EU Fact Sheets on Haiti
European Commission - MEMO/10/22 28/01/2010
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Brussels, 28 January 2010
EU Fact Sheets on Haiti
Lycée J.J. Dessalines (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 77,1% 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 more than 800 experts 9 and substantial assets from 25 EU /EEA countries that are providing assistance to Haiti through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DK, 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 continues to work jointly with UNDAC (UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination) and OCHA. Their main tasks at the moment are assisting in establishing the secondary On-Site Operations Coordination Centres and OCHA offices in Leogane and Jacmel, performing needs assessments to identify further civil protection needs, liaising with the Joint Operations Tasking Centre regarding European assistance, and ensuring coordination with the European teams on site and other incoming assistance. The EUCP team is also closely coordinating with DG ECHO experts on site.
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 is leaving this Saturday for Haiti 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 in parallel 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 http://lunar.jrc.it/disasters/Crisis/HaitiEarthquake/tabid/425/Default.aspx
Source : MIC, Please note that Haitian Preval is quoted by Le Monde (28.01 at 7h) providing the figure of “about 170.000 deaths”
Source OCHA sitrep 14 of 27 January.
Source : MIC and media reports
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 citizenship .
European Commission’s Monitoring and Information Center (MIC)
The number of experts is a minimum estimate due to partial information on the exact size of USAR and medical teams provided by Member States. The number of experts does not take into account for example, various other types of experts deployed in Haiti, e.g. logistics and communication experts, coordination and support teams,, etc.