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Novembre 2012 - SANDY - Le gouvernement d’Haïti et la communauté humanitaire lancent un appel de 39 millions de dollars pour venir en aide aux Haïtiens les plus frappés par la crise

Le gouvernement et la communauté humanitaire lancent un appel pour une aide d’urgence en vue de s’attaquer à la détérioration de l’urgence humanitaire en Haïti à la suite de l’ouragan. 39 million de dollars sont requises pour répondre aux besoins critiques les plus immédiats pour adresser la montée de l’insécurité alimentaire et fournir les abris, les services de santé et d’eau potable à plus d’un million de personnes. Un appel d’urgence conjoint a été publié par le gouvernement haïtien et la communauté humanitaire priorisant les besoins les plus urgents et spécifiant l’assistance demandée pour les mois à venir pour répondre à la crise.

Toronto Star : Donor Fatigue Hampers Haiti’s Recovery - August 2012

Hardscrabble. That’s the only way to describe life in Haiti, where people still struggle to rebuild shattered lives 2 ½ years after the earthquake that wrecked Port-au-Prince, killed 220,000 and left a million homeless. As the Star’s Catherine Porter wrote in this weekend’s World Weekly section of the Star, money is tight and donors are fatigued. Haiti is in danger of becoming an afterthought.

New York Time: Years After Haiti Quake, Safe Housing Is a Dream for Many – August 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Since the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, a scrappy 12-year-old boy named Givenson Fanfan has been sleeping on the rock-hard floor of a tent pitched in a fetid camp dominated by a 50-foot tower of trash. He dreams of a bed.

Toronto Star: Haiti's $500 question: Canada offers rent subsidy to Haiti's homeless – August 2012

Samuel Jean Bazile sits on a broken plastic chair by the broken door of his very broken hut, looking forlornly at the view.

Août 2012 – Videos by Shelter & CCCM Cluster on Shelter/CCCM/Cluster approach

The January 2010 Earthquake in Haiti displaced about 2 million people and forced more than a million to live in displacement camps. These videos are produced by E-Shelter/CCCM Cluster.

The Jan 2010 earthquake in Haiti forced more than a million people to go live in camps. Two years afters, many of them are still living in degrading conditions, desperately waiting to find a solution to leave the camp. This video produced by the E-Shelter/CCCM Cluster in Haiti, exemplifies the different kind of shelters and solutions that can provide shelter to people at the beginning of the emergency as well possible ways to leave the camps.

The Jan 2010 Earthquake in Haiti displaced about 2 million people and forced more than a million to live in displacement camps. This video produced by E-Shelter/CCCM Cluster on Camp Management uses the scenario of the natural disaster in Haiti to show how a camp is set up and managed. It describes what kind of services should be provided until the camp closure stage is reached.

Catholic Relief Services publish its lessons learnt: "Learning from the Urban Transitional Shelter Response in Haiti"

This document was conceived late 2010, and with the help of many colleagues in Haiti, and the deliberate effort from Seki Hirano (CRS’ Shelter and Settlements Advisor on the global Emergency Response Team) it is now finalized.

The document intended to capture and present key steps, considerations and lessons learned from CRS transitional shelter program in a clear and simple way for use during future urban emergencies.

It was presented during a CRS organized Shelter Symposium in Washington DC on May 2nd to the Shelter Cluster, InterAction and USAID/OFDA.

Amelie Pierre was able to leave the camp and rent a house in the neighborhood of Delmas 18 thanks to a financial support package provided by the organization Concern.

Many individuals, like the Hypolite's family have independently found their own solutions to return home. They represent the majority of the return solutions of people living in the camps.

Hundreds of thousands of people like the ones in Petion-Ville Golf Camp are still living in the camps. With living conditions deteriorating everyday in the camps, they anxiously wait for their time to leave the camp.

Joseph Naomie, a single mother, lived almost two years in one the Haitian's capital main public squares, Place Boyer. Last December (2011) she was finally able to move to a place where the rent has been paid for a year. Joseph Naomi is one of the beneficiaries of a program that relocates people living in camps.

During the Jan 2010, earthquake in Haiti, Marie Edulvert, 70-year-old from Petit-Goâve, located 68 km outside of the capital Port-au-Prince, was displaced and spent months living in a camp. In May 2011, she was able to move in with her family to a temporary shelter (T-shelter) built by the German organization HELP.

Two years after the earthquake, Haiti is trying to clear tents cities

The Washington Post
By William Booth, Published: February 19, 2012
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — International aid worker Emmett Fitz­gerald has to get 20,000 very poor people squatting in front of the National Palace to pack up their tarps and tin, their plastic buckets and soiled mats — to empty the most notorious camp in Haiti and go home.

Jan 2012 - Second anniversary of the earthquake

 

In the year of the second anniversary of the earthquake, the E-shelter & CCCM Cluster Coordination Unit organized a multimedia evening, on the 10th January 2012. The Unit presented an exhibition of photographs depicting life within the IDP camps and more specifically the "return to home" as well as part of the series of black and white portraits compiled by the renowned journalist Inigo Gilmore in partnership with Haitian photographers. The Unit projected a series of short documentaries that portray the personal stories of families affected by the 2010 earthquake and have now found different return solutions, along with the first episode of the soap opera "Tele Tap-Tap", a coproduction of IOM and Zakmel Film.

Relogement des déplacés : entre acquis et défis, deux ans après

Site MINUSTAH
Publié le 11 janvier 2012
En organisant, le 10 janvier à Port-au-Prince, une exposition de photos "décrivant la vie dans les camps", l'Unité des Abris d'urgence / Cluster Coordination et Gestion de Camps (E- Shelter & CCCM), qui regroupe une centaine d'organisations conduites par l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), entend "rendre compte", deux années après le séisme, de ses réalisations, notamment en terme de relogement des personnes vivant dans les camps d'hébergement et des défis persistants.

Lack of Housing Bedevils Haiti Earthquake Recovery as Cash Runs Low

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Published on Jan 11st, 2012
Flying into Port-au-Prince on a recent day, Wendy Flick noticed changes to the landscape that gave her hope for the earthquake-ravaged city.

Haiti - shelter provision must speed up

British Red Cross
Published on Jan 10, 2012
The Red Cross is warning that housing repairs and reconstruction in Haiti must speed up, as hundreds of thousands of people still live in camps two years after an earthquake devastated the country.

Haiti - La population des camps tombe à 600 000

IOM Data Management Unit
Publié le 20 août 2011
Le nombre d'Haïtiens vivant dans les camps est maintenant d'environ 594 800 avec le taux de départs à partir de ralentissement par rapport aux périodes antérieures.
- Il ya eu une baisse de 61% dans la population du camp depuis l'année dernière
- Le nombre de camps a chuté en dessous de 1000 en mai à 894 en Juillet

Population in Camps Housing Haitians Left Homeless by the 2010 Earthquake Drops Below 600,000

IOM Data Management Unit
Posted on Friday, 19-08-2011
Haiti - Haitians left homeless by the January 2010 earthquake continue to leave the displacement camps in significant numbers, with the camp population now below 600,000 for the first time since the January 2010 earthquake.

Les déplacés impatients de quitter les camps - Le Nouvelliste

Le Nouvelliste
Publié le vendredi 12 août 2011
Haïti: "Une grande majorité de personnes vivant dans plus d'un millier de camps de déplacés en Haïti depuis le séisme de 2010 souhaite partir mais n'a pas les ressources financières pour le faire". Voilà ce qui ressort d'un récent rapport publié cette semaine par l'OIM, ACTED et Communication with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC). "Ce sondage d'intentions ébranle l'idée selon laquelle les gens vivent dans les camps par choix. Le sondage indique que c'est l'extrême pauvreté, aggravée par le séisme, qui laisse des centaines de milliers d'Haïtiens sans abri", a déclaré Luca Dall'Oglio, chef de mission de l'OIM en Haïti.

Los desplazados haitianos en los campamentos no tienen donde volver - El Mundo

El Mundo
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011
La población desplazada disminuye de 1,5 millones a 600.000
Se reclama ayuda financiera y microcréditos para el alquiler
Una abrumadora mayoría de las personas que todavía viven en los más de 1.000 campos de desplazados en Haití desde el terremoto de enero de 2010 quiere abandonar los campamentos pero no tiene los recursos financieros para hacerlo, según revela la primera encuesta sobre las intenciones entre las personas desplazadas tras el terremoto dada a conocer por la OIM (Organización Internacional para las Migraciones), ACTED y Comunicación con las Comunidades Afectadas por Desastres (CDAC, según sus siglas en inglés) en Haití.

Overwhelming Majority of Haitians Living in Displacement Camps Want to Leave but Have Nowhere to Go

IOM
Posted on Friday, 05-08-2011
Haiti - An overwhelming majority of people living in more than 1,000 displacement camps in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake want to leave but do not have the financial resources to do so, according to the first major intentions survey among earthquake displaced people released today by IOM, ACTED and Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Haiti.

Lutter contre les violences sexuelles envers les femmes et les jeunes filles dans les camps de déplacés d'Haïti

IOM
Mardi 17 mai 2011
Les jeunes filles et les femmes qui vivent dans les camps de déplacés depuis le séisme de l'année dernière sont particulièrement vulnérables aux violences et abus sexuels. De nombreuses sources font observer une hausse des cas signalés de violences sexuelles dans le pays.

Addressing Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Haiti's Displacement Camps

IOM
Posted on Tuesday, 17-05-2011
Haiti - Young girls and women living in Haiti's displacement camps since last year's earthquake have been particularly vulnerable to sexual violence and abuse with many sources pointing to an increase in reported cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country.

Haiti's earthquake survivors voice their hopes and fears

The Guardian
A unique scheme has given homeless Haitians the chance to spell out their needs to the outside world.
For people with nothing - living in makeshift shelters and tents, without jobs and grieving still for loved ones, struggling to find enough food and water to get through the day - a rough-hewn wooden suggestion box might seem low on their list of essentials.

Aid agencies must listen to the people they're helping

The Guardian
We spend $10bn a year on humanitarian emergencies, but most projects are run without asking how beneficiaries feel about them.
Lord Ashdown's review of how the UK responds to humanitarian emergencies points to a major shortcoming in today's humanitarian aid system: the absence of a systematic effort to assess whether beneficiaries are satisfied with the efforts made on their behalf by UN agencies and NGOs.

Haitians Forced Out of Tents to Homes Just as Precarious

The New York Times
After being evicted from a tent camp a few months ago, he, his wife and their three children crammed into a rebuilt home the size of a small U-Haul trailer. But at least a roof shelters their heads, even if a flimsy one that allows the rain to pour through.

Haiti - Nearly one quarter of those still homeless in Haiti threatened with eviction

IOM
The threat of imminent eviction hangs over the heads of some 166,000 people living in IDP camps in Haiti as the rainy season arrives in the Caribbean.

Haiti's camp population still falling, but great challenges remain

IOM Data Management Unit
- Number of Haitians living in camps falls to 680,000
- Many of those fleeing camps going to precarious housing
- Evictions an increasing danger for vulnerable families
- Many earthquake victims still seeking durable solutions

CCCM Cluster Coordinator, Giovanni Cassani, talks to the BBC about the future of displaced Haitians leaving camps

BBC
21 March 2011
Vote-counting has begun in the second round of Haiti's presidential election. The first round of voting in November was marred by allegations of fraud which led to violent clashes.


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