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Haiti + 1 other
Mapping Cholera: A Tale of Two Cities

Pulitzer Center


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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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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.

Agence France-Presse:

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Etats-Unis : Augmentation du nombre de voyageurs clandestins haïtiens risquant leur vie en haute mer

De multiples embarcations clandestines bourrées de migrants-es haïtiens à destination des Etats-Unis sont devenues de plus en plus inquiétantes pour les responsables de la garde côtière américaine, à Miami, a rapporté la chaine de télévision américaine, NBC News, le 6 août 2014. Partant de la République Dominicaine pour arriver sur les rives de Porto Rico, ces passagers clandestins n’ont pas hésité à mettre en péril leur vie et même celle de leurs enfants qui voyagent avec eux.

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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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El Salvador + 10 others
Fiebre chikungunya ahora amenaza a Centroamérica


América Central, 19 de Junio 2014
Fuente: La Prensa Libre

San Juan (EFE).- La chikungunya, una enfermedad parecida al dengue que se detectó por primera vez en América hace seis meses, ya ha causado 14 muertes y hay más de 4.500 casos confirmados y más de 165 mil sospechosos, en su gran mayoría en países caribeños. También, amenaza a Centroamérica, pues ya llegó a El Salvador.

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World + 15 others
Annual Letter 2014

Before joining USAID, I never could have imagined the depth of passion that exists for our nation’s leadership in global development.

When I was sworn in, people often asked me if I was worried about the unpopularity of development. According to nearly every poll, Americans wanted to cut foreign aid. But over the last four years, I have seen how a new model of development that delivers meaningful results in a cost-effective way can inspire people from all walks of life.

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Haiti + 1 other
Audit of USAID/Haiti’s New Settlement Construction Activities


Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

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World + 14 others
Latin America and the Caribbean – Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013


· Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

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Haiti + 5 others
Haïti-Coopération : L’Ue accorde 5 millions d’euros en appui au processus électoral de 2014


P-au-P, 18 mars 2014 [AlterPresse] --- L’Union Européenne (Ue) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (Pnud) en Haïti, ont paraphé ce mardi 18 mars, une convention de 5 millions d’euros, à Bourdon (secteur est), pour appuyer l’organisation des élections en Haïti.

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World + 18 others
The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Philippines + 2 others
INTERVIEW-Philippines will avoid problems from Haiti aid effort-USAID

Author: Alistair Scrutton

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippine government is strong enough to ensure long-term reconstruction in the wake of devastating Typhoon Haiyan is effective and avoid the aid problems seen after the Haiti earthquake three years ago, the U.S. Agency for International Development head said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Alertnet

Reuters - AlertNet:

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Haiti + 33 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2004–2013: Latin America and the Caribbean

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

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Haiti + 1 other
US Funds IOM Aid to Victims of Sexual Violence in Haiti Camps

IOM has received US$ 600,000 from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) to provide immediate relief to victims of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Haitian displacement camps with a high incidence of SGBV cases.

The funding will allow IOM to provide a comprehensive SGBV response in camps through urgent medical assistance, referrals and relocation support. It will also help to raise awareness of the issue among the local population and reinforce the institutional network of response actors.

International Organization for Migration:

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Haiti + 1 other
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, USAID's Mark Feierstein and Christie Vilsack visit Haiti and announce multi-million dollar funding for Room to Learn

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
USAID Press Office

USAID Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein and Senior Advisor for International Education Christie Vilsack traveled to Haiti with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, where he announced a multi-million dollar program in Haiti for USAID’s Room to Learn.

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Cuba + 5 others
Un an après le passage de Sandy, le PNUD appelle à soutenir la reconstruction dans les Caraïbes

UN News Service

29 octobre 2013 – À l'occasion du premier anniversaire du passage dévastateur de l'ouragan Sandy dans les Caraïbes et aux États-Unis, le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a lancé mardi un appel à redoubler d'efforts pour aider les communautés affectées à se relever dans les Caraïbes.