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13 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

La moitié de la capitale détruite, 250 000 morts et 1 million d'habitants déplacés. Tel est le bilan du séisme qui a frappé Haïti il y a neuf ans, le 12 janvier 2010.

Les membres du personnel de la Mission des Nations Unies en Haïti ont également été touchés et 102 d'entre eux ont péri lors de la catastrophe, dont l’Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général, Hédi Annabi et son adjoint, Luiz Carlos da Costa.

12 Jan 2019 description
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Half a capital city destroyed, 220,000 reported dead and 1 million residents displaced. This was the toll of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which struck on 12 January, 9 years ago.

Staff at the UN Mission in Haiti were also affected, and there were 102 UN casualties, including the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Hédi Annabi and his deputy, Luiz Carlos da Costa. It was the “biggest single loss of life in the history of UN Peacekeeping,” the then-President of the UN Staff Union, Stephen Kisambira, said at the time.

17 Nov 2018 description

Improved weather favors the growth of crops

Key Message

  • Rainfall conditions continue to improve in all agro-ecological zones of the country. This favors the development of sorghum, groundnuts and maize that are in heading phase and pigeon pea that maintains its normal vegetative cycle, while roots and tubers are growing or been harvested in certain areas.

09 Nov 2018 description
  1. Fuertes lluvias en centroamérica causan muertes y daños a los medios de vida

  2. Inundaciones, un huracán y una tormenta tropical azotaron varias áreas de México en Octubre

  3. Inundaciones en el noreste de Colombia han afectado a más de 64,000 personas

  4. Fuerte sismo en el norte de Haití dejó a cientos de personas heridas y causó daño a miles de casas

  5. Trinidad y Tobago recibe el equivalente de un mes de lluvias en un periodo de dos días, causando inundaciones masivas en casi todo el país

09 Nov 2018 description
  1. Intense flooding throughout Central America has caused losses to livelihoods and lives

  2. Flooding, a tropical cyclone and a tropical storm battered various areas of Mexico throughout October

  3. Flooding in northeastern Colombia has affected more than 64,000 people

  4. Strong earthquake in northern Haiti damages thousands of homes, injures hundreds

  5. Trinidad and Tobago was withstood a month’s worth of rainfall in the span of two days, triggering mass floods

22 Oct 2018 description

Ce rapport est consolidé par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) en Haïti sur la base des données officielles disponibles (DPC, Primature, …) et en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Le rapport couvre la période du 09 au 19 octobre 2018.

Faits saillants

  • Un séisme de magnitude 5.9 a frappé le samedi 6 octobre à 20h12 le nord-ouest et le nord d’Haïti occasionnant des pertes en vies humaines et des dégâts matériels importants.

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

55,6701
# of people in need of humanitarian assistance
22,8252
# of children in need of humanitarian assistance
703
# of schools damaged or destroyed

Highlights

• On 6 October 2018, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Haiti (Artibonite, North and North-West departments).

19 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- L’Institut haïtien de technologie et d’animation (Iteca) tire la sonnette d’alarme sur la crise humanitaire qui risque de s’installer sur l’ensemble de la commune de Gros-Morne (Artibonite, nord), suite notamment au séisme du 6 octobre 2018, ayant secoué le Grand Nord.

Cette crise pourrait surgir dans le contexte post-sécheresse et inondation ainsi que post-séisme du 6 octobre, avertit-il, dans une note transmise à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

17 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 16 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- 79 écoles sont détruites ou endommagées, dans les départements du Nord-Ouest, du Nord et de l’Artibonite, suite au tremblement de terre de magnitude 5.9, sur l’échelle de Richter, survenu le samedi 6 octobre 2018.

C’est ce qu’a fait savoir le ministre de l’éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle (Menfp), Josué Agénor Cadet, lors d’une conférence de presse, le lundi 15 octobre 2018 et à laquelle a assisté l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

26 écoles publiques et 29 écoles privées ont été affectées dans le Nord-ouest.

14 Oct 2018 description

In the wake of the October 6 earthquake, Action Against Hunger’s teams in Haiti are supporting local authorities in monitoring the impacts of the disaster and preparing to help affected populations.

On Saturday, October 6, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti, followed by strong aftershocks on Sunday and Monday. The epicenter of the quake was located roughly 12 miles from the city of Port-de-Paix, on Haiti’s northwestern coast.

13 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3499

Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3499

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

12 Oct 2018 description
report American Red Cross

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Haiti on October 6, 2018 frightening residents across the country. At least 17 people lost their lives and more than 400 people have been injured by the strong tremor. In its wake, thousands of households are affected. The Haitian Red Cross and American Red Cross have been providing critical aid in the earthquake’s aftermath.

DAMAGE IN THE EPICENTER

12 Oct 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti on 6 October, and was followed by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock on 7 October and a magnitude 4.2 aftershock on 8 October. The departments affected by seismic activity were Artibonite, North and North-West. So far, 17 people have died and at least 421 have been injured. The earthquakes destroyed 353 houses and damaged 7,430. An estimated 31,132 people were affected, although needs assessments are still being completed.

12 Oct 2018 description

New York, NY (October 11, 2018) – On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:11 p.m, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 kilometers northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, killing 17 and injuring hundreds of people. Port-au-Paix is 135 miles, was the hardest hit.

Our team based in Port-de-Paix was able to respond immediately, joining the front line of the disaster to provide emergency relief to victims with health services, medicine at Hospital Beraca. We were also able to bring much needed medical equipment and supplies to support the efforts of local staff.