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 $7.8 billion, equivalent to more than 120 per cent of Haiti’s 2009 gross domestic product. (UN General Assembly, 2 Sep 2011)
According to the Humanitarian Action Plan for Haiti 2014 an estimated 172,000 people remained internally displaced in Haiti in 306 camps at the end of 2013, almost four years after the earthquake. Basic services in camps, including WASH and health, had declined faster than the pace of return or relocation of the displaced. 16,377 displaced families living in 52 camps were considered at high risk of forced evictions. Almost 80,000 people lived in 67 camps considered to be at particularly high risk of flooding, with an additional 30 camps at additional environmental risks.
By mid-2014, an estimated 104,000 people remained internally displaced in 172 camps. Almost 70,000 IDPs were not currently targeted by any return or relocation programs. (OCHA, 31 Jul 2014) By Sep, 85,432 people remained internally displaced in 123 camps. (IOM, 8 Oct 2014)
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Appeal Target: US$ 27,175,768
Balance requested: US$ 3,551,901
Appeal Target: US$ 45,910,403
Balance requested: US$ 20,897,978
Geneva, 30 September 2010
The strongest earthquake in Haiti in more than 200 years, of magnitude 7.0 struck Haiti on January 12 at 16h53, with the epicenter located 15 km south-west of the capital Port-au-Prince. The nearby cities of Carrefour and Jacmel, as well as other areas to the west and south of Port-au-Prince, were also affected. It left 222,570 people killed and the number of injured estimated at 200,000 people.
Appeal Target: US$ 31,506,851
Balance requested: US$ 20,988,194
Geneva, 19 February 2010
The strongest earthquake in Haiti in more than 200 years, of magnitude 7.0 struck Haiti on January 12 at 16h53, with the epicenter located 15 km south-west of the capital Port-au-Prince. The nearby cities of Carrefour and Jacmel, as well as other areas to the west and south of Port-au-Prince, were also affected. According to the OCHA SitRep, February 8, the number of deaths has been estimated at 212,000 people and the number of injured at more than 300,000 people.
Appeal Target: US$ 19,331,559
Balance Requested: US$ 11,116,353
Geneva, 23 January 2010
An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck Haiti on 12 January at 16h53, with the epicenter located 15 km south-west of the capital Port-au-Prince. On 19 January, at least 70,000 people were killed, with estimates up to 200,000 people that could have been killed in total.
The earthquake caused massive damage to the city already beleaguered with staggering poverty. An estimated 60-80 percent of buildings in Port-au-Prince were destroyed.