Haiti

MapAction in Haiti

In a humanitarian crisis, relief agencies need rapid answers to questions about 'where'. Where are the greatest needs? Where are the gaps that need to be filled? MapAction is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works in disaster zones providing frequently updated situation maps showing where relief help is most urgently needed.

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The Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

In May 2009 the United Nations announced the appointment of former United States President Bill Clinton as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti. In August, Dr. Paul Farmer was appointed as Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. Both Mr. Clinton and Dr. Farmer have a direct reporting line to the Secretary-General and are on a $1 a year contract.

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EU-Civil Protection Unit deployed in Haiti

The death toll from the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake. The EU response to the plight of the Haitian people was prompt and included civil protection.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti

OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians.

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MINUSTAH - United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was established on 1 June 2004 after President Bertrand Aristide departed Haiti for exile in the aftermath of an armed conflict which spread to several cities across the country. The devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, which resulted in more than 220,000 deaths (according to Haitian Government figures), including 96 UN peacekeepers, delivered a severe blow to the country's already shaky economy and infrastructure.

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Haitian Civil Protection Agency (DPC)

The Directorate for Civil Protection (DPC) is an entity managed by the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT). It is primarily in charge of the risk and disaster management in Haiti.

Website: http://protectioncivilehaiti.net/

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OpenStreetMap’s New Micro-Tasking Platform for Satellite Imagery Tracing

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s (HOT) response to Haiti remains one of the most remarkable examples of what’s possible when volunteers, open source software and open data intersect.

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Wed, 07/09/2011 - 16:33

Information technology opens new routes for emergency disaster relief – UN report

The vital role of new information technology in responding rapidly to sudden onset emergencies is highlighted in a new United Nations study released today, identifying best practice and lessons learned from last year’s devastating Haitian earthquake.

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Tue, 29/03/2011 - 10:13

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UN: Mobile Tech, Web Services to Aid in Disaster Relief

Traditional helpers in disaster relief, such as the U.N. and world governments, provided aid after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti in January 2010, leveled Port-au-Prince, claimed 230,000 lives and caused US$14 billion in damages.

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Fri, 21/01/2011 - 11:03

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Tropical Cyclone in Haiti

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Haiti plans for assistance to 500,000 people as Hurricane Tomas approaches.

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Tropical Cyclone in Haiti

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31/10/2010

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