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)
Ministry of Commerce
Friday,January 29,2010 Posted: 08:39 BJT(0039 GMT) MOFCOM
On January 26, Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce of China, on behalf of the Chinese government, delivered the contribution of US$2.6 million in cash to Khalid Malik, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China, for the earthquake relief in Haiti. The contribution included 1 million U.S. dollars to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, 500,000 U.S. dollars to the United Nations Development Programme, 500,000 to United Nations Children's Fund, 100,000 U.S.
Wednesday,January 27,2010 Posted: 05:56 BJT(2156 GMT) MOFCOM
For further assistance in disaster relief and tiding over difficulties for Haitian people, the Chinese government provided them with the second batch of humanitarian aid carried by a charted Boeing 747, which has taken off at 12:30 at the Capital International Airport and was expected to arrive at Port-au-Prince at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday (at 7:15 p.m.
A 40-member Chinese medical care and epidemic prevention team left here for Haiti on Sunday afternoon on a chartered flight, which also carried 20 tonnes of medical supplies, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
The MOC said earlier in the day that China had decided to provide medical supplies worth 18 million yuan (2.64 million U.S.
Wednesday,January 20,2010 Posted: 13:37 BJT(0537 GMT) Mofcom
After the earthquake struck Haiti, the Chinese government first dispatched rescue team to Haiti, and China Red Cross made a donation of one million US dollars.
China's International Rescue Team Flew to Haiti for Emergency Rescue and China Provides International Humanitarian Assistance to Haiti in accordance with the Important Instructions of General Secretary Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao
On the afternoon of January 12 local time (around 5:00 a.m., January 13, Beijing time), a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti, causing heavy casualties and massive property losses. Eight Chinese riot policemen on peacekeeping duty were buried in collapsed buildings.