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Haiti Sitrep #12

SIT REP #12
HAITI EARTHQUAKE
By CDEMA
Friday, February 5, 2010


MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #12 (As at 12:00 hrs, February 5, 2010)


1.0 SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Haiti continues to recover from the Earthquake of January 12, 2010.

The Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive indicated that there were more than 200,000 people dead, 300,000 injuries treated, 250,000 destroyed houses, and 30,000 disrupted businesses as of February 3.

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Virgin Islands residents return from deployment to Haiti and Jamaica

By Department of Disaster Management, Virgin Islands

Tortola, VI, February 3 , 2010 (DDM)- Two Virgin Islands’ residents are back in the Territory after being deployed for approximately 10 days to assist with relief efforts in the wake of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Messrs Ron Mobley and Dwayne Straun returned to the Territory on Monday, following their deployment to Haiti and Jamaica respectively.

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Haiti Earthquake Update #11

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #11 (As at 16:00 hrs, January 31, 2010)

1.0 SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Emergency relief and response operations continue in Haiti following the earthquake on January 12 2010. There has been a mass exodus out of the capital Port au Prince with migration of people to the north and southwest of the Island totaling around 235,000.

The Government of Haiti remains challenged in managing and coordinating the relief efforts. Requests have been made to CARICOM to support the urgent needs for supplies related to the provision of shelter and other humanitarian aid.

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Haiti Earthquake: A catalyst for Regional Disaster Management Support from Australia.

The Government of Australia signed an agreement last Friday with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to facilitate the handing over of an initial AUS$1 million for humanitarian assistance to earthquake ravaged Haiti. This was done during a visit to the Coordinating Unit by Australian High Commissioner, Mr. Philip Kentwell where he was brought up to date on the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Response effort to Haiti. His discussions with CDEMA also centered on longer term support for Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in the region.

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Haitian Government receives US$7.75M CCRIF payout

Kingston, Jamaica, January 26, 2010 (CCRIF) – The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) today paid the Government of Haiti US $7,753,579 following the Magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck close to Port-au-Prince on 12 January, causing damage of catastrophic proportions. This represents the full amount due to the country based on its catastrophe insurance policy for earthquakes for the 2009/10 policy year, and which forms part of the country’s disaster risk management strategy. This value represents approximately 20 times the premium of US$385,500.

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