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30 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 juin 2016 – L'ONU et ses partenaires en Haïti ont exhorté mercredi les parlementaires haïtiens à mettre fin à l'incertitude politique que connaît le pays et à garantir la poursuite du processus électoral entamé en 2015.

29 Jun 2016 description

Virus del Zika - Incidencia y tendencia

Desde 2015 y hasta la fecha, 40 países/territorios de las Américas confirmaron casos autóctonos (transmisión vectorial) de enfermedad por virus del Zika. Desde la última Actualización Epidemiológica de la OPS/OMS publicada el 16 de junio de 2016, un nuevo territorio ha confirmado transmisión autóctona esta semana: Anguila

29 Jun 2016 description

Haiti is ranked third in the world when it comes to food shortages. 56% of residents earn less than $2.00 USD/day. In order to help the poor families in Haiti to reduce the food shortage situation, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation continues to hold rice distributions in Haiti's Cite Soleil in June. This time helping 3,117 impoverished families by providing over 6,200 bags of rice.

28 Jun 2016 description

CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.

25 Jun 2016 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 24 juin 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Sept candidats ayant obtenu moins de mille votes dans les scrutins controversés de 2015 sont attendus parmi les 27 personnalités qui prendront part à la course à la présidentielle, dont le premier tour est prévu le 9 octobre 2016.

25 % de ces candidats attendus à la présidentielle 2016-2017 n’ont pas réussi à obtenir mille votes sur près de 6 millions d’électrices et électeurs dans les élections passées, selon un décompte effectué par AlterPresse.

25 Jun 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 6/25/2016 - 00:41 GMT | 247 words

Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign Friday, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic.

"If a person does not protect him or herself, it's because of a lack of information," Valerie Toureau, a doctor with the UNAIDS organization said.

More than 100 people got tested at a center installed in downtown Port-au-Prince, and condoms were also distributed.

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

24 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it is doing its best to curb widespread sexual abuses in its peacekeeping operations overseas – from Haiti all the way to the Central African Republic.

But the UN’s best is just not good enough, says Ian Richards, President, Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations.

24 Jun 2016 description

Zika virus – Incidence and trends

To date, 40 countries and territories have confirmed local, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease in the Region of the Americas since 2015 (Figure 1). Since the last Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Zika Epidemiological Update on 16 June 2016, Anguilla has confirmed vector-borne autochthonous transmission of Zika virus.

Congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection

23 Jun 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Thursday 6/23/2016 - 17:53 GMT

Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council announced Thursday that 27 of 54 candidates who ran in last year's cancelled presidential election will be on the ballot again this October 9.

Last fall's top finisher Jovenel Moise waited until the June 22 deadline to declare his presidential bid. Rival Jude Celestin confirmed Tuesday he would participate with the backing of three former opponents.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Points:

  • Unemployment was perceived as the main difficulty faced by the poor, followed by electricity. Insecurity and food prices are also commonly reported as main difficulties.
  • Food prices were reported as increasing over the past three months (March-May 2016) by nearly all respondents.
  • The security situation was perceived as either unchanged or deteriorating in the past 3 months by nearly all respondents.

Situation update:

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Haiti has experienced one of the worst droughts in recent decades.The drought has doubled the level of food insecurity: 1.5 million people are now severely food insecure.

  • WFP is implementing an emergency operation in response to the drought. However, with current funding, less than one third of planned beneficiaries can be reached.

23 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 juin 2016 – La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour Haïti, Sandra Honoré, a condamné fermement mercredi les actes de violence perpétrés mardi dans l'enceinte du Parlement haïtien.

« Saluant les efforts et les capacités de la Police nationale d'Haïti pour ramener l'ordre public, elle exhorte les autorités nationales à achever l'enquête sur ces évènements avec célérité », a déclaré la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) dans un communiqué de presse.

23 Jun 2016 description

Washington, DC, 22 de junio de 2016 (OPS/OMS)--Las perspectivas a largo plazo para las Américas como resultado de la epidemia del virus del Zika son inciertas y es difícil medir el número de personas afectadas, pero la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) está respondiendo con una estrategia fuerte de cuatro niveles, para apoyar a sus países, señaló Sylvain Aldighieri, gerente de incidentes de la OPS para zika.

23 Jun 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | jeudi 23/06/2016 - 03:39 GMT

Le secrétariat de la présidence d'Haïti a condamné mercredi les violences survenues la veille dans l'enceinte du parlement et ayant empêché la tenue d'une séance en Assemblée nationale, dans un contexte d'instabilité politique.

Haïti est plongée dans l'incertitude depuis l'expiration le 14 juin du mandat du président provisoire et les députés et sénateurs étaient convoqués mardi pour statuer sur le devenir du pouvoir présidentiel.