World Bank endorses new 2-year strategy for Haiti

The World Bank Board of Directors this week endorsed a new two-year strategy for Haiti that will continue to reduce the population's vulnerability to disasters, provide 1.5 million people with cholera education, prevention and treatment, and support the repair and reconstruction of houses so that 45,000 people can return to safe homes. The strategy will also improve access to electricity for 600,000 people and finance tuition of 100,000 children per year. According to a World Bank press … [Read more...]

HAITI, Women at Work in Carrefour

Magdala Jean Pierre manages a rubble removal project in Carrefour. Copyrights: Jean Hénoc Pernier / WFP   In Carrefour, a busy suburban town located just West of Port-au-Prince, a women’s association is getting neighborhoods ready for rebuilding. The 2010 earthquake left the town shattered. A year and a half later scars of the earthquake are everywhere. Walking in Carrefour, every street tells the same story of destruction. For each house still standing, there are several more that … [Read more...]

IFAW: Our Hearts go out to JAPAN

    Our hearts go out to the people of Japan.    The magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck near Japan’s east coast spawned a ferocious tsunami that swept away buildings and vehicles, sparked numerous fires, and inundated vast swaths of cropland. The human tragedy is profound: hundreds of people have already perished and that number could quickly rise as rescue efforts continue. Scores of homes were destroyed and much of the impact area will likely be without power for some time. Of course, … [Read more...]

Shasha's Story – 'Children in Haiti are still reeling…'

      Shasha's Story: UNICEF revisits a Haitian girl in a camp for the displaced Haiti earthquake: one-year report Children in Haiti are still reeling from the impact of the 12 January 2010.         PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 19 January 2011 – When the UNICEF communications team caught up with Shasha Liza, 14, in early December, she was alone in a tent, cutting up chicken feet, which her mother would cook and sell on the streets. Shasha was still in the camp where she had been living since … [Read more...]

Haiti Celebrating: 'National School Meal Programme' enables girls to learn.

Marie Anika, 8, wants to work in a bank when she grows up. At the moment, however, she lives in a tent where her house used to be before the earthquake. But that hasn’t stopped her from going to school or dreaming about the future thanks to the hearty meals she eats everyday in class. ___________________________________________________________ PORT-AU-PRINCE—Marie Anika, 8, says she’d like to work in a bank when she grows up. She has never actually been in one but her aunt has told her about … [Read more...]

Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement and InterAction: 1 Year After Haiti Earthquake

    Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement and InterAction         1 Year After Haiti Earthquake   Event Summary As the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti approaches, the government and people of Haiti continue to experience a multitude of hardships. Massive displacement, a devastated infrastructure and the recent outbreak of cholera have all spurred the international humanitarian community into action. However, even with the mobilization of major relief … [Read more...]

Earthquake Remembrance Day Observed in Turkmenistan – October 6

Earthquake Remembrance Day Observed in Turkmenistan October 6 Earthquake Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Turkmenistan. During Earthquake Remembrance Day, Turkmenistan pays its respects to those who were killed in the earthquake of 1948 in Ashgabat. The Turkmen people were just recovering from the wounds of World War II and starvation, which came right after the war in 1946-1947, that it faced with another grief. The night from October 5th to 6th in 1948 at 1 o’clock 12 minutes 5 … [Read more...]

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