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)
President Martelly lauds Guyana’s firm support to rebuilding efforts in Haiti – as agriculture MOU is signed
Georgetown, GINA, March 21, 2013
Rebuilding efforts from the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti are moving apace with commendable levels of support shown by the Guyana Government in the process, the island’s President and incumbent Chairman of Caricom Michel Martelly said today.
Georgetown, GINA, December 15, 2011
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), which is the national body tasked with disaster preparedness for the country, this morning held a “Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination Platform Meeting” in the conference room of the Commission’s Thomas Lands office.
Georgetown, GINA, February 5, 2010
Efforts intensify to assist and improve the living conditions of Haitians following the January 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince.
-as National Relief Committee donations top $258M
Georgetown, GINA, February 1, 2010
In an effort to improve the living conditions of Haitians following the January 12 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the National Committee for Haiti Relief will be sending more assistance to the island as 11 containers are scheduled to leave port Georgetown tomorrow.
The Committee also received donations today from the University of Guyana (both campuses)-$540,188, Hits and Jams in collaboration with Vision sounds- $516,000, the proceeds from the Unite for Haiti Concert held at the …
The National Committee for Haiti Relief today received 15 barrels of clothing and kitchen utensils valued $500,000, from the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG).
The donation was made to the committee at the Civil Defence Commission's office, as efforts intensify towards assisting the devastated island of Haiti which was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12.
During the simple handing over ceremony, the CIOG's Education Department Director, Sheik Moeen- ul Hack said that the Muslim community is very happy to be part of the national relief …
Guyana is prepared to work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to establish a support mechanism that will bring temporary relief to the people of Haiti.
Georgetown, GINA, January 22, 2010
As Guyanese continue to make good on financial pledges and tangible donations to the victims of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Edwin Carrington, met with the media to formally provide an update on continuing relief efforts by the regional body in Haiti.
- commercial banks, police give over $15.5 M
GINA, Georgetown, January 18, 2010
Several organisations including M&M Snackette, a local body of churches and Toolsie Persaud Limited handed over monetary contributions to the Guyana National Committee for Haiti Relief at the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) today.
The donation on behalf of the churches, totalling more than $193,000, was made by Bishop Juan Edghill representing a number of congregations from across Guyana.
Toolsie Persaud Limited presented its contribution of $500,000 while M&M Snackette handed over $200,000.
A private citizen also made his …
Georgetown, GINA, January 15, 2010
The Guyana National Committee for Relief for Haiti, which was established following a meeting held with President Bharrat Jagdeo and a wide-cross section of interest groups, today received $500,000 from the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA).
The cheque was presented to chairperson of the committee, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Priya Manickchand by President of the Association, Norman McLean.
Executive Director of the Association, Edward Shields also made a personal contribution of $50,000.
Georgetown, GINA, January 13, 2010
Government has committed US$1M towards assistance for Haiti, which has suffered from a massive earthquake and several aftershocks, and has established a multi-stakeholder committee, chaired by Minister of Human Services, Priya Manickchand, to oversee the effort.
In a statement released today, President Bharrat Jagdeo said, "I was deeply shocked and saddened at the extent of the destruction caused by the catastrophic earthquake which devastated our sister nation of Haiti yesterday.