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)
Monthly Summary – DECEMBER 2011
• 10,464 shelter units have been completed by the end of December 2011, with 265 units added in this month. The distribution of the shelters in 11 communes where Shelter Program operates is as follows: Port-au-Prince (983), Pétion-Ville (516), Delmas (5), Croix-des-Bouquets (5,055), Léogâne (467), Jacmel (809 incl. 335 semipermanent shelters), Cayes-Jacmel (3), Bainet (250), Petit-Goâve (1,502), Grand Goâve (838) and Les Cayes (36 permanent shelters). Additional 692 units are at different stages of construction.
Deux ans après le terrible séisme qui a touché le pays, Haïti a élu son nouveau président de la République en mars 2011 et s’est doté depuis quelques mois d’un gouvernement. Cette stabilisation politique offre des perspectives positives pour l’amélioration des conditions de vie des haïtiens.
Two years after the earthquake, Haiti is on the long road to recovery. Your donations are making a difference, but there is still a considerable way to go. Our report (below) outlines the progress so far and the difficulties being faced.
In the past two years, your donations mean that:
Nearly 43,000 people are earning money through cash–for-work projects
11,000 children in rural Saut d’Eau have access to quality education
9,400 families received agricultural training, seeds, and tools
P-au-P, 22 déc. 2011 [AlterPresse] --- Environ deux ans après le séisme du 12 janvier 2010, qui a poussé des millions de personnes à se déplacer vers des camps aux conditions difficiles d’existence, l’organisation Solidarité des femme haïtiennes (en créole : Sofa) demande à l’ État d’établir des mécanismes pertinents pour une meilleure protection des femmes dans les abris provisoires.
Women play a vital role in the recovery of families in Haiti. Many find themselves with larger families, as they take in children and elderly relatives, but shrinking or non-existent incomes. Since the earthquake, women and girls are particularly vulnerable. Displacement, loss of shelter, lack of security provision by government, crowded living conditions, and poorer access to medical facilities and economic opportunities have threatened their lives and livelihoods.
Conseil des droits de l’homme
Point 6 de l’ordre du jour
Examen périodique universel
Dans une zone rurale à l'ouest de Haïti, un groupe de femmes développe une activité de minoterie, dans l'espoir de dynamiser l'économie locale. Caroline Gluck est allée à leur rencontre.
P-au-P, 13 déc. 2011[AlterPresse] --- La Délégation de l’Union Européenne en Haïti annonce le lancement en 2012 de trois nouveaux projets liés à la promotion des droits de l’enfant et de la femme.
Les trois projets ont été retenus à la suite d’un appel à proposition lancé pendant l’année 2011.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
In a rural area in western Haiti, a group of women is expanding their milling business – which they hope will give the local economy a much-needed boost. Caroline Gluck reports.
“Unemployment is the only thing we have here,” declared Dumel Deralus, smiling grimly as we sat in the shell of a concrete building that will soon be a new expanded home for the Organization for Community Development in Thomazeau (ODECT), an Oxfam partner working to improve economic and social conditions in the town, about a two-hours drive north-east of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.
Human Rights Council
Agenda item 6
Universal Periodic Review
This report provides examples of the work your generous support has made possible this year. As you read it, we are confident that the progress shown will fuel your optimism and determination. Thank you for being part of our community!
Over 500,000 people in Haiti are still living in displaced camps in areas affected by the earthquake. Many of them have no jobs, and no way to earn an income. The majority are women and young girls.
To help them support themselves and their families, the UN is helping young women in the camps to become seamstresses.
Some of them are already working for a top fashion designer in Haiti.
Jocelyne Sambira has more.
Governments and aid experts are meeting in the Korean city of Busan this week to look for ways to make international aid more effective. Food assistance is a critical part of that discussion and WFP, which has 50 years of experience fighting hunger worldwide, is there to contribute what it has learned. From school meals to e-vouchers, here are eight examples of aid that WFP’s experience has shown to be effective.
1 . School meals help kids learn
“I find it sometimes difficult to explain the dramatic and encouraging results of the behavior change communication activities we developed for youth under our health program,” says Sister Scatolin, head nun at the Croix des Bouquets clinic. Within the Croix-des-Bouquets suburb located northeast of Port-au-Prince, the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul run a clinic in Sibert with USAID funding through the Santé pour le Développement et la Stabilité d’Haiti (SDSH) health project.
Le nombre de nouveaux cas de choléra baisse à nouveau
Le rythme de départ des camps reste lent
Les récoltes en cours pourraient réduire l'insécurité alimentaire
P-au-P, 25 nov.2011 [AlterPresse] --- Pour marquer la Journée Internationale de la violence contre les femmes, ce 25 novembre 2011, différentes organisations de défense des droits des femmes envisagent des activités tant dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince qu’en province.
Campagne de sensibilisation, projection documentaire, conférences-débats, atelier de réflexions, journées portes ouvertes, causeries, marches, etc. sont les principales manifestations prévues pour cette journée.