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Haiti Liberte: Hebdomadaire Haitien / Haitian weekly news

Edition Electronique

Vol. 8, No. 28
Du  Jan  21  au  Jan 27. 2015

Electronic Edition

Kòrdinasyon Desalin: Conférence de presse


Vol. 8 • No. 27 • Du 14 au 20 Janvier 2015


Haiti by the numbers, five years after
by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Jean Claude Duvalier sera-t-il transféré

Poverty rate in 2012: 58.5% 

Poverty rate in rural areas in 2012: 74.9%  

Extreme poverty in rural Haiti in 2000: 38% 

Extreme poverty in rural Haiti in 2012: 38% 

Percent of income held by the richest 20%:  64 

Percent of income held by the poorest 20%:  Less than 1 

Proportion of children under five years suffering from chronic malnutrition, 2006:  29 

Proportion of children under five years of age with stunting, 2012:  22 

Number of hospitals, out of 48 total, which were put out of service by the earthquake: 37

Percent of Haitian workers who have a job yet earn less than the minimum wage:  60 

Percent less that women earn as compared to men:  32 

Number of people still living in tent camps, as of September 2014: 85,432 

Percent decrease from its peak: 93.7 

Share of this decrease that return programs (rental subsidy & other programs) were responsible for: 16.7% 

Percent of remaining IDPs that are “not targeted” for return programs: 81.5 

Number of individuals living in informal settlements on outskirts of Port-au-Prince, not counted in official displaced population, according to Haitian government: 300,000 

Number of new homes built by international reconstruction efforts, as of October 2014: 9,032

Months that partial legislative and local elections have been delayed: 39 

Number of “municipal agents” named by the President to replace elected mayors whose terms expired in 2012: 130 

Share of Senate seats currently empty due to lack of elections: 1/3

Jean Claude Duvalier sera-t-il transféréFive years post-quake: Haiti's promised rebuilding is unfulfilled as Haitians challenge authoritarian rule
Vol. 8 • No. 26 • Du 7 au 13 Janvier 2015

 Number of members of the 99-seat Chamber of Deputies whose terms expire on January 12, 2015: 99 (all) 

Number of people killed in the earthquake in 2010: over 217,300 

Minimum number of Haitians killed by the UN-caused cholera epidemic: 8,774

Number of years it took after the introduction of cholera for the international community to hold a donor conference to raise funds for the cholera response: 4 


 Amount pledged: $50 million 

Amount needed: $2.2 billion 

Number of years it would take to fully fund the cholera-elimination plan at current disbursement rate: 40  

Number of new cholera cases in 2014, through August: 9,700 

Projected number of cholera cases for all of 2014, after the United Nations reduced their estimate in September 2014: 15,000 

Number of members of the U.S. Congress who wrote to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon  this December urging the U.N. to respond justly to cholera claims: 77  

Minimum number of sexual abuse allegations against the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, since 2007: 94 

Percent of total U.N. peacekeeping troops worldwide, stationed in Haiti: 7.2%  

Share of total worldwide sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers that MINUSTAH has accounted for over the last 2 years: 1 in 4  

Dollar amount of textile exports to the United States in fiscal year 2012/13: $387.7 million  

Percentage points of GDP growth these exports accounted for in that year: 0.32  

Percent of textile exports to the United States made with local goods: 0.6  

Minimum amount committed by the Inter-American Development Bank and United States to the Caracol Industrial Park and related infrastructure: $482.9 million  

Total amount of budget support to the Haitian government since the earthquake: $340.2 million 

Number of jobs at the Caracol industrial park as of September 2014: 4,156

Estimated number of jobs that will be created, according to the U.S. State Department: 65,000 

Estimated amount of tax revenue collected from Caracol’s largest tenant over first 15 years of operations: $0 

Total amount committed by international donors and NGOs since 2010, according to the Haitian government: $7.1 

Amount disbursed: $5.7  

Total amount awarded in contracts and grants by USAID: $1.5 billion  

Percent that went directly to Haitian organizations: 1% 

Percent that went to firms located inside the beltway (DC, Maryland and Virginia): 56% 

USAID’s goal for local procurement in Haiti: 17%  

Amount earmarked for local procurement in the coming year: $5.5 million 

Percent of total USAID expenditures earmarked for local procurement in 2015: 2.25  

Total amount awarded to Chemonics International, a for-profit development company, since the earthquake: $216 million 

Originally published on the Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog on the site of www.cepr.net


Vol. 8 • No. 27 • Du 14 au 20 Janvier 2015

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