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, Haiti — In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been madeand what development challenges remain.
Our government has been absolutely clear; we are deeply concerned with the plight of the Haitian people. Since 2006, the Government of Canada has provided over $1-billion in assistance in Haiti. After the devastating earthquake of January 2010 that killed hundreds of thousands, including 2 RCMP officers, and displaced many more; our government moved quickly to provide immediate disaster relief in Haiti and long-term rebuilding efforts.
Le 8 janvier 2013
Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.
The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti is a salient reminder of the fragility of life and how years of development work and progress can be wiped out in an instant.
Two years after the earthquake, Canada has shown to the people of Haiti―and the world―that we are there to support the millions of people whose lives were impacted by this tragic event. Canada has delivered humanitarian assistance, helped to rebuild institutions and infrastructure, and supported sustainable development based on the Haitian government's priorities.
Ottawa (Ontario) Aujourd'hui, à l'occasion du deuxième anniversaire du séisme en Haïti, la ministre de la Coopération internationale, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, a annoncé que le Canada s'est engagé à réinstaller 5 000 familles (environ 20 000 personnes) déplacées à la suite du séisme de 2010 et à restaurer la place Champ-de-Mars, à Port-au-Prince, pour que toute la population haïtienne puisse de nouveau y avoir accès.
Ottawa, Ontario―Today, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that Canada has committed to resettle 5,000 families (approximately 20,000 individuals) displaced by the 2010 earthquake and restore the Champ de Mars, a major public park in Port-au-Prince, for all Haitians to enjoy once again.
Janury 6, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario―The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, is travelling to Haiti next week to mark the second anniversary of the earthquake and to reconfirm Canada's support for the Government of Haiti's key reconstruction priorities. Minister Oda will meet with the President, the Prime Minister and key Haitian government officials.
Ottawa (Ontario) ― L'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a terminé aujourd'hui une visite de trois jours en Haïti. Elle s'y est rendue afin de constater les résultats obtenus dans le cadre de l'engagement continu du Canada à l'égard du peuple haïtien. Elle a rencontré le président et le nouveau premier ministre d'Haïti ainsi que des représentants du gouvernement haïtien et d'organisations canadiennes qui travaillent sur le terrain.
Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, concluded a three-day visit in Haiti. Minister Oda travelled to Haiti to observe the results achieved through Canada's ongoing commitment to the Haitian people. Minister Oda met with the president and the new prime minister of Haiti, as well as with representatives of the Haitian government and Canadian organizations working on the ground in Haiti.
Ottawa, Ontario―The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, is travelling to Haiti next week to meet with government officials and aid groups working to rebuild after last year's devastating earthquake. Minister Oda will meet with President Martelly and other government officials to reiterate Canada's support for the Haitian people. Minister Oda will also visit Canadian projects to observe the progress made to date and in preparation for the next stages of the long-term reconstruction process.
Ottawa (Ontario) ― L'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la coopération internationale, se rendra en Haïti la semaine prochaine pour rencontrer des représentants du gouvernement d'Haïti et de groupes d'aide qui travaillent à rebâtir le pays après le séisme dévastateur qui a frappé le pays l'an dernier. La ministre rencontrera le président Martelly et d'autres représentants du gouvernement pour réitérer l'appui du Canada à l'égard du peuple haïtien.
March 2, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario?Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, reinforced Canada's commitment to Haiti and announced support for 15 new reconstruction and recovery initiatives.
Since the earthquake of January 12, Canada has maintained a significant presence in Haiti.
In response to the destruction resulting from the earthquake, CIDA has allocated $150.15 million in support of humanitarian assistance and early recovery efforts.
Montreal, QC - Today, in Montreal, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, reinforced Canada's commitment to Haiti and announced support for eight new initiatives in Haiti. These initiatives will improve Haiti's health services and increase access to life-saving healthcare for mothers and children.
Ottawa, Ontario?The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced Canada's support to assist five severely earthquake-affected municipalities in Haiti to better recover from the impact of the January earthquake.
Ottawa (Ontario) ? L'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé aujourd'hui que le Canada aidera cinq municipalités durement touchées par le séisme qui a frappé Haïti en janvier dernier. La Fédération canadienne des municipalités mettra en oeuvre le projet, auquel participeront aussi la Ville de Montréal et l'Union des municipalités du Québec.
« Les cinq municipalités haïtiennes visées par ce projet sont parmi celles qui ont subi le plus de dommages à la suite du séisme de janvier.
Ottawa, Ontario-The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today noted the continued need to respond to the cholera outbreak in Haiti and announced the Canadian government's support for Oxfam-Québec in its work to provide essential support in response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
"The Canadian government will continue to support the people of Haiti, who experienced the devastation of the January earthquake and continue to face hardship and loss as they deal with this outbreak of cholera," said Minister Oda.
Ottawa (Ontario) ? L'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a souligné aujourd'hui la nécessité de continuer à lutter contre l'épidémie de choléra qui sévit en Haïti.
23 October 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a further initiative to alleviate child hunger in Haiti following the devastating earthquake earlier this year. The Prime Minister made the announcement in Montreux, Switzerland, where he is participating in the 13th Summit of La Francophonie.
"Canada continues to show international leadership in meeting Haiti's development needs," said Prime Minister Harper. This new initiative will provide Haitian school children with the food they need to learn and grow.