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)
Rome January 22, 2010
In order to face the emergency caused by the violent earthquake occurred in Haiti on January, 12th current year, The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Emergency Office - has provided 500.000 euro for emergency aid to Haiti for UNDP in response to the UN Flash Appeal, which finance the project "Rubble removal for streets, houses and public utilities through cash-for-work in Port-au-Prince" through the multilateral channel.
Poc: Alessandro Pirrone
Italian UNDAC Focal Point
Rome Janury 19, 2010
"The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with one emergency humanitarian flight in Haiti in response to urgent humanitarian assistance for the population sticken by the earthquake occurred on January 12.
The overall "in-kind contribution" is of 624.000 euros.
Emergency goods are arrived in Port au Prince on January 19 and the Italian team deployed in the field will start the distribution in the next days.
The cargo transported some 647 metric tons of relief goods …
Rome 19 January 2010
Within the context of the foreign ministry's efforts in support of the Haitian people, the Italian government is about to sign a bilateral agreement on the total cancellation of that country's debt to Italy, its second largest creditor.
The agreement concerns a residual 40.43 million euro, which is to be added to the 12 million already cancelled in July 2008.
Rome 18 January 2010
Within the framework of the emergency initiatives already launched by foreign minister Franco Frattini, the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) has dispatched a humanitarian flight carrying emergency supplied valued at approximately 620,000 euro.
The intervention was made possible by a reception and distribution plan outlined, in close coordination with the Italian advance team operating in Haiti, by the DGCS expert sent to the country on 14 January via an ad hoc flight arranged by the Civil Defence Department
The operation includes the …
Rome, January 18 2010
In order to face the emergency caused by the violent earthquake occurred in Haiti on January, 12th current year, The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Emergency Office - has provided one million euro for emergency aid to Haiti, through the multilateral channel, as follows:
500.000 euro for WHO, in response to the UN Flash Appeal, which finance the project "Reactivation of Basic Health Care Services' ;
500.000 euro for OCHA, in response to the UN Flashe Appeal, which finance the mechanism of coordination and the action of the Resident Coordinator …
Following the earthquake that yesterday afternoon shook the Democratic Republic of Haiti, on Minister Frattini's instructions the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) went into immediate action.
Two financial contributions were earmarked for international agencies operating on the ground: 500,000 euro to the World Food Program to meet the emergency food needs of the populations affected, and another 500,000 euro within the context of the emergency healthcare programme being set up by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The DGCS …