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09 Jun 2018 description

Humanitarian crises are increasingly affecting urban areas either directly, through civil conflict, hazards such as flooding or earthquakes, urban violence or outbreaks of disease, or indirectly, through hosting people fleeing these threats. The humanitarian sector has been slow to understand how the challenges and opportunities of working in urban spaces necessitate changes in how they operate. For agencies used to working in rural contexts, the dynamism of the city, with its reliance on markets, complex systems and intricate logistics, can be a daunting challenge.

08 May 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

New Report Looks at Past Disasters to Prepare for the Future

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery: Are we prepared for the next Pompeii?

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 — The great disasters of the past – like the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD or the hurricane that devastated Santo Domingo in 1930 – can provide valuable lessons to help governments and institutions increase the resilience of communities in the face of modern challenges, such as climate change and rapid urbanization.

03 Apr 2018 description

Haitian engineer Jac-Ssone Alerte wants to place the knowledge he acquired in Brazil—where he has lived since 2008—at the service of his country. Graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), he spearheads an academic project aimed at supporting the construction of affordable housing in Haiti. To finance his project, a campaign was launched in which a book is sold to collaborators.

01 Mar 2018 description

Posted by Alanna Mitchell on February 22, 2018

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake, online opportunities are arising that could help resurrect the Caribbean nation

Haitians were already the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere when a massive earthquake struck just southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.

12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 - Just five months after the September earthquakes which completely destroyed 60,000 homes, more than 30,000 have been rebuilt by affected families provided with cash and technical assistance from the Mexican authorities.

In a first for Mexico, the authorities restored hope to affected communities across seven states, by issuing a total of 170,000 debit cards which allowed each family to draw up to US$8,000 to rebuild or repair their homes, in the first such experiment by the Mexican government.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, exactly eight years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, Salesian missionaries held Catholic Mass and a ceremony at the Salesian-run National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) in Port-au-Prince. The ceremony, presided by Father Morachel Bonhomme, vicar of the vice province of Haiti, drew a large number of Salesian missionaries, post-novices, aspirants, pre-novices, staff and teachers from ENAM and the Little Schools of Father Bohnen (OPEPB).

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

17 Jan 2018 description

Les Haïtiens ont besoin de soutien pour renforcer la résilience et atteindre un développement durable

Il y a huit ans aujourd'hui, un tremblement de terre dévastateur frappait Haïti, tuant 200 000 personnes dont 102 membres du personnel des Nations Unies. Plus de 300 000 personnes ont été blessées et plus d'1,5 million d'Haïtiens déplacés. Aujourd'hui, nos coeurs sont avec les femmes, hommes et enfants haïtiens et les familles et amis de nos collègues qui ont perdu leurs proches au cours de cet événement tragique.

16 Jan 2018 description

Haitians need support to boost resilience for sustainable development

Eight years ago today a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing 200,000 people, including 102 United Nations personnel. More than 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced. Today, our hearts are with the Haitian women, men and children and all our colleagues’ families and friends who lost their loved ones during this tragic event.

13 Jan 2018 description
report AlterPresse

Par Anthony Brice

Soumis à AlterPresse le 11 janvier 2018

Le concept d’irresponsabilité de l’Etat retenu dans cet article se rapporte à toute rupture ou inertie dans le rôle de garant des droits fondamentaux de sa part qui contribuent à la possibilité pour chaque personne de jouir d’une certaine qualité de vie dans une communauté politique.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

12 Jan 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 11 janv. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Des millions de dollars continuent d’être dépensés par l’Agence américaine pour le développement international (Usaid) en vue de compenser ses tentatives infructueuses de reconstruction en Haïti, révèle une enquête du Centre de recherche économique et politique (Cepr), consultée par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

11 Jan 2018 description

Port-au-Prince- jeudi 11 janvier 2018- Le Gouvernement Haïtien et la communauté humanitaire ont lancé aujourd´hui un appel de fonds de 252,2 millions de dollars en vue de répondre aux besoins humanitaires urgents de 2,2 millions de personnes à travers le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire révisé 2017-2018 (phase 2018.

15 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

For the first time since the 2003, the Haiti Statistics and Informatics Institute is rolling out a new general population and housing census, with the support of a US$10 million grant from the World Bank and additional financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Canada, and technical support from the UNFPA

07 Dec 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) have partnered with Les Cereales d’Haiti, S.A., a mid-sized organization in the grain industry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to develop a 10-month training course for young bakers. This partnership brings the first vocational training school for bakers to Haiti and will allow participants to acquire skills needed for their future employment.