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)
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 21, 2012) — Construction has started on houses in Haiti pledged at February’s Food For The Poor Building Hope Gala in Boca Raton, Fla. This year’s gala raised enough money to construct 100 housing units, as well as a community center, and an animal husbandry project of 20 cows in Olivier, Deuxieme Plaine, Haiti.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 16, 2011) – When Food For The Poor first began its work in Haiti, the organization was responding to a cry for help for those living in subhuman conditions in the country’s largest and most dangerous slum, Cite Soleil located in the capital of Port-au-Prince. Five containers of rice were delivered in 1982 to prevent families from starving. By 1986, when Food For The Poor was licensed to work in Haiti, the charity delivered $4.1 million in aid.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 27, 2011) – Hoisted high in the air, 11-year-old Rachel Wheeler caught her first glimpse on Wednesday of the Food For The Poor village she worked for two years to build. From above the crowd, Rachel could see the rows of vibrantly painted pink, blue and green homes, nestled along the coast in Leogane, near the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake. Villagers surrounded Rachel, clapping and singing songs of praise and thanks.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 11, 2011) – When representatives of the Florida Marlins and Waste Management walked into Inspiration Village in Malfety, Haiti, last week, the residents greeted them with marching bands, dancers and words of deep gratitude. Hundreds of men, women, and children gathered in front of the community center to thank the team that raised funds and awareness to build much-needed housing.
Food For The Poor Focused on Aid, Efficiency
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 29, 2011) – Just a few days into 2010, one of the largest disasters in modern history devastated Haiti. In response, the leading provider of aid to Haiti, Food For The Poor, sent 1,465 tractor-trailer loads of food, water, medicines and other lifesaving relief aid valued at $188.9 million. While Haiti dominated headlines for much of the year, the nonprofit continued to send supplies to the other 16 countries served in the Caribbean and Latin America.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2010) -The Florida Marlins scored big when it came to helping the people of Haiti. The Marlins teamed up with Food For The Poor to raise funds and awareness following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
The Marlins' John Baker in Haiti
The goal of the "Homes for Haiti" fundraising campaign was to build much-needed housing in a nation where more than 1 million people have been displaced.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2010) - In response to reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating sudden multiple deaths in Haiti's Artibonite region, Food For The Poor has started to secure and ship critically needed supplies.
Areas receiving immediate aid from Food For The Poor include, Poirier, Desdunes, Dokozel, Villard and Petit Reviere.
Critical items being sent are:
1) Medicines, including antibiotics and oral dehydration salts.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2010) - Taiwan's first lady Chow Mei-ching and daughter, Lesley Ma, traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday, Aug. 31, to meet with Taiwan's in-country partner, Food For The Poor.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (May 14, 2010) - During the past year, Rachel Wheeler, 10, has raised money to construct 12 concrete double-unit houses with access to sanitation and potable water in Leogane, Haiti. Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States will be building these homes in this very poor coastal community. The country's dire housing needs were compounded by the catastrophic Jan.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2010) - Yesterday, much-needed emergency relief supplies from Food For The Poor's warehouse in Coconut Creek left Port Everglades on a vessel and barge bound for Haiti due to arrive on Saturday at a port facility near Port-au-Prince. SEACOR Holdings and Resolve Marine Group arranged to send a barge to assist with repairs at the port in Port-au-Prince. Upon arrival in Haiti, Food For The Poor will distribute the MREs, medical supplies, tents and sleeping bags.
Since Monday, Jan.
Donations: www.foodforthepoor.org/haitiquake & 1-800-487-1158
Interviews available with Executive Director Angel Aloma, and staff in Haiti.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 15, 2010) - In response to the earthquake in Haiti, HOT 105 FM will broadcast live from Food For The Poor's office in Coconut Creek, Fla. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2010) - Food For The Poor is responding to the devastation caused by yesterday's deadly earthquake which hit off the coast of Haiti, about 10 miles west from the Caribbean nation's capital of Port-au-Prince, according to the US Geological Survey.