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17 Jan 2012 description
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In Haiti, the 12th of January was declared a national holiday, so that people could spend time with their families and commemorate the lives of those who died in the earthquake exactly two years before.

For the world’s news media, the day was yet another chance to revisit the country and express outrage at the frustrating pace of the reconstruction effort.

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

Balance requested: US$ 3,551,901

17 Jan 2011 description
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Jan 17, 2011

By Malene Haakansson, DanChurchAid

When Vena Pierre saw the car of ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, she ran towards it. Programme coordinator Jacques Philippe Mondésir was hardly out before Pierre embraced him. Her face shone with happiness.

The reason for her joy was right behind her - a small two bedroom house which DKH rebuilt after the earthquake hit the southern town of Jacmel.

"I was thrilled when I found out that my house was going to be rebuilt," said the single mother of two sons.

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.

11 Nov 2010 description
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Tomas

According to the Civil Protection Direction, DPC, Hurricane Tomas caused 21 deaths and made 6,610 people homeless. 48,235 people were evacuated of which 24,212 sought refuges in 75 temporary shelters. To date the DPC has reported 2,008 houses destroyed and 5,336 damaged. With planning figures of 100,000 affected families, the impact was less consequential than originally thought. The department of Grande Anse was the most affected with the destruction of 70 to 90 percent of its farm land.

10 Nov 2010 description
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Hurricane Tomas was merciful as it swept past Haiti. The country was spared a direct hit, but torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and a heightened risk of the spread of disease among the already pressed population.

"The water is knee-deep inside our houses, and we have nothing. What kind of life is this?" ask residents of Cité Soleil, one of the largest slum areas of the country's capital Port au Prince.

"Last night I slept with water right up to the edge of my mattress.

08 Nov 2010 description

Hurricane Tomas was merciful as it swept past Haiti. The country was spared a direct hit, but torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and a heightened risk of the spread of disease among the already pressed population.

"Last night I slept with water right up to the edge of my mattress. Nobody deserves to live in such conditions. This is no life," says Rosemene Princiville from the entrance to her house: a tattered tent, inside which float clothes and a few other belongings in the stinking, metre-deep floodwater that has engulfed the surrounding area.

04 Nov 2010 description
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Geneva, November 4, 2010

1. Brief description of the emergency

Tropical Storm Tomas, which has already affected the Windward Islands of St Lucia and St Vincent, is expected to reach Haiti, possibly in the form of a Category 1 hurricane.

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.

08 Jul 2010 description
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Six months after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, the country is recovering slowly from the massive consequences caused by the quake. Emergency phase has been more time consuming than expected and many Haitians are still in need of emergency aid.

"ACT Alliance has assisted more than 341 000 people since the earthquake hit Haiti.

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.

03 May 2010 description
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Information on ACT members by sectors:

Communications and Advocacy

During the past two weeks, all ACT member organizations have been contacted about their communication and advocacy work including the headquarters of those members, which do not have any communications/advocacy advisor in Haiti. Individual meetings/discussions with each organization will help to provide a mapping on present and future issues planned by ACT members and their partners.

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.

17 Feb 2010 description
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Information on the Rapid Support Team

Carlos Rauda, as RST Coordinator, will extend his stay until the first week of March. ACT is currently looking into recruiting a Coordinator for the crisis phase of the appeal and possibly beyond. ACT Coordination in Haiti might also possibly include a Communicator as well as a Security Officer.

- From the ACT Secretariat: ACT Secretary General John Nduna will visit Haiti during the second week of March.

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

Twelve ACT members are currently participating in the relief efforts in Haiti.

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.