Haiti two years after the earthquake - United Nations response

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UN Department of Public Information Fact Sheet

Highlights: Providing homes, schools, food and a better future for the Haitian people

• The UN continues to provide and coordinate wide-scale humanitarian assistance in response to the 12 January 2010 earthquake and cholera epidemic.

• Donors pledged $10 billion at the UN donors’ conference to make a difference in the lives of suffering Haitians.

• Almost 90 per cent of the $4.6 billion pledged for 2010 and 2011 is coming through for those who need it (disbursed or committed).

• 100,000 temporary shelters have been constructed.

• About two-thirds of all internally displaced persons (IDPs) have left the camps (IDP camp population down by 65 per cent).

• 50 per cent of rubble has now been removed.

• 600 + schools have been reconstructed or repaired.

• More children go to school now than before quake – including 80 per cent in IDP camps.

• 400,000 Haitians have been provided with short-term employment in labor-intensive projects.

• Legislative and presidential elections have been held and a peaceful transfer of power ensured.

• UN peacekeepers provide security and combat sexual and gender-based violence at IDP camps.

• The cholera fatality rate has been lowered to 1.3 per cent.