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16 Feb 2017 description

To bring life-saving assistance to scattered people affected by Hurricane Matthew, humanitarian organizations have to navigate a complex access situation. The very diverse geography, patchy road network, uneven damage to infrastructure caused by the hurricane and sometimes unpredictable security situation have forced aid agencies to use a variety of means to deliver relief. Cut-off communities in hard-to-reach mountainous areas are proving the most difficult to assist.

10 Feb 2017 description


• 2016 cerró con 10.7 millones de personas afectadas, 10 % más que en 2015.

• Las inundaciones ocupan el primer lugar en tipo de desastre en la región, aunque la sequía genera el mayor número de personas afectadas.

• La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico fue la más activa desde 2012 y las más mortal desde 2005.

• Durante 2016, Naciones Unidas solicitó fondos por US$339 millones en la región.

• 2016 marcó el 25 aniversario de la Resolución 46/182 de la ONU.

10 Feb 2017 description


• 2016 closed with 10.7 million people affected, 10 per cent more than in 2015.

• Floods are the most frequent type of disaster in the region, although drought affected more people.

• The Atlantic hurricane season was more active than 2012 and more deadly than 2005.

• The United Nations requested funding for US$339 million for emergencies in the region.

• 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of UN Resolution 46/182.

More than 10 million people affected by disaster in 2016

08 Feb 2017 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti has been worsened by the hurricane Matthew, which violently struck Haiti on 4 October causing widespread damage, flooding and displacement. Nearly 2.1 million people were affected throughout the country (mainly in Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes departments). It was estimated that 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance. Cholera epidemic is still high with 41,421 cases registered between January and 31 December 2016.