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)
WAM Dubai, 12 Apr 2011 (WAM) -- Apart from developing and funding a number of primary education programs in developing countries, Dubai Cares is currently conducting follow-up visits to beneficiary countries to monitor and evaluate first-hand the progress of all its programs. Spread across 24 countries worldwide, the UAE-based philanthropic organization's primary education programs represent its contribution to UN Millennium Development Goal 2 of achieving universal primary education.
Etihad Airways has shipped more than 6,700 kg of aid that was donated by members of its staff in the UAE to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The donations were deposited in special collection boxes which were placed around Etihad's head office, training academy and crew accommodation buildings in Abu Dhabi over a four week period.
The relief aid, which included blankets, food stuffs and first aid kits, has now been distributed by the "SOS Children's Village" organisation which cares for children who have little or no parental care.
Port-au-Prince 13th Feb.2010 (WAM) --The Emirati International Mobile Hospital for emergency has ended its programmes for the victims of the Haitian earthquake. More than 1,100 people benefitted from its medical services in Port-au-Prince.
The hospital distributed medicines and medical to over 9,000 people at the Haitian hospitals .The hospital provided services for ten days to support the quake victims with poor health conditions. These services came as part of the continuous efforts to ease the sufferings of the Haitian people.
The UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA), established by a federal government mandate to support the nation's delivery of foreign humanitarian and development aid, announced that total emergency aid contributions made by UAE-based donor organisations to victims of the Haiti disaster have reached Dh26.4 million.
WAM ABU DHABI, Jan 29th, 2010: 1500 families in Croix des Bouquets area, 3 kilometers from Port au Prince, capital of the quake-hit Haiti have received humanitarian relief assistance from the Red Crescent Authority (RCA) delegation.
Three trucks carried 45 tonnes of tents, blankets and food stuff to the families as part of RCA's efforts to improve the humanitarian conditions of Haiti's quake victims.
According to head of RCA's delegation to Haiti Humaid Al-Shamsi, the UAE's biggest charity and relief organization is set to increase its humanitarian supplies to …
Under the instructions of President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation is preparing to implement the second phase of emergency relief assistance to those affected as a result of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The second phase of emergency relief ordered by His Highness UAE President is considered one of the largest international relief aid that will be implemented through direct purchase from the local market in the Dominican Republic to about 500 tons of emergency relief items and necessary supplies.
The foundation …
Medecins Sans Frontieres has shipped relief supplies worth Dh9million from UAE to support its operations in Haiti hit by the devastating earthquake. Cargo planes flew off from Dubai and Sharjah carrying 177 tonnes of aid supplies including food, blankets, camping material and medicine. Another plane is expected to leave Dubai on Saturday carrying 70 tonnes of supplies heading to Port Au Prince. - Emirates News Agency, WAM
A relief team sent by UAE's Red Crescent Authority (RCA) to help victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti has started works to reinforce the capability of hospitals in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic.
Santo Domingo - A relief aid plane carrying 77 tonnes of basic relief supplies, including medicines, medical supplies food stuff from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation for Haitians has landed at Las Americas Airport in the capital of the neighboring Dominican Republic.
The inbound relief flight supplies were dispatched upon directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to launch emergency operations to alleviate the suffering of millions of Haitians who were affected by last week's destructive earthquake which rocked the Caribbean nation, killing and …
WAM DUBAI, Jan.
Acting upon the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide support and assistance to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti, a cargo plane carrying 45 tonnes of relief supplies and medicines has arrived in Haiti heading from Panama.
Another plane carrying 100 tonnes of relief supplies will leave Abu Dhabi tomorrow heading to the Dominican Republic and distribution will soon start in the devastated Haitian Capital Port Au Prince.
WAM Abu Dhabi, Jan.21st, 2010 (WAM) --
The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation yesterday sent
its first relief flight to Haiti under the instructions of President H.H
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has appealed to residents and organisations to generously donate in cash and kind to support the country's relief operations in Haiti.
Under the directives of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, hundreds of tonnes of relief materials will be sent to Haiti's earthquake victims via several humanitarian aid flights this week.
RCA Deputy General Secretary for International Relief and Emergency Dr Salah Moussa Al Taie said residents and organisations could donate money and materials to RCA units across the country.
WAM Abu Dhabi, 18th Jan 2010 (WAM) -- A UAE Red Crescent relief plane will land tomorrow at Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, from Panama.
It will carry 45 tons of medicine, medical staff, food and relief supplies purchased from the local market in coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The first 100 ton aid plane of the UAE air bridge to relieve quake victims in Haiti will leave Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
In the same time, a delegation from UAE Red Crescent Authority will be heading tomorrow to Haiti via …
The first plane of an air bridge ordered by President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for delivering urgent humanitarian assistance to Haiti's earthquake victims will fly to the Dominican Republic in the next couple of day.
A UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) team will leave to the Dominican Republic to coordinate and oversee field relief operations to ensure their prompt delivery to the affected population.
UAE is setting up relief Air Bridge to take humanitarian supplies to Haiti in the wake of the biggest natural disaster in that country in the last two hundred years.
Acting upon the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and close follow-up from General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) has given orders to implement this initiative to airlift …