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03 May 2016 description
report CCO Haïti

Port-au- Prince, 3 mai 2016-Haiti: La communauté humanitaire se mobilise afin de sensibiliser et engager les différents acteurs et actrices de la société civile haïtienne et l´Etat haïtien aux réformes sur l’aide humanitaire proposées dans le cadre de l’organisation du Sommet Humanitaire Mondial.

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

Une consultation multi-pays en vue du Sommet humanitaire mondial à Istanbul

54,5% de la population mondiale vit dans des zones urbaines caractérisées par une densité de population élevée et un environnement socio-économique, politique et institutionnel complexe. Apporter des réponses coordonnées et plus efficaces lors de crises en milieu urbain est une priorité pour réduire la vulnérabilité des populations.

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.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Monday 5/2/2016 - 20:09 GMT

A boat capsized in rough waters during a violent weekend storm, killing eight people, while another was swept away by a river, officials in Haiti said Monday.

The incident occurred overnight Saturday into Sunday, according to Eric Prevost, head of Haiti's maritime and navigation service. He revised downward a previously announced estimate of 21 deaths from the accident.

02 May 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | lundi 02/05/2016 - 19:44 GMT

Au moins huit personnes sont mortes à Haïti dans le naufrage de leur embarcation dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche et un homme est décédé emporté par les eaux d'une rivière samedi à la suite de fortes intempéries.

30 Apr 2016 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 29 avril 2016 [AlterPresse] --- La vigilance citoyenne est indispensable pour la réussite des travaux de la Commission de vérification électorale, estime le coordonnateur du Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh), Pierre Espérance.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Dry conditions developing in the Gulf of Guinea region and northern Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since O ctober 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

30 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 4/30/2016 - 00:20 GMT

The European Union said Friday it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.

The funding included 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians, an EU news release said.

29 Apr 2016 description

Latin American and Caribbean countries are engaging the public in the fight against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever

Washington, D.C., 28 April 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — As part of Vaccination Week in the Americas (April 23 to May 2), health authorities in a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries are urging people to clean up potential mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes to prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.

29 Apr 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Hasta la fecha, 35 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de infección por virus del Zika (Figura 1). Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica del 21 de abril de 2016 de la Organización Panamericana de Salud/ Organización Mundial de Salud (OPS/OMS) no hay nuevos países o territorios que hayan confirmado la transmisión vectorial del virus del Zika.

29 Apr 2016 description

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

29 Apr 2016 description

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.