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21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description

Destacados

  • PERÚ: Como consecuencia de las intensas lluvias registradas en la región de Loreto, se reportan más de 115,000 personas afectadas en zonas urbanas y rurales.

  • HAITÍ: Las lluvias de los últimos días han destruido 8,800 casas, dejando sin vivienda a 50,000 personas. Las zonas más afectadas están en el suroeste del país y la capital, Puerto Príncipe.

  • CHILE: El Ministerio de Obras Públicas ha fijado la fecha del 30 de abril para tener un catastro que refleje el costo de la reconstrucción.

21 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • PERU: As a result of heavy rains in the region of Loreto, more than 115,000 people are affected in urban and rural areas.

  • HAITI: About 50,000 people lost their homes as recent severe storms destroyed 8,800 houses. The most affected areas are in the southwest of the country and the capital, Port au Prince.

  • CHILE: The Ministry of Public Works expects to release an official report on the costs of reconstruction 30 April.

20 Apr 2015 description

This report examines the effectiveness of national legal and regulatory frameworks with regard to emergency and transitional shelter following natural disasters in Haiti. It provides an overview of the relevant laws, policies and procedures that have a bearing on different aspects of emergency and transitional shelter response. It identifies potential regulatory barriers to emergency and transitional response efforts, as well as a range of positive developments and initiatives that can enhance the effectiveness of shelter activities.

20 Apr 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015

20 Apr 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Monday 4/20/2015 - 01:43 GMT

by Amelie Baron

After three years of delayed polls and simmering political unrest, Haiti's rusty electoral machinery is finally grinding into gear.

By the end of the year, the impoverished Caribbean republic ought to have a newly elected president, parliament and local municipal governments -- a test for any developing nation.

Haitians have not been able to vote in an election since popular singer Michel Martelly won the presidency in a controversial 2011 poll.

18 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Peter Granitz

PORT-AU-PRINCE, April 17 (Reuters) - Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried.

As of March 28, the Haitian Ministry of Health confirmed at least 11,721 cases of cholera, more than a 300 percent increase from the same period last year.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

17 Apr 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 20:18 GMT

L'Etat haïtien a inauguré vendredi, dans un quartier détruit par le séisme de 2010, vingt-cinq logements bâtis sous le principe de la copropriété, une nouveauté dans le pays le plus densément peuplé des Caraïbes.

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits Saillants

  • Une recrudescence des cas de choléra dans plusieurs régions du pays, particulièrement dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, a été observée au cours du premier trimestre de l’année. Les chiffres sont multipliés par trois comparé à la même période de l’année dernière.

  • Les pluies de mars 2015 mettent en évidence le niveau de vulnérabilité du pays en dépit des efforts de préparation dirigés par la DPC. Les dégâts matériels et humains enregistrés ont été considérables (6 morts et plus de 9 000 familles affectées).

17 Apr 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 17 avril 2015 [AlterPresse] --- La Plateforme des organisations haïtiennes de défense des droits humains (Pohdh) exige un renforcement des dispositions structurelles, liées au processus électoral, dans la perspective de réaliser de bonnes élections dans le pays, dans une note transmise à AlterPresse.

Des élections libres, honnêtes, crédibles et démocratiques sont décisives pour garantir le respect de la volonté du peuple, lorsqu’il s’agit de renouveler le corps législatif, l’exécutif et les pouvoirs locaux, estime la Pohdh.

17 Apr 2015 description

Belg rainfall remains delayed in Ethiopia, dryness worsens in Malawi and Mozambique

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Rainfall continues to be below-average across several local areas of southwestern and east-central Ethiopia. Further delay of rainfall during April is likely to adversely affect cropping activities for several Belgproducing areas.

16 Apr 2015 description
report Igarapé Institute

Athena R. Kolbe, Augusta Herman and Robert Muggah
July 2014

In December 2013, chikungunya, a deadly dengue-like virus spread by mosquitos, was first diagnosed in the Americas on the island of St. Martin. The disease quickly spread to neighboring islands and on May 7 the Haitian Ministry of Health confirmed 14 cases. A week later that number had increased to more than 1,500. Within two weeks of its purported arrival, it had risen to more than 5,500 cases. Epidemiologists report that chikungunya is likely to keep spreading.

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Radio

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Heavy rains have hit Haiti in recent days leaving 50,000 people homeless and nearly 9,000 homes flooded, UN humanitarian workers say.

15 Apr 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 13 avril 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Environ 10 communes de 5 départements géographiques du pays sont placées en alerte rouge au début de ce mois d’avril 2015 en ce qui concerne l’évolution de l’épidémie de choléra, indique le Ministère de la santé publique et de la population (Mspp), lors d’une conférence de presse, ce lundi 13 avril.

De mars à avril, en un mois et demi, 19 personnes sont mortes après avoir attrapé la maladie, indiquent les responsables du Mspp, inquiétées par cette situation.

14 Apr 2015 description

The total number of cholera cases decreased significantly in 2014. However, delayed rains, compounded by deficiencies in the Port-au-Prince water-supply network, including illegal tapping and a deficient alert and coordination system, resulted in a drastic increase in the number of cases and deaths in the last quarter of the year. This worrying trend continues in 2015 and highlights the need to increase cholera contingency measures ahead of the upcoming rainy season (April - May).

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 16,230 ménages déplacés soit 64,680 PDI, demeurent toujours dans des sites

  • 66 sites de déplacés demeurent ouverts

  • 59% de ces sites se composent de tentes

  • 9% de ces sites se composent d’un mélange de tentes et d’abris transitoires

  • 32% de ces sites se composent d’abris transitoires (T-Shelters)

  • 39 sites PDI ont été fermés entre le 1er Janvier et le 31 Mars 2015

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16,230 IDP Households or 64,680 IDP Individuals still living in IDP sites

  • 66 Displacement Sites still open - 59% Tent and make-shift shelter sites

  • 9% Mixed (T-shelters, tents and make-shift shelter) sites

  • 32% T-Shelter sites - 39 IDP sites closed between 1st January to 31st March 2015

  • 1 T-shelter site closed spontaneously with the departure of all IDPs

  • 38 sites (3,322 households) closed through rental subsidy programs.

14 Apr 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, 13 avril 2015- Aujourd’hui, un soldat chilien de la Mission des Nations Unies pour Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH), le Sergent RODRIGO ANDRÉS SANHUEZA SOTO a succombé à une blessure mortelle par balle, reçue lors d’un trajet à destination de Ouanaminthe, effectué dans le cadre d’une mission administrative. Le véhicule dans lequel il voyageait a été l’objet de tirs de manifestants violents dans la zone. Une équipe de l’ONU a été dépêché sur les lieux pour vérifier les faits et les circonstances de ces tirs.

13 Apr 2015 description

Santiago, Chile | | Monday 4/13/2015 - 21:49 GMT

A Chilean soldier who was part of the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti was shot dead Monday during a violent protest on the island, defense ministry officials said.

Sergeant Rodrigo Sanhueza was providing security for a military vehicle traveling near the border with the Dominican Republic when the unit encountered a protest and came under fire, the ministry said in a statement.

He was hit and rushed to the UN force's Uruguay Battalion for medical care, but died of his wounds, it said.