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EU Fact Sheets On Haiti
Commission Européenne - MEMO/10/21 27/01/2010
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Brussels, 27 January 2010
EU Fact Sheets On Haiti
Zoom in showing destruction in the slums south of Port au Prince (Source : JRC on the basis of NOAA/Google data ,)
1. Latest Available Figures 1
2. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid
3. Main Challenges for International assistance
4. UN Flash Appeal 7 Total appeal: $575 million 66% covered
5. EU response
5.1 Emergency Phase
5.1.1 Humanitarian Effort
As of today, total EU’s humanitarian assistance, including planned pledges, amount to a total of €196 million in response to the earthquake in Haiti (18 Member States + Commission).
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, + €8 million of ongoing projects in Haiti being redirected, and €19 million Emergency Decision to be adopted in the coming days). ECHO also reacted promptly by dispatching expert staff: 8 technical assistants coming from Ecuador, Nicaragua and Santo Domingo – including water and sanitation and health experts, administrator, generalists and drivers- that were in place just 14 hours after the earthquake.
5.1.2 Civil Protection coordinated by MIC 8
The EU has deployed over 819 experts 9 and substantial assets from 24 EU /EEA countries that are providing assistance to Haiti through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (AT, BE, BG, DN,EE , FI, FR, DE, HE, HU, IS, IRE, IT, LUX, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, SK, SI, ES, SE, and UK).
The EU Civil Protection team will continue to work jointly with UNDAC (UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination) and OCHA in Port au Prince to identify further civil protection needs and facilitate the coordination of assistance channelled through the Community Mechanism, in close cooperation with the other EU players (such as German THW coordinator, the Belgian B-Fast team, and the Spanish International Cooperation Agency) on site including DG ECHO.
5.1.3 Military and Security Related Assets
EU Member States have offered a range of additional assets to support the government of Haiti and UN MINUSTAH. Exchange of information and coordination will be facilitated through the newly established Haiti Coordination Cell (EUCO) in the EU SITCEN.
5.2 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. A joint EU expert’s team will go to Haiti in the coming days to assess immediate needs in this respect and to programme the use of these funds. The Commission, together with the UN and the World Bank, is liaising with the Haitian Government to launch a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in Haiti. This PDNA will produce an “Early Recovery Strategic Framework” that will be the basis for the international pledging conference for Haiti. An EC / UN / WB scoping mission is scheduled for the first week of February.
5.3 Mid-Term Recovery / Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Phase
The European Commission will make available €200 million from the 10 th and 9 th EDF funds for Haiti to support its medium term rehabilitation and long term development. This will be in addition to individual contributions from EU Member States' budgets.
For more information and to download relevant documents please consult the ”Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti” page on Vice President Ashton’s website http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/ashton/haiti/index_en.htm .The European Commission's Joint Research Centre funded by the Instrument for Stability provides maps and analysis at
Source : DG ECHO, Various international media, Haitian Government
An alternative figure of 150.000 deaths is provided by Haitian Ministry of Communication
Source : MIC
Source : UN
Source: EU SITCEN/Consular Unit, Member States Consular Authorities
EU citizens on consular lists of EU Member States' Embassies. This number also includes Haitians with dual nationality .
European Commission’s Monitoring and Information Center (MIC)
The number of experts is not complete due to lack of information about the size of several USAR and medical teams provided by Member States. The number of experts does not take into account various other type of experts deployed in Haiti, e.g. logistics and communication experts, coordination and support teams, base camp experts, etc.