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)
-- Operation Blessing International Launches Large Scale Aquaculture Program --
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA One of a diminishing number of relief organizations still on the ground in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, Operation Blessing International (OBI) is assisting earthquake victims by providing an important food source as well as a means for economic self-sufficiency tilapia and tropical fish.
-- Operation Blessing International still present, while many others have left --
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 10, 2012) - On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter less than 20 miles from Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, killed an estimated 316,000, injured a million, made homeless 1.5 million to 1.8 million, and either collapsed or severely damaged an estimated quarter-million commercial buildings and residences. Some 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater were recorded within 12 days following the initial quake.
By: Holly Drake
HAITI - Doctors and nurses from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic are working tirelessly to save lives and improve health in Haiti.
In partnership with Operation Blessing, teams of around 10 medical professionals have been arriving in the island nation in waves since the beginning of February.
TINY FISH FROM MISSISSIPPI TO DEPART FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF PROJECT THIS FRIDAY, SEPT.
"TEACH A NATION TO FISH"
HUMANITARIAN EFFORT LAUNCHES IN HAITI
One Of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Dr.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (March 1, 2010) - Humanitarian organization Operation Blessing International (OBI) has set up a makeshift school adjacent to Camp Dadadu, a tent city where about 7,000 quake victims are living in tents on a sun-scalded soccer field. It is believed to be one of the first schools to open since the deadly earthquake struck on January 12.
The OBI school is housed in a 40x60-foot tent that OBI had previously used as a mess hall in Hurricane Katrina relief. There are currently 8 teachers at the school and 7 volunteers.
--Medical Clinic In Soccer Stadium Enters 5th Day--
--OBI To Install Water Purification Plant In National Stadium--
--OBI Delivering Hospital Equipment To Partners In Health--
PORT-AU-PRINCE (January 21, 2010)- Operation Blessing International is conducting the following earthquake relief efforts in Haiti today:
A medical clinic being run by Operation Blessing International (OBI) and a team of doctors from the Israeli charity, IsraAID (www.israaid.org.il), continues for a fifth day …
OBI Delivers And Sets Up Water Purification Unit In Port-Au-Prince's General (National) Hospital That Will Provide Up To 10,000 Gallons Of Clean Water Daily
PORT-AU-PRINCE (January 20, 2010) - Operation Blessing International (OBI) has delivered and set up a water purification plant in Haiti's largest hospital today, General Hospital (also called National Hospital), restoring clean water to the facility.
The 700-bed hospital has a staff of 2,000, yet does not have running potable water.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (January 19, 2010) - Operation Blessing International (OBI) is deploying a team of Spanish-speaking doctors from El Salvador to the Dominican Republic today in order to help hospitals and medical camps on the border with Haiti that have been flooded with victims from the Haiti earthquake.
The team, which will arrive tonight, consists of eight doctors whose specialties include abdominal surgery, public health, orthopedic surgery, family medicine, pharmacy, pediatrics, plastic surgery and internal medicine.
Team Has BGAN Satellite Transmitter, WIFI And Satellite Phone And Is Available For Interviews (Video/Telephone) From The Disaster Zone
PORT-AU-PRINCE (January 15, 2010) - David Darg, director of international disaster relief and special projects for Operation Blessing International (OBI), the seventh largest international charity, has just landed in Port-au-Prince with several other team members.
Darg and his team were on one of the first flights into the capital this morning from the Santo Domingo airport in the Dominican Republic, where they've been delayed since …