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)
MARIANO FERNáNDEZ Amunátegui - Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti
The current political situation in Haiti is characterized by a stabilization process that, although fragile, shows promise and must be nurtured. Enduring political stability is the key to strengthening the country’s governance institutions, promoting socio-economic development, and attracting foreign investment.
US$144 million is required to address the humanitarian needs of over 1 million Haitians in 2013.
The downward trend in the cholera epidemic continued in 2012, but 118,000 people could face cholera in 2013.
Some 358,000 people remain in IDP camps where urgent humanitarian needs persist.
Progress continues in moving to Haitian-led humanitarian coordination.
Surrounded by shattered buildings and a massive concrete wall pock-marked by shell holes and small bullet craters, I met Malaika Issack. What could drive anyone to seek shelter in a city like Mogadishu, scarred by twenty years of war?
Le 12 janvier 2013, trois ans se seront écoulés depuis le violent séisme qui a dévasté Haïti. Dans la zone rurale sinistrée des alentours de Léogane, cent maçons auront terminé leur formation. Signe que les habitants de l’Etat insulaire des Grandes Antilles sont prêts à aller de l’avant.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A few days after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, Reginald Boulos opened the gates of his destroyed car dealership to some 14,000 displaced people who settled on the expansive property. Seven months later, eager to rebuild his business, he paid the families $400 each to leave Camp Boulos and return to their devastated neighborhoods.
Read the full report on the New York Times.
Haïti, trois ans plus tard… depuis le séisme dévastateur du 12 janvier 2010, d’énormes d’efforts ont été consentis pour aider le gouvernement à atteindre ses objectifs et améliorer les conditions de vie des Haïtiennes et Haïtiens.
Nutritional assistance provided to people still struggling to rebuild their lives three years after the earthquake helps mothers raise healthy children.
PORT-AU-PRINCE --Three years after the earthquake, there are fewer tents, fewer people at the site of the old military airport in Port-au-Prince. Many have found a roof to put over their heads, but thousands are still living between abandoned old planes and helicopters in what used to be one of Port-au-Prince’s biggest camps.
- Civil-military coordination in health aid problematic
- More rules of engagement needed
- Haiti, Afghanistan highlight weaknesses
- “Politico-health” facilities potentially dangerous
NEW YORK, 20 December 2012 (IRIN) - Delivering health aid to hotspots including Haiti and Afghanistan has brought together - and at times pitted against one another - humanitarians and militaries in an uneasy but increasingly necessary union.
Humanitarian action in Haiti over the last three years has helped improve the lives of over 1.5 million Haitians. Almost three years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 that cost the lives of 217,300 people and left 2.1 million homeless, humanitarian action has accomplished significant tangible results. From 2010 to 2012, humanitarian actors ensured adequate services to the 1.5 million displaced after the earthquake and helped return or relocate 77% of these people out of camps.
Three Years After: A Haitian Church for the Future By Darren Hercyk, Country Representative for CRS in Haiti
It is now three years since the massive January 12 earthquake shook Haiti and ended so many lives. But that day also launched a wave of compassion and generosity for Haiti from Americans. Three years on, Catholics in the US should know what is being done in Haiti in their name.
Port-au-Prince, le 18 décembre 2012 – La Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) informe le public que, sa mission étant arrivée à son terme, la compagnie de génie militaire coréenne de la MINUSTAH déployée à Léogâne depuis le 30 mars 2010, quittera Haïti le 22 décembre prochain.
The UN and humanitarian partners appealed on 18 December for US$144 million to help more than a million Haitians in 2013. The funding will allow aid agencies to respond to food insecurity, cholera and the displacement crisis in the Caribbean country.
Read the full story on UNOCHA News.
Les récentes catastrophes ayant affecté la production agricole ont conduit plus de la moitié de la population rurale en insécurité alimentaire.
151 080 810 US $ ; tel est le montant du Cap 2012 révisé à la hausse.
Les inondations dans le grand Nord et les Nippes laissent 3 000 personnes en situation d’extrême précarité.
Plus de 100 000 nouveaux cas de choléra prévus en 2013.
BOGOTA (AlertNet) – Nearly three years after a major earthquake hit Haiti, political stability remains fragile and reconstruction is slow, while public protests and donor fatigue are growing.
On top of that, a cholera epidemic and a series of natural disasters, from drought to hurricanes, have swept the impoverished Caribbean nation.
Les conclusions de ce rapport EMMUS V, qui compile des données recueillies entre janvier et juin 2012 dans le pays à l’initiative du Ministère de la Santé publique et de la Population,( MSPP), montrent que la majorité de la population haïtienne (65 %) utilise désormais de l’eau potable.
Un peu moins d’un tiers des ménages (30 %) dispose de toilettes « améliorées », c’est-à-dire des toilettes avec chasse manuelle qui sont soit connectées à un système d’égout, soit reliées à une fosse septique, mais partagées avec d’autres ménages.
A new report [PDF] on gender-based violence (GBV) in Haiti “suggests that adolescent girls are disproportionately suffering social and violent aftershocks of the earthquake,” including “unwanted and early pregnancies, illegal abortions, and child abandonment” which have increased, while “reports link cases to sexual violence and increased ‘survival sex’ in teenage girls.”
Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:46
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
The date for the submission of proposals indicated under Assessment round 1 has been postponed by one month (14/01/2013) to allow partners who are currently prioritising response to humanitarian needs arising from Hurricane Sandy to formulate a funding request to DG ECHO.