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30 Apr 2016 description

515 people affected by rains: The Emergency Operations Center reported that 515 people have been displaced, 103 homes have been affected, 19 communities are isolated, and 13 provinces are under an alert (9 yellow, 4 green) due to rains as of April 29, 2016. (OS: COE) (M: EL NUEVO DIARIO)

30 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 4/30/2016 - 00:20 GMT

The European Union said Friday it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.

The funding included 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians, an EU news release said.

29 Apr 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Hasta la fecha, 35 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika (Figura 1). Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica del 21 de abril de 2016 de la Organización Panamericana de Salud/ Organización Mundial de Salud (OPS/OMS) no hay nuevos países o territorios que hayan confirmado la transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika.

29 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 21 April, no new countries or territories hav e confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

28 Apr 2016 description

ZIKA VIRUS DISEASE, MICROCEPHALY AND GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME

 As of 27 April, 55 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 42 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

 Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

27 Apr 2016 description

Des organisations, membres de la Commission de Concertation Haïtiano-Domicaine(CCHD) se sont retrouvées à leur 5e rencontre binationale pour analayser les différentes thématiques relatives aux rapports entre les deux Etats. Durant trois journées de travail, elles ont formulé des actions conjointes pour encourager des relations harmonieuses sur l'île. Un communiqué a été rédigé en Espagnol et en Français le 23 avril 2016, pour formuler des recommandations aux gouvernements haitien et domincain.

25 Apr 2016 description

6 familles migrantes dont 40 provenant de Fond-Bayard et 36 autres des sites d’hébergement d’Anse-à-Pitres ont été relogées, les 20 et 21 avril 2016, à la 3ème section communale de Labady, département de l’Artibonite.

Cette relocalisation s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un projet de l’organisme Food For the Poor visant 100 familles très vulnérables dont 50 rapatriées de la République Dominicaine et 50 autres locales.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

23 Apr 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 35 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update of 14 April, no new countries or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

22 Apr 2016 description

Abnormal dryness over the Greater Horn of Africa despite recent increase in rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

21 Apr 2016 description

El Gobierno dominicano envió esta madrugada una brigada humanitaria a Ecuador, integrada por socorristas y unidades caninas para apoyar las labores de rescate y asistencia a las familias damnificadas tras el terremoto ocurrido el pasado sábado.

Los rescatistas pertenecientes a las Fuerzas Armadas de la República Dominicana, asignados por el ministro de Defensa teniente general Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, y de la Defensa Civil, dedignados por su director mayor general Rafael De Luna Pichirilo, partieron a las cuatro de la madrugada en vuelo privado hacia la nación suramericana.

21 Apr 2016 description

SUMMARY

From 1 January 2007 to 20 April 2016, Zika virus transmission was documented in a total of 66 countries and territories.

Mosquito-borne transmission:

  • 42 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 17 countries have reported evidence of Zika virus transmission prior to 2015, with or without ongoing transmission or have reported an outbreak since 2015 that is now over.

20 Apr 2016 description

Plusieurs ressortissants haïtiens reconduits à la frontière de Belladère, département du Centre d'Haïti, le 19 avril 2016, ont été victimes de mauvais traitements. Ces migrants qui ont été appréhendés pour la plupart dans la capitale dominicaine, ont été gardés dans un centre de détention à Elias Piña avant d’être emmenés en Haïti.

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.