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10 Feb 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Politicians must now focus all their efforts on finding real solutions to the economic and human rights issues.


Chiara Liguori is a researcher on Haiti and other Caribbean countries for Amnesty International.

Less than a week from now, on February 7, a new president should take office in Haiti. But there is a problem: Haiti does not have a new president.

10 Feb 2016 description

Par Chiara Liguori, responsable des recherches sur les Caraïbes pour Amnesty International @LiguoriChiara

Le 7 février, un nouveau président devrait prendre ses fonctions en Haïti. Seulement, il y a un problème : Haïti n’a pas de nouveau président.

10 Feb 2016 description

By Anne-Sophie Gerald

The spirited lyrics of the traditional work-song ring out over the hills, setting a steady rhythm to which stones are lifted, passed, and carefully placed as residents in the Haitian town of Marmont construct a series of dry stone walls running the length of the hills as far as the eye can see.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Protesting Haitians should end weeks of sometimes violent street marches and join a dialogue to create a transitional government, Prime Minister Evans Paul said on Monday, during his first day as the temporary head of the troubled Caribbean nation.

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09 Feb 2016 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Une troisième année consécutive de sécheresse, aggravée en 2015 par le phénomène météorologique mondial El Niño, a poussé de nombreuses personnes dans la pauvreté et a doublé le nombre de personnes souffrant d’insécurité alimentaire sévère, a déclaré aujourd’hui le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM).

09 Feb 2016 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

Some 3.6 million Haitians are facing food insecurity, among them more than 1.5 million people who are severely food insecure. This was a key finding from an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by WFP, the Food and Agriculture Organization and National Food Security Coordination.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been monitoring forecasts for the current El Niño since early 2015. It is using early warning information to design and implement early actions knowing that anticipatory action can mitigate or even prevent disasters from happening.

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific. While the main threats to food production are reduced rainfall and drought in some regions, El Niño can also cause heavy rains and flooding in others.

09 Feb 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ivet González

SANTO DOMINGO, Feb 5 2016 (IPS) - A middle-aged woman arranges bouquets of yellow roses in a street market in Little Haiti, a slum neighbourhood in the capital of the Dominican Republic. “I don’t want to talk, don’t take photos,” she tells IPS, standing next to a little girl who appears to be her daughter.

Other vendors at the stalls in the street market, all of them black women, also refuse to talk. “They’re afraid because they think they’ll be deported,” one woman whispers, as she stirs a pot of soup on a wood fire on the sidewalk.

08 Feb 2016 description
report AlterPresse

Appel à la nation du Collectif 4 décembre

Document soumis à AlterPresse le 7 février 2016


LE COLLECTIF DU 4 DECEMBRE s’adresse en urgence à tous les citoyens vivant sur notre territoire.

Depuis plus d’une semaine une escalade de violences s’installe dans les rues et tend, de plus, à s’intensifier dangereusement.

08 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Haiti

Résumé de la situation de Zika en Haïti

• Entre la 42ème semaine épidémiologique 2015 et la 4ème SE 2016,

  • 329 cas suspects de Zika ont été notifiés en Haïti.

• Stratification des cas suspects de zika par département - 100 (30,40%) dans l’Ouest, 70 (21,28%) dans le Nord, 59 (17,93%) dans l’Artibonite, 47 (14,29%) dans le Centre, 15 (4,56%) dans les Nippes, 11 (3,34%) dans le Sud Est, 11( 3,34%) dans le Sud, 6(1,82%) dans le Nord ’Est, 6 (1,82%) dans la Grand 'Anse 6 (1,82%) et 4 (1.22%)dans le Nord-Ouest.

08 Feb 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Monday 2/8/2016 - 06:00 GMT

by Amelie BARON

Michel Martelly ended his presidential term Sunday without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti's long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended.

Martelly was able to leave office thanks to a last-minute agreement hours before to install a transitional government after prolonged protests that sometimes turned violent.

08 Feb 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | 08/02/2016 - 04:20 GMT

Michel Martelly a achevé dimanche son mandat présidentiel sans remettre le pouvoir à un successeur en raison du report des élections en Haïti, ce qui plonge le pays dans une crise politique profonde, 30 ans jour pour jour après la fin de la dictature des Duvalier.

07 Feb 2016 description
report AlterPresse

Par Emmanuel Marino Bruno

P-au-P, 7 février 2016 [Alter Presse] --- L’accord de sortie de crise, signé le 6 février 2016 entre l’exécutif et le parlement est loin de faire l’unanimité ou même de favoriser un consensus.

Des secteurs divers dont le Groupe des huit candidats à la présidence (G-8) le désapprouvent alors que d’autres, à des degrés divers, le soutiennent.

07 Feb 2016 description

Le Secrétaire général salue l'accord conclu par les acteurs haïtiens qui prévoit des dispositions immédiates pour préserver la continuité institutionnelle du pays ainsi qu'une feuille de route pour la conclusion rapide du cycle électoral en cours.

Reconnaissant que l'accord est conforme à l'esprit de la Constitution haïtienne, le Secrétaire général réitère son appel à tous les acteurs concernés à le mettre en œuvre afin d’assurer le transfert démocratique du pouvoir à des représentants élus.

07 Feb 2016 description

New York, 7 February 2016

The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement reached by Haitian stakeholders, which provides for immediate arrangements to preserve the institutional continuity of the country as well as a roadmap for the swift conclusion of the ongoing electoral cycle.

Acknowledging that the agreement is in the spirit of the Haitian Constitution, the Secretary-General calls on all actors concerned to implement it in order to ensure the democratic transfer of power to elected officials.

07 Feb 2016 description

The Special Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Haiti which began on Sunday, January 31 is now completed.