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)
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 12, 2012) – As Haiti and its neighbors remember the shattering earthquake of 2010, Heifer International will mark the 2nd anniversary of the tragedy with a moment of silence. In the last two years, Heifer Haiti has worked to help rehabilitate communities affected by the quake and to bolster the country's agricultural economy, and is now setting the stage for a bold new enterprise in Haiti.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 7, 2010) - On January 12, 2010, a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and displacing more than two million. At the time of the earthquake, Heifer International was reorganizing its Haiti program, which had six employees in two offices-in Les Cayes in the south and Cap-Haitien in the north.
Haiti has worked in Haiti for more than 10 years and in January the Haiti country team was managing 16 projects aiding more than 16,000 limited-scale farmers.
Aid will follow first-responders to help families rebuild lives, livelihoods
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 13, 2010) - Heifer International is issuing an emergency appeal for funds to help families in Haiti recover and restore their lives in the wake of the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the tiny Caribbean nation on Tuesday, Jan.