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MEMO/10/10

Brussels, 21 January 2010

Factsheet on Haiti



(Source : UNOSAT)

1. Latest Available Victim Figures 1

GLOBAL

Recovered and since buried persons 2

± 80.000

Extracted alive from the rubbles by int. rescue teams

124

Government estimate of overall death toll

± 200.000

People in need of urgent assistance

± 250.000

Homeless

± 2.000.000

Total people affected in some way 3

± 3.500.000

EU NATIONALS 4

Europeans present on 14.01 (maximum estimate) 5

2.695

Europeans accounted for

1447

Europeans unaccounted for (max estimate)

937

Europeans Injured

10

Europeans Dead

56

Evacuated

938

1.1 Commission Personnel

We regret to inform you that Unit RELEX K8 confirms that the body of our colleague Ms. Pilar Juarez has been found, identified and transferred to Santo Domingo.

2. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid

  • Yesterday’s aftershock : no new deaths reported but there are a number of new injured people

  • Limited access to food, water and sanitation

  • 370.000 people in improvised camps only in the capital Port au Prince 6

  • Logistics (storage, transport, fuel), telecommunications being progressively repaired

  • There are urgent calls to restart economic activity: banks are expected to re-open next Monday (25.01.10) 7

  • Water purification: water containers and purification tablets, additional water purification units are not needed;

  • Fuel, small pumps, and drums for latrines;

  • Shelter including plastic sheeting and tents;

  • Medical teams, medical equipment and medicines. 8

3. Main Challenges for International assistance

Lack of government capacity to co-ordinate

People continue to leave for unaffected areas in the south and south west of haiti 9 - Dominican president rules out large migration from Haiti 10

Lack of security is limiting distribution of aid, but the reinforcements to the MINUSTAH (3500 police and troops) have been approved. US has raised its deployment with additional 4000 troops (bringing the total to 16.000) 11 .

4. UN Flash Appeal 12 Total appeal: $ 575 mill 27% covered



55. EU response

5.1 Humanitarian Effort

The EU has pledged a total of €122m in humanitarian assistance so far in response to the earthquake in Haiti. The Commission's own emergency relief package is worth €30 million (including €3 million in fast track funds allocated less than 24 hours after the earthquake struck). The table below shows the amounts committed so far and formally notified to ECHO by Member States through its humanitarian aid reporting system.

COUNTRY /
CONTRIBUTOR

HUMANITARIAN AID
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN €

last increases

EUROPEAN COMMISSION / ECHO

3.000.000 €

 

AUSTRIA

 

 

BELGIUM

 

 

BULGARIA

 

 

CYPRUS

100.000 €

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

800.000 €

 

DENMARK

5.106.682 €

 

ESTONIA

247.000 €

 

FINLAND

1.450.000 €

200.000 €

FRANCE

 

 

GERMANY

6.579.534 €

3.434.000 €

GREECE

200.000 €

 

HUNGARY

 

 

IRELAND

850.000 €

 

ITALY

5.764.275 €

 

LATVIA

 

 

LITHUANIA

 

 

LUXEMBURG

500.000 €

 

MALTA

 

 

NETHERLANDS

 

 

POLAND

755.000 €

 

PORTUGAL

400.000 €

 

ROMANIA

 

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

 

 

SLOVENIA

120.000 €

 

SPAIN

31.700.000 €

25.700.000 €

SWEDEN

3.144.392 €

424.227 €

UNITED KINGDOM

22.518.107 €

 

TOTAL

83.234.990 €

29.758.227 €

55.2 Civil Protection

The EU has deployed substantive assets from 23 European/EEA countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Iceland, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Estonia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, Bulgaria and Hungary) that are providing assistance to Haiti through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism:

Summary Overview:

  • EU CP Assessment and Coordination Team on site since 14.01.2010

  • EU co-financing for transport of assistance approved now amounts to over EUR 1.7 million (assisted Participating States: SE, BE, FR), facilitating six cargo flights. More requests are currently under evaluation.

  • 12 USAR Teams (around 440 people and search dogs): BE, FR (2), LU, IS, PL, UK, NL, ES (4)

  • 2 Field Hospitals (90 people): BE, FR,

  • 6 Advanced Medical Posts: EU, FR (4), PT

  • 30 Medical Teams (1 80 people): FR (25), PT (2), DE, ES, HU

  • 6Water sanitation units: EU, BE, DE, FR, ES(2), and water purification tablets: IT & DE

  • 5 Assessment teams (23 people): IT, DE, UK, IRE, ES

  • 906 tents: AT (400), SE (200), IT (100), SI (25), SK (15), ES (55), PT (44), BG (67)

  • 1 TAST/Base-camp with a capacity 200 people: this is a joint-module of SE, DK, NO, EE and FI.

5.3 Support for Early Recovery and Reinforcing State Capacity

The European Commission will make available an amount of € 100 million for early non-humanitarian assistance, focusing notably on restoration of government's capacity to operate effectively.

A new videoconference between the Commission, the UNDP and the World Bank is foreseen in preparation of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) exercise.

5.4 Mid-Term Recovery / Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Phase

In addition to early EU humanitarian and civil protection assistance and short term recovery and support to government capacity, the European Commission will make available € 200 million from the 10 th and 9 th EDF funds for Haiti. This will be in addition to individual contributions from EU Member States' budgets.

N.B.

For more information and to download maps and relevant document please consult the ”Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti” page on Vice President Ashton ’s web site http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/ashton/haiti/index_en.htm

The Joint Research Centre has been supporting the European Commission's services in coordinating a response from the EU, by issuing early warning alerts and delivering updated situation maps. The Analyses have been carried out by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre with the support of the Instrument for Stability. For more information and maps please consult the page

http://lunar.jrc.it/disasters/Crisis/HaitiEarthquake/tabid/425/Default.aspx

For more information on the Civil Protection:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/civil/haiti_2010.htm

1 :

Source : DG ECHO, Various International Media, Haitian Government

2 :

Source : UN

3 :

Source : UN

4 :

Source: EU SITCEN/Consular Unit, Member States Consular Authorities, COCON Group

5 :

EU citizens on consular lists of EU Member States' Embassies This number also includes Haitians with double nationality

6 :

The EC Delegation in Santo Domingo also reports an alternative figure of 700.000 people living in open air, but it is not specified whether this figure refers to Port au Prince alone or to other urban areas

7 :

Source EC Delegation in Santo Domingo

8 :

The MIC advises the Participating States to focus on these civil protection priorities.

9 :

Source UNOCHA/ECHO/MIC

10 :

Radio Cadena de Noticias S. Domingo/BBC Monitoring

11 :

Source EC Delegation in Santo Domingo

12 :

http://ocha.unog.ch/fts/reports/daily/ocha_R3sum_A893___1001211037.pdf


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