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, August 18, 2011)— On the eve of the hundredth day of President Michel Martelly’s presidency, a survey conducted in six displacement camps scheduled to close under his 100-day plan shows that the government’s closure of camps so far has resulted in unlawful, violent evictions of displaced communities in direct contrast to the durable solutions touted under the plan.
Haitian Government Uses Economic Coercion to Illegally Evict Families Displaced by the Earthquake
Amid Warning Signs in New Presidency, Rights Groups Intensify Efforts to Enforce Government Compliance, Protect Victims with New Request
Regine Theodat, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org, +509 3 885-7413 (Port au Prince, Haiti)
Thomas Griffin, Esq., email@example.com, (215) 925-4435 (Philadelphia, PA)
Nicole Phillips, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org, +509 3 419-0888 (Port au Prince, Haiti)
Brian Concannon, Esq., email@example.com, (617) 652-0876 (Boston, MA)
One year after the earthquake - Haitians still living in crisis
Human rights …
Stephanie K=FCng, MADRE (212) 627-0444, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Annie Gell, BAI Port-au-Prince, Haiti +509-3610-2882, email@example.com
New Report on Sexual Violence in Haiti One Year After the Earthquake
January 10, 2011-New York, NY- Today, MADRE, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and the IWHR Clinic of CUNY School of Law released a report on sexual violence in Haiti one year after the earthquake, entitled Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: …
Stephanie Küng, MADRE (212) 627-0444, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jen Nessel, Center for Constitutional Rights, (212) 614-6449, email@example.com;
Annie Gell, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, Port-au-Prince, Haiti +(509) 3610-2882, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Brian Concannon, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, (617)-652-0876
January 4, 2011, New York, NY - Issuing unprecedented recommendations to the Haitian government, the Inter-American Commission on …
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 23, 2010 - The actions of an illegitimate electoral council supported by international actors have set Haiti on course for undemocratic elections which may lead to widespread social unrest, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) said in a report released today.
The eleven-page report, Haiti's November 28 Elections: Trying to Legitimize the Illegitimate, was written as a follow-up to IJDH's June report which called on the international community to pressure the Haitian Government to hold free and fair elections.
Human rights investigation finds desperate conditions in Haiti's tent cities
September 20, 2010; Boston, MA - Eight months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, more than 1.3 million Haitians continue to live in makeshift tent camps without adequate shelter, food or sanitation, according to a report released today by the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). The report, titled "We Have Been Forgotten": Conditions in Haiti's Displacement Camps Eight Months After the …
July 27, 2010; Port-au-Prince, Haiti - More than six months after Port-au-Prince was leveled by the January 12 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of displaced women and girls live in fear of rape in tent cities that lack lighting, privacy and security.