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22 Feb 2011 description

Led by the Women’s Refugee Commission, an interagency group comprising CARE, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Save the Children undertook a mission to Haiti in May 2010 to assess the progress the humanitarian community has made in the implementation of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) in emergency response operations.The specific objectives of the assessment were: to identify and document available Reproductive Health (RH) services, gaps and good practices per the five components of the MISP; to identify key factors that support and hinder MISP …

02 Sep 2010 description

Written by Toby Simon, Disabilities Consultant and Elizabeth Daniels, Commissioner posted: September 2, 2010

Corail Camp.Drivers honked and yelled angrily as two wheelchairs rolled down the bustling street in Port-au-Prince, stopping traffic and catching the gaze of curious bystanders. A director of "Helping Hands, Haiti" cheered for the earthquake survivors as they wheeled through the commotion, commenting that the novelty of this scene still shocks many Haitians.

12 Jul 2010 description

Written by Mihoko Tanabe, Program Officer, Reproductive Health posted: July 12, 2010

Haiti, six months after January's devastating earthquake

Haiti's city blocks and rural roads are still strewn with mounds of ruins, and an estimated 2 million people remain displaced as a result of the devastating earthquake that shook the island nation on January 12.

30 Jun 2010 description

An Inter-agency MISP Assessment Conducted by CARE, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Save the Children and Women's Refugee Commission

May 17-21, 2010


At the time of the assessment, four months after the January 12 earthquake, an estimated 2 million individuals(1) remained displaced in settlement sites in earthquake-affected areas, including Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane, Petit Goave and Grand Goave.(2) The Government of Haiti and humanitarian organizations have scaled up their response and contingency planning, particularly for food, water, health and …

13 Apr 2010 description


Before the January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake, more than half of the Haitian population lived on less than one dollar a day and 78% on less than two. With an estimated $3.6 billion lost in economic productivity, increasing numbers of Haitians find themselves slipping under the poverty line. Haitians trying to survive are engaging in ad hoc businesses, migrating to rural areas and leveraging remittances.

22 Mar 2010 description

    In 2009, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Task Force on Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy in Humanitarian Settings (IASC Task Force SAFE), co-chaired by the Women's Refugee Commission (working under the authority of InterAction), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), produced a roadmap1 for coordinated humanitarian response to challenges associated with the collection, supply and use of cooking fuel-including identifying the key fuel-related activities that each of eight key humanitarian response …

11 Feb 2010 description

Il y avait environ 800 000 personnes handicapées en Haïti avant le tremblement de terre, dont 200 000 enfants. 194 0003 - 250 0004 personnes supplémentaires ont été blessées lors du tremblement de terre, et beaucoup d'entre elles seront handicapés à long terme. Il y a au moins 2 000 nouveaux amputés.

Les personnes handicapées sont souvent laissées pour compte, négligées et oubliées par les opérations de secours et la réponse humanitaire.

09 Feb 2010 description


Even before the January 12 earthquake, cooking fuel was a major concern in Haiti-especially for the poorest segments of the population, and for women, who are largely responsible for cooking for their families or selling cooked foods to earn a meager income.

According to the World Bank, before the earthquake, 70% of the Haitian population was dependent on woodfuel resources (mostly firewood and charcoal) as its primary source of cooking fuel.(1) However, the supply of woodfuel was tenuous at best, with large swathes of the Haitian hillsides …

28 Jan 2010 description

There were approximately 800,000 persons with disabilities in Haiti prior to the earthquake, including 200,000 children. An additional 194,0003 - 250,0004 were injured in the earthquake, many of whom will suffer from long-term disabilities.