By Bill Quigley. Bill has visited Haiti numerous times working for human rights. He is
legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
injured in the earthquake, reported by Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max
Bellerive. Source: CNN.
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
9,000. United Nations
troops in Haiti. Miami Herald.
7,000. Number of
tents distributed by United Nations. Miami Herald. President Preval
of Haiti has asked for 200,000 tents. Reuters.
4,000. Number of
amputations performed in Haiti since the earthquake. 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
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. 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.