What’s the status of the cholera epidemic in Haiti? What about the people displaced when their homes collapsed? How’s the economy doing? CEPR answers these questions and many more with statistics from various sources, in commemoration of the 5th quake anniversary coming up on Monday, January 12th.
Part of the report is below. Click HERE for the full text.
Haiti by the Numbers, Five Years Later
Center for Economic and Policy Research
January 8, 2015
Number of people killed in the earthquake in 2010: over 217,300
Minimum number of Haitians killed by the U.N.–caused cholera epidemic: 8,774
Number of years it took after the introduction of cholera for the international community to hold a donor conference to raise funds for the cholera response: 4
Amount pledged for cholera eradication: $50 million
Amount needed: $2.2 billion
Number of years it would take to fully fund the cholera-eradication plan at current disbursement rate: 40
Number of Haitians who died from cholera through the first 8 months of 2014: 55
Click HERE for the full text.