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25 Nov 2016 description

Background

Call detail records (CDRs) are registered by mobile operators for billing purposes. They include information on the cell tower used by subscribers when sending and receiving text messages and making calls. In de-identified formats, they can be used to estimate mobility patterns of a population. The CDR analysis described here was undertaken in compliance with the GSMA privacy guidelines developed in the context of the Ebola outbreak (GSMA, 2014).

Methodology

Population flow estimation

25 Nov 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, passed through Haiti on 4 October causing hundreds of deaths, widespread damage, flooding, and displacement. The hurricane has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Amongst the 2.1 million people who were affected, nearly 1.4 million need some type of humanitarian assistance.

21 Nov 2016 description

Background

Heavy rains have been affecting Haiti since 5 November 2016, resulting in flash floods, water surges and landslides in 4 departments: Grand Anse, Northwest, North and Northeast ( ECHO , PAHO ). Ten deaths were reported, seven of which in Cap Haïtien. In this supplementary report, we present estimates of population movements for the Department of Nord.

21 Nov 2016 description

Background

Call detail records (CDRs) are registered by mobile operators for billing purposes. They include information on the cell tower used by subscribers when sending and receiving text messages and making calls. In de-identified formats, they can be used to estimate mobility patterns of a population. The CDR analysis described here was undertaken in compliance with the GSMA privacy guidelines developed in the context of the Ebola outbreak (GSMA, 2014).

Methodology

26 Oct 2016 description

Key findings

Frustrations with the response

  • Some aid is reportedly being distributed according to political support, creating discontent and distrust. This is likely to persist in the run-up to 20 November elections.

  • Discontent could increase as the response remains slow, leading to more security incidents and protection concerns.

21 Oct 2016 description

Overview

Nippes is located along the northern coast of Haiti’s southern peninsula, east of Grand’Anse and west of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. It covers 1,267 square km. Until 2003, Nippes was part of a larger Grande’Anse department, before becoming its own administrative unit. The capital city is Miragoâne. Nippes has 11 communes, and a total estimated population of 343,000. Most people live in rural areas, approximately 89.5% (IHSI 2009; Geohive).

20 Oct 2016 description

OVERVIEW

This thematic report is the first in a series of profiles on the worst affected departments in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. It compiles and analyses existing pre-crisis data at the departmental level across a range of sectors and is intended to serve as a reference point for understanding the current humanitarian crisis.

Hazard profile: Sud is prone to natural disaster and has limited disaster risk reduction mechanisms. Exposure and vulnerability to hurricanes, floods, droughts, earthquakes are elevated compared even to the rest of Haiti.

14 Oct 2016 description

Key updates since 12 October

Humanitarian access

  • Trust between people in need and aid workers has been hampered by several security incidents. Blockades and attacks on aid workers are reported in Jérémie, Les Cayes, Carrefour Charles, Chambellon, and Torbeck as people try to access aid.
    Road access has improved throughout Grand’Anse and Sud.

  • Peacekeepers are assisting in aid delivery.

Health

  • 510 cases of cholera now reported throughout Haiti

13 Oct 2016 description

Overview

  • The hurricane had a major negative impact on livelihoods, infrastructure and roads. Widespread damage to subsistence production increases the reliance of households on markets for basic needs. At the same time, essential movement of money and goods has been severely constrained, with some departments cut off from the capital, resulting in localised shortages of basic items and price increases.
  • Households in Haiti were struggling to recover from several years of drought and the consequences of the 2010 earthquake.
12 Oct 2016 description

Crisis overview

At least 20% of Haiti’s territory has been impacted by Hurricane Matthew (Handicap International 6/10/2016). Widespread landslides and flooding have been reported in all coastal areas, as well as in the interior of the affected departments (OSOCC 06/10/2016; UNITAR 11/10/2016; UNEP 11/10/2016). Sud, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments are the mostaffected. In total, 2,128,700 people, or 12% of Haiti’s population, have been affected, including 894,100 children (OCHA 12/10/2016).

10 Oct 2016 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$87.7 million of humanitarian assistance to Haiti in 2016.

10 Oct 2016 description

Crisis overview

At least 25% of Haiti’s territory has been impacted by Hurricane Matthew (Handicap International 6/10/2016). Sud, and Grand’Anse departments are the most affected. In total, 2,128,708 people, or 12% of Haiti’s population, have been affected (OCHA 09/10/2016).
Windspeeds of 230km/h impacted approximately 630,000 people in Sud, Nippes, and Grand’Anse (UNITAR 06/10/2016). Widespread landslides and flooding have been reported in all coastal areas (OSOCC 06/10/2016).

10 Oct 2016 description

Crisis overview

At least 25% of Haiti’s territory has been impacted by Hurricane Matthew (Handicap International 6/10/2016). Sud, Sud-Est, Grande Anse, Nippes, Nord-Ouest, and Ouest departments are the most affected. Between 3 to 5 million people are affected in Haiti with 468,000 in the departments of Grand’Anse and 775,000 in Sud alone, including 522,000 children (ECHO 6/10/2016; UNICEF 04/10/2016). Windspeeds of 230km/h impacted approximately 630,000 people in Sud, Nippes, and Grand’Anse (UNITAR 06/10/2016).

05 Oct 2016 description

Crisis overview

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck the southwest coast of Haiti at 0700 local time (1200 GMT) on 4 October. Wind speeds of 230km/h were recorded, and caused widespread damage, flooding, and displacement. It continued across the northwest of the country (UNOSAT 5/10/2016).

04 Oct 2016 description
report UNOSAT

Overview

Matthew-16 is a category 4 tropical cyclone moving northwest, over the Caribbean Sea, with winds reaching 220 km/h. Tropical cyclone Matthew will remain powerful through Monday night, the 3rd of October 2016, when it is predicted to approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica. The tropical cyclone is then expected to reach Cuba on Tuesday afternoon, the 4th of October 2016 (USNHC).

12 Aug 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Haiti in November 2016. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made in its UPR in 2011, noting that while Haiti has taken some steps to address concerns raised in the previous review, more needs to be done to fully implement the recommendations and to address key human rights concerns in the country.

29 Jul 2016 description

Résumé narratif des causes, du contexte et des principaux problèmes

 Après deux années consécutives de sécheresse, on a enregistré une nette amélioration de la pluviométrie au cours de la campagne de printemps et par conséquent une amélioration de la production agricole et de la disponibilité agricole locale. Toutefois, la décapitalisation des ménages suite aux 2 dernières années de sécheresse, les interventions limitées de l’état et des organisations internationales ont constitué des freins à une performance plus importante de la campagne agricole.

13 Jul 2016 description

1. Introduction

Still in recovery from the January 2010 earthquake that rocked the capital and other areas of the country, Haiti has more recently been impacted by the rise of food prices of many key staples over the past year. These rising prices are caused by the drought and the devaluation of the Gourde compared to the US Dollar and the Dominican peso over the past year. Additionally, on-going political instability contributes to the risk of a continued weakening of the Haitian government and the further economic instability of the country.