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Haiti: Election support

Planned Project Summary Information

Project number: HT-32553

Branch: Americas Branch

Country: Haiti

CIDA's ODA Priorities: 100% - 402 - Democratic institutions and practices

CIDA's Sectors: 100% - 15062 - Elections

Project Approval Date: December 2004

Anticipated Project Duration: 2 years

Estimated Project Value: $17.0M

Project Implementation: Unsolicited Proposal - Grant - UNDP

Competitive Contracts during the implementation of this project: To be determined

Project Description:

The project supports the Provisional

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Afghanistan + 17 others
Terrorism, Iraq, Middle East, Sudan among critical issues before UN SC in 2004


SC/8301
Security Council
2004 Round-up

In a sweeping series of debates and actions aimed at countering new and persistent threats to international peace and security, the Security Council in 2004 remained resolute in tackling such intractable challenges as suppressing global terrorist threats, protecting civilians in armed conflict, and building peace in societies shattered by war, including by disarming former combatants, upending post-war cultures of impunity, and providing electoral assistance.

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USAID Field Report Haiti Jan 2005

Program Description

In response to the recent political turmoil in Haiti, OTI initiated the Haiti Transition Initiative (OTI) in May 2004 with implementing partner International Organization for Migration (IOM). The program emphasizes stability-building measures in key crisis spots through the implementation of quick, visible small projects with the following objectives: restore citizen confidence and hope in the process of political development and positive change; empower citizens and the government to address priority needs in communities; and build cooperative frameworks

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Haiti: Direct Relief's programme activities update Jan 2005

Report
Direct Relief
Recipient: New Hope Ministries
Shipment Number: 4179
Shipment Date: 1/19/2005
Value: $87,831

The majority of the population in Haiti lives in extreme poverty and is unable to cover even their most basic needs. One of every three children is chronically malnourished, and Haiti has the highest mortality rate for children under the age of five in the Western Hemisphere. New Hope Ministries in Florida organizes medical mission trips consisting of approximately 20 doctors and nurses who visit rural health clinics in Haiti. This particular mission will focus on the many Haitians

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UNICEF Humanitarian Action: Haiti Summary for 2005

Critical Issues for Children and Women
Following the recent Haitian political crisis and natural disasters in 2004, the unfolding humanitarian crisis has led to violence, insecurity, complete breakdown of law and order and collapse of the nations' physical and human infrastructure. The South West and the North of Haiti have been particularly hit by the floods with the loss of over 3,000 lives and some 350,000 people affected, many of them being children and women.

Surveys indicate that 200,000 under-five children suffer from chronic malnutrition, 42,000 from acute malnutrition,

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Haiti: Resumen ejecutivo del mes - Boletin 1 - Jan 2005

Durante el mes de enero se han perpetuado el hostigamiento contra los grupos armados y funcionarios cercanos al ex Presidente, J. B. Aristide. Además, han continuado las acciones armadas de las FFAA en diferentes partes del país que ONG de derechos humanos locales han denunciado al haber provocado la muerte de una treintena de civiles. Cabe destacar el incremento de operaciones de la MINUSTAH, así como el anuncio de un programa de DDR para los antiguos miembros de las FFAA. Como nota positiva señalar que los países donantes han comprometido fondos por
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Angola + 33 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 5 of 2005


This report includes:

(A) Headlines

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Armenia

(C) Eastern & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Eritrea (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional (2) Angola (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

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World Bank and Haiti sign US$1.5 million grant agreement to strengthen economic governance in Haiti

Report
World Bank
News Release No:2005/307/LAC

Davos, SWITZERLAND, January 28, 2005 - The Government of Haiti and the World Bank today signed a US$1.5 million grant agreement for the Bank to provide technical and financial assistance in support of critical economic governance reforms. The grant agreement signed today is part of a US$6.4 million trust fund grant program approved by the World Bank in September 2004 and developed in coordination with the Government of Haiti and other development partners.

"Key to the success of these reforms

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Brazil funds clean-up of Haiti

Report
World Bank
Solid Waste Agreement Signed as Part of World Bank Post Conflict Fund Grant

Davos, SWITZERLAND, January 28, 2005 - On the occasion of the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), the Government of Brazil today signed a $125,000 Memorandum of Understanding to support Solid Waste Management in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince as part of the World Bank's Low-Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS) grant for the reconstruction of Haiti.

The Brazilian contribution will help Haiti cut down the grave risk to public health posed by the virtual absence

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Afghanistan + 32 others
UNICEF seeks USD 763m for 'forgotten emergencies'

GENEVA, 26 January 2005 - UNICEF today appealed for more than $750 million to help millions of children struggling to survive conflicts and other emergencies in countries around the world, saying that the tsunami had shown that people care deeply about children in desperate situations but are often not aware of them.

"We have witnessed a truly spectacular response from the global public - a combination of compassion, speed, and generosity that allowed UNICEF to immediately help save lives," said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy. On behalf of all my colleagues
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Haiti's PM seeks Aristide's help to end violence

By Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Haiti will send an envoy to South Africa to ask ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Pretoria government for help restoring stability and preparing for elections, the interim prime minister said on Friday.

Gerard Latortue said his government would welcome initiatives by African diplomats to help negotiate an end to a wave of violence between pro- and anti-Aristide forces that has killed at least 240 people since September.

It was the first time any Haitian official

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Haiti: SRSG and representatives of the Grand Sud participate in conference in Les Cayes

PIO/PR/80/2005

Port-au-Prince, 22 January 2005 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chief of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdes, visited Les Cayes, on Saturday 22 January, to participate in a conference together with mayors, delegates, church representatives and peasants from the Grand Sud (Jacmel, Jeremie, Les Cayes, Nippes etc.). The purpose of the meeting was for the Grand Sud representatives to present concerns and projects to MINUSTAH, so that in turn, MINUSTAH

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Burundi + 21 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 4 of 2005


Highlights

The number of people in need of food assistance due to the Indian Ocean Tsunami is estimated at 2 million and WFP is seeking USD 256 million from donors to feed them.

Fatalities in Indonesia from the Tsunami are now estimated at more than 160,000 as government authorities add figures for missing people to the total.

In Southern Africa during the hungry season, WFP is monitoring the impact of both drought and floods on food security and vulnerability to food security.

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Some see quagmire for Brazil troops in Haiti

By Angus MacSwan

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Jan 20 (Reuters) - It all started so optimistically for Brazil's peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

Back in June, a grateful population welcomed the troops. Brazil's soccer superstars showed up to play a special "peace game" and President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited the blighted Caribbean country to spread his brand of good cheer.

The mission would show that Brazil was ready to assume a role as a regional diplomatic power with a more socially aware approach than the heavy-handed United States.

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Indonesia + 3 others
Présente en Indonésie et au Sri Lanka, Action contre la Faim n'oublie pas les autres pays en crise

Présente en Asie du Sud depuis de nombreuses années, Action contre la Faim a immédiatement réagi au tsunami du 26 décembre 2004. A l'heure actuelle, Action contre la Faim continue ses programmes d'urgence et définit ses programmes de post-urgence et de réhabilitation sur les prochains 24 mois. L'objectif est d'accompagner les personnes sinistrées qui vont progressivement quitter les lieux o=F9 elles se sont réfugiées pour retourner chez elles, en leur fournissant les moyens de redevenir autonomes.

Dans le même temps, Action contre la

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Haiti: ICRC starts work in shantytown

News No. 05/8

The inhabitants of the Cité-Soleil shantytown in Port-au-Prince suffer extreme economic and social deprivation, as well as being exposed to sporadic outbursts of armed violence. The ICRC has therefore embarked on a large-scale water and sanitation project there and is also helping the local committee of the Haitian National Red Cross Society to evacuate people wounded in the clashes.

Rehabilitation work has just begun on the communal latrines in the Bellecourt and Soleil 19 districts, as has work to decontaminate the immediate surroundings of these sites. A major

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L'OEA salue l'accord d'appui à l'organisation d'élections générales en Haïti

PIO/PR/78/2005

Port-au-Prince, 17 janvier 2005 - Le Secrétaire général intérimaire de l'Organisation des États Américains (OEA), l'ambassadeur Luigi R. Einaudi, s'est félicité de la signature, le lundi 10 janvier à Port-au-Prince, d'un accord global de 44 millions de dollars américains par le gouvernement haïtien, le Conseil Électoral Provisoire (CEP), la Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD). Cet accord entre dans le cadre d'un projet d'appui à l'organisation,