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30 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded to a low pressure front. Its remnants are moving west-northwest at about 35 km/h. As a result, locally heavy rains and gusty winds are expected near the eastern and central Cuban coast and the South-eastern Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

30 Aug 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 29 août 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Quatre personnes sont décédées et une douzaine d’autres ont été blessées la nuit dernière à l’occasion du passage de la tempête tropicale Erika sur Haiti, selon des informations fournies par la Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC).

Les quatre personnes décédées l’ont été durant un accident entre deux camions à Léogane (ouest) au moment où les premières manifestations de la tempête se faisaient sentir sur le pays.

Lors de cet accident, 10 personnes ont été brulées et conduites à l’hôpital, rapporte la DCP.

30 Aug 2015 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Storm ERIKA moved through Lesser Antilles on 27 August, causing heavy rainfall. Dominica was especially affected by floods and landslides. As of 28 August, there were five dead, 21 missing and several homes destroyed. Afterwards it started moving over the Caribbean Sea towards the Dominican Republic, as a Tropical Storm. On 28 August afternoon (UTC), it is approaching the south-eastern coast. At 12.00 UTC its center was located approx. 50 km southeast of Saona Island and it had max. sustained winds of 85 km/h.

30 Aug 2015 description

La Havane, Cuba | AFP | 30/08/2015 - 01:02 GMT

par Francisco JARA

La tempête tropicale Erika, qui a fait 20 morts cette semaine sur la petite île de la Dominique, s'est progressivement dissipée samedi au-dessus de Cuba.

Selon le centre cubain de prévisions météorologiques, la tempête a été déclassée au rang de dépression tropicale dans la journée, à la faveur d'un couloir de basse pression sur l'île.

30 Aug 2015 description

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 00:01 GMT

by Francisco JARA

Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center later called off all coastal watches and warnings and said the storm had "dissipated" -- a relief for a dozen Caribbean island nations stalked in recent days by Erika.

But it did caution that Florida should keep an eye on "the remnants."

29 Aug 2015 description

Situación

La Tormenta Tropical Erika se está alejando de la isla la Española y se espera que en las próximas horas toque la parte sur de Cuba, según las imágenes del Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Miami.

La Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), mantiene un Aviso por condiciones de Tormenta Tropical asociado al paso de Erika en todas las costas de la República Dominicana, es decir, desde Cabo Engaño (La Altagracia) hasta Pedernales y desde Cabo Engaño hasta la Bahía de Manzanillo (Monte Cristi).

29 Aug 2015 description

Situation

Tropical Storm Erika was located about 120 kilometers southwest of the capital of the Dominican Republic, on red alert (maximum), and is expected that throughout Saturday morning will advance to northern Haiti.

29 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Cornelia Walther

Five years on, Haiti’s cholera epidemic remains an emergency, but as one village demonstrates, simple, cost-effective solutions are within reach.

ARTIBONITE, Haiti, 27 August 2015 – “In the past, many people here got very sick. My friend got cholera – she almost died,” says Maria, 12 years old. She lives in the commune of St. Michel d’Attalye, in Haiti’s Artibonite department.

29 Aug 2015 description

Roseau, Dominica | AFP | Friday 8/29/2015 - 06:25 GMT

by Alexander MARTINEZ

Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported Friday, as the system barreled through the Caribbean.

While crews rushed to search for survivors and clean up scenes of chaos on Caribbean islands, Haitian authorities issued travel restrictions and opened emergency shelters ahead of the storm's arrival.

28 Aug 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | vendredi 28/08/2015 - 20:52 GMT

Les autorités haïtiennes ont annoncé vendredi en fin d'après-midi l'ouverture des abris d'urgence à travers le pays, à l'approche de la tempête tropicale Erika, qui a déjà causé de gros dégâts et fait des dizaines de morts dans les Caraïbes.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Radio

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En Haïti, après le terrible séisme du 12 janvier 2010, quatre maternités de soins obstétricaux néonataux et d’urgence de base (SONUB) ont été créées. Baptisées "Cliniques Sourire", ces maternités fournissent l'ensemble des services de santé de la reproduction, avec du personnel qualifié.

28 Aug 2015 description
report AlterPresse

Extraits d’un rapport sur le premier tour des élections législatives partielles (9 août 2015), préparé par le Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh), le Conseil national d’observation électorale (Cno) et le Conseil haïtien des acteurs non étatiques (Conhane) [1]

Document daté du 25 août 2015 et transmis à AlterPresse

Il ne fait aucun doute que les élections du 9 août 2015, émaillées d’irrégularités, de fraudes massives et de violences constituent un accroc aux normes démocratiques.

28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.

28 Aug 2015 description
  • Tropical Storm Erika is moving west-northwest over the Atlantic Ocean towards the Leeward Islands. On 26 August at 3.00 UTC it had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h and its centre was located approximately 800 km east of Antigua.

  • Over the next 24 hrs it is forecast to continue moving west-northwest, strengthening, and moving through the Leeward Islands on 27-28 August. Its centre is forecast to pass very close or over Antigua and Barbuda islands in the morning of 27 August (UTC) and pass off the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico early on 28 August.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman

When it comes to a vaccine to prevent cholera, one dose may be as good as two. That is the finding of a new study whose authors say the strategy would make a new vaccine that is in short supply go further.

The World Health Organization is stockpiling 2 million doses of a recently licensed oral cholera vaccine to prevent the severe diarrheal illness.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

27 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Protracted is the new normal. The majority of today’s humanitarian crises are protracted in nature. More than 90 per cent of humanitarian appeals last longer than three years and the average length of a humanitarian appeal is now seven years. About 89 per cent of humanitarian funding from OECD DAC members goes to crises lasting from the medium to the long term.

27 Aug 2015 description

Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | mercredi 26/08/2015 - 22:53 GMT

Les Etats-Unis ont décidé de prolonger une nouvelle fois de 18 mois l'asile temporaire qui avait été accordé aux Haïtiens résidant illégalement dans le pays après le séisme de 2010 qui a ravagé leur pays, ont annoncé mercredi les autorités américaines.