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12 Feb 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, 11 February 2016. - Mr John Ging, Director of Coordination and Response Division of OCHA is expected to visit Haiti from 11 to 13 February to see first-hand the impact of the crises in the country, the priority humanitarian needs, ongoing response and gaps as well as help raise the humanitarian profile of the situation of Haiti.

12 Feb 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, le 11 février 2016.- Le Directeur des opérations du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA), Monsieur John Ging, sera en visite en Haïti du 11 au 13 février 2016 en vue de se rendre compte de l'impact des crises dans le pays, les besoins humanitaires prioritaires, la réponse en cours, les lacunes, et de relever le profil humanitaire de la situation du pays.

11 Feb 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La CNSA alerte sur la situation de près de 4 millions de personnes vivant en d‟insécurité alimentaire ;

  • En 2016, la réponse à l‟épidémie de choléra constitue une priorité pour les agences des Nations et ses partenaires de la communauté humanitaire ;

  • Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires a approuvé un montant total de près de 2 millions dollars dans le cadre du CERF pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires des personnes traversant la frontière entre Haïti et la République Dominicaine ;

11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The National Food Security Coordination Committee (CNSA) alerts on the situation of nearly 4 million people affected by food insecurity ;

  • In 2016, the humanitarian response to the cholera outbreak remains a priority for the United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners;

  • The UN Under - Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs has allocated to Haiti nearly US $ 2 million from the CERF to meet the humanitarian and protection needs of people crossing the border bet ween Haiti and the Dominican Republic;

10 Feb 2016 description

Background

Established in 2007, the ERRF Haïti is an OCHA-managed strategic pooled fund, ensuring a quick and effective response to any small-scale unforeseen emergency in the country. The Fund - under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator - has responded to the most critical needs against a backdrop of reduced operational and financial capacities on the ground.

Strategic objectives

The Advisory Board decided to focus actions on the following strategic objectives:

05 Feb 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

02 Feb 2016 description

Since mid-2015, the humanitarian context in Haiti has been deteriorating with multiple humanitarian dynamics changing and worsening. It is estimated that severe drought, El-Nino and food insecurity have affected around 600,000 people, while Cholera has expanded in new areas and registered significant increase in number of cases (+35%). Migration flows from the Dominican Republic and the binational crisis that resulted from it have constituted another concerning humanitarian issue.

02 Feb 2016 description

With the end of 2015, it was confirmed an upsurge in the intensity of the cholera epidemic in Haiti. It remains mainly due to the lack of accessibility of the population to clean water and sanitation facilities. According to the cholera figures released by the Minister of Public Health and Population (MSPP), 36,045 cholera cases and 322 deaths were recorded from January to December 2015. This represents, in comparison to 2014, an increase of 24% in the number of cases, mainly due to a high number of cholera cases confirmed in the first quarter of 2015.

02 Feb 2016 description

A la fin de 2015, l’épidémie de choléra a confirmé son regain d’intensité et d’occurrence en Haïti. Sa persistance reste principalement causée par le manque d’accessibilité de la population à l’eau potable et aux infrastructures sanitaires. Au 31 décembre 2015, les chiffres du choléra publiés par le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) faisaient état de 36 045 cas de choléra enregistrés depuis le début de l’année et de 322 décès.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

26 Jan 2016 description

Malgré l’augmentation des cas suspects de choléra confirmés au premier trimestre 2015, qui a accru le nombre total de cas pour l’année en comparaison à l’année 2014, le nombre de cas suspect de choléra confirmés en septembre-octobre-novembre a progressivement baissé. De janvier à novembre 2015, plus de 31 000 cas et 297 décès ont été enregistrés.

26 Jan 2016 description

Despite the increase of cholera cases confirmed in the first quarter of 2015, which increased the total Precipitation Cholera cases number of cases for the year compared to 2014, the number of cholera cases pluvieuse confirmed in September-October-November has gradually decreased. From January to November 2015, more than 31,000 cases and 297 deaths were recorded.

14 Jan 2016 description

Réf. : PIO/PR/1/2016

Port-au-Prince, le 14 janvier 2016 - Six ans après le tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010 ayant causé la mort de plus de 200 000 personnes et laissé au moins 1,5 millions d’autres de sans-abri, l'action humanitaire a obtenu des résultats significatifs. Par exemple, environ 96% des 1,5 millions de personnes déplacées ont quitté les camps grâce, en partie, à des programmes de retour et de relocalisation.

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).