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Haiti by the Numbers, Three Years Later

Number of people killed in the earthquake in 2010: over 217,300
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> Number of people killed by cholera epidemic caused by U.N. troops since > October 19, 2010: over 7,912 [i]

<--break->> Number of cholera cases worldwide in 2010 and 2011: 906,632

> Percent of worldwide cholera cases that were in Haiti in those years: 57
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> Total number of cholera cases in Haiti from 2010-2012: 635,980 [ii]
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> Days Since Cholera Was Introduced in Haiti Without an Apology From the U.N.: > 813
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> Percent of the population that lacks access to "improved" drinking water: 42
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> Funding needed for U.N./CDC/Haitian government 10-year cholera eradication
> plan: $2.2 billion
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> Percent of $2.2 billion which the U.N. pledged to provide: 1
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> Percent of $2.2 billion that the U.N. has spent on MINUSTAH[iii] since the > earthquake: 87
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> Amount disbursed by bilateral and multilateral donors to Haiti from 2010-2012: > $6.43 billion
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> Percent that went through the Haitian government: 9
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> Amount the Haitian government has received in budget support over this time: > $302.69 million
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> Amount the American Red Cross raised for Haiti: $486 million
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> Amount of budget support to the Haitian government in 2009, the year before the earthquake: $93.60 million
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> Amount of budget support to the Haitian government in 2011, the year after the earthquake: $67.93 million
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> Number of dollars, out of every $100 spent in humanitarian relief, that went to the Haitian government: 1
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> Value of all contracts awarded by USAID since the earthquake: $485.5 million > [iv]
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> Percent of contracts that has gone to local Haitian firms: 1.2 [v]
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> Percent of contracts that has gone to firms inside the beltway (DC, Maryland, Virginia): 67.6 [vi]
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> Number of people displaced from their homes by the earthquake: 1.5 million
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> Number of people still in displaced persons camps today: 358,000
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> Percent that have left camps due to relocation programs by the Haitian government and international agencies: 25
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> Share of camp residents facing a constant threat of forced eviction: 1 in 5
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> Number of transitional shelters built by aid agencies since the earthquake:
> 110,964
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> Percent of transitional shelters that went to camp residents: 23
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> Number of new houses constructed since the earthquake: 5,911
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> Number of houses marked “red”, meaning they were in need of demolition: 100,178
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> Number of houses marked “yellow”, meaning they were in need of repairs to make safe enough to live in: 146,004
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> Estimated number of people living in houses marked either “yellow” or “red”: 1 million
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> Number of houses that have actually been repaired: 18,725
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> Percent growth of the Haitian economy (GDP) in 2012, predicted by the IMF in April 2011: 8.8
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> Actual percent growth of the Haitian economy (GDP) in 2012: 2.5
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> U.N. Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) funding appeal for 2013: $144 million
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> Percent of last year’s OCHA appeal that was actually funded: 40
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> Funding committed by the U.S. Government for the Caracol industrial park: $124 million
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> Share of U.S. funds earmarked for “reconstruction” that this represents: 1/4th
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> Cost of building 750 houses near the Caracol park for workers: $20 million
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> Cost of building 86-100 houses for U.S. Embassy staff: $85 - 100 million
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> Share of garment factories in Haiti found to be out of compliance with minimum wage requirements: 21 of 22
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> Number of garment factories that have lost preferential tariff benefits to the U.S. because of labor violations: 0
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> [i] According to the Haitian Ministry of Health, based on reported cases. The actual number is probably much higher.
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> [ii] According to the Haitian Ministry of Health, based on reported cases. The actual number is probably much higher.
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> [iii] The U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, comprised mostly of military troops and police officers. U.N. troops were responsible for causing the
> cholera epidemic, according to scientific studies.
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> [iv] Authors’ calculations based on information in Federal Procurement Data System.[v] Ibid.
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> Dan Beeton is International Communications Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
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> Jake Johnston is an international researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He writes on Haiti related issues for the blog Relief and
> Reconstruction Watch.
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> UN Capitalizing on Cholera: playing arsonist and fireman  http://bit.ly/VGXbOQ

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> Youtube Video: Une Grande Confrontation Inevitable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxqsoJ-ddg4
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> Haiti: Foreign Investment means Death and Repression: A Historical Perspective
http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili/2012/07/4124/

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