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23 Mar 2017 description


On the morning of 5 October, Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade hit parts of Haiti, the Bahamas and Cuba, caused significant damage in the three countries and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. Some 1.4 million people were affected in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew caused 336 deaths in seven departments of Haiti from southeast to northwest. The ETC has not been activated in response to Hurricane Matthew. As global lead of the ETC, the World Food Programme (WFP) convened theHaiti ICT Working Group.

23 Mar 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.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 2313 (2016), dans laquelle le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) jusqu ’au 15 avril 2017 et m’a prié de lui rendre compte de l’exécution du mandat au plus tard 30 jours avant la date d’expiration de celui-ci. Il fait le point sur l’évolution de la situation sur place depuis mon dernier rapport en date ( S/2016/753, du 31 août 2016) et présente les conclusions de la mission d’évaluation stratégique.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2313 (2016), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 April 2017 and requested me to report on the implementation of the mandate not later than 30 days before its expiration. It covers major developments since my report dated 31 August 2016 (S/2016/753) and presents the findings of the strategic assessment mission.

II. Political developments

22 Mar 2017 description


Dans la nuit du 3 au 4 octobre 2016, la partie sud-ouest d’Haïti a été frappée par l’ouragan Matthew, un ouragan de catégorie 4 sur l’échelle de Saffir-Simpson1. L’ouragan a été l’un des plus violents de ces 10 dernières années, et probablement même le plus violent depuis l’ouragan Hazel de 1954, avec des vents de 230 km/h (145 mph) en moyenne et le niveau de la mer montant jusqu’à trois mètres à quelques endroits.

21 Mar 2017 description


Dans la soirée du 3 Octobre 2016, la partie sud-ouest d’Haïti a été touchée par l’Ouragan Matthew, un ouragan de catégorie 4 sur l’échelle de Saffir Simpson Wind Scale. Avec plus de 2,1 millions de personnes affectées, dont 1,4 millions en situation d’urgence humanitaire, l’ouragan a entrainé la plus importante crise humanitaire en Haïti depuis le tremblement de terre de 2010.1 Les dégâts se sont principalement concentrés dans les départements du Sud et de la Grand´Anse, où près de 800 000 personnes ont été touchées.2

17 Mar 2017 description

HAITI – Quand Matthew a frappé Haïti en octobre 2016, de nombreuses communautés ont été paralysées par les pluies diluviennes, les routes coupées et l’interruption du réseau téléphonique et du signal radio. En plus d’une assistance humanitaire, les populations affectées avaient besoin d’autre chose: un accès à des informations utiles et vérifiées. 

17 Mar 2017 description


  • Five months after Hurricane Matthew, WFP is phasing out its emergency response operations and planning the transition to recovery programming.

  • The main component of the recovery projects will consist of Asset Creation activities in the departments of Grande-Anse and Nippes, in addition to the ongoing malnutrition prevention projects.

  • An IPC assessment conducted in February showed that due to the multiple crisis faced in 2016, out of Haiti’s ten departments, six are in IPC 3 Crisis and three in IPC 2 Stress.

16 Mar 2017 description

HAITI - When Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti in October 2016, many communities struggled to recover amid torrential rains, blocked routes and the interruption of radio stations and telephone networks. In addition to humanitarian assistance, people were desperate for something else: access to accurate, useful information.

09 Mar 2017 description


  • This Situation Report, produced by WFP has covered the five-month period from 04 October 2016 to the end of February 2017 and is the last situation report on the Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response.

  • WFP is now phasing out its emergency response operations and planning the transition to recovery programming. The main component of the recovery projects will consist of Asset Creation Activities, in addition to the ongoing malnutrition prevention projects.

08 Mar 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)

41,421 suspected cholera cases and 447 fatalities (MSPP – 1 Jan to 24 Dec 2016) of which approximately 50 children under five years old (UNICEF)

04 Mar 2017 description

Main Points

  • In the five months after Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti on 4 October 2016, humanitarian partners reached over 1,000,000 people with humanitarian assistance in the most affected regions of Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes.

  • The emergency response is coming to an ending and the focus is shifting to early recovery in all of the sectors. It is essential to support on-going self-recovery efforts, including building back safer and strengthening the capacity of affected communities to face the coming hurricane season.

21 Feb 2017 description


  • According to the latest results of the Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA), food insecurity halved in the areas most affected by Hurricane Matthew. However, high levels of food insecurity persist in the North-West, Artibonite and La Gonave regions, where little assistance was provided.

21 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 except in Jeremie where the food distribution has been cancelled last Tuesday due to manifestation linked to the arrest of the senator Guy Philippe.

19 Feb 2017 description


  • 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.