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)
Lisa Davis and Blaine Bookey
Amanda M. Klasing, P. Scott Moses, and Margaret L. Satterthwaite
Medford & Cambridge, MA - Crisis Mappers Net, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Tufts University, and John Carroll University will host the second annual International Conference on Crisis Mapping: Haiti and Beyond (ICCM) from October 1st to October 3rd, 2010. The conference will be held at the Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University on Friday, October 1st and the Radcliffe Gymnasium at Harvard University on October 2nd & 3rd.
ICCM 2010 will bring together practitioners, scholars, software developers and policymakers at the cutting edge of crisis mapping to address the role of …
Highlights of ways in which Harvard School of Public Health faculty and alumni are contributing to relief efforts in Haiti.
HSPH Faculty Help Coordinate Efforts
Harvard School of Public Health faculty members are part of a joint effort with Brigham and Women's Hospital to manage a medical displacement camp on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
HSPH and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) have provided leadership for the United Nations Health Cluster and the UN field hospital.
HHI is providing technical support to organizations doing high resolution aerial …