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Highlights and Statistics from USAID Earthquake Fact Sheet (April 16, 2010)

Highlights from the USAID Earthquake Fact Sheet (April 16, 2010)
Please see the USAID Earthquake Fact Sheet #50 for the full update on developments on the ground. 

  • Since January 13, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed more than $574 million in earthquake response funding, including nearly $373 million from USAID/OFDA (Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance), $110 million from USAID/FFP (Food For Peace), $35 million from USAID/OTI (Office of Transition Initiatives), more than $53 million from USAID/Haiti, and $3 million from USAID/DR (Dominican Republic).  In total, the United States Government (USG) has contributed more than $1 billion in earthquake response funding for Haiti to date.
  • Figures from the latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) survey identified more than 2.1 million displaced individuals residing in more than 1,300 spontaneous settlements throughout Haiti.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) notes that the significant increase over previous displacement estimates could result from returns to Port-au-Prince for the reopening of schools and relocation to settlements to receive assistance.  IOM has attempted to cross-check settlement population figures where possible; however, estimates retain a significant margin of error.
  • According to USAID/FFP officer discussions with WFP staff, approximately 110,000 earthquake-affected individuals have sought shelter in South Department, the majority of whom reside with host families.  According to informal discussions with beneficiaries and project staff, many locations in South Department are experiencing unusually dry conditions, potentially affecting beans, maize, peanut, and other crop production.
  • In Grand Anse and Nippes Departments, WFP highlighted school feeding as the top priority.  WFP is currently conducting an assessment of public schools in the two departments and plans to implement school feeding in schools with adequate water and sanitation facilities, as well as a high concentration of children displaced from earthquake-affected areas.
    You can contact USAID's Haiti office at When emailing, please choose one of the following seven subject lines in order for us to process your email most efficiently:

    • Operations (logistics and technical)
    • Feedback (eyes and ears on the ground)
    • Good News (share your success stories, metrics, anecdotes)
    • Strategy (ideas for improved NGO coordination)
    • Innovation (ideas for rebuilding Haiti – We are especially interested in innovative and sustainable solutions to build a better Haiti.  From mobile banking to LPG stoves, USAID knows that the long-term development of Haiti will depend upon your creative ideas.)
    • Medical (If you are in need of Creole-speaking health professionals, please email with “Medical” in the subject field and we will share additional information.)
    • Add Me (to be added to the list)
    Other Noteworthy Documents and Websites for the International Rebuild Haiti Efforts include:

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