Haiti Fact File
National Population: 10, 413,211 (around 2.5 million in the capital Port au Prince)
Average Life Expectancy Haiti: 62.5 years
Average Life Expectancy Ireland: 80.3 years
Labour Force: 38.1% agriculture, 11.5% industry, 50.4% services
Gross National Income (2011, million USD): $700
24% Haitians are chronically undernourished
81,600 children under five are acutely malnourished.
An estimated 2.1 million Haitians face severe food insecurity in 2013
HIV prevalence: 1.8% of the population
Water and Sanitation
64.5% have access to improved water sources
56% of Haitians live on less than €1 a day
76% of Haitians live on less than €2 a day
40.6% Unemployment rate
An estimated 500,000 children have never attended school
Primary education enrolment 77%
Average years of schooling children complete by their 18th birthday is 6 years
Adult literacy rate 52.9%
Earthquake – brief figures 3 years on
Over 217,300 people killed
A further 300,600 injured
1.5 million people displaced
To date, 80% of rubble has been cleared
Today, around 280,000 people are still living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.
78,175 IDPs face eviction threats in 121 camps
Hurricane Sandy killed 54 people, injured 21 with 20 missing.
6,274 houses were destroyed, 21,427 were damaged with 39,058 families affected.
There is expected to be a further 118,000 new cases of Cholera in Haiti in 2013. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine and results in continual vomiting and diarrhoea. Infection is generally transmitted through contaminated water or food. In Haiti this is generally due to a lack of sanitation and sewage systems.
As of end of January 2013 the cumulative number of reported cholera cases was 643,443 in Haiti.
Of these, 251,885 (53%) were hospitalized, and 7,994 people have died.
(Source: UN, CIA, World Bank)