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MEMO/10/9

Brussels, 20 January 2010

Factsheet on Haiti earthquake



Earthquake damages by municipality (Source : DG JRC)

1. Latest Available Victim Figures 1

GLOBAL

Buried people 2

± 80.000

Extracted alive from the rubbles by int. rescue teams

121

Government estimate of overall death toll

± 200.000

People in need of urgent assistance

± 250.000

Homeless

± 2.000.000

Total people affected in some way

± 3.000.000

EU NATIONALS 3

Europeans present (maximum estimate) 4

2.715

Europeans accounted for

1421

Europeans unaccounted for (max estimate)

1011

Europeans Injured

9

Europeans Dead

35

Evacuated

829

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

  • Emergency Health (surgical capacity, mobile medical teams)

  • Water and sanitation

  • There is a severe shortage of tents. 20,000 needed urgently

  • Logistics (storage, transport, fuel), telecommunications

  • Food supply

4. Main Challenges for International assistance

  • UN to establish a humanitarian corridor to address logistics bottlenecks

  • Management of large numbers of corpses/ major risk of epidemics

  • Fuel is in increasingly short supply

  • Deteriorating security situation (UN Security Risk Phase 3), need to strengthen police capacity

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.

COUNTRY / CONTRIBUTOR

HUMANITARIAN AID / FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN € 6

EUROPEAN COMMISSION / ECHO

3.000.000 €

AUSTRIA

 

BELGIUM

 

BULGARIA

 

CYPRUS

100.000 €

CZECH REPUBLIC

800.000 €

DENMARK

5.106.682 €

ESTONIA

247.000 €

FINLAND

1.250.000 €

FRANCE

 

GERMANY

3.145.534 €

GREECE

200.000 €

HUNGARY

 

IRELAND

850.000 €

ITALY

5.764.275 €

LATVIA

 

LITHUANIA

 

LUXEMBURG

500.000 €

MALTA

 

NETHERLANDS

 

POLAND

755.000 €

PORTUGAL

400.000 €

ROMANIA

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

 

SLOVENIA

120.000 €

SPAIN

6.000.000 €

SWEDEN

2.720.165 €

UNITED KINGDOM

22.518.107 €

TOTAL

53.476.763 €

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:

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 1.546.161 (assisted Participating States: SE, BE, FR). More requests are currently under evaluation.

  • 12 USAR Team (around 400 people and search dogs): BE, FR (2), LU, IS, PL, UK, NL, ES (4)

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

  • 6 Advanced Medical Posts: EU, FR (4), PT

  • 30 Medical Teams (170 people): FR (25), PT (2), DE, ES, HU

  • 6 Water sanitation units: EU, BE, DE, FR, ES, SE 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)

  • 1 TAST/Base-camp with a capacity 200 people: this is a joint-module of SE, DK, NO, EE and FI.

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.

N.B.

For the conclusions adopted at the Foreign Affairs Council on 18 January, see:

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/112374.pdf

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

1 :

Source : DG ECHO, Various International Media, Haitian Government

2 :

Source : UN

3 :

Source: EU SITCEN/Consular Unit, Member States Consular Authorities, COCON Group

4 :

This number includes Haitians with double nationality

5 :

Source: UN OCHA http://ocha.unog.ch/fts/reports/daily/ocha_R1_A893___1001191054.xls

6 :

Data provided by DG ECHO in accordance with the Member States ”14 points” reporting system


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