- OCHA Haiti Humanitarian bulletin - Issue 59, Mar 2016 EN/FR
- Annual Report on the situation of human rights in Haiti, 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015: Executive Summary and Recommendations (February 2016) EN/FR
- FEWS NET Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire Février-septembre 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Transitional Appeal 2015 - 2016 EN/FR
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Haiti is facing its third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Nino weather phenomenon. The ongoing drought has contributed to the worst food insecurity situation since data collection began in 2001. This crisis occurs at a time of political instability with a provisional Government in charge of organizing elections within months.
Snapshot 16 – 22 March
Somalia: On 15 March Al Shabaab moved into Puntland and seized control of Garad, a port town. In the following days Al Shabaab captured another coastal town in Nugaal region and attacked a security checkpoint near Bosaso. Most of the residents are reported to have fled the area. Al Shabaab has previously been active in Puntland, but generally around its base of the Galgala Mountains, west of Bosaso, and it has not attempted to take territory.
This Operations Update conveys a revised budget of 3,205,088 Swiss francs. These funds have enabled the IFRC to support the Dominican Red Cross (DRC) and the Haitian Red Cross Society’s (HRCS) efforts to reduce cholera from Hispaniola Island, and to deliver assistance to 499,637 people. The revision is the result of attempts to better align actual expenses made by projects as the emergency appeal approaches completion at the end of March 2016. Based on the budget revision, the total coverage is approximately 117 per cent.
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.
Snapshot 9 – 15 March
Yemen: Insecurity in Aden is increasing, with attacks carried out on civilian targets. At least 150 people have been reported killed in the past three months, including at least 50 in March. Humanitarian actors have increasing difficulty to carry out operations. In Taizz, the west of the city has been taken by pro-Hadi forces after heavy fighting: fighting for the east continues.
Snapshot 2–8 March 2016
Malawi and Mozambique: Flooding and drought have led to the most severe food crisis Malawi has faced in a decade: 2.8 million people face acute food insecurity, including 900,000 facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes. In Mozambique, an estimated 600,000 people are in Crisis due to drought. In addition, 9,300 Mozambicans in Malawi who fled armed conflict need WASH, health and shelter assistance.
Dans les jours qui ont suivi le passage du séisme qui a ravagé la ville de Port-au-Prince en janvier 2010, MINUSTAH FM, la radio de la mission de l'ONU dans le pays, a radicalement changé sa grille de programmes pour répondre aux mieux aux besoins d'information de la population.
As the impact of El Nino translates into increased food assistance needs across most areas of WFP’s operations, WFP could be stretched operationally and financially during 2016.
Urgent action is needed to enable WFP to sustain its food and nutrition assistance to affected populations and to help reduce their vulnerability to further shocks.
This Operations Update conveys a revised budget of 2,970,316 Swiss francs. These funds have enabled the IFRC to support the Dominican Red Cross (DRC) and the Haiti Red Cross Society’s (HRCS) efforts to reduce cholera on the Island of Hispaniola and to deliver assistance to 499,637 people. The revised budget is a result of a re-prioritization of actions in Haiti and on the decision to close the emergency appeal as of March 2016. Activities in the Dominican Republic were finalized within the original timeframe in December of 2015.
Il y a 6 ans, le 12 janvier 2010, Haïti était frappé par un tremblement de terre d’une ampleur sans précédente, ravageant la capitale Port-au-Prince. Plus de 200 000 personnes sont mortes et près d’un quart de la population du pays a été déplacée.
By Lorene Didier — 12 January 2016
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of unprecedented magnitude that ravaged the capital city Port-au-Prince. Over 200,000 people died, and almost a quarter of the country’s population was displaced.
While the disaster six years ago was one of the country's worst in memory, Haiti has had an unfortunate history of such events. Earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones, and droughts: fate has often dealt Haiti a cruel hand.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.
Programme summary: Since the January 2010 earthquake, when 1.5 million Haitians were displaced from their homes, there has been a 94 percent decrease in the number of internally displaced persons and a 93 per cent reduction in the number of sites or camps still housing displaced populations.
2015 FUNDING OUTLOOK
"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.
October 2015 – Trends
Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey
November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
- Conflict resolution opportunities
This Operations Update conveys a revised budget of 3,563,310 Swiss francs (decreased from 4.5m Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Dominican Red Cross (DRC) and the Haitian Red Cross Society (HRCS) efforts in reducing cholera from the Hispaniola island and to deliver assistance to 499,637 people. The revised budget is a result of the last revision made based on a prioritization of actions; additional funding received which has enabled a continuation of activities into 2016 with additional beneficiaries in Haiti.
CDEMA finalizes arrangements for three Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Teams for the Bahamas.
Relief supplies dispatched to the Southern Bahamas via the RFA Lyme Bay
1 person reported missing in Bahamas
Joaquin claims 1 life in Haiti
Joaquin predicted to pass to the west of Bermuda Joaquin expected to produce additional rainfall over the Bahamas and Bermuda
Damage assessment process continues for the Turks and Caicos Islands
The humanitarian situation in Haiti has improved since the devastating earthquake of 2010, thanks to the resilience of the people of Haiti and the generosity of the international community. As we come to the five year mark, however, there are signs that we may be facing deterioration in conditions due to the confluence of several trends.