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10 Feb 2012 description
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Immediately after the 2009 earthquake in Haiti, the United Church of Canada worked through ACT Alliance to provide emergency relief supplies to those in need. Two years on, the UCC remains committed to working with ACT and local partners to build strong communities, in part, through new school construction efforts. The UCC aims to develop strong voices from the margins, so that longterm solutions to Haiti's challenges will work for everyone, not just the wealthy.

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02 Aug 2011 description
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Appeal Target: US$ 27,175,768

Balance requested: US$ 3,551,901

21 Mar 2011 description
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4000 schools were destroyed in the earthquake in Haiti. ACT member Finn Church Aid is helping to rebuild them. This video from Finn Church Aid shows some of their work. French with English subtitles.

21 Dec 2010 description
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By Chris Herlinger

Next month, the world's attention will once again focus intensely on Haiti.

Journalists covering the one-year anniversary of the earthquake will ask the inevitable questions about successes and continued challenges.

In Haiti's overall difficult social and political context, ACT Alliance will be able to point to both.

24 Oct 2010 description
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Port-au-Prince, 24 October 2010

Cholera outbreak situation overview and ACT members' activities:

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the cholera outbreak in the Departement of Artibonite and the Central Plateau. More than 3,000 persons were hospitalized and 253 have died. A total of five cases were diagnosed in Port-au-Prince, all had travelled from the Artibonite. The Ministry of Health is in the process of starting a public campaign to prevent further spread.

30 Sep 2010 description
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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.

29 Jun 2010 description
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Geneva, 29 June 2010

Country situation overview (based on OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 5, 19 June 2010 and information reported by ACT member organisations from their respective project sites):

The Haitian Interim Reconstruction Commission, jointly chaired by former US President Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, met for the first time on June 17 in Port-au-Prince. The aim of the Commission is to ensure coordinated, effective planning and implementation of Haiti's recovery and reconstruction efforts following the 12 January earthquake.

04 Jun 2010 description
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Country situation overview (based on OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 3 and information reported by ACT member organisations from their respective project sites):

Current emergency related figures indicate over 2 million people affected, 188,383 destroyed or damaged houses of which 66,667 have been assessed, 1.5 million people displaced, 1241 spontaneous settlement sites, and 4758 schools damaged or destroyed, representing 85 percent of schools in the affected areas.

As a first step and pilot project in a broader strategy for relocation processes in Port-au-Prince, people now living in …

20 May 2010 description
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Information on ACT members by sectors:

A revision of the appeal has been planned for mid-May 2010. After discussions at the ACT Haiti Forum on 17 May, it was agreed by most, but not all, of the requesting members to postpone the revision until the monitoring mission had taken place.

The appeal revision will be done in two phases. Requesting members that have already sent their proposal or wish to send it earlier are welcome to do so until 27 May 2010. The final deadline for sending the revised proposal is 15 June 2010.

Monitoring visit is planned for 7 June to 12 June.

19 Feb 2010 description
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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.

04 Feb 2010 description
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General information on the ACT Alliance response:

At the moment, 12 ACT members are participating in the relief efforts in Haiti.

27 Jan 2010 description
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Rapid Support Team (RST) (January 27)

Coordination

Carlos Rauda arrives in the DR January 29 and Elsa Moreno leaves on January 30.