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OAS Permanent Council Urged Haiti to Hold Overdue Elections and Convened a Special General Assembly on Strategic Vision

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today adopted a Declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections by the end of 2014, and also convened a Special General Assembly on the Strategic Vision for the Organization to be held on Friday, September 12.

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Le Canada contribue à accroître la sécurité alimentaire et à promouvoir la santé publique en Haïti

Le secrétaire parlementaire Paul Calandra participe à un événement destiné à mettre en lumière un partenariat avec l’Université Laval qui accroît la sécurité alimentaire et améliore la santé des familles haïtiennes

Le 27 août 2014 – Port-au-Prince, Haïti – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

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Canada Contributes to Increasing Food Security and Promoting Public Health in Haiti

Parliamentary Secretary Paul Calandra participates in an event to highlight a partnership with Université Laval that increases food security and health for Haitian families

August 27, 2014 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Rapport sur le déroulement du PIDIH et le PNRE en République Dominicaine

PIDIH/PNRE : le GARR publie son rapport d’observation

Le Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés (GARR) vous présente son rapport d’observation du déroulement du PIDIH (Programme d’identification et de documentation des immigrants haïtiens) et du PNRE (Programme national de régularisation des étrangers en situation migratoire irrégulière en République Dominicaine).

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La Protection des droits humains des personnes déplacées internes en lien avec le séisme de 2010 (Janvier - Juin 2014)

Ce rapport semestriel, qui ne prétend pas à l’exhaustivité, fournit un aperçu de la diversité des programmes et activités d’une partie des acteurs étatiques et non-gouvernementaux œuvrant dans le domaine de la protection des personnes déplacées internes en Haïti. Ce rapport a été préparé par le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme (HCDH)/Section des droits de l’homme (SDH) de la MINUSTAH à partir des informations soumises par divers acteurs dans le domaine de la protection dans les camps de personnes déplacées internes (DPI) issues du séisme du 12 janvier 2010.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response

The use of drones raises serious practical and ethical issues that humanitarian organizations must address through transparency, community engagement, and guidelines for privacy and data security.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tzu Chi held Rice Distribution in Haiti

Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Date: Aug 26, 2014

In January 2010, an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 devastated Haiti and left billions of dollars in damages and thousands of lives destroyed in its wake.
The earthquake struck the most populated areas of the country, including Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, not only taking more than an estimated number of 300,000 lives throughout the country, but displacing millions, leaving them without medical aid, shelter, and food.

Tzu Chi Foundation:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Haiti: 2014 Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of 21 August 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Haitian migrant dies trying to reach US shores

08/25/2014 19:09 GMT

MIAMI, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - A Haitian migrant has died trying to reach the shores of Florida together with 19 others, the US Coast Guard said Monday.

Sixteen in the group made it ashore in the Florida town of Hillsboro Beach, located some 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Miami, spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said.

But one person was "found dead and another was taken to a local hospital," she added.

News reports said the deceased is a woman and that the group included children.

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Bahamas - Tropical Cyclone CRISTOBAL (ECHO Daily Flash 22 August)

  • CRISTOBAL formed on 23 August in the Caribbean, near the Turks and Caicos. On 25 August, 6.00 UTC, it was a Tropical Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 85 km/h and its centre was located over water, east of the Bahamas, approximately 160 km north-west of the island of San Salvador. In the following 48 h, it is expected to move north-north-east, away from land, slightly intensifying.

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WMO calls for greater investments in weather and climate services in Small Island Developing States

Apia, Samoa, 25 August 2014 – Recognizing that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate impacts such as sea-level rise, reduced fisheries catch, droughts, floods, coastal surges, and typhoons (also known as hurricanes and cyclones), the World Meteorological Organization is urging SIDS and their partners to collaborate on developing stronger weather and climate services.

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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Global Health: Science and Practice Journal Volume 2 | Number 3 | 2014

Highlights from this issue:

  • Can oxytocin survive the heat in home storage conditions?

  • Is there more compelling evidence for global health programs than from RCTs?

  • What does it take to make cookstoves work as an intervention?

  • What are the challenges to scaling up visual inspection-based cancer prevention programs in Guatemala?

  • Can traditional birth attendants be trained to refer at-risk newborns in a rural African setting?

  • Where were the health facilities in Haiti when the earthquake struck?

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Haiti Humanitarian Needs Overview: Mid-Year Review (July 2014)

The updated Humanitarian Needs Overview highlights basic services, protection and durable solutions for IDPs, health and WASH related to the cholera epidemic, severe food and nutrition insecurity and high vulnerability and low resilience to natural hazards as priorities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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PNRE : Plan National de Régularisation des Étrangers ou Plan National de Rapatriement des Étrangers ?

Le Plan national de régularisation des étrangers en situation migratoire irrégulière (PNRE) instauré par les autorités dominicaines, a démarré le 2 juin 2014. À première vue, ce plan sonne plutôt comme une bonne chose. Car, vouloir documenter les étrangers sur le sol dominicain, leur permettre de travailler et de vivre dans des conditions décentes semble être, en effet, une très bonne idée. Cependant, ce n'est pas si simple. Une récente mission du GARR en territoire dominicain, du 5 au 8 août 2014, a permis d’observer le déroulement de ce plan en détails.

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School, Health Kits Needed for Haiti

By Susan Kim*

August 19, 2014—In support of children’s education programs in Haiti and around the world, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is launching a renewed call for school kits and health kits.

In Haiti, UMCOR is one of various nongovernmental organizations partnering with Care International and its Partnership for Learning Program. Through this program, CARE is committed to helping 50,000 underserved students in Haiti.

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In memory of those who lost their lives working for human rights

Speaking at a memorial ceremony held at human rights headquarters in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke of the “acts of simple and unselfish courage by UN and NGO staff”, who choose, often, to work in very dangerous situations “to mitigate oppression, repair disaster and heal the scars of conflict.”