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13 Jan 2017 description

“It’s been three months since Hurricane Matthew and Handicap International continues its work in Haiti despite a number of logistical complications, such as difficulties accessing people living in remote areas,” explains Hélène Robin, head of Handicap International’s emergency response.

10 Jan 2017 description

More than 1,300,000 people have beneficiated of food distribution since 3 months on.

Additionnally, 520,687 people have been provided with safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene

09 Jan 2017 description

Main Points

  • The security situation in Grand’Anse has deteriorated following the arrest of senator-elect Guy Philippe, on 05 January with many demonstrations and road blocks reported and affecting humanitarian operations which were either temporally suspended or limited

  • The preliminary results of a new Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) show that food security and availability in markets have improved in the communes affected by Matthew with the levels of inadequate food consumption decreasing in both Sud and Grand’Anse.

09 Jan 2017 description
infographic Government of Ireland

At the beginning of 2017, approximately 65 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes and 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of ongoing violence, conflict and natural disaster.

Ireland is responding to these people’s urgent needs through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.

30 Dec 2016 description

Faits saillants

• Le CERF a approuvé deux projets d'une valeur d'un peu plus de 3,5 millions de dollars américains pour le rétablissement rapide des services rassurants d'éducation, l'assistance à la protection des plus vulnérables expulsés des abris temporaires et le soutien à environ 30 000 personnes dans les zones de retour.

28 Dec 2016 description

Main Points

  • The CERF approved two project proposals worth just over US$ 3.5 million for rapid restoration of safe education services, protection assistance to most vulnerable evicted from temporary shelters and support to an estimated 30,000 people in areas of return.

  • The three-month USD 139 million Flash Appeal to respond to the most urgent post Hurricane Matthew humanitarian needs remains underfunded by USD 52.5 million (or 37.8% of the funding requirements).

22 Dec 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, 21 décembre 2016 – Le gouvernement haïtien, à travers le Fonds d’Assistance Economique et Sociale (FAES) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont signé vendredi 16 décembre un accord de partenariat pour créer près de 28 000 emplois d’urgence dans les régions affectées par l’ouragan Matthew, avec l’appui financier de la Banque Inter-Américaine de Développement (BID).

21 Dec 2016 description


  • WFP continues second-round food distributions in hurricane-affected areas of Haiti

  • Response actors coordinate assistance for families vacating temporary shelters

  • USAID/OFDA shelter partners launch “build back safer” initiative


19 Dec 2016 description

**Port-au-Prince, 12 Décembre **– Le Gouvernement haïtien et le Programmes des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont lancé officiellement, le mercredi 7 décembre à la Mairie de Cap Haïtien et le Jeudi 8 Décembre 2016 à la Mairie de Ouanaminthe le projet « Soutien à la Résilience aux Désastres Naturels ».

Financé à hauteur de 3,9 millions de dollars américains par le gouvernement du Japon, ce projet vise à promouvoir la réduction efficace des risques et désastres dans les départements du Nord et du Nord-Est.

19 Dec 2016 description

Main Points

  • UNDP has supported the creation of Emergency employment with 123,680 daily jobs created in 10 of the most affected communes

  • Access to safe water remains critical. The WASH sector reported that 42 partners in 88 communes are supporting the DINEPA in the WASH response. Water supply systems affected by Matthew are being rehabilitated by DINEPA on World Bank funds among others.

15 Dec 2016 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to allocate 3 million euros for agriculture rehabilitation in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a programme of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The programme covers a period of two years.

14 Dec 2016 description


• WFP reaches 99 percent of Haitians in need of emergency food assistance

• Relief actors facilitate access to safe drinking water for an estimated 744,000 people

• Number of suspected cholera cases reported in Grand’Anse and Sud continues to decline


10 Dec 2016 description

Main Points

  • Active screening of children under five in most affected areas of Grand’Anse and Sud point to alarming levels of malnutrition and the need for immediate response. 

  • Close to 98% of the 806,000 severely food insecure people in need of assistance have received food distributions. In addition, some 120,000 people have also received food as part of WFP’s second round of distributions.