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)
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Montréal, 8 janvier 2015 – Le 12 janvier 2010, Haïti était secouée par un tremblement de terre dont les conséquences allaient profondément toucher la population, et ce, pendant des années. « Cinq ans plus tard, le bilan de ce qui a été fait grâce au soutien des donateurs, des entreprises, des gouvernements provinciaux et du gouvernement du Canada est impressionnant.
Montreal, January 8, 2015 – It has been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti, leading to the largest single country response in Red Cross history. While much progress has been made following the disaster on January 12, 2010, the Canadian Red Cross continues its long-term recovery efforts to help Haitians rebuild and strengthen their communities. “Five years later, the record of what has been achieved through the support of individual donors, companies, provincial governments and the Government of Canada is impressive.
OTTAWA, January 9, 2014 – Four years on from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors rebuild and recover. To date, the Red Cross has helped five million earthquake survivors through health, shelter, water and sanitation and other basic needs.
Emergencies and disasters can strike entirely without warning. That was the case several years ago, in January 2010, when Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake that devastated the country. More than 1.3 million people were left homeless, and millions more impacted. Across the world, humanitarian aid services rushed to provide relief in Haiti. The Canadian Red Cross, a non-profit organization in Canada, was a part of one of the biggest humanitarian operations in Red Cross history.
Trois ans après le violent séisme, la Croix-Rouge canadienne continue d’aider les survivants à se reconstruire et à se rétablir en Haïti. Après avoir offert une assistance immédiate visant à sauver des vies, la Croix-Rouge mène désormais des opérations de rétablissement à long terme afin de permettre aux collectivités de bâtir un avenir plus solide et plus sain.
(Ottawa, Ontario) October 4, 2012 – The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce the completion of its shelter program in Haiti, providing over 7,500 families in Jacmel and Leogane with earthquake and hurricane resistant homes.
Ottawa, le 11 janvier 2012 – Deux ans après le violent séisme, la Croix-Rouge canadienne continue d’aider les survivants à se reconstruire et à se rétablir en Haïti. Après avoir offert une assistance immédiate visant à sauver des vies, la Croix-Rouge mène désormais des opérations de rétablissement à long terme afin de permettre aux collectivités de bâtir un avenir plus solide et plus sain.
(OTTAWA, January 11, 2012) – Two years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors rebuild and recover. Efforts have shifted from immediate life-saving assistance to long-term recovery to ensure communities can build a stronger and healthier future.
Shelter remains the top humanitarian priority for Canadian Red Cross teams. To date, more than 5, 700 earthquake and hurricane resistant homes have been constructed, providing essential stability and protection to 28, 500 of Haiti’s most vulnerable people.
(OTTAWA, Jan. 12, 2011) The Canadian Red Cross thanks donors, volunteers and supporters for their contributions following the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. The Canadian Red Cross raised $199 million from individual Canadians, corporations and governments including the federal government matching program.
"One year on, we mourn alongside the people of Haiti for the deep losses they have incurred," said Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.
(MONTREAL, Jan. 10, 2011) - Nearly a year after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross is bolstering its commitment to the global relief effort in the country with the announcement of a partnership for a new integrated health program for Haiti. This five-year program will make it possible to reconstruct and strengthen the health care system for the most vulnerable groups in four districts in the country's southeast.
TORONTO, Ont. (Jan. 25th, 2010) - In one of the largest fund-raising weekends in Canadian history, television networks, celebrities, corporations, charities and thousands of Canadians came together to pledge $13.5 million for Haiti.