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Inauguración de un sistema de distribución de agua potable en Haití

La Cooperación Española contribuye al desarrollo de los sistemas de agua en Haití, uno de los principales problemas después del terremoto de 2010

El pasado 10 de julio, el presidente de la República de Haití, Michel Martelly, inauguró un sistema de distribución de agua potable en la ciudad de Ouanaminthe en el noreste de Haití.

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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Haiti: 2014 Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of 21 July 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti : Humanitarian Dashboard (January - March 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Between January and March 2014, the key humanitarian concern revolved around the deterioration of the food security in the North-West Department. This is the result of the combined effects of the lack of viable coping mechanisms due to the extreme poverty of the population and the poor spring and winter harvest as well as the prolonged drought since November 2013. An estimated 143,000 people are affected by this situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with PAHO/WHO support

Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera in three high-risk departments starting in August. Although the epidemic has slowed considerably, some 6,730 cases and 51 deaths were reported since January.

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Haiti : Tableau de bord humanitaire (janvier - mars 2014)

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

Entre janvier et mars 2014, la situation humanitaire a été marquée par la détérioration de la sécurité alimentaire dans le département du Nord-Ouest. Ceci est le résultat des effets combinés du manque de mécanismes d'adaptation viables en raison de l'extrême pauvreté de la population et des mauvaises récoltes de printemps et d’hiver, ainsi que la sécheresse prolongée depuis novembre 2013. Selon les estimations, 143 000 personnes sont touchées par cette situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Shunned by Family, Haitian Orphan Finds Supportive Home

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Voice of America

Jeff Swicord

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haiti has been plagued with the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the Western Hemisphere. While it has declined significantly – from nearly 10 percent of those screened a decade ago to 3.7 percent as of 2012 – AIDS-related deaths have taken a toll on the Caribbean nation’s children. Roughly 100,000 of those age 17 and younger are orphans of the disease, according to the most recent count provided to UNICEF.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Guatemala + 6 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 364

Highlights

 GUATEMALA: The July 7 earthquake affected 84,679 people in Guatemala, with 6,341 evacuees and 765 people in 22 shelters currently open.

 HONDURAS: The Government is calling for the creation of a plan of action to address the serious humanitarian emergency caused by the high migration flow of unaccompanied children deported from the U.S.

 THE AMERICAS: The Director of WHO believes that the spread of the chikungunya virus is concerning and recommends countries to prevent this disease through a comprehensive social approach.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Guatemala + 6 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 364

Destacados

  • GUATEMALA: El sismo ocurrido el pasado 07 de julio ha dejado hasta el momento 84,679 personas afectadas en Guatemala, 6,341 evacuados y 765 albergados actualmente en 22 centros.

  • HONDURAS: El Gobierno anunció un plan de acción para responder a la grave emergencia humanitaria generada por el alto flujo migratorio de niñas y niños no acompañados hacia los EEUU.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Partner spotlight: providing health care in rural Grand Bois, Haiti

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Direct Relief

For the nearly 65,000 people living in the rural, mountainous area of Grand Bois, Haiti (located about 40 miles east of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince), the St. Vincent de Paul Health Center run by ServeHAITI is the only place to get medical attention within 200 square miles.

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‘Cementing’ Livelihoods in Haiti

By Marthen Malo*

July 18, 2014—Five young members of the Haut Damier community in Haiti have the chance of a lifetime. They are learning the construction trade from CINA, the number-one cement producer in Haiti. This opportunity will open doors to gainful employment in a place where most residents, young and old alike, are either under-employed or unemployed.

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World + 29 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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Feature: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development

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UN News Service

17 July 2014 – Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached – or nearly reached – several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a month ago.

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La OMS considera grave la situación por virus chikungunya en América Latina

Report
Redhum

Latinoamerica y el Caribe, 16 de Julio 2014

Fuente: Periódico 7 días

La directora general de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), Margaret Chan, considera que la propagación del virus chikunguña está creando una situación grave en América Latina, donde varios países del Caribe, pero también del centro y sur de la región han reportado casos de esta enfermedad.

En una conferencia de prensa en La Habana, Chan recomendó a los países afectados afrontar la prevención de esta enfermedad -muy parecida al dengue- desde un enfoque social muy abarcador.

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In Dominican Republic, Ban hails collective effort to bolster human rights, development, peace

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UN News Service

16 July 2014 – In a first-ever visit to the Dominican Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today addressed the National Congress, saying “one country with dedication and solidarity can move the world,” helping to spur progress in across the three pillars of the UN – development, human rights and peace.

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Ban anima a resolver la ciudadanía de haitianos en la República Dominicana

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UN News Service

16 de julio, 2014 — El Secretario General de la ONU consideró positivos los esfuerzos recientes del gobierno dominicano para abordar la cuestión de los migrantes en situación irregular en ese país, la mayoría de los cuales procede de Haití.

”Es crucial que los gobiernos haitiano y dominicano cooperen estrechamente para proveer la identificación necesaria a los haitianos que viven y trabajan en la República Dominicana”, manifestó Ban Ki-moon al inicio, el martes, de su visita oficial a ese país.

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New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti

Overcoming cholera through a strong partnership between Haitian communities, the government and their partners

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 16, 2014 – UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country.

The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10 departments, covering 3.8 million people, 2,500 schools and 500 health centres.

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Haiti: Cholera Snapshot (Published as of July 2014)

Despite the diminution of suspected cases, the cholera epidemic is still an emergency in Haiti. Both Haitian and international efforts need to be pursued to eliminate the disease. Structural issues including water, sanitation and health systems, enable the persistence of cholera, acute diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. The UN reaffirms its commitment to work closely with national authorities and international partners to prevent the spread of the epidemic and scale up the response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ban praises Haitian police recruits, judicial institutions in strengthening rule of law

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UN News Service

15 July 2014 – Calling them “the backbone” of Haiti, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised national police recruits and the efforts under way to strengthen the rule of law in the country, as he continued his visit to the Caribbean nation.

“As I am standing here before so many cadets and police officers, senior police officers, I feel as if I am seeing the brighter future of Haiti,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to the Police Academy and School in Port-au-Prince.