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)
In this issue
A Message from a Mom.
Blogger, MTI supporter and mom of five, Beth Woolsey observes differences in preparing kids for school.
Bringing Smiles to Children.
Sugar cane isn't the best pacifier for children in Honduras.
Growing Strong in Haiti.
The lasting impact of disaster drives volunteering spirit.
Vaccinating 1,500 children in Guatemala to prevent pneumonia.
REAL. LIFE. Exhibit volunteer, Bonne Zollner, describes life-changing experiences of exhibit visitors.
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(PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 26, 2010)-250 people have died and more than 3,100 people are suffering with Cholera in Haiti. Medical Teams International has sent an eight-person team who arrived Saturday and will send a second team to Haiti starting Wed., Oct. 27. The teams will respond to this cholera crisis.
Up to 30 volunteer medical professionals, organized by Medical Teams International's Haiti field office are living in tents on a beach near the cholera-infected area.
(PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 22, 2010) Medical Teams International is rushing emergency shipments of cholera kits today to help save lives in Haiti, where more than 150 people have already died in the cholera outbreak.
A medical team of eight nurses from Washington State, assembled by North Shore Baptist Church, Bothell, WA, is leaving today to join other volunteer medical workers on the scene.
The cholera outbreak was confirmed near Saint Marc, just north of Port-au-Prince, where farmers raise rice.
(SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 1, 2010)-Three volunteer Seattle medical professionals leave for Haiti on Friday, Sept. 3 to care for the ongoing health needs of the Haitian community. The team will coordinate medical care from the Medical Teams International field office in Port-au-Prince which opened after the disaster struck. The team will be in Haiti for two weeks.
Since the earthquake hit, Medical Teams International has sent more than 100 medical professionals and provided more than $5 million in medicines and other supplies for 186,000 people .
Team members include:
Emphasis on Trauma Counseling and Prosthetics
(PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2010)- Six months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Medical Teams International remains committed to working toward recovery.
Additional Aid and Team 16 Will Arrive This Week
(PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 21, 2010)-Tigard-based Medical Teams International proves that they have not forgotten about the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. This week alone, a shipment of medicines and supplies valued at $386,000 will arrive, along with their 16th team of medical professionals.
The medical shipment will arrive in Haiti on Wed., Apr. 21. The shipment includes Interagency Diarrheal Disease Kits (IDD Kits).
SECOND DAY OF REPORTING IN FROM THE FIELD
(Jan. 21, 2010) - One of 19 medical personnel working in Haiti on behalf of Medical Teams International disaster relief team will call in at 2:00 p.m. PST, tomorrow, January 22 with a live report from the field.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Media interested in dialing in to hear the report and to ask questions, please call 1-866-740-1748, PIN #: 1402 at exactly 2:00 p.m. PST, Friday, January 22. As we did today, we'll get a brief update from the team member and then take questions for approximately 15-20 minutes.
(PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 19, 2010)- Medical Teams International volunteer doctors and nurses are performing orthopedic surgeries and treating hundreds of people each day at the 350-bed Kings Hospital, just outside Port-au-Prince.
Three doctors, two nurses and an emergency logistician leave on Wed., Jan. 20 to join the six doctors and three nurses already in Haiti. Doctors leaving tomorrow include: Marie Angele Theard (Oregon Anesthesiology Group), Steve Boyer (Oregon Emergency Physicians) and Bob Gibson (Portland physician).
(Jan. 15, 2010) -Medical Teams International's first disaster relief team arrived safely in Haiti today with medical personnel from throughout the Pacific Northwest; including Seattle, Portland and Spokane. The second team will leave Sunday, Jan. 17 led by from Pasco and SEA-TAC.
The team that arrived today included veteran volunteers Dr. Joe Markee of Portland, Ore. and Dr. Dan Diamond from Bremerton, Wash. They are joined by registered nurses Linda Markee, Deanna King and Anne Blaufus. Dr. Markee and his wife Linda served as medical missionaries in Haiti for many years. Dr.
PORTLAND, Ore Jan. 13, 2010) -Medical Teams International has two disaster relief teams ready to go to Haiti. The first team leaves tomorrow, Jan. 14. They also are mobilizing shipments of medical supplies and distribution of financial aid to help in response to the worst disaster in Haiti in 200 years.
Medical Teams International has also been in touch with their partner organizations in Haiti. Today, country director of Haiti Foundation of Hope, Delamy Bizilme reported, "What I see I cannot express, a lot of houses collapsed and they cannot take the bodies out.
(PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12, 2010)- Medical Teams International is sending volunteers and aid to Haiti following a 7.0 earthquake.
"We have partners on the ground who are responding," said Medical Team International President, Bas Vanderzalm. "We'll send a volunteer medical team with emergency medical supplies as soon as we can get a team into the country."
Volunteers Dr. Joseph and wife, Linda Markee, an RN, have already agreed to travel to Haiti to help families in need.