Country: Haiti

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in HaitiDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Disaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/htiRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Haiti

Haiti Recovery Operation Summary of the Plan of Action – July 2011 – December 2012

Revised Plan of Action Summary that clearly articulates IFRC secretariat actions moving forward as of July 2011. It continues to use a ‘pillar’ approach but the structure has been simplified to minimize overlap and duplication found in the three-pillar configuration of the 2010 Plan of Action. It also reflects a minimized role for IFRC in HRC core services …

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Resilient Cities: Reestablishing Communities Post-Disaster

Article exploring the role of community-driven recovery and redevelopment, using the example of post-earthquake recovery in Haiti. This Big City, September 2013. Resilient Cities: Reestablishing Communities Post-Disaster http://ht.ly/oUAoO

Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations (ALNAP, 2012)

This 2012 ALNAP paper on urban lessons was written by David Sanderson, Paul Knox-Clarke and Leah Campbell and builds off a prior 2009 study written by Ian O’Donnell, Kristin Smart and Ben Ramalingam. It offers lessons pertaining to effective design and implementation of urban-response programs. It was written to serve as a practical field resource for international disaster management professionals, …

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Beneficiary Communication and Accountability: A responsibility, not a choice (Lessons learned and recommendations from Indonesia, Haiti and Pakistan)

This document highlights the work that needs to be undertaken internally within the Red Cross Red Crescent to mainstream our approach to establish or maintain strong two-way communication and feedback within the communities we serve; including experimenting, training, strengthening and building on already established two-way communication mechanisms. To realize this crucial approach existing systems and processes will also need to reflect how …

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Review and Systematization of Disaster Preparedness Experiences in Urban Areas In the Caribbean Region

“Oxfam’s portfolio of urban disaster risk reduction projects in the Caribbean region are at the forefront of current practice. They offer an opportunity to review outputs, practice and lessons learned for Oxfam and the wider DRR community. This report aims to take that opportunity. Specifically it presents a review of DRR work in four urban …

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Beneficiary Communications Evaluation: Haiti Earthquake Operation 2011

Providing evidence of the impact of beneficiary communications is incredibly difficult. Reports focus on the information disseminated and numbers of people reached but what are people doing with the information is often the missing link. This evaluation goes some way to trying to answer this question. Nearly 70% of people interviewed changed something in their …

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Beneficiary Communication and Accountability: A responsibility, not a choice

The combination of rapid urbanization and population growth, alongside the proliferation of short message service (SMS) and internet based technology, making it possible for communities to publicize how they are being affected by our actions have changedthe humanitarian landscape. Though information and mobile phone technology had been growing in the years before 2010, the Haiti …

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Haiti: Earthquake 2010

Beneficiary communication was one of the most important tools directly after the earthquake that shook Haiti at a magnitude of 7.0 Mw on 12 January 2010. It allowed vulnerable communities to receive information that they needed most, as quickly and as efficiently as possible. There were several different media channels that were utilized after the …

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