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05 Feb 2016 description

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

02 Feb 2016 description

Since mid-2015, the humanitarian context in Haiti has been deteriorating with multiple humanitarian dynamics changing and worsening. It is estimated that severe drought, El-Nino and food insecurity have affected around 600,000 people, while Cholera has expanded in new areas and registered significant increase in number of cases (+35%). Migration flows from the Dominican Republic and the binational crisis that resulted from it have constituted another concerning humanitarian issue.

02 Feb 2016 description

With the end of 2015, it was confirmed an upsurge in the intensity of the cholera epidemic in Haiti. It remains mainly due to the lack of accessibility of the population to clean water and sanitation facilities. According to the cholera figures released by the Minister of Public Health and Population (MSPP), 36,045 cholera cases and 322 deaths were recorded from January to December 2015. This represents, in comparison to 2014, an increase of 24% in the number of cases, mainly due to a high number of cholera cases confirmed in the first quarter of 2015.

02 Feb 2016 description

A la fin de 2015, l’épidémie de choléra a confirmé son regain d’intensité et d’occurrence en Haïti. Sa persistance reste principalement causée par le manque d’accessibilité de la population à l’eau potable et aux infrastructures sanitaires. Au 31 décembre 2015, les chiffres du choléra publiés par le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) faisaient état de 36 045 cas de choléra enregistrés depuis le début de l’année et de 322 décès.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

26 Jan 2016 description

Malgré l’augmentation des cas suspects de choléra confirmés au premier trimestre 2015, qui a accru le nombre total de cas pour l’année en comparaison à l’année 2014, le nombre de cas suspect de choléra confirmés en septembre-octobre-novembre a progressivement baissé. De janvier à novembre 2015, plus de 31 000 cas et 297 décès ont été enregistrés.

26 Jan 2016 description

Despite the increase of cholera cases confirmed in the first quarter of 2015, which increased the total Precipitation Cholera cases number of cases for the year compared to 2014, the number of cholera cases pluvieuse confirmed in September-October-November has gradually decreased. From January to November 2015, more than 31,000 cases and 297 deaths were recorded.

14 Jan 2016 description

Réf. : PIO/PR/1/2016

Port-au-Prince, le 14 janvier 2016 - Six ans après le tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010 ayant causé la mort de plus de 200 000 personnes et laissé au moins 1,5 millions d’autres de sans-abri, l'action humanitaire a obtenu des résultats significatifs. Par exemple, environ 96% des 1,5 millions de personnes déplacées ont quitté les camps grâce, en partie, à des programmes de retour et de relocalisation.

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

11 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After the heavy rains of October and November, a resurgence of the epidemic was noted particularly in the departments of Artibonite, North, Northwest, the metropolitan area of Port-auPrince and South-East;

  • Some people returned from the Dominican Republic are affected by a wave of acute diarrhea and cases of cholera;

  • Almost 61,000 displaced from the earthquake still live in extremely difficult conditions.
    Access to drinking water infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene are their main concern;

11 Dec 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Après les fortes pluies d’octobre et novembre, une recrudescence de l’épidémie a été constatée particulièrement dans les départements de l’Artibonite, du Nord, du Nord-ouest, de la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince et du Sud-est ;

  • Les personnes retournées de la République Dominicaine sont affectées par une vague de diarrhée aiguë incluant des cas de choléra ;