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26 Feb 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y., recently received a grant from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) for its Hunger for Education USAID International Food Relief Partnership project in Haiti. The project aims to increase the health and learning capacity of students by implementing school feeding programs in five Salesian centers in Haiti.

25 Feb 2017 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and 5 of 2017, a total of 1,897 cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 28 deaths. In the Dominican Republic, from the beginning of the year to EW 2 of 2017, there were 7 suspected cholera cases and 2 confirmed cases reported, including one death.

In 2016, four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,159), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (41,421), and Mexico (1) reported suspected and confirmed cases.

25 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said today.

“Earlier this week the Secretary-General sent a letter to all Member States” in that regard, Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the regular daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

24 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

  • Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental degradation, and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

22 février 2017 – Le gouvernement du Japon a accordé mardi un don de 2.6 millions de dollars au Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) pour lui permettre de combattre le choléra en Haïti.

Ce don du Japon appuiera directement le 'Projet de renforcement de la prévention et de la réponse au choléra' dont le principal objectif est de contribuer à réduire la morbidité et la mortalité liées au choléra en Haïti en 2017 et 2018.

22 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

22 February 2017 – A new grant from the Government of Japan will allow the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help reduce cholera-related morbidity and mortality in Haiti in 2017 and 2018, the UN agency said in a news release.

“With this gift from the Japanese people, we will strengthen the axes of the fight againstcholera in the protection of the Haitian population, especially children,” said Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti, welcoming the contribution.

21 Feb 2017 description

After Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, response actors estimated that as many as 35,000 families—approximately 175,000 people—in Grand’Anse and Sud departments whose homes were damaged or destroyed relocated to temporary shelters. USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responded by distributing emergency shelter supplies, including plastic sheeting and shelter repair kits, to help displaced households return home quickly.

21 Feb 2017 description

Points saillants

 Ce document présente l’état de la sécurité alimentaire et des moyens d’existence dans les zones les plus affectées deux mois après l’ouragan Matthew.

  • Plus de 60% des ménages ont été directement affectés par Matthew, surtout en termes de dégâts sur les maisons, stocks et parcelles cultivées; 6% des ménages enquêtés sont encore déplacés ou accueillent des déplacés.

21 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

 This paper presents the impact on food security and livelihoods in the most affected areas two months after Hurricane Matthew.

  • Over 60% of households were directly affected by Matthew, mainly in terms of damage to housing, stocks and cultivated plots;6% of households interviewed are still displaced or host displaced persons.

21 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • According to the latest results of the Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA), food insecurity halved in the areas most affected by Hurricane Matthew. However, high levels of food insecurity persist in the North-West, Artibonite and La Gonave regions, where little assistance was provided.

21 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.

  • 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.

  • 806,000 people severely food insecure.

Situation Update

  • The overall security situation is relatively calm except in Jeremie where the food distribution has been cancelled last Tuesday due to manifestation linked to the arrest of the senator Guy Philippe.

19 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Haiti Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group is preparing to roll out the radio rehabilitation project in four sites together with Internews.

  • The Haiti ICT Working Group has demobilized from all sites in line with its exit strategy. However, Internet connectivity services are still being provided to support the government in Jeremie and Les Cayes.

  • The Haiti ICT Working Group Coordinator is scheduled to leave the operation on 7 March.

19 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Durante lo que va del año mil 254 migrantes, entre ellos 953 mujeres, ingresaron sin documentos a Guatemala, refieren hoy registros de la Dirección General de Migración (DGM).

De acuerdo con las fuentes, sólo en enero pudo detectarse la presencia de mil 93 ciudadanos de distintas naciones que, sin identificación o con papeles falsificados, trataban de atravesar este territorio centroamericano con el propósito de llegar a Estados Unidos.

Y en los primeros 15 días de febrero la cantidad de interceptadas en condición irregular ascendió a 161.

17 Feb 2017 description

Du 9 au 10 février dernier, une soixantaine de juges du département du Sud-Est ont suivi une formation sur le contentieux électoral dans la ville de Jacmel. Cette formation organisée par le CEP avec l’appui du , est dispensée à environ 700 juges à travers les 10 départements du pays sur une période d’un mois.

17 Feb 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 17 févr. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Le taux de participation des électrices et électeurs, dans les élections sénatoriales partielles et locales du dimanche 29 janvier 2017, pour les dix départements géographiques d’Haïti, s’élève à 27.44%, indique un communiqué de presse du Conseil électoral provisoire (Cep), en date du jeudi 16 février 2017, dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Le taux de participation des électrices et électeurs a franchi le seuil de 30 à 44.61% dans sept départements, souligne le Cep, sans donner les noms des dits départements.

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017