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28 Oct 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Free of charge maritime transport to Haiti

The Logistics Cluster has secured free of charge maritime transport to Haiti. Options to ship from Panama and Dubai hubs are available. Estimated transit time to Port au Prince is 14 days from Panama and 45 days from Dubai.

If your organization is interested in this offer and you had not contacted us yet, please kindly send your requirement to unhrd.customerservice@wfp.org. The offer is valid until 18 November 2016.

27 Oct 2016 description

Background

On October 4 and 5, Hurricane Matthew hit Cuba, in particular Guantanamo province, which experienced 200-250 km/h winds, heavy rain for eight hours and a sea level surge in the range of 6-8 metres. Approximately 90% of the Cuban population affected by the category 4 hurricane are from this province.

Outline of Needs

27 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP supports a national survey on food consumption to provide government authorities with key information on the food security and nutrition situation in Cuba.

  • WFP provides assistance to strengthening drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.

  • WFP has been closely monitoring the evolution of Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to hit eastern Cuba the first days of October.

27 Oct 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • 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 None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

27 Oct 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Free of charge maritime transport to Haiti

The Logistics Cluster has secured free of charge maritime transport to Haiti. Options to ship from Panama and Dubai hubs are available. Estimated transit time to Port au Prince is 14 days from Panama and 45 days from Dubai.

If your organization is interested in this offer and you had not contacted us yet, please kindly send your requirement to unhrd.customerservice@wfp.org. The offer is valid until 18 November 2016.

26 Oct 2016 description

Foreword

WHO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH EMERGENCIES PROGRAMME

24 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

• On 4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 event with sustained winds of 230 km/h, made landfall in southwestern Haiti, with impact also on parts of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

• Haiti was by far the most affected country. Early reports point to 473 confirmed deaths, with some unconfirmed reports putting this number at more than 1 000, and severe damage to at least 1 855 homes. About one-quarter of the expected total 2016 cereal crop is estimated to have been lost because of the Hurricane.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2016 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.

23 Oct 2016 description
report Redhum

Caribe, 22 de Octubre 2016

Fuente: Globovision

Dos buques con ayuda humanitaria zarparon este sábado desde el estado Vargas hacia Cuba y Haití, así lo informó el ministro de Interior, Justicia y Paz Néstor Reverol.

Los Tango-63 y Tango-64 partieron con materiales de construcción, fertilizantes, agua y alimentos a propósito del corredor internacional humanitario que fue habilitado desde Venezuela, en apoyo a las naciones que fueron azotadas por el huracán Matthew.

22 Oct 2016 description

◾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.

21 Oct 2016 description

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).

21 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Haiti

  • 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

21 Oct 2016 description
  • 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.
21 Oct 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • 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

21 Oct 2016 description

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.

21 Oct 2016 description
  • 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.