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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Haiti : Humanitarian Dashboard (January - March 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Between January and March 2014, the key humanitarian concern revolved around the deterioration of the food security in the North-West Department. This is the result of the combined effects of the lack of viable coping mechanisms due to the extreme poverty of the population and the poor spring and winter harvest as well as the prolonged drought since November 2013. An estimated 143,000 people are affected by this situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti to launch cholera vaccination with PAHO/WHO support

Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera in three high-risk departments starting in August. Although the epidemic has slowed considerably, some 6,730 cases and 51 deaths were reported since January.

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Haiti : Tableau de bord humanitaire (janvier - mars 2014)

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

Entre janvier et mars 2014, la situation humanitaire a été marquée par la détérioration de la sécurité alimentaire dans le département du Nord-Ouest. Ceci est le résultat des effets combinés du manque de mécanismes d'adaptation viables en raison de l'extrême pauvreté de la population et des mauvaises récoltes de printemps et d’hiver, ainsi que la sécheresse prolongée depuis novembre 2013. Selon les estimations, 143 000 personnes sont touchées par cette situation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Feature: Haiti witnesses declining cholera rates, significant gains in development

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17 July 2014 – Haiti, often cited as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere, has reached – or nearly reached – several of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of the 2015 deadline, according to a report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a month ago.

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In Dominican Republic, Ban hails collective effort to bolster human rights, development, peace

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16 July 2014 – In a first-ever visit to the Dominican Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today addressed the National Congress, saying “one country with dedication and solidarity can move the world,” helping to spur progress in across the three pillars of the UN – development, human rights and peace.

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New sanitation campaign aims to end cholera in Haiti

Overcoming cholera through a strong partnership between Haitian communities, the government and their partners

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 16, 2014 – UNICEF and the Haitian government have intensified the fight against cholera, with the launch this week of the National Sanitation Campaign, aiming to eliminate open defecation in the country.

The National Sanitation Campaign will target 55 communities in the 10 departments, covering 3.8 million people, 2,500 schools and 500 health centres.

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Haiti: Cholera Snapshot (Published as of July 2014)

Despite the diminution of suspected cases, the cholera epidemic is still an emergency in Haiti. Both Haitian and international efforts need to be pursued to eliminate the disease. Structural issues including water, sanitation and health systems, enable the persistence of cholera, acute diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. The UN reaffirms its commitment to work closely with national authorities and international partners to prevent the spread of the epidemic and scale up the response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti’s Families Get Ready for Hurricane Season

With the 2014 hurricane season having arrived, people in the neighborhood of Carrefour Feuilles in Haiti are cleaning ravines to prevent flooding, discussing evacuation routes, and testing their storm sirens.

With the help of the American Red Cross, Haitians are preparing for this year’s severe weather.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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Ban appelle à améliorer l'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement pour éradiquer le choléra

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15 juillet 2014 – Lors d'une réunion lundi soir avec le Président d'Haïti, Michel Martelly, dans la capitale Port-au-Prince, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon, a salué les progrès considérables réalisés dans la reconstruction suite au séisme dévastateur de 2010 et la lutte contre le choléra.

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In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

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14 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to ensure access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in Haiti, as he launched a new United Nations-supported initiative and met with families affected by cholera.

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Haïti Bulletin humanitaire - Numéro 42, Juin 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Réduction significative du nombre de personnes dans les camps grâce aux programmes de retour et de relocalisation ;

  • Epidémie de choléra : l’alerte rouge persiste dans les départements du Centre, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest depuis plus de quatre semaines. En Juin 2014, 923 cas suspects et 9 décès ont été enregistrés ;

  • Saison cyclonique : les préparatifs pour faire face aux éventuels désastres se poursuivent ;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Cholera Prevention- Emergency appeal n° MDR49008 - Operation update n° 1, 10 July 2014

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Period covered by this Ops Update: 5 December 2013 to 30 April 2014. This update represents a five-month summary.

Appeal target (current): 11,244,952 Swiss francs

Appeal coverage 9% by 30 April 2014

Appeal history

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Epidemiological Update Cholera, 27 June 2014

Situation summary of cholera in the Americas

In Cuba, no new cases have been reported since epidemiological week (EW) 8 of 2014.
The national authorities continue to detect and investigate suspected cases.

In the Dominican Republic, since the beginning of the epidemic (November 2010) through EW 22 of 2014, there have been 31,628 suspected cholera cases, including 471 deaths, in total.

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L'Union européenne renforce son action humanitaire en Haiti en allouant 5 millions d'euros supplémentaires (20/06/2014)

Port-au-Prince, le 18 juin 2014 – L'Union européenne augmente son effort humanitaire de 5 millions d'euros, portant son enveloppe globale pour l'année 2014 à 23,5 millions d'euros au total, a annoncé aujourd'hui la commissaire de coopération internationale, aide humanitaire et réaction aux crises, Kristalina Georgieva.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 12-17 June 2014

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Haiti : Aperçu du choléra (Publié en juin 2014)

L'épidémie de choléra en Haïti a touché un nombre inacceptable de personnes avec près de 703 000 cas suspects et environ 8 500 décès signalés depuis octobre 2010 jusqu’à ce jour. Depuis le début de l'épidémie, l'ONU a fait une priorité l’élimination du choléra en Haïti et a initié un ensemble d’efforts afin de soutenir le gouvernement d'Haïti dans la lutte contre la maladie.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti: Cholera Snapshot (Published as of June 2014)

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has affected an unacceptable number of people with around 703,000 suspected cases and an estimated 8,500 deaths reported from October 2010 to date. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the UN has made eliminating cholera from Haiti a top priority and has initiated a system-wide effort to support the Government of Haiti in the fight against the disease.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Haiti Cholera Response, United Nations in Haiti, May 2014

Concerted Haitian and international efforts have succeeded in significantly reducing the toll of the epidemic, but structural issues enable cholera, or other waterborne diseases to persist.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 4 - 11 June

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.