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Red Cross Combats Cholera in the Dominican Republic and Haiti

The approaching 2014 rainy season in Haiti and the Dominican Republic could mean an increase in the threat of waterborne illnesses such as cholera, and the American Red Cross continues its efforts fighting the disease in the region.

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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Haiti: Cholera snapshot (published as of March 2014)

In spite of severe structural deficits and financial constraints, the combat against cholera is slowly being won. Concerted national and international efforts have resulted in a drastic reduction in the number of suspected cholera cases and deaths from cholera every year.

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: 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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Haïti-Santé : 6,2 millions de USD alloués à la lutte contre le choléra - 9 mille morts en 4 ans

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AlterPresse

P-au-P, 11 avril 2014 [AlterPresse] --- 6, 2 millions de dollars américains (US $ 1.00 = 45 gourdes ; 1 euro = 65.00 gourdes aujourd’hui) sont alloués par l’Organisation des Nations-Unies (Onu) pour poursuivre la lutte contre le choléra, indique un communiqué transmis à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Cette allocation approuvée par le coordonnateur des secours d’urgence des Nations-Unies, Valérie Amos, provient du Fonds central d’intervention (Cerf).

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Haiti Cholera Response United Nations in Haiti, March 2014

The lack of available funds today risks the departure of cholera actors, which could compromise gains attained so far and lead to resurgence in suspected cases.

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Haïti : Aperçu du choléra (publié en mars 2014)

Pour le mois de février, 1 392 cas suspects de choléra ont été rapportés par le Ministère de la Santé Publique, comparativement à 1 429 cas pour le mois de janvier. C'est le plus petit nombre de cas suspects depuis le début de l'épidémie.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Haïti Bulletin humanitaire - Numéro 39, Mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La communauté humanitaire vient en aide aux populations affectées par la sécheresse et l’insécurité alimentaire dans le Nord-Ouest ;

  • Environ 137 000 personnes résident encore dans 243 camps de déplacés. Une diminution de plus de 9 000 personnes a été constatée durant la période de janvier à mars 2014 ;

  • La lutte contre le choléra se poursuit : inauguration de centres de traitement et réhabilitation des structures d’eau et d’assainissement ;

  • Haïti et la région Caraïbes se préparent à faire face aux tsunamis ;

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 March 2014)

For the month of February, 1,392 suspected cases of cholera were reported by the Ministry of Public Health, compared to 1,429 suspected cases for the month of January.
This is the lowest number of suspected cases since the start of the epidemic.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Haïti : l'ONU appelle les donateurs à soutenir la lutte contre le choléra

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UN News Service

1 avril 2014 – Le haut responsable des Nations Unies chargé de la coordination de la lutte contre l'épidémie de choléra en Haïti, Pedro Medrano, estime que ce pays n'attire pas l'attention internationale qu'il mérite, et il appelle la communauté des donateurs à accroître son soutien à la lutte contre la maladie.

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Senior UN official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera

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UN News Service

1 April 2014 – The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the international attention it deserves, and is calling on the donor community to scale up support to combat the disease.

“Haiti is not receiving the attention of the international community, particularly the donor community,” Pedro Medrano told the UN News Centre, as he reported on a recent trip during which he met with officials in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

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Five People, Five Voices from Haiti

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World Concern

Each person has a story and a voice. At World Concern we get to work with and serve some pretty remarkable people, each with their own story and voice. Last week we chose to introduce you to some of these people in Haiti in a unique way. Every day we shared one person's quote and photo via the World Concern Haiti Twitter account (@WCinHaiti). These five people are all involved in a World Concern project in northwest Haiti which is helping communities be prepared for disasters and promote good hygiene and sanitation practices. Here you can read more about them, all at once.

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Choléra : renforcement de la lutte dans l’Artibonite

Quatre Centres de traitement des diarrhées aiguës (CTDA) ont été inaugurés dans le département de l’Artibonite, le 13 Mars 2014. Des structures destinées à renforcer la lutte contre le choléra dans ce département, où les premiers cas avaient été enregistrés en 2010.

Juillet 2013 : lancement des travaux. Des ouvriers creusent le sol humide du Centre de santé de référence de la commune de l’Estère. Ils doivent implanter, comme à Dessalines, Desdunes et Gros-Morne, d’autres communes du département, un Centre de traitement des diarrhées aiguës (CTDA).

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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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Dos muertos y 15 personas internadas supuestamente por cólera en Higüey

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Redhum

República Dominicana, 21 de Marzo 2014

Fuente: Listin Diario - La República

Link Redhum: http://www.redhum.org/noticia_detail/dos-muertos-y-15-personas-internada...

Dos ciudadanos haitianos fallecieron y otros 15 se encuentran ingresados por sospecha de cólera, en el batey La Matilla, ubicado a 14 kilómetros de esta ciudad de Higüey.

Las víctimas mortales fueron identificadas como Galy Rivé, de 26 años y José Yan Batista, de 50.

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Haiti + 1 other
Water and sanitation improvements remain key to defeating cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Although Haiti has made significant progress in slowing the spread of the disease, cholera has continued to sicken an average of 385 people per week during 2014.

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Haiti + 3 others
Actualización Epidemiológica Cólera 20 de marzo de 2014

**Resumen de la situación del cólera en la Región de las Américas **

En Cuba, el Centro Nacional de Enlace para el Reglamento Sanitario Internacional (RSI) reportó que entre la semana epidemiológica (SE) 35 de 2013 y la SE 8 de 2014 continuaron investigando casos sospechosos, de los cuales se confirmaron 23 casos adicionales de cólera. Con este dato, el total de casos de cólera confirmados en Cuba desde el inicio del brote en la SE 27 de 2012 a la SE 8 del 2014 asciende a 701, incluyendo tres defunciones.

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Epidemiological Update Cholera 20 March 2014

Situation summary of cholera in the Americas

In Cuba, the International Health Regulations National Focal Point (IHR NFP) reported that 23 additional confirmed cholera cases were registered through the investigation of suspected cases between epidemiological week (EW) 35 of 2013 and EW 8 of 2014. In total, 701 cholera cases, including three deaths, have been registered since the beginning of the outbreak in EW 27 of 2012 through EW 8 of 2014.

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Fighting diseases with clean water and sanitation

By Lorraine Taggart, IFRC

“We used to have to go to this empty field far from the house. At night it was scary but my father always went with me. But now we have a latrine and I feel happy for that,” says 11-year-old Kervens Monazè.

Kervens has been learning about hand-washing and cholera prevention in school. He and his family, who managed to rebuild their home after the earthquake, received support from the Haiti Red Cross Society in latrine construction, cholera prevention and hygiene promotion.

Sanitation needs after a disaster

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Foot soldiers in Haiti’s fight against cholera

By Michelle Marrion

As Haiti struggles to overcome the largest cholera outbreak of the century, water and sanitation agents are working in their own communities to promote best practices and provide vital support to combat spread of the disease.

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Report of the independent expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón (A/HRC/25/71)

Human Rights Council

Twenty-fifth session

Agenda item 10

Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

Gustavo Gallón, independent expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti, appointed in June 2013 by the Human Rights Council, proposes shock treatment for certain key aspects of the human rights situation in the country, which he considers to be very complex but not insurmountable. The independent expert carried out a mission to Haiti in September 2013, to Port-au-Prince and Jacmel.