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)
January 12, 2010 – January 12, 2015
An unprecedented catastrophe On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. It was the biggest tremor to hit the country in 200 years. In less than one minute, almost half of the homes in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings were reduced to dust.
A major catastrophe:
• Magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale;
• The epicentre of the quake was in the most populated area of the island;
• Over 200,000 deaths and more than 300,000 injured;
• 1.3 million people were left homeless; and
Plus de quatre ans après le violent tremblement de terre qui a frappé Haïti et aura marqué à jamais la mémoire collective des Haïtiennes et des Haïtiens, DÉVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX clôture aujourd’hui, au centre de formation de l’Institut de technologie et d’animation communautaire (ITECA), son projet de construction de 400 maisons permanentes à Ti-Boucan (Gressier). À cette occasion, les 400 familles relogées, des représentants de l’État haïtien, des représentants canadiens, les différents acteurs communautaires, les organisations partenaires ainsi que des médias, seront présents.
More than four years after the violent earthquake that struck Haiti and left an indelible mark on the collective memory of all Haitians, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE hosted an event in Haiti today to celebrate the completion of its housing reconstruction project in Ti-Boucan (Gressier).
February 5, 2013
Three years after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Development and Peace is today inaugurating the first 50 houses of its 400-house construction project in Ti-Boucan (in the municipality of Gressier) in the presence of Haitian and Canadian officials, religious authorities and the media. At this time, 50 families will receive the keys and legal titles to their new houses. The project uses innovative technology and is based on the full participation of the local population.
A Development and Peace project will soon result in new permanent houses for 450 to 475 earthquake-affected families in Haiti.
The houses will be built in Petit Boucan, a mountainous and isolated part of the region of Gressier, which was at the epicentre of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th, 2010. Nearly all the houses in this impoverished area were destroyed as a result of the earthquake.
Un projet de Développement et Paix donnera bientôt de nouvelles maisons permanentes à quelque 450 familles touchées par le tremblement de terre en Haïti.
Les maisons seront construites dans Petit Boucan, une partie montagneuse et isolée de la région de Gressier, située à l’épicentre du grave séisme qui a frappé Haïti le 12 janvier 2010. Le séisme a détruit la presque totalité des maisons de ce secteur appauvri.
Development and Peace releases two-year progress report on Haiti program
It has been two years since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that sent this already impoverished nation into a state of emergency, and leaving in its wake an unprecedented scale of destruction and wreckage.
Il y a deux ans, Haïti était frappée par un séisme dévastateur qui plongeait cette nation déjà appauvrie dans un état de crise. Le niveau de destruction et les dommages infligés par cette urgence étaient sans précédent.
The President and Vice-President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will be in Haiti from December 14th to the 21st, 2011.
Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, and Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau, will be visiting emergency and reconstruction projects supported by Canadians through Development and Peace, and put in place in response to the earthquake of January 12th, 2010. Bede Hubbard, Assistant General Secretary of the CCCB, will also be part of this delegation.
Le président et le vice-président de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada (CECC) seront en Haïti du 14 au 21 décembre prochain.
Mgr Richard Smith, archevêque d’Edmonton, et Mgr Paul-André Durocher, archevêque de Gatineau, visiteront des programmes d'urgence et de reconstruction appuyés par la population canadienne depuis le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010. Bede Hubbard, secrétaire général adjoint de la CECC, fera aussi partie de cette mission.
Michael Casey, directeur général de Développement et Paix, les accompagnera.
Development and Peace has just announced its support for a cholera-prevention campaign in Haiti. The organization is sending $123,000 to Caritas Haiti for this program, which is working with 3,000 families currently living in internally displaced people (IDP) camps in Port-au-Prince, the capital.
Cholera is spread by bacteria in the food and water. Preventing cholera is a major challenge for people living in the camps, where the health infrastructure ranges from rudimentary to non-existent.
Over the rolling green mountains of Haiti's Plateau Central lie tracts of land dotted by tiny wood huts. The lush, green pastures look calm and bountiful, prepared to provide. In fact, this tranquil landscape looks hardly touched by the crippling earthquake that levelled Port-au-Prince on January 12th, 2010.
Although the earth yearns to be sown with seeds, it remains still.
Over and above the initiatives Standard Life is making within its international operations, its Canadian unit has also joined efforts to assist the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12 with a $25,000 contribution to Development and Peace. The donation is the result of Standard Life's decision to match contributions from its employees across the country. In addition, the Federal Government will match the funds raised by employees.
Montréal, le 18 janvier 2010 - DÉVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX tient à exprimer ses vifs remerciements au ministère des Relations internationales du Québec qui verse 250 000 $ aux programmes de secours et de reconstruction de l'organisme en Haïti.
Cette somme aura une incidence notable sur les initiatives de secours d'urgence de DÉVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX déjà en cours.
Development and peace is very pleased to acknowledge with thanks the donation of $250,000 for its relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti from the Government of Quebec Ministry of International Relations.
This amount will have a significant impact on Development and peace's emergency relief efforts, which are currently underway.
Développement et Paix suit de près la situation en Haïti et invite la population à faire preuve de générosité envers les victimes de cette catastrophe.
L'organisme s'engage déjà à verser une première somme de 50 000 $ en aide d'urgence à son principal partenaire, Caritas Haïti.
« Caritas Haïti pourra compter sur un premier 50 000 $ pour l'achat et la distribution de nourriture et de biens de première nécessité », assure Michael Casey, directeur général de l'organisme de coopération internationale.
Développement et Paix acheminera aussi toute somme reçue de la …
Development and Peace is launching an emergency appeal to support humanitarian aid relief in Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake that is estimated to have affected millions of people in the country.
The organization has already committed a first pledge of $50,000 to Caritas Haiti, which runs 200 medical clinics in the country but is in dire need of financial resources to respond to the growing humanitarian needs of this population in crisis.
"Caritas Haiti can count on our support to help them provide first aid supplies, food, shelter and other basic necessities.