- OCHA Haiti: Hurricane Matthew - Situation Report No. 14 (21 Oct 2016)
- ACAPS Hurricane Matthew - Department Profile, Nippes, 21 Oct 2016
- ACAPS Hurricane Matthew - Department Profile, Grande’Anse, 21 Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- HaïtiAppel Eclair Octobre 2016 FR / EN
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- FAO Haiti: El Niño Response Plan (Sep 2016)
- Transitional Appeal 2015 - 2016 EN/FR
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 21, 2016
USAID Press Office
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This report is produced by OCHA Haiti in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Haiti and covers the period of 19-21 October 2016. The next report will be issued on 24 October.
894,057 children are among the 2.1 million affected people.
112,500 children under five are at risk of acute malnutrition.
2,271 cholera cases suspected between 4-19 October alone.
806,000 people need urgent food assistance.
36 health facilities destroyed.
Port au Prince, 21 October 2016 – Haiti Red Cross volunteers have delivered packages of emergency food, shelter, hygiene and household supplies to 600 families in the remote southwestern commune of Anse d’Hainault – the first relief items to reach people in this area following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
“The distributions took extensive planning and fortitude, due to extraordinary logistical challenges,” said Felipe Del Cid, Regional Disaster Management Coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
USAID announces an additional $14 million for the Hurricane Matthew response
USAID partners conduct a joint distribution in Grand’Anse, reaching more than 550 households on October 19
An additional 470 rolls of USAID/OFDA plastic sheeting arrive in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince
JTF Matthew concludes hurricane relief operations in Haiti
Zika virus – Incidence and trends
To date, 47 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.1 In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.2 Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 6 October 2016, no additional countries and/or territories have confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas (Figure 1).
Hurricane Matthew - Update
Food distributions have started in selected rural areas in Grand’ Anse, Sud, and Nippes Departments, it is pertinent to maintain this effort.
Cholera vaccination campaign has been set for November 3rd in Sud and Grand’ Anse and is expected to last 10 days.
Due to a review of the official information from the Cholera Epidemiological Surveillance, the revised number of suspected cholera cases is 2271
29 agencies participated in the health group meeting today. Next meeting will be held on Friday 21 October at 10:00 am at PAHO/WHO.
Urgent need to repair non-functional essential health facilities and satellite warehouses housing medical supplies, however these actions have been delayed due to lack of funding and materials.
Suspected cholera cases data is currently being analyzed by DELR, this information will be updated tomorrow.
Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce additional €1.5 million in humanitarian funding for Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew
- Brings Ireland’s total funding to the Haiti hurricane response to €1.7 million
- Funding is being provided to experienced NGO partners
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 21, 2016 — More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew began its path of destruction, the American Red Cross has served more than a million meals and snacks, and provided 97,000 overnight shelter stays to people in need, prompting the charity to issue a call for the public’s help.
Nippes is located along the northern coast of Haiti’s southern peninsula, east of Grand’Anse and west of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. It covers 1,267 square km. Until 2003, Nippes was part of a larger Grande’Anse department, before becoming its own administrative unit. The capital city is Miragoâne. Nippes has 11 communes, and a total estimated population of 343,000. Most people live in rural areas, approximately 89.5% (IHSI 2009; Geohive).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs helps to improve the situation of Haitians affected by the hurricane with 50,000 euros through the Word Health Organisations (WHO).
IOM launched USD 20 Million appeal for Hurricane Matthew response
Another 7,244 households are currently receiving NFIs in ongoing distributions that have been allocated to partners and to the Government
21,179 households in the South, Grande Anse, Nippes and Ouest departments have received NFIs from the IOM-managed pipeline
- An estimated 1.4 million people are in need of assistance in Haiti due to Hurricane Matthew
- Official fatality figures in Haiti indicate 546 deaths, while the full death toll remains unknown
- More than 175,500 people have been displaced to evacuation shelters
Situation at a Glance
- According to the Minister of Education of Haiti, over 400 schools were damaged by hurricane Matthew. Rehabilitation and reconstruction are already on-going. A third team of the Ministry’s engineers are deployed on the field to assess all schools located in the affected departments.
- The National Meteorological Centre (CNM) of Haiti is issuing an alert for rains affecting the Grand’Anse and South departments. These rains are expected to last until 21 October, and could provoke landslides and floods in areas already hit by Hurricane Matthew.