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09 Jan 2003 description

During the 20th century, Haiti was hit by more than 16 cyclones, 25 floods, 7 droughts and a disastrous earthquake. Haiti's geographic location in the Caribbean, and the ongoing political and economic crisis have been the root causes for the country's high level of vulnerability. After Hurricane Georges in 1998, where nearly 200 people were killed, UNDP, in close cooperation with other international donors, UN agencies and multilateral and bilateral donors, initiated support to the government with three main objectives:

03 Nov 1986 description

UNDRO 86/2835

HAITI - INONDATIONS
RAPPORT D'INFORMATION NO. 1
3 NOVEMBRE 1986

1. DES PLUIES VIOLENTES ONT PROVOQUE D'IMPORTANTES INONDATIONS SUR L'ILE DE LA GONAVE. LE BILAN OFFICIEL MAIS PROVISOIRE FAIT ETAT DE: 31 MORTS, 906 SANS ABRI, PLUS DE 350 MAISONS DETRUITES/

03 Nov 1986 description

UNDRO 86/2836

HAITI - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
3 NOVEMBER 1986

1. HEAVY RAINS CAUSED SEVERE FLOODS ON GONAVE ISLAND 23 OCT 86. OFFICIAL BUT PROVISIONAL ASSESSMENT: 31 DEAD, 906 HOMELESS, APPROX 350 HOUSES DESTROYED/DAMAGED, CROPS/LIVESTOCK, ROADS AND DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS SERIOUSLY AFFECTED. GOVT AUTHORITIES, NATIONAL NGO'S CONDUCTING RELIEF/RECOVERY, WITH SUPPORT LOCALLY AVAILABLE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES, AND UNDER COORDINATION GOVT FOCAL POINT OPDES (ORGANISATION PRE-DESASTRES ET DE SECOURS).