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04 Feb 2016 description

Cofinancée par la France, la reconstruction du plus grand établissement hospitalier public de Port-au-Prince progresse. Visite du chantier.

26 Jan 2016 description

Posted by Jenny Petrow and Carolina A. Cardona

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

Roughly 2.5 million Haitians live in extreme poverty (below $1.25 per day), predominantly in rural areas. The economy is largely informal and heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture, which has languished in the face of growing rural population pressures, recurrent natural calamities, adverse climate change, and a lack of access to modern technology in the absence of a functional agricultural extension service. Haiti can also be a difficult place for businesses to thrive, ranking 180 of 189 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index.

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

A longstanding challenge in Haiti, the deficit of adequate, affordable housing was significantly exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has played a critical role in the housing and settlements sector in Haiti both during the immediate response to the 2010 earthquake and now as Haiti works to rebuild. Having shifted gears from essential emergency relief to long-term development, USAID is now concentrating on finding solutions to barriers for adequate supply of affordable housing stock in the country.

23 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violent clashes, unrest continue to impede the delivery of food, fuel, and other critical humanitarian supplies

  • UN, USG warn of a possible humanitarian crisis, call on parties to resolve border impasse

  • An estimated 81,000 earthquake-affected households require winterization support

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Dec 2015 description

The United States Government expresses its deepest condolences to the people of Tajikistan who have suffered from the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Murghob district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) on December 7. To help the victims affected by the earthquake, the United States Government has provided $100,000 in humanitarian assistance to families in Darvoz, Rushan, Shugnan, Vanj districts and Khorugh.

15 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKES: Several earthquakes were registered in Guatemala, Peru and Dominican Republic with magnitude of 5.1, 4.6 and 4.9 respectively. No injuries or damages were reported.

  • MIGRANT CHILDREN: 10,588 nonaccompanied children crossed the border between Mexico and the United States in October and November 2015, more than double than in the same two-month period in 2014 (5,129).

15 Dec 2015 description

Destacados

  • SISMOS: Varios temblores se han registrado en Guatemala, Perú y República Dominicana de magnitud 5.1, .6 y 4.9 respectivamente. No se registran daños personales ni materiales.

  • NIÑOS Y NIÑAS MIGRANTES NO ACOMPAÑADOS: 10,588 menores cruzaron la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos en octubre y noviembre de 2015, en comparación con los 5,129 registrados en esos mismos dos meses de 2014.

20 Nov 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited government disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

19 Nov 2015 description

The April and May 2015 earthquakes in Nepal destroyed or significantly damaged over 750,000 homes, making housing the single largest reconstruction need and the Government of Nepal’s (GON) highest priority. USAID/Nepal is funding a number of complementary initiatives to help meet this need and support the GON’s owner-driven housing reconstruction efforts.

Training and Technical Assistance

30 Oct 2015 description

USAID’s commitment to Nepal has stood the test of time. In the aftermath of the devastating April 25 earthquakes that shook Nepal, our commitment remains stronger than ever.On June 25, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced $130 million to support Nepal’s earthquake relief and recovery needs. This contribution builds upon USAID’s investments on disaster preparedness, and is only the beginning of our contribution to Nepal’s earthquake recovery, which will span multiple years. Current efforts on earthquake recovery include:

15 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Post-earthquake recovery activities continue

  • WFP utilizes trekking infrastructure to deliver aid

  • Number of earthquake-affected people requiring immediate food assistance declines

  • Government delays impede release of reconstruction funds

14 Oct 2015 description

Our oceans, atmosphere and land are intricately connected. When the balance of one changes, it affects the others.

04 Sep 2015 description

ACTED arrived in Sankhu Town within 4 days after the April 25th, 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal. ACTED immediately distributed emergency tarpaulins to the benefit of 10,000 families, with support from USAID.

Now, 4 months post-earthquake, ACTED and USAID are partnering to support affected populations, like the inhabitants of Sankhu, located in the northwestern corner of Kathmandu Valley, through the delivery of work programmes which are designed to improve medium-term food security through livelihood input and cash support.

02 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon season floods and landslides hinder aid delivery and exacerbate living conditions for displaced people

  • Approximately 80,000 people evacuate from areas at risk of landslides since July

  • USAID/OFDA partners continue to assist earthquake-affected populations

01 Sep 2015 description

USAID food helps quake victims get through the monsoon season.

CHAUTARA, NEPAL – Against the backdrop of misty mountains and the rubble that used to be a bustling town perched on the side of a hill, an orderly queue is forming. Men on one side, women on the other.