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15 Apr 2013 description
report World Bank

Le Projet de redressement d’urgence et de gestion des catastrophes a permis d’améliorer la préparation aux catastrophes naturelles et de réduire la vulnérabilité au niveau local en Haïti. Le projet a mis en place 76 comités communaux de protection civile (CCPC), qui couvrent plus de la moitié des 144 communes. De plus, le projet a assuré la réalisation de 130 petits travaux d’atténuation des catastrophes à la suite d’évaluations des risques de catastrophes menées auprès des collectivités.

Défi

15 Apr 2013 description
report World Bank

The Emergency Recovery and Disaster Management Project improved disaster preparedness and reduced vulnerability at the local level in Haiti. The project established 76 Communal Civil Protection Committees (CCPC), covering more than half of the 144 communes. In addition, the project successfully implemented 130 small-scale disaster mitigation works, based on community-based disaster risk assessments.

Challenge

15 Mar 2013 description

Cinq ans après les catastrophes naturelles qui avaient dévasté la Cité de l’Indépendance, Gonaïves renait. Asphaltage des rues, construction de canaux et de ponceaux : depuis octobre 2012, la ville est un véritable chantier. De nouvelles infrastructures qui embellissent les quartiers, mais également favorisent le petit commerce.

28 Sep 2010 description
report CHF International

"When the waters came, my six children and I were swept away more than 50 meters from our house," says Jésula Jean Pierre, 46, a resident of Gonaives remembering Hur-ricane Hanna that hit the city two years ago in September 2008. Four years before that, when Hurricane Jeanne caused Gonaives to flood in mid-September 2004, her husband was one of the 3,000 people killed in Haiti - close to 2,900 of those in the city of Gonaives.

26 May 2010 description
report Government of Haiti

Report prepared by the Government of Haiti, with support from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations System

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that caused unprecedented hu-man, social, economic, and environmental destruction across the country and the Latin American and Caribbean region. This earthquake ranks among the most deadly and devastating in the world's recent history and deals a crippling blow to Haiti's recovery process.

17 Feb 2010 description
report World Bank

Country and Sector Background

1. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 76 percent of its population of 9.6 million lives below the poverty line, with 56 percent in extreme poverty (2001 data). In recent decades, it has demonstrated a very high vulnerability to economic and social crises, as well as to numerous exogenous shocks, such as adverse natural events and commodity prices. In 2004, city of Gonaives was devastated by Hurricane Jeanne, which took more than 4,000 lives.

19 Jan 2010 description

Cuban doctors, one of the most important medical force in the ground giving medical care to the Haitian people in the first 72 hours after the Earthquake.

Current situation (19 January 2010)

- 512 Cuban collaborators work in Haiti today, 410 of them are health professionals and the rest belong to education and other social sectors, and services.

- 38 Haitian who are currently on their medical internship in Santiago of Cuba have joined in the Cuban doctor's brigade.

- More than 100 Haitian students, who attend the fifth year of medicine in Cuban universities, will join in …

28 Aug 2009 description
report World Bank

CHALLENGE

According to the World Bank's Natural Disaster Hotspot study of 2006, Haiti is one of the countries most vulnerable to adverse natural events. Haiti's high levels of poverty, weak infrastructure, degraded environment, and history of ineffective governments with serious fiscal problems often converge to magnify the size and scope of a natural disaster.

26 Aug 2009 description

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is continuing efforts to improve its performance and efficiency levels as well as that of its partners.

Recently, the department in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) through the Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management Harmonization Implementation Project which is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), embarked on a training session in pursuit of this objective.

The three-day training focused on a Results-Based Management …

29 Dec 2008 description
report World Bank
  • In a period of three weeks beginning August 18, Haiti was affected by tropical storm Fay and hurricanes Gustav, Hanna, and Ike

    - The World Bank has approved US$260 million in grants for Haiti since 2005 through the International Development Association (IDA)

    World Bank Supports Haiti's Rebuilding Efforts after Recent Hurricanes

    The 2008 hurricane season ended on November 30th, but its devastating impact will remain in the memory of all Haitians for a long time.

30 Nov 2008 description
report Government of Haiti

RESUME GENERAL

Sur une période d'un mois, Haïti a été frappé par quatre cyclones qui ont endommagé de nombreuses infrastructures (logements, routes, ponts, écoles, centres de santé, bâtiments publics, etc...). L'électricité et la communication ont été mises hors de service, et les routes sont devenues impraticables.

07 Nov 2008 description
report AlterPresse

Par Myrtha Gilbert

Il n'y a pas de catastrophes naturelles.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Sans préjuger de la valeur de l'interdiction légale de déboiser ou de l'effort de reboisement systématique, on ne peut vraiment agir sur le déboisement fondamental d'origine paysanne, qu'en apportant des modifications sensibles à la structure même de l'économie agraire...

10 Sep 2008 description

Après le passage de quatre cyclones successifs sur Haïti, le pays fait face à une situation extrêmement difficile. Alors que les populations sinistrées ont un immense besoin d'assistance humanitaire, les dégâts causés aux infrastructures routières rendent difficile l'acheminement de l'aide. Comment les Nations Unie peuvent-elles aider à répondre à l'urgence ? Disposent-elles de suffisamment de moyens pour une aide adaptée aux besoins ?

11 Oct 2007 description

by Michelle Scott

STAMFORD, CT, Oct. 11-2007-The United Methodist Committee on Relief continued its commitment to long-term assistance in the wake of disaster at its Oct. 9 board of directors meeting in Stanford, Conn. Virtually all of the $5 million in grants approved at the meeting will help people struggling to recover from war and natural disasters that have long been absent from news headlines.

Returning refugees in Afghanistan as well as survivors of Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti and the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia will all benefit from these funds.

18 Jun 2007 description
report World Bank

Depuis 2004, Haïti a rétabli sa stabilité sociale et économique, a élu démocratiquement un président et un parlement et a lancé des réformes de grande envergure. Mais le pays est toujours confronté à d'énormes défis, qu'il s'agisse de renforcer la gouvernance, stimuler la croissance, réduire la pauvreté ou contrôler le crime et la violence. Haïti aura besoin d'une assistance internationale soutenue pendant de longues années et des efforts massifs du gouvernement et de la population pour s'en sortir.

02 Mar 2007 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 2 Mars 07 [AlterPresse] --- La République d'Haïti est l'un des pays du continent américain qui offre un climat très propice aux inondations, aux cyclones et aux ouragans, a estimé, le jeudi 1er mars 2007, Erdem Ergin, Conseiller technique principal du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) en Haïti.

Intervenant à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la Protection civile, commémorée ce 1er mars sous le thème « La Protection civile et la sécurité sur le lieu de travail », le fonctionnaire du PNUD a tenu à préciser que « le problème n'est pas …

18 Dec 2006 description

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population :

1.1. - Rationale :

The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.

30 Nov 2006 description

Extract from Humanitarian Exchange Magazine No.35 November 2006. Commissioned and published by the Humanitarian Practice Network at ODI.

Abby Maxman, CARE

Tropical Storm Jeanne struck Haiti on 18 and 19 September 2004, unleashing torrential rains resulting in landslides and flooding that killed 3,000 people and left many more homeless. Gonaives, the country's third largest city with a population of 200,000, was worst hit. Flood waters inundated the city and made the primary road to the capital, Port-au-Prince, impassable.

31 May 2006 description

In Brief

Appeal target: CHF 2,439,411 (USD 1,923,019 or EUR 1,581,564);

Appeal coverage: 74.4%.

This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning (refer below to access the detailed logframe documents).