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For the Commission's Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), Haiti is the largest operation in Latin America and the Caribbean and in 2010 was the third top recipient of ECHO's aid worldwide (after Pakistan and Sudan). ECHO's total contribution to Haiti since the earthquake in 2010 has reached €213 million. What are the needs? The focus will continue to be addressing the humanitarian needs still prevalent 3 years after the earthquake: facilitate the return to better service-equipped neighborhoods of more than 350.000 people still displaced and living in camps, and reinforcing Haitian health institutions to enable them to cope with endemic cholera and new outbreaks, ensuring also access to care and with a strong focus on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) to help prevent the disease. All interventions will have Disaster Risk Reduction components integrated so that all humanitarian projects help decrease the risks in case of a disaster.
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Scroll down for a regularly updated list of agencies responding to the crisis and accepting donations. Full reports of casualties, damage and needs are not yet available. A number of InterAction members are responding to the needs of the affected population, many with years of experience working in the country. On January 12th, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 10 miles outside the capital city of Haiti.
Quake-ravaged Haiti faces a long-term emergency, one that will not end in a few weeks when the media frenzy dies down. And it's clear the crisis will require more radical solutions than short-term relief groups can provide. Will foreign aid to Haiti fail this time?
Hurricane Sandy is a massive, late-season tropical cyclone that has affected Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the southeastern and eastern United States. Sandy developed from an elongated tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 22. It became a tropical depression, quickly strengthened, and was upgraded to a tropical storm six hours later. Sandy moved slowly northward toward the Greater Antilles and gradually strengthened.
Technology comes to the aid of Haiti By Chris Lefkow (AFP) – Jan 15, 2010 WASHINGTON — Online maps, mobile phone donations, wikis and a slew of websites are being deployed as telecoms firms, technology giants and startups set aside their rivalries and put the latest tools to work to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti.