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25 May 2016 description

De mars à avril 2016, les autorités sanitaires ont enregistré une nette diminution du nombre de nouveaux cas par rapport aux deux premiers mois de l’année en cours. Malgré une augmentation de 18% dans les nouveaux cas de décès comparativement à la même période l’année dernière, le nombre des cas de janvier à avril 2016 est légèrement inférieur (de moins 1%) en comparaison à la même période l’année dernière (Janvier-Avril 2015). Ces résultats sont dus à l’amélioration de la réponse et une meilleure réactivité dans les zones en alerte rouge ou orange.

25 May 2016 description

From March to April 2016, health authorities have reported a net downturn in the number of cases compared to the first two months of the year. While there is an increase of 18% of new deaths compared to the same period last year, the number of cases from January to April 2016 is thus slightly lower (less 1%) compared to the same period last year (January-April 2015). These good results are to be credited to improved response mechanism and better responsiveness on the areas in red or orange alert.

20 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Recurrent floods have been recorded during the month of May especially in the West, North, Center, and Nippes department. More than 9,000 families have been affected and thousands of homes were damaged.

• The humanitarian community and the Haitian government are determined to eradicate the cholera epidemic and launched a vaccination campaign in this context.

13 May 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Des inondations récurrentes ont été enregistrées au cours du mois de mai particulièrement dans les départements du Centre, de l’Ouest et des Nippes. Plus de 9 000 familles ont été affectées et des milliers de maisons endommagées;

• La communauté humanitaire et le gouvernement haïtien sont déterminés à éradiquer l’épidémie de choléra et lancent à cet effet une campagne de vaccination ;

12 May 2016 description

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

10 May 2016 description

Destacados

  • TERREMOTO EN ECUADOR: El llamamiento de ayuda solo tiene cobertura del 12%, mientras las necesidades continúan. A la tercera semana de ocurrido el terremoto, se reportan 660 personas muertas y 15 desaparecidas, mientras cerca de 32,000 permanecen en albergues temporales de emergencia.

  • LLUVIAS E INUNDACIONES: República Dominicana, Colombia y Nicaragua, entre otros, registran inundaciones en varias de sus regiones debido a las fuertes lluvias de los últimos días.

10 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: A coverage of 12% has been achieved from the Flash Appeal in the first three weeks. The death toll rose to 660 people, 15 people are still missing, 190,364 received sanitary attention and 32,757 people are sheltered.

  • RAINS AND FLOODS: Dominican Republic, Colombia and Nicaragua report floods in various regions due to heavy rains in the last days.

06 May 2016 description

Main event: ‘A Global Call for Support and Action: Responding to El Niño’

Panel: OCHA, CARE, IFRC, UNDP, AU Commission, RC/HC Ethiopia

This was the sixth significant Member States briefing on El Niño since October 2015. More than 45 Member States and over 200 humanitarian and development partners participated.

03 May 2016 description

Highlights

 EARTHQUAKE IN ECUADOR: The death toll from the earthquake rose to 660 people dead and 31 still missing. The government of Ecuador, local emergency services, the Red Cross and other organizations continue to provide food, potable water, shelter, emergency medical services and other basic services to the affected people.
Humanitarian partners continue deploying national and international assistance and performing multi sector initial rapid assessments (MIRA) in coordination with local counterparts.

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

28 Apr 2016 description

Haiti’s Humanitarian Needs of Overview (HNO) 2016 has estimated that 2.1 million people are in need of humanitarian and protection assistance. From those 1.3 million will be targeted by the recent launched Humanitarian Response Plan ( April 2016).

21 Apr 2016 description

Durant les deux premiers mois de l’année 2016, l’épidémie de choléra a connu une évolution relativement stable au regard de la flambée enregistrée à la fin de l’année 2015. Le nombre de cas a légèrement superieur pour les deux premiers mois comparés a 2015 (3% et 8,599 cas) mais la tendance est a la baisse depuis mi-février. Par contre, le retour des pluies pourrait être un facteur de risque important. Cependant le nombre de décès a augmenté de façon inquiétante: 15% de plus de décès par rapport à 2015.

21 Apr 2016 description

During the first two months of 2016, the cholera epidemic has had a stable development in relation to the outbreak recorded at the end of 2015. The number of cases increased slightly compared to the same period in 2015, but the trend is downward since mid February. Nevertheless the return of the rain could be an important risk factor. In addition, the number of deaths has increased alarmingly: 15% more compared to 2015. Investigations have shown that a good community management of early deaths due to cholera is crucial to avoid the outbreaks and upsurges.