The local community leaders report as many as 1,400 of the estimated 2,400 homes destroyed. The US Marines visited the community on Monday with Star of Hope staff. Their mobile medical team medivaced three patients.
January 21,2010 Star of Hope staff reached Dano Haiti. Dano is a community located in the communal section Grand-Goave. It is Located in the southern part of the country, and is 7 km from Grand-Goave. It is 65 km southeast from the capital.
The church used by the Star of Hope school was found destroyed and collapsed.
January 20, 2010 A Star of Hope medical team has arrived in Haiti and will begin serving in Hopital Communaute Chretienn. The team includes surgeons and nurses and will work along side medical teams from around the world rushing to save lives from the crushing injuries sustained by so many in the earthquake.
The team is on a10 day mission and will depart from Haiti January 28.
Earthquake and Aftershocks Strike Haiti
January 20, 2010 Earthquake update from Naomie Beaujour, Director, Star of Hope Haiti.
Love of Jesus Girl's Home ( in partnership with Haiti Love and Faith).
Port-au-Prince. January 13, 2010
Star of Hope works with 13 projects in Haiti with six of them located along the fault line. Reports of damage are beginning to trickle in hampered by the overload and failure of the mobile phone infrastructure. We have reports of collapsed church building used by the Star of Hope School in Dano Haiti, approximately 22 miles west south west of the capital.