Factsheet on Haiti
European Commission - MEMO/10/12 22/01/2010
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Brussels, 22 January 2010
Factsheet on Haiti
(Source : JRC)
1. Latest Available Figures 1
2. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid
3. Main Challenges for International assistance
The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) issued a request for a team (minimum two) of certified structural engineers to assess the damages on MINUSTAH premises, and possibly others belonging to the Government of Haiti 8
4. UN Flash Appeal 9 Total appeal: $ 575 million 36% covered
5. EU response
5.1 Humanitarian Effort
5 .2 Civil Protection
The EU has deployed more than 745 experts and substantial assets from 23EU/EEA countries that are providing assistance to Haiti through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (Austria, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Iceland, Portugal, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Estonia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, Bulgaria and Hungary).
5.3 Support for Early Recovery and Reinforcing State Capacity
The European Commission will make €100 million available for early non-humanitarian assistance, focusing notably on restoration of government's capacity to operate effectively.
DG RELEX, DEV, AIDCO and ECHO have participated to a Teleconference with both the World Bank and UNDP (UN Development Programme) for the launch of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) mission in Haiti in the coming weeks. The PDNA is an assessment that takes into consideration immediate Early Recovery Requirements as well as Medium and Longer Term Recovery and Reconstruction Needs , including the human recovery, the valuation of damages and losses caused by the disaster and the costs and benefits of disaster risk management . The joint PDNA will form the basis for the International Pledging Conference on Haiti.
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.
Relevant Web Sites
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
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
Source : DG ECHO, Various international media, Haitian Government
Source : UN
Source : UN
Source: EU SITCEN/Consular Unit, Member States Consular Authorities, COCON Group
EU citizens on consular lists of EU Member States' Embassies. This number also includes Haitians with dual nationality . 21.01.10 Data at 15.00
The MIC advises the Participating States to focus on these civil protection priorities.
Source MIC: MIC invited the Participating States to nominate experts through its information exchange system CECIS