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19 Dec 2014 description

Abnormal dryness expected to continue in East and Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Although good rainfall was observed over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.

19 Dec 2014 description

By Laura Wise*

This article is the first in a series of special coverage commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. Stay tuned for the full series.

Iowa, the Great Flood of 1993. North Carolina, Hurricane Floyd, 1999. New York City, September 11, 2001. In the aftermath of each of these disasters, Rev. Tom and Rev. Wendy Vencuss of the New York Annual Conference were there, helping communities to recovery and get back on their feet. Even this long and committed experience, though, would not prepare them for the events of January 12, 2010.

18 Dec 2014 description

Un nouveau financement pour améliorer la performance et fiabilité des infrastructures électriques haïtiennes

18 Dec 2014 description


18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

16 Dec 2014 description
report Oxfam

This accountability review is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2013/14. The report documents the findings from a review carried out in February/March 2014 that examined the degree to which Oxfam meets its own standards for accountability.

16 Dec 2014 description
report Amnesty

The Haitian National Police and the UN peacekeeping force must avoid unnecessary and excessive use of force when patrolling and dispersing demonstrations and thoroughly investigate all allegations of human rights violations during protests, Amnesty International said today after incidents were reported in the demonstrations which took place in Haiti on 12 and 13 December.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description


Concern is now into the third phase of its successful “Return to Neighbourhoods” programme in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The programme, funded by the EU’s humanitarian aid office (ECHO), aims to relocate 2400 families who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake away from temporary camps to suitable rental accommodation by mid-2015. It will also help families develop livelihoods activities so they can continue support themselves and their families and continue to afford the rent in their new homes.

15 Dec 2014 description

Sunday, December 14, 2014
USAID Press Office

MIREBALAIS, Haiti - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah visited the Mirebalais Hospital today and announced USAID is finalizing a $2 million partnership with the Partners in Health (PIH) local affiliate ZanmiLasante.

15 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, 12 December 2014 – The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, (MINUSTAH), has been informed of an alleged excessive use of force, while responding to violent demonstrators targeting law enforcement personnel supporting the Haitian National Police (HNP) and causing injuries and destruction of property, during the demonstration in Port-au-Prince today. The Mission takes this allegation very seriously and immediately opened an investigation to establish the facts.

15 Dec 2014 description

L´aide servira à mettre en valeur les ressources historiques, culturelles et naturelles haïtiennes pour créer des emplois

La Banque interaméricaine de développement (BID) a approuvé un don de 36 millions de dollars US pour dynamiser le tourisme en Haïti autour des sites historiques, culturels et naturels situés le long de la côte sud du pays. Ce projet permettra de créer des emplois liés au tourisme parmi les résidents à faible revenu de la région.

15 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, 11 décembre 2014 – Le Ministère de l’Intérieur et des Collectivités Territoriales (MICT), l’Union européenne (UE) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont conjointement lancé le Projet de Renforcement Décentralisé du Système National de Gestion des Risques et des Désastres (PRD-SNGRD) ce jeudi 11 décembre 2014 au Centre d’opération d’urgence national (COUN) à Delmas 2.

14 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | dimanche 14/12/2014 - 16:35 GMT


par Clarens RENOIS

Le Premier ministre d'Haïti Laurent Lamothe a démissionné dimanche, en pleine crise politique dans ce pays le plus pauvre du continent où les Haïtiens espèrent depuis plus de trois ans la tenue d'élections législatives et municipales.

14 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Sunday 12/14/2014 - 22:23 GMT

by Clarens RENOIS

Haiti's emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over the failure to hold legislative elections in the past three years.

The increasingly unpopular Lamothe's resignation had been widely expected after President Michel Martelly said Friday that his cabinet chief was ready to leave "to help find a solution" to the Caribbean country's dragging political impasse.

13 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | samedi 13/12/2014 - 00:35 GMT

Le Premier ministre haïtien Laurent Lamothe "est prêt à démissionner" en vue de trouver une issue à la crise politique actuelle, a déclaré vendredi soir le président haïtien Michel Martelly dans un discours à la nation.

Le président n'a cependant pas précisé si M. Lamothe allait effectivement quitter son poste, ni quand il pourrait éventuellement démissionner.

13 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 12/13/2014 - 02:11 GMT

Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is ready to resign to help end the country's political impasse, President Michel Martelly said Friday in the face of widespread government protests.

"The prime minister is ready to resign," Martelly said in a national address.

"I acknowledge this decision he is making to help find a solution to the crisis. I commend him for his courage and determination to help Haiti."

13 Dec 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Friday 12/12/2014 - 22:52 GMT

Haitian police and UN peacekeepers fired tear gas and clashed with several thousand opposition supporters who tried to march on the presidential palace Friday.

The unrest was only the latest in a series of demonstrations by opposition supporters demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe.

The march in downtown Port-au-Prince, which still bears the scars of a devastating January 2010 earthquake, was broken up when UN blue helmets fired tear gas grenades.

12 Dec 2014 description

L´aide de 70 millions de dollars US favorisera la création d'emploi formel et encouragera l'investissement privé