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)
Millwood, Virginia, August 23, 2012
Global NGO Project HOPE, in collaboration with local Haitian and United States-based health organizations, will launch a new program in Haiti to improve medical services for people living with disabilities caused by the 2010 earthquake and other tragedies. The U.S. Agency for International Development-funded program will provide a full range of medical services for disabled persons from in-home care and therapy to advanced surgical interventions.
Project HOPE To Publish Bilingual Book to Educate Communities and Promote Disabled Rights in Haiti
Millwood, Virginia, April 6, 2012
Global NGO Project HOPE is launching a new innovative book in Haiti that addresses the stigma and discrimination afflicting thousands of disabled Haitians every day and calls for greater tolerance of amputees on World Health Day 2012.
Global NGO provides vitally needed surgery and medical care in Port-au-Prince
Millwood, Virginia, August 18, 2011
Project HOPE volunteers will arrive in Haiti on Friday to provide medical care for underserved communities, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy on the hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, which is making a poignant return visit 18 months after providing emergency care to thousands struck by a devastating earthquake that left hundreds of thousands homeless.
Project HOPE, US and Canadian experts to probe Haiti’s health care worker training crisis
A high-powered team of experts from some of North America’s finest medical schools and health systems, working with Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, have launched a comprehensive study into Haiti’s long-term health care training needs. Haiti continues to struggle following last year’s earthquake, which devastated its medical infrastructure and spawned a multitude of health emergencies, including multiple cholera outbreaks.
Project HOPE opens first Rehabilitation Center for thousands of disabled year after disaster
Millwood, Virginia, May 23, 2011
Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, is launching its first rehabilitation center in Haiti on Thursday to care for disabled patients of all ages with long-term needs.
International humanitarian aid and health education organization offers hope and healing in Haiti
Millwood, VA, March 21, 2011
As Haitians went to the polls Sunday, March 20, to choose a new leader, Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization, is reaffirming its commitment to provide long-term care to thousands of Haitians rebuilding their lives after Haiti's devastating earthquake.
Project HOPE helped to create a new rehabilitation facility at Adventist Hospital in Diquini, near Port-au-Prince, known as "Chanje Lavi," …
Hope Staff Particpate in Ministry of Health Ambulance Transport Network Meetings
Posted By: Jason Friesen
As the cholera epidemic's death toll continues to rise throughout Haiti, the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP), in coordination with the Interim Haitian Reconstruction Committee (IHRC), convened key stakeholders last week to continue coordinating efforts to meet the difficult challenges of providing rapid emergency transportation for cholera victims.
Project HOPE was invited by MSPP to offer expert analysis and recommendations for alternative emergency transport systems …
By John P.
Millwood, Va. (25 January 2010) - Project HOPE is responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12.
-27 additional Project HOPE medical volunteers-for a total of 29-will begin a three week rotation aboard the USNS Comfort off the coast of Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning. Volunteers include doctors and nurses with specialties in intensive care, post anesthesia care, surgery, physical therapy, pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, and neonatal intensive care.
Millwood, Va. (18 January 2010) - Project HOPE is responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12.
- HOPE is sending medical volunteers to Haiti to care for injured.
- We shipped an initial disaster relief shipment from our warehouse in Winchester, Virginia including bandages, gauze, tape and some pharmaceuticals valued at $170,000.
- An additional $1 million of medicines and medical supplies that were enroute to the Dominican Republic before the earthquake in Haiti have been delivered and are being used in the earthquake relief effort.
Millwood, Va. (13 January 2010) - Project HOPE is responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12.
HOPE welcomes donations from caring individuals and is reaching out to its extensive network of corporate partners to explore opportunities to gather medicines and medical supplies in country to distribute to individuals and families in need. Donate Now
In addition, HOPE is considering sending volunteers to help with the response effort.