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Brussels, 20 January 2010
Factsheet on Haiti earthquake
Earthquake damages by municipality (Source : DG JRC)
1. Latest Available Victim Figures 1
2. From EU Institutions
The local Delegation staff and the Unit for the security of Commission staff have multiplied their efforts to find Ms. Pilar Juarez Boal in cooperation with the UN and the Spanish authorities present in Haiti.
3. Main Immediate Priorities for Emergency Aid
4. Main Challenges for International assistance
5. UN Flash Appeal 5 Total appeal: $ 575 mill 19% covered
6. EU response
6.1 Humanitarian Effort
The EU is channelling a total of €122 million in humanitarian assistance right now:
Commission's emergency relief aid package = € 30 million (incl. € 3million ECHO fast-track decision). Commission funds are distributed via UN agencies, international NGOs and the Red Cross.
6.2 Civil Protection
The EU has deployed a total of 683 experts and 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:
6.3 Support for Early Recovery and Reinforcing State Capacity
The European Commission will make available an amount of € 100 million for short term recovery and rehabilitation and re-establishing the government's capacity to operate effectively.
The Commission is in the process of organising a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) exercise together with the UN and the WB that should include a first planning mission in few weeks from now.
6.4 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 bilateral contributions from EU Member States' budgets.
For the conclusions adopted at the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 January, see:
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
Source : DG ECHO, Various International Media, Haitian Government
Source : UN
Source: EU SITCEN/Consular Unit, Member States Consular Authorities, COCON Group
This number includes Haitians with double nationality
Source: UN OCHA http://ocha.unog.ch/fts/reports/daily/ocha_R1_A893___1001191054.xls
Data provided by DG ECHO in accordance with the Member States ”14 points” reporting system