Fuente: El Nuevo Diario
El Ministerio de Salud Pública anunció hoy que incrementó las medidas preventivas para reducir la posibilidad de un brote de cólera ante el recrudecimiento de esta enfermedad en Haití tras el paso el 4 de octubre del huracán Matthew por esa nación. La cartera de salud, que ayer declaró alerta epidemiológica preventiva en la frontera con Haití, señaló que tomó la medida de conformidad con los protocolos nacionales e internacionales establecidos tras un desastre natural.
Super Typhoon Haima made its landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan on 19 October 2016 at 11:00 PM with maximum sustained winds of up to 225 kph and wind gusts up to 315 kph.
Extremely strong winds in combination with torrential rains were experienced across the northern Luzon region. At 10:00 PM on 20 October 2016, Typhoon Haima exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals were lifted.
Typhoon Haima (Lawin) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 17 October 2016 and made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, at 11:00 pm on 19 October. Most provinces in northern Luzon have been greatly affected, including widespread damage to buildings and infrastructures and flooding to low-lying communities. People displaced by the typhoon are currently being served in and outside evacuation centres as the Government-led emergency response continues.
Over 200,000 people are displaced in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Regions I, II, III in northern Luzon, and Regions IV-A and V in southern Luzon.
There are about 117,000 people staying in 939 evacuation centres.
Over 6,000 homes are damaged or destroyed in CAR and Regions I, II and III.
CAR and Region I report PhP74.6 million (US$1.6 million) in damages to rice, corn and high-value crops, such as mangoes, bananas, papayas and vegetables.
Relief International teams continue pushing toward typhoon-devasted areas to measure damage and offer first line care in the wake of super storm Haima.
At 11pm on Wednesday, October 19th, Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan, with sustained winds of up to 225 km/hr and gusts of up to 315 km/hr. Though the typhoon has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Haima left in its wake a path of damage, destroying homes and infrastructure and creating deadly landslides.
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 21, 2016
USAID Press Office
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This report is produced by OCHA Haiti in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Haiti and covers the period of 19-21 October 2016. The next report will be issued on 24 October.
894,057 children are among the 2.1 million affected people.
112,500 children under five are at risk of acute malnutrition.
2,271 cholera cases suspected between 4-19 October alone.
806,000 people need urgent food assistance.
36 health facilities destroyed.
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Haima barreled into south China Friday, triggering sudden downpours in several cities as authorities rushed to issue warnings against floods, landslides, and other weather-related disasters.
According to local meteorological services, Haima made landfall in the city of Shanwei, Guangdong Province, shortly after noon. It weakened as it traveled further north. But at least five counties and cities in Guangdong experienced unabated heavy rain Friday night.
Port au Prince, 21 October 2016 – Haiti Red Cross volunteers have delivered packages of emergency food, shelter, hygiene and household supplies to 600 families in the remote southwestern commune of Anse d’Hainault – the first relief items to reach people in this area following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
“The distributions took extensive planning and fortitude, due to extraordinary logistical challenges,” said Felipe Del Cid, Regional Disaster Management Coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
USAID announces an additional $14 million for the Hurricane Matthew response
USAID partners conduct a joint distribution in Grand’Anse, reaching more than 550 households on October 19
An additional 470 rolls of USAID/OFDA plastic sheeting arrive in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince
JTF Matthew concludes hurricane relief operations in Haiti
Hurricane Matthew - Update
Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce additional €1.5 million in humanitarian funding for Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew
- Brings Ireland’s total funding to the Haiti hurricane response to €1.7 million
- Funding is being provided to experienced NGO partners
WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 21, 2016 — More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew began its path of destruction, the American Red Cross has served more than a million meals and snacks, and provided 97,000 overnight shelter stays to people in need, prompting the charity to issue a call for the public’s help.