Since the emergence of cholera in Haiti in October 2010, the Ministry of Public Health and Population has recorded 719,377 suspected cases and 8,767 cholera-related deaths as of 30 Nov 2014. Despite severe infrastructure and financial constraints, concerted Haitian and international efforts have succeeded in drastically reducing the number of reported cholera cases in Haiti – down from a peak of over 350,000 reported cases for 2011, to 21,916 reported cases for 2014, from 1 January to 30 November. The persistence of cholera in Haiti is mainly due to the lack of access to clean water and appropriate sanitation facilities, and although considerable improvements have been made in this regard, Haiti continues to host the largest cholera epidemic in the Western Hemisphere. Structural issues such as weak water, sanitation and health systems enable cholera, acute diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases to persist. (UNCT, 31 Dec 2014)
At the beginning of 2015, the number of suspected cases was 75% higher than originally expected in the mid-term review of the 2014 Humanitarian Action Plan (i.e. 15,000). From 8 Nov to 31 Dec 2014, the total number of reported suspected cholera cases was 11 324, with 133 fatalities. This is an increase of 20 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. In the first half of 2014, cholera outbreaks were only reported in the northern departments whereas by the end of 2014, the epidemic had spread to nine (out of a total of ten) departments. The upwards trend is continuing at the beginning of 2015, with the number of cases being 50% higher than during the same period last year. (ECHO, 16 Jan 2015)
Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary
In Cuba, at the beginning of January 2015, the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point of Canada reported a case of cholera with h i story of travel to Cuba. Health authorities in Cuba are conducting an epidemiological investigation to determine the source of infection and implementing appropriate public health action. No additional cases have been reported in the country.
UNICEF is requesting US$22 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children and women in Haiti in 2015.
Five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. With the help of the international community, Haiti has made significant advances. The U.S. post-earthquake strategy for Haiti focuses on four sector pillars designed to catalyze economic growth and build long-term stability. Carried out by a range of U.S. departments and agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
Le mois de novembre a été caractérisé par de fortes pluies qui ont commencé depuis octobre. Le nombre de 6 765 cas enregistrés au courant du mois de novembre dépasse d’au moins cinq fois la moyenne mensuelle des cas enregistrés dans les neufs premiers mois.
In 2012, the governments of Haiti and Dominican Republic with support from the UN, the Red Cross Movement and NGOs, created the Coalition for the Elimination of Cholera on the island of Hispaniola. The aim of this initiative is to mobilise resources for well-coordinated efforts aimed at the elimination of cholera from the island.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
The cholera epidemic, which has affected 725 476 people and caused 8 824 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in October 2010, continues to be a major public health issue. According to the figures just released by the Ministry of Health, the total number of suspected cholera cases reported in 2014 is 27 434 with 294 fatalities. The total number of hospitalized cases was 20 392. The number of suspected cases is 75% higher than originally expected in the mid-term review of the 2014 Humanitarian Action Plan (i.e. 15 000).
Le Mspp annonce avoir privilégié le renforcement des institutions sanitaires, plutôt que les Ctc, pour la prise en charge des malades
P-au-P, 15 janv. 2015 [AlterPresse] --- La communauté humanitaire continue d’exprimer ses inquiétudes par rapport aux flambées de choléra, indique un bulletin du Bureau des Nations Unies pour les affaires humanitaires (Ocha) en Haïti, transmis à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.
Le bulletin d’Ocha signale une augmentation de nouveaux cas, vus pour le mois de novembre 2014 comparé à la même période en 2013.
Since the emergence of cholera in Haiti in October 2010, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) has recorded 719,377 suspected cases and 8,767 cholera-related deaths as of 30 November 2014 . Despite severe infrastructure and financial constraints, concerted Haitian and international efforts have succeeded in drastically reducing the number of reported cholera cases in Haiti – down from a peak of over 350,000 reported cases for 2011, to 21,916 reported cases for 2014, from 1 January to 30 November .
Five years have passed since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, affecting approximately 3 million people and killing 220,000, according to government estimates. What is the situation in Haiti now after five years of reconstruction efforts, and what health care services does Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) still provide in the country? MSF’s Haiti Country Director Oliver Schulz discusses:
What is the overall medical and humanitarian situation today, five years after the earthquake?
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.
Five years ago, people like you stepped up to help the millions of people affected by the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history, where Direct Relief and many others are still working to improve conditions for thousands of people left vulnerable.
Housing projects have brought dignity to some made homeless by the 2010 earthquake, but cholera is still present and the recent political protests signal the frustrations of many
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Port-au-Prince, 12 Janvier 2015 – Cinq ans après le tremblement de terre tragique qui a tué plus de 200 000 personnes et qui a laisse plus de 2 millions de personnes sans toit, la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) a clôturé l’appel international lancé pour le du tremblement de terre.
Today marks five years since Haiti was rocked by a massive earthquake. That disaster – the deadliest in the Caribbean nation’s history – killed an estimated 217,000 people and left 2.1 million people homeless.
In close collaboration with the Government of Haiti, the UN and its humanitarian partners have supported more than 1.3 million people on the road to recovery. Here are five things you need to know about the humanitarian situation in Haiti, five years after the earthquake.
Port-au-Prince, Geneva 12 January 2015 – Five years on from the tragic earthquake that killed over 200,000 people and left more than 2 million homeless, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has closed its Haiti earthquake appeal.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake, the IFRC raised 1.2 billion Swiss francs to meet the emergency and recovery needs of Haitian families who survived the catastrophe. Five years later, 85.3 per cent of the income has been spent on relief, recovery and long-term operations in Haiti.
Seulement 6 pour cent des 1,5 million de personnes déplacées demeurent dans les camps
33 communes dont Marchand Dessalines, l’Estère, Marmelade,
Cerca la Source, Roseaux et Carrefour sont en alerte rouge.
200 000 personnes ont bénéficié des actions de réponse contre le choléra dans les départements de l’Artibonite et du Centre.
Environ 2 900 ménages ont bénéficié des coupons alimentaires évaluant à 7 millions de gourdes du projet Kore Lavi