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13 Jan 2015 description

Five years ago on January 12, 2010, CDEMA was called to respond to the most catastrophic event in the history of the Agency. Haiti, a member of the CDEMA family had been struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. This was the strongest earthquake recorded in this part of the Caribbean region. Over 300,000 persons died and extensive damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince, and outlying districts left close to three (3) million people displaced.

13 Oct 2010 description

Message by Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

"Making Cities Resilient : My City is getting ready", the theme of the two year (2010-2011) Global Campaign will be the focus of my message to the CDEMA Participating States on this International Day for Disaster Reduction, Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

07 Feb 2010 description

(As at 12:00 hrs, February 5, 2010)

1.0 SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Haiti continues to recover from the Earthquake of January 12, 2010.

The Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive indicated that there were more than 200,000 people dead, 300,000 injuries treated, 250,000 destroyed houses, and 30,000 disrupted businesses as of February 3.

The Government of Haiti remains challenged in managing and coordinating relief efforts and strengthening of the local systems is encouraged.

Relief and response activities although ongoing continue to be impacted by bottlenecks particularly in aid …

01 Feb 2010 description

The Government of Australia signed an agreement last Friday with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to facilitate the handing over of an initial AUS$1 million for humanitarian assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti. This was done during a visit to the Coordinating Unit by Australian High Commissioner, Mr. Philip Kentwell where he was brought up to date on the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Response effort to Haiti. His discussions with CDEMA also centered on longer term support for Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in the region.

31 Jan 2010 description

1.0 SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Emergency relief and response operations continue in Haiti following the earthquake on January 12 2010.

28 Jan 2010 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Emergency relief and response operations continue in Haiti following the earthquake on January 12 2010.

As at January 27 the Government reported an estimated 112,392 fatalities while the injured number 196,501. Nearly 1 million persons have been displaced.

21 Jan 2010 description

By CDEMA

Thursday, January 21, 2010

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

20 Jan 2010 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 20, 2010 (CDEMA) - CARICOM efforts to provide relief to Haiti after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 are being strengthened following an assessment of the situation on the ground.

18 Jan 2010 description

By CDEMA

Monday, 18, January, 2010

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

17 Jan 2010 description

By CDEMA

Sunday, 17, Jan, 2010

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

16 Jan 2010 description

By CDEMA

Saturday, 16 Jan, 2010

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE

15 Jan 2010 description

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #5 CARICOM Intervention in Haiti to focus on the Health Sector. (As at 9.00 PM, January 15, 2010)

THE EVENT:

Port-au Prince, the capital city of Haiti has been devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the island on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Damage has been of catastrophic proportions with almost 80 percent of the structures in the capital destroyed.

14 Jan 2010 description

THE EVENT:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451=B0N, 72.445=B0W struck the island of Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck 15 km (10 miles) South West of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Aftershocks are still being felt.

Initial unconfirmed reports indicate that there has been extensive damage to Port-au-Prince and there may be in excess of 100,000 causalities and hence an urgent need for search and rescue support.

14 Jan 2010 description

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #4 Jamaica is staging area for flights into Haiti (As at 9.00 PM, January 14, 2010)

The Event:

Haiti was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The earthquake has resulted in catastrophic damage to the capital Port-Au-Prince and significant loss of life. It is estimated that approximately three (3) million people have been affected.

Reports suggest that several thousand people remain trapped in collapsed buildings making search and rescue a critical need.

14 Jan 2010 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 14, 2010 - 17:00 (CDEMA) - CARICOM has launched a coordinated response to Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. The response is being led by a regional high powered delegation including the Chairman of CARICOM, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica; Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable David Thompson; CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington; Mr. Jeremy Collymore, Executive Director, CDEMA; Mr. Grantley Watson, the Regional Security System (RSS) Coordinator, and Mr. P.

14 Jan 2010 description

THE EVENT:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451=B0N, 72.445=B0W struck the island of Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck 15 km (10 miles) South West of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Aftershocks are still being felt.

Reports indicate that there has been extensive damage to Port-au-Prince and causalities may be in excess of 100,000 and hence an urgent need for search and rescue support.

13 Jan 2010 description

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #1 (As at 1:00pm, January 13, 2010)

THE EVENT:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451=B0N, 72.445=B0W struck the island of Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST).

12 Jan 2010 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 12, 2010, CDEMA - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451=B0N, 72.445=B0W struck the island of Haiti today Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST).