Haiti in numbers

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1 year, 3 emergencies:
earthquake, hurricane, cholera

Earthquake

7.0.................. strength of January 12 2010 earthquake on Richter scale

230 000........... people lost their lives – at least

1.5 million........ people with no permanent home today

1.3 million........ people living in makeshift camps today

2 million........... people living in the most affected area of Port au Prince

250,000........... homes destroyed in the capital

30,000............. commercial buildings destroyed in the capital

90................... percentage of buildings in the city of Léogâne that were destroyed

1,100.............. camps built over the past year, 54 of which have been home to 5,000 people or more

500................. camps in Port au Prince today

15,000............ primary schools severely damaged or destroyed

1,500.............. secondary schools severely damaged or destroyed

20 million m3.. quantity of rubble and debris remaining in Port au Prince: enough to fill a solid line of shipping containers stretching from London to Beirut

1.................... approved dumping site for rubble in the country (at Varreux in Port-au-Prince)

Hurricane

1.................... category of hurricane (Hurricane Tomas, which hit Haiti in the first days of November 2010, largely bypassing Port au Prince but causing damage in Western Haiti and creating flooding, destruction of farm land and losses in the agricultural and fishery sectors around the country)

Cholera

120,000........... reported cases of cholera by end 2010

3,651.............. people died in the cholera epidemic up to Jan 2011

ACT's Haiti response in figures

12.................. primary ACT member organisations working in Haiti

30.................. local partner organisations working with ACT in Haiti

600,000.......... people assisted by ACT over the past year

100,000,000.... amount in US Dollars raised by ACT members for Haiti

85,915............people who have received food

75,822............people who have received health and hygiene kits

13,777............household kits distributed

25,218............tarpaulins distributed

14.474............blankets distributed

95..................camps ACT works in

8165..............households provided emergency shelter

1841..............houses or semi-permanent shelters built

20,803...........people who received livelihood support (agriculture, small business)

7910.............school kits distributed

195...............school tents distributed

25................emergency schools built

46................transitional and permanent schools built

88,399..........children in the schools we serve

962...............latrines installed

47.................wells/boreholes dug

14 billion.......water purification tablets

465,800........oral rehydration solution

40,350...........jerry cans distributed

973...............people treated for cholera

379,780.........people who received cholera prevention work

 

ACT Alliance’s next steps:

ACT Alliance members have worked in Haiti for more than three decades. They are committed to staying in Haiti for a long time to help Haiti get back to its feet.

One year after the earthquake, ACT Alliance continues its response towards the earthquake, hurricane and cholera epidemic. Altogether, 12 ACT members are currently working in Haiti with more than 30 national, local and community-based organisations, covering most parts of the country in a wide range of sectors to respond to the needs of the Haitian people.

One of the key issues in 2011 will be to link the reconstruction with already existing long-term development projects: the goal is not simply to rebuild, but to address the underlying causes of people vulnerability to disasters, such as the lack of access to economic resources.

In 2011, ACT Alliance will focus especially on climate change and disaster risk reduction and will continue, along with local partners, local communities, religious leaders and other international non-governmental organisations, to advocate for a sustainable reconstruction of the country.

ACT Alliance is an alliance of over 100 churches and church-related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance and development. Members of the ACT Alliance have been supporting humanitarian and development programmes in Haiti for over three decades. The ACT Alliance is committed to providing long term support to the people of Haiti and their national and local partners.

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