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17 Mar 2017 description

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme and carried out by a team from the EPPI-Centre, University College London (UCL), draws together primary research on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It investigates both the process of implementing MHPSS programmes and their receipt by affected populations, as well as assessing their intended and unintended effects.

15 Aug 2013 description

The UK is helping to avert a crisis by moving 17,500 people – already displaced by disasters – out of temporary tents and into secure homes.

Britain will help Haiti prepare for a worse-than-average hurricane season by investing ‘up front’ in homes for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

The new UK assistance will help to save more lives by moving people away from unsafe camps, where many families still live in tents and are at particular risk from tropical storms.

22 Jul 2013 description

The UK is helping to avert a crisis by moving 17,500 people – already displaced by disasters – out of temporary tents and into secure homes

Britain will help Haiti prepare for a worse-than-average hurricane season by investing ‘up front’ in homes for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

The new UK assistance will help to save more lives by moving people away from unsafe camps, where many families still live in tents and are at particular risk from tropical storms.

22 Apr 2013 description

Best approach to humanitarian disasters is to build resilience, says UK Minister Justine Greening

UK aid to countries prone to earthquakes and other natural disasters will in future focus on ‘disaster-proofing’, International Development Secretary Justine Greening pledged today.

Justine Greening is in Haiti to see how the country will use UK international assistance to ensure that recurring disasters like hurricanes, floods and landslides are less damaging to Haiti’s people, businesses and infrastructure when they strike.

21 Nov 2012 description

Humanitarian support for Haiti and Cuba to help save lives and reduce suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was announced today by Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.

The support for the two countries, which have been worst affected by the hurricane in the Caribbean, comes following a new appeal from the United Nations. The UK will provide immediate help for two million people in Haiti and emergency shelter and relief to 20,000 people in Cuba.

17 Feb 2012 description
DFID strategy paper

Building resilience and improving our responses to humanitarian emergencies through innovation and better use of evidence

Introduction

The predicted impact of climate change, rapid and unplanned urbanisation, and conflict mean that the frequency and severity of crises will increase and affect more people in the future. To prepare for this uncertain future we will need to find innovative ways of working and use the best science to help identify the most effective interventions.

13 Jan 2012 description

HEADLINES

More than a million people in Haiti have benefitted from British help following the earthquake

As recovery continues, we have targeted our aid to where it is making the most difference, with doctors and medical supplies helping those in need. Including:

  • Funding 192 local doctors and over 700 support staff to provide treatment for cholera. The medical help meant none of the 23,000 patients treated died from the disease

12 Jan 2012 description

Helping families return to their homes in Leogane

Two years after the devastating earthquake, UK aid is still helping people to rebuild their lives

"We were seven people under a tent, and I couldn't take it anymore. I wanted to repair my house but I could not afford it.”

This was the experience of Lormil Marie, a resident of Leogane, the city twelve miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that was at the epicenter of the earthquake which struck on 12 January 2010.

07 Oct 2011 description

KEY STATISTICS

  • The UK’s Gross Public Expenditure on Development (GPEX) amounted to £9,007m in 2010/11. The DFID aid programme accounted for £7,689m (85%) of this expenditure.

  • GPEX increased to £9,007m in 2010/11 from £7,767m in 2009/10. This represents an increase of £1,240m (16%).

  • Excluding debt relief, GPEX totalled £8,829m in 2010/11; this represents an increase of £1,161m (15%) over the 2009/10 total of £7,668m.

30 Jun 2011 description

This quick guide for humanitarian policy makers and practitioners distils key findings and emerging lessons from a selection of available evaluations on the response to Haiti’s earthquake in January 2010 which killed 220,000 people. Much went well. Haitians themselves responded immediately with life-saving initiatives and moved to areas of relative safety and security where assistance was, or could be made, available. There was a phenomenal response from a wide range of actors in the international community. Many lives were saved and livelihoods restored. Not all, however, went well.

20 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

This report evaluates DFID's Humanitarian Assistance spending during the financial year 2009/10. The report does not include a breakdown of the UK contribution (13%) to the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) which spent €930 million on Humanitarian assistance during 2009. Excluding ECHO contributions, the report finds that DFID spent £428 million on humanitarian assistance during 2009/10 which was 6.3%% of the DFID programme.

14 Jul 2010 description

The way the UK responds to humanitarian emergencies such as the Haiti earthquake will be the subject of a comprehensive review, Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell will announce today.

Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon will lead a taskforce of humanitarian experts from inside and outside Government to review all aspects of how the UK Government responds to disasters and works with the international community to speed up the delivery of aid.

The review is launched six months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti which claimed more than 230,000 …

09 Jul 2010 description

Overall the UK government committed =A320m in emergency support to Haiti.

09 Jul 2010 description

Huge challenges remain, despite one of the largest international responses ever seen

On 12 January this year, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti.

11 Mar 2010 description

Headlines:

- Emergency shelter, transitional shelter (where appropriate), refuse clearing, hygiene promotion, faecal and waste management needs are immediate and continuing priorities. We are encouraging other donors to address those needs with us.

- UNOCHA's Revised Flash Appeal for $1.44 billion over 12 months has been launched.

- General food distribution targeting 327,000 households began on Saturday 6 March at 68 distribution sites.

08 Mar 2010 description

Headlines:

- Emergency shelter, transitional shelter (where appropriate), refuse clearing, hygiene promotion, faecal and waste management needs are immediate and continuing priorities. We are encouraging other donors to address those needs with us.

- UNOCHA's Revised Flash Appeal for $1.44 billion over 12 months has been launched.

- There are some indications that people are moving to towns from rural areas and from towns to Port-au-Prince where assistance is most widely available.

01 Mar 2010 description

Headlines:

- Emergency shelter, transitional shelter (where appropriate), refuse clearing, hygiene promotion, faecal and waste management needs are immediate and continuing priorities.

19 Feb 2010 description

Headlines:

- UNOCHA's Revised Flash Appeal for $1.4 billion over 12 months has been launched.

- There are some indications that people are moving to towns from rural areas and from towns to Port-au-Prince where assistance is most widely available.

- Emergency shelter, transitional shelter, where appropriate, refuse clearing, hygiene promotion, faecal and waste management needs are immediate and continuing priorities.

- As of 15 February the national Civil Protection Agency estimates that 217,366 people died from the 12 January earthquake, an increase of 5,000 people since …

17 Feb 2010 description

Headlines:

- As of 15 February, the national Civil Protection Agency estimates that 217,366 people died from the 12 January earthquake, an increase of 5,000 people since the last estimates were released on 6 February

- The number of people who have left Port-au-Prince for outlying departments has increased to 511,405 people from the previous figure of 467,701.

- The Health Cluster, the Ministry of Public Health and Population has confirmed that medicines and medical products will be provided free of charge to all public health facilities nationwide until 12 April.

- The WASH …