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)
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.
Geneva, 6 April 2010
General situation (OCHA Sitrep, 31 March 2010)
- According to a survey carried out by Oxfam in Haiti, over 60% of respondents thought the quality and efficiency of aid distribution by international NGOs was positive.
General situation (OCHA Sitrep 31, as at 24 March 2010)
- Some 200 families have moved into the first transitional site, Santo 17, set up for the relocation of populations in sites prioritized for decongestion.
- The Emergency Shelter Cluster has provided emergency shelter materials to over 74% of the targeted 1.3 million people.
- FAO has scaled up its operations to reach 108,000 farmers, including 68,000 during the spring planting season in the south and 40,000 during the summer planting season in Artibonite through newly reallocated European Union funds.
- WFP is providing …