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)
Another large donation made by the Thai people, companies and organizations in Thailand and collected by the Thai Red Cross Society has been sent to help earthquake victims in Haiti.
An appeal made by the Thai Red Cross Society to help numerous victims of the Haiti earthquake has received a generous response and donations have been made to the TRC's bank account amounting to 17 million baht as of 22 January 2010 thus enabling the Thai Red Cross Society to send more donation in the amount of USD 430,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on 22 …
Preliminary donation was sent to help earthquake victims in Haiti
The first remittance of donation from the Thai Red Cross Society was sent to help earthquake victims in Haiti.
On 19 January 2010 the Thai Red Cross Society transferred a donation in the amount of USD 50,000 to US dollars account of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in response to its emergency appeal seeking a total of 105.7 million Swiss frances to assist up to 60,000 beneficiary families in 3 years.
The Thai Red Cross is still receiving donations from the public through its …