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03 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.

  • 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.

  • 806,000 people severely food insecure.

Situation Update

  • On 4 October, Haiti was hit by a category 4 Hurricane. Initial reports revealed that over 175,000 people were displaced and nearly 550 had died.

03 Dec 2016 description

December 02, 2016

Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water, and some remote communities have not received assistance.

02 Dec 2016 description
report British Red Cross

Evaluation Recommendations

BRC generally accepts all the recommendations presented by the evaluators.
Regarding Recommendation 1, and the “establishment of international roster of livelihoods, infrastructure and governance experts to help identify an on-going source of appropriate human resources”, BRC notes that it did have existing registers, but its members were either unavailable or lacked the skillset that the urban context required.

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description

This issue of Frontiers of CLTS explores the potential, and some of the recorded learning, on how CLTS, as a community-based, collaborative approach to sanitation behavioural change, can be applied successfully in contexts of fragility and displacement, leading to communities more convinced and prepared to maintain and develop safe sanitation practices.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Haiti

Points Saillants

  • 2,1 millions de personnes sont affectées par le passage de l’ouragan

  • 1,4 millions ont besoin d’une aide alimentaire d’urgence, toutes situées en zone de priorité 1 (EFSA-rapide1 );

  • Amélioration de l’accès à certaines sections communales dans les départements de la Grand’Anse, des Nippes et du Sud;

  • Lancement de la formation des enquêteurs qui seront déployés dans le cadre de l’enquête d’évaluation de la sécurité alimentaire ;

02 Dec 2016 description

To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease since 2015.

In addition, five countries in the Americas have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases. Since the last Zika Epidemiological Update of 17 November 2016, no new country or territory has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the Americas.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Torrential rains that pounded Haiti’s northern region on Nov. 5 and 6 have caused extensive flooding and killed 10 people, according to the Haitian civil protection agency. The city of Cap-Haïtien has been particularly affected by the sudden and violent flooding which saw nearly one foot of rain fall within 48 hours. The flooding comes just more than a month after Hurricane Matthew, which devastated parts of Haiti and killed more than 500 people.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Secretary-General's remarks to the General Assembly on a New Approach to Address Cholera in Haiti [Trilingual version, as delive

1 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today apologized to the people of Haiti, expressing deep regret for the loss of life and suffering caused by the country’s cholera epidemic, and outlined the way forward including immediate steps to stem the outbreak and long-term support for those affected – while also highlighting the need for adequate funding of the proposal.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Secretary-General's remarks to the General Assembly on a New Approach to Address Cholera in Haiti [Trilingual version, as delive

1 décembre 2016 – Présentant jeudi les excuses de l'ONU pour la réponse au choléra en Haïti, le Secrétaire général de l'Organisation, Ban Ki-moon, a détaillé la voie à suivre pour faire face à l'épidémie, à travers un programme d'assistance visant à fournir un soutien immédiat et à long terme aux personnes touchées.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Rice, black beans, maize, and cooking oil are among the most important food items for poor and middle income households in Haiti. Roots and tubers are also important, but not currently monitored. All cooking oil is imported and rice imports account for about 80 percent of national needs. Large quantities of beans and maize are also imported, but over half of the national needs are domestically produced. Rice is consumed by even the poorest households, and imported rice is generally cheaper than locally produced rice.

01 Dec 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.

01 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient and uneven rainfall exacerbates ground conditions in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has occurred in western Mauritania. Ground control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Poor early season precipitation has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

01 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service

The response to cholera in Haiti will be a “long and thorough battle,” but the United Nations will stand by the Haitian people and authorities, Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said on the eve of the launch of the Organization's new approach to tackling the epidemic in the country.

01 Dec 2016 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 1er déc. 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Une manifestation violente du parti politique Fanmi lavalas a fait des casses, dont des pare-brise de plusieurs véhicules brisés, et d’autres dégâts matériels, dans l’après-midi du mercredi 30 novembre 2016, à Delmas, selon les informations obtenues par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Un père de famille, qui n’a qu’un tap tap (véhicule de transport en commun) comme gagne-pain pournourrir quotidiennement sa famille, a pleuré à chaudes larmes devant le « spectacle » du pare-brise de son véhicule, brisé par les casseurs, rapporte un témoin ;