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03 May 2016 description

Highlights

 EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: The death toll from the earthquake rose to 660 people dead and 31 still missing. The government of Ecuador, local emergency services, the Red Cross and other organizations continue to provide food, potable water, shelter, emergency medical services and other basic services to the affected people.
Humanitarian partners continue deploying national and international assistance and performing multi sector initial rapid assessments (MIRA) in coordination with local counterparts.

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

28 Apr 2016 description

Haiti’s Humanitarian Needs of Overview (HNO) 2016 has estimated that 2.1 million people are in need of humanitarian and protection assistance. From those 1.3 million will be targeted by the recent launched Humanitarian Response Plan ( April 2016).

21 Apr 2016 description

Durant les deux premiers mois de l’année 2016, l’épidémie de choléra a connu une évolution relativement stable au regard de la flambée enregistrée à la fin de l’année 2015. Le nombre de cas a légèrement superieur pour les deux premiers mois comparés a 2015 (3% et 8,599 cas) mais la tendance est a la baisse depuis mi-février. Par contre, le retour des pluies pourrait être un facteur de risque important. Cependant le nombre de décès a augmenté de façon inquiétante: 15% de plus de décès par rapport à 2015.

21 Apr 2016 description

During the first two months of 2016, the cholera epidemic has had a stable development in relation to the outbreak recorded at the end of 2015. The number of cases increased slightly compared to the same period in 2015, but the trend is downward since mid February. Nevertheless the return of the rain could be an important risk factor. In addition, the number of deaths has increased alarmingly: 15% more compared to 2015. Investigations have shown that a good community management of early deaths due to cholera is crucial to avoid the outbreaks and upsurges.

19 Apr 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on tens of millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, continue to be at risk of extreme weather events, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

14 Apr 2016 description

Este documento analiza las crisis registradas en América Latina y el Caribe durante 2015, así como la respuesta por parte de la Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios - Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe (OCHA ROLAC).

También recoge las actividades relacionadas con preparación frente a desastres, así como los eventos desarrollados con socios estratégicos que significaron un avance en busca de una mejor coordinación para una respuesta humanitaria eficiente.

14 Apr 2016 description

This document reviews the major emergencies in 2015 and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OCHA ROLAC) response.

It also includes details of the disaster preparedness activities and joint ventures with strategic partners that represented innovations in better coordination for effective humanitarian response.

14 Apr 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Les acteurs humanitaires ont déjà démarré le processus de relocalisation des personnes retournées de la République Dominicaine. 374 des 580 familles vivant sur les 6 sites temporaires ont déjà reçu leur subvention au loyer ;

  • Les activités de préparation à la prochaine saison cyclonique sont en cours : des exercices de simulation à l’évacuation et un atelier de définition des priorités ont eu lieu ;

  • L’accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement au cœur de la réponse à l’épidémie de choléra ;

14 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian actors have already started the process of resettlement of returnees from the Dominican Republic. 374 of the 580 families living on six temporary sites have already received their rent subsidy;

  • Preparation activities for the next hurricane season are underway : simulation exercises for evacuation and a priority setting workshop took place ;

  • Access to clean water and sanitation at the heart of the response to the cholera epidemic;

11 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • FLOODS: The number of people affected by floods in Argentina has increased.
    More than 16,000 people have been evacuated.

  • DROUGHT AND FOOD INSECURITY:
    Two million people need humanitarian assistance in Haiti. The humanitarian community is requesting US$193.8 million to address this and other emergency needs in the country.

11 Apr 2016 description

Destacados

  • INUNDACIONES: El número de personas afectadas por las inundaciones en Argentina ha aumentado drásticamente.
    Más de 16,000 personas han sido evacuadas.

  • SEQUÍA & INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: 2 millones de personas en Haití requieren asistencia humanitaria. La comunidad humanitaria está solicitando US$193.8 millones para atender esta y otras situaciones en el país.

07 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, jeudi le 07 avril 2016. Le Gouvernement d’Haïti et l´Equipe Humanitaire Pays lancent aujourd’hui un appel de fonds de 193.8 millions de dollars en vue de répondre aux besoins humanitaires critiques de 1,3 million de personnes. Ce document de planification stratégique de la réponse humanitaire en 2016 vise non seulement à assurer la protection et l’accès aux services de base aux personnes les plus vulnérables, mais également à renforcer la résilience de la population et des institutions haïtiennes.

07 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, April 7, 2016. The Government of Haiti and the Humanitarian Country Team launch today a call for funds of $ 193.8 million people to meet the critical humanitarian needs of 1.3 million people. This humanitarian planning document aims at ensuring protection and access to basic services to the most vulnerable people, and also strengthening the resilience of the population and the Haitian institutions.