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30 Apr 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 4/30/2016 - 00:20 GMT

The European Union said Friday it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.

The funding included 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians, an EU news release said.

29 Apr 2016 description

Nairobi, 29 April 2016 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched its 2015 Annual Report website and print edition in all six UN languages. The report showcases many of UNEP’s big results of the last year – from key work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement to securing investor pledges to decarbonize $600 billion worth of assets under management – and zooms in on projects helping communities in countries like Colombia and Cambodia to adapt to climate change and develop sustainable livelihoods.

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

20 Apr 2016 description

Environ US$ 22 millions en aide d’urgence

Port-au-Prince, le 15 avril 2016

L'Ambassade des Etats-Unis a annoncé une augmentation des fonds alloués à l’assistance des ménages haïtiens affectés par la sécheresse provoquée par le phénomène El Niño pour leurs besoins quotidiens. Au cours des six derniers mois, la contribution américaine s’est élevée à US$ 21.9 millions.

19 Apr 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 in includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 11 500 000

14 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

9 Mars 2016, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti - Le Gouvernement du Japon vient d’octroyer au Fond des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) la somme d’environ 6.3 millions de dollars américains (753 millions de Yens) pour soutenir le programme de vaccination de routine et un projet pour prévenir la propagation du choléra en Haïti.

03 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • BRAZIL: UNICEF carried out 23 trainings on the new UNICEF Seal strategic action against the Aedes aegypti mosquito with the participation of 2,258 people (including 730 adolescents) from 681 municipalities in 9 states.

  • COLOMBIA: UNICEF is coordinating mobilization actions reaching 354 schools and training 500 teachers on community engagement methods and solid waste management.

01 Apr 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.

19 Mar 2016 description

Key messages

  • Providing access to clean water in sufficient quantities is essential to sustain life and promote health in emergency and crisis situations. Basic sanitation and appropriate hygiene behavior and management are essential conditions to create a safe living environment.

  • The European Commission is one of the largest humanitarian donors in providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance with almost €120 million alone allocated in 2015 to projects in this sector.

18 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Humanitarian Country Team and representatives of the Haitian Government convened a workshop to define the response plan to the priority humanitarian needs in 2016 ;

  • Recent floods have affected more than 10,000 families and heightens the concerns of vulnerable populations in the country;

  • Since the beginning of the year, 7,782 cases of cholera and 96 deaths have been reported by health officials as on February, 27th;

17 Mar 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, 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 in includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; increased susceptibility to illnesses, and forced displacement.

17 Mar 2016 description

The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe. At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather.

11 Mar 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • L’Equipe humanitaire pays et des représentants du gouvernement haïtien se sont réunis en atelier pour définir le plan de réponse aux besoins humanitaires prioritaires en 2016 ;

  • Les récentes inondations ont affecté plus de 10 000 familles et renforcent les préoccupations des populations vulnérables du pays ;

  • Depuis le début de l’année, 7 782 cas et 96 décès ont été enregistrés, rapportent les autorités sanitaires;

09 Mar 2016 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño has passed its peak but it remains strong and will continue to influence the global climate. It is expected to weaken in the coming months and fade away during the second quarter of 2016. The World Meteorological Organization states that models indicate a return to an El Niño neutral state during the second quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, strong El Niño conditions are quite likely through March-April. It is too early to predict if there will then be a swing to La Niña (the opposite of El Niño).