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Factsheet on Haiti

European Commission - MEMO/10/12   22/01/2010

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MEMO/10/12

Brussels, 22 January 2010

Factsheet on Haiti

Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED


BEFORE (26 August 2009)

Département des Affaires Etrangères



AFTER (17-18 january 2010)

Département des Affaires Etrangères (NOAA aerial photo)

(Source : JRC)

1. Latest Available Figures 1

GLOBAL

Bodies recovered and buried 2

± 80,000

Extracted alive from the rubble by int. rescue teams

126

Government estimate of overall death toll

± 200,000

People who have lost there homes

± 2,000,000

People with immediate need for shelter

± 1,000,000

Total number of people affected in some way 3

± 3,500,000

EU NATIONALS 4

Europeans present on 14.01 (maximum estimate) 5

2,701

Europeans accounted for

1,458

Europeans unaccounted for (max imum estimate)

905

Europeans injured

10

Europeans killed

54

Evacuated

940

2. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid

  • Aid is getting through to more and more locations. Water is available at many water points throughout Port-au-Prince, but quality remains an issue

  • An estimated 500,000 people are living in 47 improvised camps just in the capital, Port-au-Prince 6

  • A second EU Civil Protection Mechanism team was deployed to Haiti today to replace staffers of the first team and to reinforce cooperation of the international relief effort

  • Untreated injuries, infectious diseases and sanitary conditions remain a priority concern.

  • Fuel, small pumps, and drums for latrines;

  • Shelter including plastic sheeting and tents;

  • Medical teams, medical equipment and medicines. 7

3. Main Challenges for International assistance

  • Lack of government capacity to co-ordinate

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

  • The EU pledged a total of €122 million in humanitarian assistance up to 18 January, 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 €

latest 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

5,200,000

3,750,000

FRANCE

 

 

GERMANY

6,882,734

308,200

GREECE

200,000

 

HUNGARY

 

 

IRELAND

850,000

 

ITALY

5,764,275

 

LATVIA

 

 

LITHUANIA

14,481

14,481

LUXEMBURG

1,200,000

700,000

MALTA

 

 

NETHERLANDS

 

 

POLAND

755,000

 

PORTUGAL

400,000

 

ROMANIA

 

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

50,000

50,000

SLOVENIA

120,000

 

SPAIN

31,700,000

 

SWEDEN

12,823,097

9,678,705

UNITED KINGDOM

22,518,107

 

TOTAL

97,731,376

14,501,386

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).

Summary Overview:

  • EU CP Assessment and Coordination Team on site since 14.01.2010

  • EU co-financing for transport of assistance approved so far in a total amount of EUR 1.739.161 (assisted Participating States: SE, BE, FR). More requests are currently under evaluation.

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

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

  • 5 Advanced Medical Posts: EU, FR (3), PT

  • 34 Medical Teams (192 people): FR (29), 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 €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

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

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 dual nationality . 21.01.10 Data at 15.00

6 :

Source: OIM/BBC

7 :

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

8 :

Source MIC: MIC invited the Participating States to nominate experts through its information exchange system CECIS

9 :

http://ocha.unog.ch/fts/reports/daily/ocha_R3sum_A893___1001221128.pdf


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