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28 May 2016 description

Cólera en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

  • Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 del 2016 a la SE 17 de 2016, se registraron 14.574 casos de cólera en tres países en las Américas: Ecuador (1), Haití (13.859) y la República Dominicana (714). Es decir, Haití registró el 95 % del total de casos notificados hasta la SE 17 de 2016 en la Región de las Américas.

28 May 2016 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 27 mai 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Des intempéries ont fait un mort et un blessé dans la commune de Carrefour (sud de la capitale), indique à AlterPresse la directrice de la protection civile de l’Ouest, Nadia Lochard.

Les pluies survenues dans la nuit du jeudi 26 au vendredi 27 mai 2016 ont provoqué l’effondrement d’une maison, qui a fait un mort et un blessé.

Des alluvions emportées par les eaux en crue ont envahi la route de Carrefour et causé un immense embrouillage dans la matinée de ce 27 mai 2016.

27 May 2016 description

Tijuana, Mexico | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 17:08 GMT

by Said Betanzos

Hundreds of migrants from Haiti and Africa have streamed in recent days into the Mexican border city of Tijuana, hoping to apply for political asylum in the neighboring United States.

Since last Saturday, the San Ysidro border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego, California has seen a continuous stream of men, women and children from the distant shores of Guinea, Angola and Haiti. They have spent days and nights waiting to see US immigration authorities.

27 May 2016 description

Santo Domingo, 9 May 2016 – The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries' efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

27 May 2016 description

Santo Domingo, 9 de mayo de 2016 – El impacto de los desastres naturales va en aumento a pesar de los esfuerzos de los países por reducirlo. En el último año, la sequía ha afectado a más de 6.2 millones de personas en el Caribe, especialmente en Haití, República Dominicana y Cuba.

27 May 2016 description

Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.

27 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (**Figure 1**). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 19 May 2016, no additional countries or territories confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

25 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 mai 2016 – L'ONU a indiqué mercredi qu'elle apportait son soutien au gouvernement haïtien dans le cadre d'une campagne de vaccination contre le choléra qui doit toucher 400.000 personnes au cours de l'année 2016.

Le Ministère haïtien de la santé publique et de la population est soutenu par l'Organisation panaméricaine de la santé/Organisation mondiale de la santé (OPS/OMS) et par le Fonds des Nations unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), a précisé la Mission des Nations Unies en Haïti (MINUSTAH) dans un communiqué de presse.

25 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 May 2016 – Two United Nations agencies said today they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016.

In a press release, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population is being supported by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), as well as by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

25 May 2016 description

2016 (DATA FROM 1ST JANUARY TO 2nd APRIL)

‐13.859 SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES FROM 1 JANUARY TO 2 APRIL 2016 IN HAITI

‐118.000 PEOPLE TARGETED FOR THE VACCINATION IN ARCHAHIE IN APRIL AND MAY

‐THE RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM IS FUNDED ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER AND NEEDS 9.8 M

Current situation

25 May 2016 description

De mars à avril 2016, les autorités sanitaires ont enregistré une nette diminution du nombre de nouveaux cas par rapport aux deux premiers mois de l’année en cours. Malgré une augmentation de 18% dans les nouveaux cas de décès comparativement à la même période l’année dernière, le nombre des cas de janvier à avril 2016 est légèrement inférieur (de moins 1%) en comparaison à la même période l’année dernière (Janvier-Avril 2015). Ces résultats sont dus à l’amélioration de la réponse et une meilleure réactivité dans les zones en alerte rouge ou orange.

25 May 2016 description

From March to April 2016, health authorities have reported a net downturn in the number of cases compared to the first two months of the year. While there is an increase of 18% of new deaths compared to the same period last year, the number of cases from January to April 2016 is thus slightly lower (less 1%) compared to the same period last year (January-April 2015). These good results are to be credited to improved response mechanism and better responsiveness on the areas in red or orange alert.

25 May 2016 description

Zika virus (ZIKV) - Incidence and Trends

To date, 39 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus in the Region of the Americas since 2015. Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 12 May 2016, Argentina has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Cereals and starchy roots production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 12 years, after two consecutive years of drought.

  • Food availability in 2015/16 is being sustained by imports and a drawdown of stocks.

  • Prices at the beginning of 2016 were at near record levels for maize and at record levels for black beans.

23 May 2016 description

Depuis le 10 mai 2016, le Choléra refait son apparition à Baptiste, commune du Plateau Central. Dépassés par la situation, les responsables du centre de santé de la commune appellent à l’aide pour soigner les victimes.

« La situation devient de plus en plus inquiétante. Nous recevons 3 à 5 personnes par jour qui sont infectées par le Choléra. Le jeudi 19 mai 2015, une personne âgée s’était présentée au centre dans un état très critique. Malheureusement elle n’a pas survécu.», a informé Solange Charles Guérard, une infirmière du centre de santé de la commune.

22 May 2016 description
report GFDRR

Hydro-meteorological hazards (tropical cyclones, thunderstorms, hailstorms, tornados, floods, and drought) have had a significant impact on Haiti’s development. More than 96% of its territory is at risk from these hazards. In response, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) collaborated with the World Bank and the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience to strengthen Haiti’s capacity to deliver weather information and early warning systems tailored to the needs of farmers and civil protection groups.

21 May 2016 description

Rainfall deficits continue to increase in the Gulf of Guinea region

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 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.

20 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Recurrent floods have been recorded during the month of May especially in the West, North, Center, and Nippes department. More than 9,000 families have been affected and thousands of homes were damaged.

• The humanitarian community and the Haitian government are determined to eradicate the cholera epidemic and launched a vaccination campaign in this context.