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19 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Haiti Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group is preparing to roll out the radio rehabilitation project in four sites together with Internews.

  • The Haiti ICT Working Group has demobilized from all sites in line with its exit strategy. However, Internet connectivity services are still being provided to support the government in Jeremie and Les Cayes.

  • The Haiti ICT Working Group Coordinator is scheduled to leave the operation on 7 March.

16 Feb 2017 description

To bring life-saving assistance to scattered people affected by Hurricane Matthew, humanitarian organizations have to navigate a complex access situation. The very diverse geography, patchy road network, uneven damage to infrastructure caused by the hurricane and sometimes unpredictable security situation have forced aid agencies to use a variety of means to deliver relief. Cut-off communities in hard-to-reach mountainous areas are proving the most difficult to assist.

15 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.

  • 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.

  • 806,000 people severely food insecure.

Situation Update

  • The overall security situation is calm and WFP operations continue without incident at the moment.

09 Feb 2017 description

€ 19 755 000 humanitarian assistance:
• €255 000 IFRC (WASH)
• €1 500 000 UNICEF (WASH)
• €2 000 000 CARE FR (food security and livelihoods, education, shelters) • € 16 000 000 (food security and livelihoods, nutrition, education, shelter, protection, WASH)

ECHO office: 4 Humanitarian experts and 1 logistics / security expert also supporting the CP Team.

09 Feb 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 7.51 million Swiss francs (decreased from 9.27 million Swiss francs) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to respond to the global Zika virus outbreak, delivering assistance to 7 million people for 19 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support.

09 Feb 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million affected people, of which** 894,000** are children.

  • 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.

  • 806,000 people severely food insecure.

Situation Update

  • The overall security situation is relatively calm and WFP operations continue without incident at the moment.

07 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane, causing massive destruction mainly in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud, Nippes, and Nord-Ouest and to a lesser extent in Sud-Ouest and Ouest departments.

The government reported 546 deaths and 439 injuries as a consequence of the hurricane. About 2.1 million people were affected, including 806,000 people in need of urgent food assistance.

06 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security improves substantially in hurricane-affected areas, WFP reports

  • USAID/OFDA partners assist more than 15,000 displaced people to return home

  • USAID/OFDA provides additional $2.5 million for hurricane-affected families

  • Number of suspected cholera cases continues to decline

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

3,200,000 total people affected (OCHA-HNO)

1,100,000 /# of children in need of humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)

1,600,000 /# of adults in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA-HNO)

41,110 suspected cholera cases and 441 fatalities (MSPP – 1 Jan to 24 Dec 2016) of which approximately 50 children under five years old (UNICEF)

02 Feb 2017 description

Main Points

  • A minimum expenditure basket for recurrent Multi-Purpose Grant (MPG) transfers was recently agreed for piloting in Haiti. The MPG involves three sectors: Food Security, WASH and Shelter/NFIs.

  • WFP has established a hotline service to allow people affected by the hurricane to ask questions and provide feedback on assistance provided, including cash-based transfers.

30 Jan 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

Shelter kits delivered to Haiti

One hundred shelter kits have been shipped to Haiti, from Panama, on behalf of Shelterbox.

Each kit will provide to local population essential protection from the elements and a safe space in which families can start the process of creating a new home and a take back their everyday life.

29 Jan 2017 description

Faits saillants

• Des interventions humanitaires se déroulent dans des zones difficiles à atteindre, conformément à un plan d'accès aux localités éloignées en utilisant divers moyens de transport.

• Le récent rapport d'évaluation en temps réel (RTE) de la réponse internationale à l'ouragan Matthew recommande d'ajuster la réponse humanitaire en cours ainsi que les mesures visant à renforcer la résilience et la gestion des risques de catastrophe en Haïti. Il suggère également des changements à long terme concernant le système humanitaire.

27 Jan 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.

  • 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.

  • 806,000 people severely food insecure.

Situation Update

25 Jan 2017 description

Main Points

• Humanitarian interventions are taking places in hard-to-reach areas in line with a plan to access remote locations using various means of transportation.

• The recently released Real Time Evaluation (RTE) report of the international response to Hurricane Matthew recommends adjustment to the ongoing humanitarian response alongside with measures to strengthen resilience and disaster risk management in Haiti and long-term changes concerning the humanitarian system.