◾In Haiti, heavy rains are reported in the Lower Northwest department. Baie de Henne is flooded and at least 300 houses have been affected with five people reported dead and 1 missing. Road stretches are also cut off. In Anse Rouge, 115 houses have been damaged and losses in livelihoods are reported, mainly in plantations and livestock, both already decimated by Hurricane Matthew.
◾In Les Cayes, floods have been reported, both in the urban area and around the access from route nationale 2. More rain is expected to fall in the coming hours.
Zika virus – Incidence and trends
To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.1 In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.2 Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 6 October 2016, no additional countries and/or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas (Figure 1).
Food distributions have started in selected rural areas in Grand’ Anse, Sud, and Nippes Departments, it is pertinent to maintain this effort.
Cholera vaccination campaign has been set for November 3rd in Sud and Grand’ Anse and is expected to last 10 days.
Due to a review of the official information from the Cholera Epidemiological Surveillance, the revised number of suspected cholera cases is 2271
- According to the Minister of Education of Haiti, over 400 schools were damaged by hurricane Matthew. Rehabilitation and reconstruction are already on-going. A third team of the Ministry’s engineers are deployed on the field to assess all schools located in the affected departments.
- The National Meteorological Centre (CNM) of Haiti is issuing an alert for rains affecting the Grand’Anse and South departments. These rains are expected to last until 21 October, and could provoke landslides and floods in areas already hit by Hurricane Matthew.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week: o None
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: o Grenada
Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: o None
This map illustrates potential satellite-detected damaged structures in Baracoa town, in Guantanamo Province, Cuba. The UNITARUNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image, acquired on the 11 October 2016, and identified 3,147 damaged structures inside the town of Baracoa.This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITARUNOSAT.
In Haiti, DFID is financing a Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) for Matthew’s emergency operation and is setting up a steering committee with the participation of key stakeholders, including donors. A Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) will soon be launched. Experts from the EU, World Bank, UNDP and Inter-America Development Bank (IADB) are already in-country. Preliminary results are expected by the third week of November. The UK is committing GBP 3 million to the fight against cholera.
WFP High Energy Biscuits were immediately dispatched to support victims of Hurricane Matthew. UPS kindly provided the transport. UPS is generously providing the next three upcoming airlifts.
Cholera in the Americas - Situation Summary
Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 38 of 2016, a total of 29,630 cholera cases were reported in four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,069), Ecuador (1),Haiti (28,559), and Mexico (1). Of the total cases, 96.4% were reported in Haiti. Table 1 shows the number of cholera cases reported in selected countries between 2010 and 2016.
This map illustrates potential satellitedetected structures in Cajobabo town and the surrounding area in Guantanamo Province, Cuba. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image, acquired on the 7 of October, 2016. The analysis identified 450 damaged structures within the map extent of which 211 were identified inside the town of Cajobabo. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
Six months after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake (16 April), that affected the Provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas, only 37% of the Flash Appeal has been raised (US$26.9 of 72.8)
Seis meses después del terremoto de 7.8 grados (16 de abril) que afectó a las provincias de Manabí y Esmeraldas, se ha logrado recaudar sólo el 37 % del Llamamiento internacional (US$ 26.9 de 72.8 millones requeridos).
UN’s special advisor on sustainable development visited Jérémie today to meet with local authorities and population.
MSPP’s main priority is cholera, due to the increase of suspected cases, mainly in Grand’ Anse department.
PAHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and MSPP are compiling the results from joint evaluations of health facilities in Sud, Grand’ Anse and Nippes Departments. The results will be shared shortly.
PAHO/WHO has issued an appeal to donors for $9 million to carry out response operations in Haiti.
First shipment (10 TONS) of humanitarian assistant supplies, containing diarrheal and health emergency kits, arrived in Haiti. Supplies will arrive to the affected areas on Sunday. These supplies may be potentially distrubted by the Netherlands armed forces.
According to UNFPA/UNICEF evalution, the Nippes department is in need or urgent interventions in the health sector.
Vulnerability and Exposure Metrics (Population, Infrastructure, Economic)
Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba llamó a intensificar las acciones de higienización para evitar la proliferación de vectores y enfermedades infectocontagiosas en los municipios más afectados por el paso del huracán Matthew.
Autoridades nacionales llaman a priorizar la alimentación y el acceso al agua segura de las poblaciones que aún permanecen evacuadas, así como la rehabilitación de los servicios de electricidad y las comunicaciones.
Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health calls on the intensification of the work being done in the sector of hygiene in the most affected municipalities in order to avoid the proliferation of vectors and the outbreak of infectious and contagious diseases.
National authorities establish that food and water accessibility, as well as the rehabilitation of the electrical and communication service, are priorities for the evacuated population.
MSPP presented the Medical Information and Coordination Cell to health partners. All partners were advised that any new medical team wishing to work in Haiti has to be registered and approved by this Cell. Currently there are nine teams registered.
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