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04 Feb 2016 description

Cofinancée par la France, la reconstruction du plus grand établissement hospitalier public de Port-au-Prince progresse. Visite du chantier.

27 Jan 2016 description

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | Wednesday 1/27/2016 - 11:33 GMT

Denmark and Switzerland on Wednesday joined a growing number of European countries to report Zika infections among travellers returning from Latin America, where the mosquito-borne virus has been blamed for a surge in birth defects.

"A Danish tourist who travelled to Central and South America was diagnosed on his return with the Zika virus," a hospital in eastern Denmark said in a statement late Tuesday.

27 Jan 2016 description

How USAID is Preparing and Responding Globally

The current El Niño event is one of the strongest in recorded history. Droughts, floods, and other extreme weather exacerbated by El Niño are driving families from their homes, hurting people’s ability to earn an income, triggering food shortages, and threatening health and nutrition.

26 Jan 2016 description

Posted by Jenny Petrow and Carolina A. Cardona

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

Roughly 2.5 million Haitians live in extreme poverty (below $1.25 per day), predominantly in rural areas. The economy is largely informal and heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture, which has languished in the face of growing rural population pressures, recurrent natural calamities, adverse climate change, and a lack of access to modern technology in the absence of a functional agricultural extension service. Haiti can also be a difficult place for businesses to thrive, ranking 180 of 189 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index.

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

A longstanding challenge in Haiti, the deficit of adequate, affordable housing was significantly exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has played a critical role in the housing and settlements sector in Haiti both during the immediate response to the 2010 earthquake and now as Haiti works to rebuild. Having shifted gears from essential emergency relief to long-term development, USAID is now concentrating on finding solutions to barriers for adequate supply of affordable housing stock in the country.

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

Environmental degradation is a critical concern in Haiti and poses a serious threat to the lives and livelihoods of Haitian citizens. Widespread deforestation, particularly in the hillsides, has led to flooding, dramatic rates of soil erosion, and subsequent declines in agricultural productivity. Haiti’s valuable coastal and marine resources have been degraded by sediment deposition and overfishing, resulting in considerable loss in biodiversity.

25 Dec 2015 description

12/25/2015 - 06:07 GMT

by Laurent BARTHELEMY

President Barack Obama's administration is planning a vast operation to round up and expel from the United States migrant families who fled drought and violence in Central America, reports said Thursday.

Any such crackdown would be hugely controversial, with immigration one of the hottest topics in the 2016 presidential campaign, and rights groups expressed grave concern at the deportations.

23 Nov 2015 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID provided nearly $777 million to assist disaster-affected populations in the LAC region, including nearly $509 million from USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and approximately $268 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP).

23 Nov 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • 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.

22 Oct 2015 description
report AlterPresse

jeudi 22 octobre 2015

P-au-P, 21 oct. 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Des dispositions en termes de sécurité et justice seraient plus propices à l’organisation des élections du 25 octobre, tentent de rassurer des responsables de l’ambassade américaine, lors d’une visite effectuée, le mercredi 21 octobre, au Groupe Médialternatif à l’occasion de son quatorzième anniversaire.

14 Oct 2015 description

Our oceans, atmosphere and land are intricately connected. When the balance of one changes, it affects the others.

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.