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)
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 6, 2011)- As the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti approaches, Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA reaffirms its dedication to recovery in Haiti, and specifically the City of Jacmel. Construction continues at the site of Operation USA's largest project, the rebuilding of Ecole Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez in Jacmel. This public elementary school is scheduled to be completed in February 2011 and will provide an opportunity for a free education for over 400 students, grades K-7.
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 4, 2010)- Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide support to partners on the ground in Jacmel and Port-au-Prince to alleviate damage and suffering as needs arise from the projected impact of Tropical Storm Tomas.
Structural Engineers Miyamoto International Join Team as Construction Begins on Rebuilding of Public Elementary School in Earthquake Devastated City of Jacmel
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 24, 2010)-International disaster relief agency Operation USA today released designs donated by the renowned design and planning firm Gensler for the rebuilding of a primary school in Jacmel, Haiti that was completely destroyed in the January earthquake that devastated so much of the country.
OPERATION USA SENDS ADDITIONAL AIR SHIPMENTS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HAITI
ADDS TEXT-TO-GIVE SERVICE
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 18, 2010)-Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that its long-standing corporate partner Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the philanthropic organization of Honeywell, has provided use of a jet to bring essential medical aid to post-earthquake Haiti.
Operation USA's immediate disaster response has focused on the most pressing medical needs due to the devastation of hospitals and medical facilities.
OPERATION USA TO SEND EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID TO HAITI FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE
LARGEST QUAKE IN AREA'S HISTORY BRINGS DEVASTATION TO CAPITAL PORT-AU-PRINCE; MAJOR HOSPITAL HAS COLLAPSED IN PETITIONVILLE
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2010)-Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send medical aid to Haiti as part of the relief efforts following the two earthquakes that hit today. The main earthquake is reported at a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 14 miles west from the capital of Port-au-Prince.