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World + 51 others
The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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Haiti Price Bulletin July 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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World + 3 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 1 August 2014, vol. 89, 31 (pp. 345–356) [EN/FR]

Cholera, 2013

In 2013, 47 countries reported a total of 129 064 cases of cholera including 2102 deaths, giving a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 1.63%. This represents a decrease of 47% in the number of cases reported compared to 2012 and this is the second consecutive year in which reported cholera cases declined. The number of reporting countries in 2013 was 47 compared to 48 in 2012.

Choléra, 2013

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Programme d’identification et de documentation des immigrants haïtiens en République Dominicaine: une première journée tournée au fiasco

jeudi, 31 juillet 2014 20:56

La première journée du Programme d’Identification et de Documentation des Immigrants Haïtiens (PIDIH) a démarré très mal, le 21 juillet 2014. Bastonnades, bousculades, jets de gaz lacrymogènes, ont été entre autres les divers obstacles rencontrés par les ressortissants-es haïtiens qui étaient venus de partout pour réclamer les documents d’identité promis par les autorités haïtiennes, a appris le GARR.

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Guatemala + 7 others
Central America and Caribbean Price Bulletin July 2014

The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.

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Haiti + 1 other
Haiti and Dominican Republic Hold Bi-National Workshop to Fight Tuberculosis

IOM this week supported the Haitian Ministry of Health and the National Anti-Tuberculosis Program by organizing and facilitating the second bi-national workshop on tuberculosis (TB).

The event, held this week in Port-au-Prince, was attended by the Haitian Minister of Health, delegations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and representatives from IOM and the World Health Organization (WHO).

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Bulletin # 7: Panier alimentaire et conditions actuelles de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle Juillet 2014

Ce présent numéro du bulletin de panier alimentaire est spécial. Spécial dans le sens qu'il prend en compte non seulement l'accès aux aliments, mesuré par le ratio du coût du panier et du revenu moyen des individus, mais aussi un sujet d'actualité qui a provoqué des remous au sein de la société haïtienne: l'éventualité d'un relèvement des prix du carburant sur le marché haïtien.

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Enhance Culture, Change the Zone, Protect Health

Report
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4th agricultural and crafts fair in Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince’s slums

Cité Soleil, a densely populated slum region near Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. The city is known to be extremely poor, dirty and a far from good reputation. Nonetheless, local initiatives have shown that change is possible.

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World + 11 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 25-31, 2014

Dryness continues across parts of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa; flooding possible in Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been both below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, which has led to large moisture deficits. While increased rainfall forecast during the next week may provide some relief, ground conditions are expected to remain very dry, which may still hurt crop development later in the season.

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Haiti to modernize its approach to agricultural health with grant from the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $14 million grant to help the Government of Haiti reduce plant and livestock losses and increase exports by modernizing its agricultural health services. The Government of Haiti is matching the IDB’s pledge with $2 million of its own funds.

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Mid-term Evaluation Report of the Disaster Risk Management Programme – funded by the Hong Kong Red Cross from its inception in July 2012 to October 2013

Executive Summary

This mid-term evaluation assesses the progress of the disaster risk management project titled “Strengthening capacities to cope with disasters” in Haiti. Its purpose is to measure the progress towards achieving the desired outcome and provide relevant recommendations on the future orientation of the project for the remainder of the implementation period, currently projected for December 2014.

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Helping more Haitian mothers and babies survive childbirth

f you can get more pregnant women to come in for prenatal visits and to give birth at a clinic, more women and their babies will survive childbirth and the vulnerable days following a baby’s entry into the world.

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Haiti Aid Reform Bill “Will Be a Step in the Right Direction,” CEPR Co-Director Says

Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

Congress Passes “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act” to Enact Greater Oversight of USAID in Haiti

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Haiti + 1 other
Inauguración de un sistema de distribución de agua potable en Haití

La Cooperación Española contribuye al desarrollo de los sistemas de agua en Haití, uno de los principales problemas después del terremoto de 2010

El pasado 10 de julio, el presidente de la República de Haití, Michel Martelly, inauguró un sistema de distribución de agua potable en la ciudad de Ouanaminthe en el noreste de Haití.

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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Haiti : Humanitarian Dashboard (January - March 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Between January and March 2014, the key humanitarian concern revolved around the deterioration of the food security in the North-West Department. This is the result of the combined effects of the lack of viable coping mechanisms due to the extreme poverty of the population and the poor spring and winter harvest as well as the prolonged drought since November 2013. An estimated 143,000 people are affected by this situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with PAHO/WHO support

Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera in three high-risk departments starting in August. Although the epidemic has slowed considerably, some 6,730 cases and 51 deaths were reported since January.

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Haiti : Tableau de bord humanitaire (janvier - mars 2014)

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

Entre janvier et mars 2014, la situation humanitaire a été marquée par la détérioration de la sécurité alimentaire dans le département du Nord-Ouest. Ceci est le résultat des effets combinés du manque de mécanismes d'adaptation viables en raison de l'extrême pauvreté de la population et des mauvaises récoltes de printemps et d’hiver, ainsi que la sécheresse prolongée depuis novembre 2013. Selon les estimations, 143 000 personnes sont touchées par cette situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.