[News] Haiti by the Numbers
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February 9, 2010
27 Days After the Quake
Haiti by the Numbers
By BILL QUIGLEY
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.
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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