- OCHA Bulletin humanitaire - Numéro 52 Juillet 2015
- WFP Brief 01 April – 30 June 2015
- IFRC Preparedness for Population Movement Emergency Plan of Action Update, 6 July 2015
Appeals & Funding
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.
Cuba – Drought
• Lack of rain from May to June has affected 68% of the country (11 provinces).
• Authorities refer to the current drought as the worst in the last 115 years. In Guantanamo, water usually used for agriculture is now used for human consumption.
Haiti - Drought
• Due to below-average rainfall, Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) "Crisis" level has been reached in parts of Haiti, severely affecting 180 000 people. Between 60% and 80% loss of the main local crops and vegetables in these areas has been confirmed. • Difficulties in accessing water results in the reduction of daily meals or leads to community conflicts. • Livestock has been severely affected and pressure has been put on alternative food resources (fishery).
Haiti - Severe weather
• Heavy rains affected Haiti over 3-5 April, causing floods and damage, including in the capital Port-au-Prince. At least six people were killed and 8,000 houses were damaged (as of 6 April, media).
• Isolated heavy rainfall may still affect some areas of Haiti in the evening of 7 April.