[News] Haiti by the Numbers

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February 9, 2010

27 Days After the Quake

Haiti by the Numbers


890 million.  Amount of international debt that 
Haiti owes creditors.  Finance ministers from 
developing countries announced they will forgive 
$290 million.  Source: Wall Street Journal.

644 million.  Donations for Haiti to private 
organizations have exceed $644 million.  Over 
$200 million has gone to the Red Cross, who had 
15 people working on health projects in Haiti 
before the earthquake.  About $40 million has 
gone to Partners in Health, which had 5,000 
people working on health in Haiti before the 
quake.   Source:  New York Times.

1 million.  People still homeless or needing shelter in Haiti.  Source: MSNBC.

1 million.  People who have been given food by 
the UN World Food Program in Port au Prince – 
another million in Port au Prince still need 
help.  Source: UN World Food Program.

300,000.  People injured in the earthquake, 
reported by Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.  Source: CNN.

212,000.   People reported killed by earthquake 
by Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.  Source: CNN.

63,000.   There are 63,000 pregnant women among 
the people displaced by the earthquake.  7,000 
women will deliver their children each month.  Source:  UN Populations Fund.

17,000.  Number of United States troops stationed 
on or off coast in Haiti, down from a high of 22,000.  Source: AFP.

9,000.  United Nations troops in Haiti. Source: Miami Herald.

7,000.  Number of tents distributed by United 
Nations. Source: Miami Herald.   President Preval 
of Haiti has asked for 200,000 tents.  Source: Reuters.

4,000.  Number of amputations performed in Haiti 
since the earthquake. Source: AFP.

900.  Number of latrines that have been dug for 
the people displaced from their homes.  Another 
950,000 people still need sanitation. Source: New York Times.

75.   An hourly wage of 75 cents per hour is paid 
by the United Nations Development Program to 
people in Haiti who have been hired to help in 
the clean up.   The UNDP is paying 30,000 people 
to help clean up Haiti, 180 Haitian Gourdes 
($4.47) for six hours of work.  The program hopes 
to hire 100,000 people.  Source: United Nations News Briefing.

1.25.   The U.S. is pledged to spend as much as 
$379 million in Haitian relief.  This is about 
$1.25 for each person in the United States. Source:   Canadian Press.

1.  For every one dollar of U.S. aid to Haiti, 42 
cents is for disaster assistance, 33 cents is for 
the U.S. military, 9 cents is for food, 9 cents 
is to transport the food, 5 cents to pay Haitians 
to help with recovery effort, 1 cent is for the 
Haitian government and ½ a cent is for the 
government of the Dominican Republic.  Source:  Associated Press.

Bill Quigley is Legal Director at the Center for 
Constitutional Rights and a law professor at 
Loyola University New Orleans. He is a Katrina 
survivor and has been active in human rights in 
Haiti for years with the Institute for Justice 
and Democracy in Haiti. He can be reached at: 
<mailto:duprestars at yahoo.com>duprestars at yahoo.com.

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