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24 May 2017 description

Cancún, 24 de mayo de 2017

La Comisión Europea ha anunciado hoy una financiación de 14.3 millones de euros para apoyar a los países afectados por desastres naturales e invertir en la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la resiliencia en América Latina y el Caribe en 2017.

El anuncio lo ha hecho el comisario europeo de Ayuda Humanitaria y Gestión de Crisis Christos Stylianides quien participa en la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en Cancún, México, junto con el Presidente de México y los líderes de América Latina.

24 May 2017 description

Today the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The announcement coincides with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides participation in the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, together with the President of Mexico and leaders from Latin America.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2017 description

Water: Are we all too wet behind the ears?

March 22 marked World Water Day; a day when we’re all supposed to take action to tackle the water crisis. But how many people even know there’s a crisis to be tackled? Certainly, a good few in the developing world will be aware that there’s something not quite right, since a full 1.8 billion of them still use a contaminated source of drinking water. This puts them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

24 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 21 avril 2017

M. Neven Mimica annonce l'apport d'un soutien supplémentaire en faveur d'Haïti à l'occasion d'une visite officielle dans le pays

Au cours d'une visite officielle en Haïti à la suite de la désignation d'un nouveau gouvernement, le commissaire chargé de la coopération internationale et du développement, M. Neven Mimica, a annoncé l'adoption d'un nouvel ensemble de mesures d'aide de l'UE.

22 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Commissioner Neven Mimica announces further EU support to Haiti on an official visit to the country

During an official visit to Haiti after the appointment of a new Government, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced a new EU aid package.

21 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Visite du commissaire au développement Neven Mimica en Haïti: Lancement d'un projet de 4 millions d'euros pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire dans le Sud

Port-au-Prince, le 21 avril 2017. En présence du commissaire européen au développement,

10 Apr 2017 description

USAID spent about $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2016 on international food aid projects under the Food for Peace Act. These funds have traditionally been used to buy food in the United States and transport it abroad. In addition, USAID also spends some of this money on implementation and support costs, such as storing food in warehouses and—in recent years—providing cash and food vouchers to individuals.

04 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP has reached nearly 925,000 people with food assistance since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016

  • Suspected cholera cases continue to decline, reaching lowest monthly caseload since August 2015

  • USAID programming in Haiti reaches more than 16,600 smallholder farmers with seeds and other agricultural inputs

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Apr 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, 28 mars 2017- Un nouveau partenariat entre l’Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé / Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OPS/OMS) et le Gouvernement du Canada vise à réduire le taux de mortalité des mères et à s'attaquer aux problèmes de santé des nouveau-nés et des enfants en bas âge en Haïti.

04 Apr 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, March 28, 2017 - A new partnership between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Government of Canada aims to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths addressing reproductive needs of women as well as health care priorities of newborns and infants in Haiti.

24 Mar 2017 description

L’ouragan Matthew a frappé Haïti le 4 octobre 2016, laissant un bilan de 1,4 million de personnes ayant besoin d’une aide humanitaire, dont 806 000 personnes avaient besoin d'une aide alimentaire urgente "selon l'EFSA d'octobre 2016", des milliers de maisons, d'écoles et des installations de santé endommagées et des milliers de familles déplacées.

20 Mar 2017 description

Dear Friends,

How does MSF work? It’s a deceptively simple question with at least as many different answers as we have patients all over the world. However, there are some common threads. From the most basic nutritional assistance for malnourished children to the most complex medical research, all of our work is guided by the principles set out in our charter: upholding medical ethics, maintaining impartiality, bearing witness on behalf of our patients, ensuring we remain accountable to both our donors and beneficiaries, and preserving our independence.

17 Mar 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

1.55 million people food insecure of which 280 000 severely

2 out of 3 farmers have lost ¾ of their stocks

Food insecurity halved in the hardest-hit areas

USD 19.3 million still needed to support 700 000 people under the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

KEY POINTS

14 Mar 2017 description
report Irish Aid

Now in its 10th year, the Emergency Response Fund Scheme (ERFS) was established to promote early action and reduce loss of life in a sudden humanitarian crisis. Irish Aid has just allocated €2.7 million to six humanitarian partners under the Scheme for 2017: Concern Worldwide, Trócaire, Christian Aid Ireland, Plan International Ireland, World Vision Ireland and Oxfam Ireland.

How does the Fund work?

The scheme is particularly geared towards the initial weeks after the onset of an emergency and targets those in immediate need.