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01 Dec 2014 description

| Overview |

Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

09 Apr 2012 description

SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana, 9 de abril (ACNUR) - Más de dos años después del trágico terremoto de 2010 en Haití, el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) sigue prestando asistencia a las personas vulnerables en Haití y en la República Dominicana. La semana pasada, Janet Lim, Alta Comisionada Asistente para Operaciones del ACNUR, viajó a estos dos países para evaluar los desafíos actuales.

12 Jan 2012 description

January 11, 2012 – Washington, DC - On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that left Haiti in shambles, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) pays tribute to the approximately two million Haitians affected by the quake.

UNHCR has played an important support role in the aftermath of the quake focusing its efforts in providing emergency relief items and following the emergency phase in providing quake victims with civil documentation and protecting victims of sexual violence.

06 Oct 2011 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, October 6 (UNHCR) – Shirley* seems like a typical young woman – energetic, excited and hopeful. Her smile is contagious and her voice clear and strong. However, when she begins to share the horrors she has experienced, her voice drops and her gaze turns downward.

09 Sep 2011 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, September 9 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Haiti this week, putting the spotlight on a project that is helping Haitians who lost vital documentation needed to rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

21 Jun 2011 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

16 Jun 2011 description

Haïti, 15 juin (HCR) – En quelques minutes, des centaines de familles déplacées se sont retrouvées sans abri après des pluies torrentielles sur Port-au-Prince. Ce nouveau déplacement forcé, injuste et arbitraire pour ces victimes du séisme du 12 janvier 2010, ne doit rien au hasard et tout à l'action humaine.

14 Mar 2011 description

BELLADERE, Haiti, March 14 (UNHCR) - More than a year after the earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, providing access to education for tens of thousands of children uprooted by the destruction remains a challenge.

Helping communities that have welcomed families displaced by the quake was the aim of a UNHCR project to rebuild damaged schools that was made possible thanks to a joint effort of Pirelli Group and its worldwide employees.

In the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, an estimated 2 million people were living in makeshift settlements around the Haitian capital, …

01 Feb 2011 description

PETIT GOAVE, Haiti, February 1 (UNHCR) - This was the day that Jacqueline and her neighbours in a ramshackle settlement for victims of last year's devastating earthquake were going to be born again.

Jacqueline is one of hundreds of Haitians who have benefitted from a UNHCR project to provide identity documents to vulnerable people who either lost them in the quake or never possessed them.

01 Feb 2011 description

PETIT GOAVE, Haïti, 1er février (HCR) - « J'ai l'impression que nous existons à nouveau... Regardez ! » s'est exclamée Jacqueline, fière avec un sourire éclatant.

12 Jul 2010 description

Adrian Edwards / UNHCR Spokesperson

UNHCR has had a small team in Haiti over the past six months but we have nonetheless played an important support role, working closely with OHCHR and with the Government and other partners. Since the January 12th earthquake our work has gone from flying in initial emergency relief and shelter, to helping people who were injured and evacuated to Dominican Republic, and working for the future of the huge displaced populations in and around Port-au-prince.

The gaps and challenges remain enormous. At the peak of displacement some 2.3 million people …

27 May 2010 description

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (UNHCR) - When a massive earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince on January 12, many of the survivors needed urgent medical treatment that was simply not available in Haiti.

With emergency services out of action and hospitals destroyed, large numbers of civilians looked for care and shelter across the border in the Dominican Republic, where staff in hospitals and clinics have saved many lives and prevented many people from suffering permanent disability.

But in some cases where the patient needs a long time to recover, relatives have been torn between …

13 Apr 2010 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

UNHCR is appealing for US$12,500,000 to help people living outside of formal camps in Haiti and those who have fled to neighbouring Dominican Republic.

To date, UNHCR …

25 Mar 2010 description

Making a Difference, 25 March 2010

FONDS-VERRETTES, Haiti, March 24 (UNHCR) - More than two months after a powerful earthquake levelled large areas of Haiti, at least 1.9 million survivors remain displaced. Some 1.3 million men, women and children are living in settlements and camps in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.

23 Feb 2010 description

SAINT-DOMINGUE, République dominicaine, 23 février (HCR) - Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a commencé à distribuer de l'aide aux survivants du séisme et à leurs familles d'accueil dans la région frontalière en Haïti, remettant des kits d'articles non alimentaires à quelque 8 000 personnes se trouvant dans une zone sous-développée et frappée par une extrême pauvreté.

Des agents publics locaux et des employés de la Croix-Rouge haïtienne ont commencé à distribuer l'aide du HCR samedi dans la ville de Fonds-Verrettes, où la population locale a …

23 Feb 2010 description

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 23 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has started distributing aid to earthquake survivors and host families in a border area of Haiti, handing out packages of non-food items to some 8,000 people in a poverty stricken and underdeveloped region.

Local officials and Haitian Red Cross staff began distributing the UNHCR aid on Saturday in the town of Fonds-Verrettes, where the local population has been swollen some 10-15 per cent by the arrival of people fleeing from the devastated capital, Port-au-Prince, since the earthquake struck on January …