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02 Aug 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 30 juillet 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Des organisations de la société civile rejettent le dialogue bilatéral prôné par l’Organisation des Etats Américains (Oea), lors d’une conférence de presse donnée le jeudi 30 juillet, et à laquelle a assisté l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

« Un dialogue bilatéral ne donnera aucun résultat » à cause de la République dominicaine qui ne respecte jamais les accords qu’elle signe, met en garde le président du Conseil d’Administration du Groupe d’’appui aux rapatriés et réfugiés (Garr), Philippe Jean Thomas.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description
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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. Rice, black beans, maize, and cooking oil are among the most important food items for poor and middle income households in Haiti.

31 Jul 2015 description

In June, tens of thousands of poor migrant workers from neighboring Haiti thronged around government buildings in the Dominican Republic, hoping to register for a process that would allow them to regularize their migration status before a June 17 deadline. Reports of imminent mass deportations stirred near-panic, and fueled international criticism of a process which also threatened tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent with the risk of expulsion from the land of their birth.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Cordaid

Despite international protests, the Dominican Republic has decided to declare the citizenships of over 200.000 Haitian immigrants ‘void’. This means that they will have to leave the country, or risk deportation from 1 August onwards. With nowhere to go and the Haitian government unable to provide for the returnees, a refugee crisis is looming. Jan Voordouw and Dominique Pierre Lenz of the Cordaid Haiti office traveled to the border between the two countries to assess the situation.

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

Antécédents

Comme le sait le Conseil permanent, une mission technique, ayant à sa tête le Secrétaire aux questions politiques, Francisco Guerrero, accompagnée de Gabriel Bidegain, Conseiller spécial de l’OEA et constituée de six autres fonctionnaires du Secrétariat général de l’OEA, a visité la République dominicaine et Haïti du jeudi 9 juillet au mardi 14 juillet, afin de connaître la situation dans la zone frontalière entre les deux pays.

La mission visait les quatre objectifs spécifiques suivants:

30 Jul 2015 description

Background

As the Permanent Council is aware, a technical mission headed by the Secretary for Political Affairs, Francisco Guerrero, and accompanied by OAS Special Advisor Gabriel Bidegain and six other members of the OAS General Secretariat, visited the Dominican Republic and Haiti from Thursday, July 9 through Tuesday, July 14, to gather information about the situation in the border region between the two countries.

The four specific objectives of the mission were to:

Gather information on the movement of people from the Dominican Republic to Haiti.

29 Jul 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 29 juil. 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Les prix des produits de première nécessité, comme le riz, l’huile et la farine, continuent d’augmenter depuis le début du mois de juin 2015, provoquant ainsi une situation économique « alarmante » dans tout le pays, apprend AlterPresse.

Subséquent à l’augmentation du prix du dollar américain, cette hausse des prix des produits alimentaires entraine de grandes difficultés pour les ménages les plus défavorisés.

29 Jul 2015 description

Development and Peace is launching a new social economy program with its partners in Haiti. The program brings together a dozen local organizations that are receiving support and funding from Development and Peace to set up social enterprises that range from poultry farms to mango production and community bakeries.

28 Jul 2015 description

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre recently released their annual Global Estimates of People Displaced by Disasters, which reports that almost 20 million people were newly displaced by sudden-onset disasters in 100 countries in 2014. Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced by disasters every year—equivalent to one person every second.

28 Jul 2015 description

GENEVA (28 July 2015) – The United Nations Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent today called on the Government of the Dominican Republic to take steps to prevent arbitrary deportations and to adopt measures to address allegations of racial profiling during deportations of people of Haitian descent.

Some 19,000 people have reportedly left Dominican Republic for Haiti since 21 June due to fear and amidst concerns that there will be violations when deportations officially start in August.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

28 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT AND FOOD SECURITY:
    Authorities activated the emergency mechanisms in Dominican Republic, while in Haiti authorities are concerned about a worsening of health issues due to lack of water.

  • FLOODS: River San Miguel in Colombia overflowed affecting about 8,000 people.
    Authorities are responding to the emergency by delivering foods and toiletry kits.

  • COLD WEATHER: In Bolivia about 9,330 families, 4,306 hectares of crops, 6,868 cattle and 207 houses are affected in 26 municipalities, in 6 departments

28 Jul 2015 description

Destacados

  • SEQUÍA e INSEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA: Autoridades activaron mecanismos de emergencia en República Dominicana, mientras en Haití las autoridades muestran preocupación porque la situación de salud puede agravar debido a la falta de agua.

  • INUNDACIONES: El desbordamiento del Río San Miguel en Colombia, afectó a cerca de 8,000 personas. Las autoridades responden a la emergencia a través de la entrega de alimentos y kits de aseo.

27 Jul 2015 description

Dans le prolongement de la visite du Président Hollande en mai dernier, et des entretiens à Paris du Ministre haïtien de l’Education nationale et de la formation professionnelle, M. Nesmy Manigat avec la Ministre française de l’Education nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, Madame N.Vallaud Belkacem et de la Secrétaire d’Etat à la coopération et à la francophonie, Madame A. Girardin, une première mission s’est rendue à Port-au-Prince du 20 au 24 juillet.

27 Jul 2015 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

25 Jul 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 24 juillet 2015 [AlterPresse] --- La Plateforme des organisations haïtiennes de droits humains (Pohdh) signale de nombreuses pertes de récoltes dans plusieurs régions du département du Sud.

Depuis environ quatre mois, une situation catastrophique sans précédent sévit dans le département du Sud notamment à Levy Mersan, première section communale de Camp-Perrin, où les planteurs ont perdu leur récolte de tabac, piment, maïs, poireau et de choux à cause de la sécheresse, signale la Pohdh dans une note en date du vendredi 24 juillet 2105.