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09 Jan 2014 description
report European Commission

On 12 January 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that took 222,750 people's lives, injured many thousands and made 1.7 million homeless.

How the EU responded
Since day one, the European Union has responded to the needs of the Haitian population; providing both immediate humanitarian relief on a massive scale, while boosting its development aid.

08 Jan 2013 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 8 January 2013

Joint statement by High-Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton, Commissioners Kristalina Georgieva and Andris Piebalgs, on the anniversary of the Haitian earthquake

This week marks the third anniversary of the earthquake that hit Haiti on the 12 January 2010, the devastating consequences of which have made it one of the worst natural disasters in recent history.

09 Mar 2012 description
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Port-au-Prince, le 6 mars 2012 – Aujourd'hui, M. Andris Piebalgs, membre de la Commission européenne chargé du développement, arrive en Haïti pour une visite de deux jours. Conformément aux engagements de l'UE d'aider à la reconstruction à long terme d'Haïti, il annoncera un dispositif d'aides devant permettre aux Haïtiens d'accéder plus facilement à des services de base opérationnels, comme la santé, l'éducation et la sécurité.

05 Mar 2012 description
report European Commission

Summary: 5 March 2012,Brussels - Tomorrow, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will arrive in Haiti for a two day visit of the country. In line with the EU's commitment to help Haiti's reconstruction in the long term, he will announce an aid package which will enable Haitians to better access functioning basic services, including health, education and security. The aid package also aims to invest in economic development by improving Haitian infrastructure and increasing its support to rebuilding the State's capacity to provide services to Haitians.

01 Mar 2010 description
  1. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid

    - Distribution of shelter and sanitation solutions remain the highest priorities at the moment.

    - Rubble removal is increasingly urgent to make space for settlements.

    - Sanitation in camps is a major concern; the number of latrines needed being estimated at 36,0006 .

    - Many of the 396 health NGOs working in Haiti are due to depart in the coming weeks, without sufficient capacity planned to arrive.

01 Feb 2010 description


2. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid

- 200,000 tents are needed. Nine EU Member States have provided in total 1.342 tents for approx. 8.200 persons. Emergency shelter remains a major challenge: estimations settling on a figure of approximately 1 million people in need of emergency shelter. With the upcoming rainy and hurricane season, an integrated transitional shelter solution needs to be found (to replace basic tents).