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Alerta Epidemiológica Fiebre por chikungunya y dengue en las Américas - 29 de agosto del 2014

Ante la diseminación de la transmisión del virus chikungunya en las Américas, y el inicio de mayor circulación del dengue en Centroamérica y el Caribe, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) insta a los Estados Miembros en los que está presente el mosquito (Aedes aegypti) transmisor de ambos virus, a que aumenten sus esfuerzos para reducir la densidad del vector, basado en la estrategia de Gestión Integrada (Egi-Dengue); así como también para que establezcan y mantengan la capacidad para el manejo adecuado y oportuno de casos de dengue y ch

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Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Haiti Price Bulletin August 2014

Rice, black beans, maize, and cooking oil are among the most important food items for poor and middle income households in Haiti. Roots and tubers are also important, but not currently monitored. All cooking oil is imported and rice imports account for about 80 percent of national needs. Large quantities of beans and maize are also imported, but over half of the national needs are domestically produced. Rice is consumed by even the poorest households, and imported rice is generally cheaper than locally produced rice.

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Epidemiological Alert - Chikungunya and dengue fever in the Americas, 29 August 2014

Given the continued spread of chikungunya virus in the Americas, and the start of the period with higher dengue circulation in Central America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) advises Member States who have the vector mosquito of both viruses (Aedes aegypti), to increase vector density reduction efforts, based on the Dengue Integrated Management Strategy (Dengue-IMS), in addition to establishing and maintaining dengue and chikungunya case management capacity, and to implement effective public communication strategies to elimina

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Brazil + 1 other
Migration haïtienne au Brésil: La Plateforme GARR dresse un tableau sombre des conditions de vie des ressortissants haïtiens

Lors d’une conférence de presse organisée à Port-au-Prince par la Plateforme GARR, le 28 août 2014, deux représentants de l’institution ont dressé un tableau sombre des conditions de vie des migrants haïtiens au Brésil. Ces militants de droits humains qui y ont effectué une visite d’observation, du 13 au 21 août écoulé, appellent les autorités haïtiennes à travailler en vue d’empêcher les Haïtiens d’aller se faire humilier en territoire brésilien.

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Brazil + 1 other
Haitians new victims of slave labor in Brazil

Elaine Patrícia Cruz reports from Agência Brasil

Edited by: Fábio Massalli / Nira Foster

Inspectors from the Brazilian Ministry of Labor have rescued 12 Haitian and two Bolivians workers from slavery-like conditions in northern São Paulo city. It was the first time Haitians were found under circumstances of this sort.

According to Inspector Elisabete Sasse, the immigrants were subjected to exhausting working hours—11 to 15 hours a day. The maximum permitted by Brazilian law is 8 hours, with a 2-hour break, or 7 hours, with one hour for resting.

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Watershed projects build climate change resilience in Haiti

Finding dependable, clean water has always been a challenge for the people of Haiti. But in recent years, climate change has exacerbated the problem.

Many Haitians depend on rainwater and groundwater for their daily use. During periods of drought, some walk several kilometers in search of water. Often what they do find is of poor quality, leading to waterborne illnesses such as typhoid and diarrhoea.

Climate change has added to the problem by reducing groundwater recharge, leading to the loss of many local sources of drinking water.

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Periodic Monitoring Report (January - July 2014)

While the humanitarian situation in Haiti has generally improved, return, relocation or local integration solutions need to be intensified to prevent continued displacement in deteriorating living conditions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Le Conseil permanent de l'OEA appelle Haïti à tenir sans délai les élections reportées et convoque la session extraordinaire de l'Assemblée générale qui sera consacrée à la Vision stratégique

27 août 2014

Le Conseil permanent de l’Organisation des États Américains (OEA) a approuvé aujourd'hui une déclaration qui invite instamment les trois branches de l'État haïtien à appliquer les termes de l'accord d'El Rancho, lequel convoque la tenue d'élections législatives et municipales pour la fin 2014, et a convoqué pour le vendredi 12 septembre 2014 une session extraordinaire de l'Assemblée générale qui sera consacrée à la Vision stratégique de l'Organisation.

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OAS Permanent Council Urged Haiti to Hold Overdue Elections and Convened a Special General Assembly on Strategic Vision

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today adopted a Declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections by the end of 2014, and also convened a Special General Assembly on the Strategic Vision for the Organization to be held on Friday, September 12.

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Haiti + 1 other
Le Canada contribue à accroître la sécurité alimentaire et à promouvoir la santé publique en Haïti

Le secrétaire parlementaire Paul Calandra participe à un événement destiné à mettre en lumière un partenariat avec l’Université Laval qui accroît la sécurité alimentaire et améliore la santé des familles haïtiennes

Le 27 août 2014 – Port-au-Prince, Haïti – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

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Haiti + 1 other
Canada Contributes to Increasing Food Security and Promoting Public Health in Haiti

Parliamentary Secretary Paul Calandra participates in an event to highlight a partnership with Université Laval that increases food security and health for Haitian families

August 27, 2014 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Rapport sur le déroulement du PIDIH et le PNRE en République Dominicaine

PIDIH/PNRE : le GARR publie son rapport d’observation

Le Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés (GARR) vous présente son rapport d’observation du déroulement du PIDIH (Programme d’identification et de documentation des immigrants haïtiens) et du PNRE (Programme national de régularisation des étrangers en situation migratoire irrégulière en République Dominicaine).

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La Protection des droits humains des personnes déplacées internes en lien avec le séisme de 2010 (Janvier - Juin 2014)

Ce rapport semestriel, qui ne prétend pas à l’exhaustivité, fournit un aperçu de la diversité des programmes et activités d’une partie des acteurs étatiques et non-gouvernementaux œuvrant dans le domaine de la protection des personnes déplacées internes en Haïti. Ce rapport a été préparé par le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme (HCDH)/Section des droits de l’homme (SDH) de la MINUSTAH à partir des informations soumises par divers acteurs dans le domaine de la protection dans les camps de personnes déplacées internes (DPI) issues du séisme du 12 janvier 2010.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response

The use of drones raises serious practical and ethical issues that humanitarian organizations must address through transparency, community engagement, and guidelines for privacy and data security.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Tzu Chi held Rice Distribution in Haiti

Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Date: Aug 26, 2014

In January 2010, an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 devastated Haiti and left billions of dollars in damages and thousands of lives destroyed in its wake.
The earthquake struck the most populated areas of the country, including Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, not only taking more than an estimated number of 300,000 lives throughout the country, but displacing millions, leaving them without medical aid, shelter, and food.

Tzu Chi Foundation:

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Haiti: 2014 Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of 21 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haitian migrant dies trying to reach US shores

08/25/2014 19:09 GMT

MIAMI, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - A Haitian migrant has died trying to reach the shores of Florida together with 19 others, the US Coast Guard said Monday.

Sixteen in the group made it ashore in the Florida town of Hillsboro Beach, located some 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Miami, spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said.

But one person was "found dead and another was taken to a local hospital," she added.

News reports said the deceased is a woman and that the group included children.

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