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18 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Peter Granitz

PORT-AU-PRINCE, April 17 (Reuters) - Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried.

As of March 28, the Haitian Ministry of Health confirmed at least 11,721 cases of cholera, more than a 300 percent increase from the same period last year.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits Saillants

  • Une recrudescence des cas de choléra dans plusieurs régions du pays, particulièrement dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, a été observée au cours du premier trimestre de l’année. Les chiffres sont multipliés par trois comparé à la même période de l’année dernière.

  • Les pluies de mars 2015 mettent en évidence le niveau de vulnérabilité du pays en dépit des efforts de préparation dirigés par la DPC. Les dégâts matériels et humains enregistrés ont été considérables (6 morts et plus de 9 000 familles affectées).

15 Apr 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 13 avril 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Environ 10 communes de 5 départements géographiques du pays sont placées en alerte rouge au début de ce mois d’avril 2015 en ce qui concerne l’évolution de l’épidémie de choléra, indique le Ministère de la santé publique et de la population (Mspp), lors d’une conférence de presse, ce lundi 13 avril.

De mars à avril, en un mois et demi, 19 personnes sont mortes après avoir attrapé la maladie, indiquent les responsables du Mspp, inquiétées par cette situation.

14 Apr 2015 description

The total number of cholera cases decreased significantly in 2014. However, delayed rains, compounded by deficiencies in the Port-au-Prince water-supply network, including illegal tapping and a deficient alert and coordination system, resulted in a drastic increase in the number of cases and deaths in the last quarter of the year. This worrying trend continues in 2015 and highlights the need to increase cholera contingency measures ahead of the upcoming rainy season (April - May).

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

09 Apr 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 08 avril 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Une augmentation des cas de choléra est enregistrée dans diverses communes du pays, en particulier dans des quartiers situés dans la périphérie de la zone métropolitaine de la capitale Port-au-Prince, avec les récentes averses, qui ont aussi fait des sinistrés, selon les informations obtenues par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Depuis les derniers jours du mois de mars et tout au long de la première semaine du mois d’avril 2015, de nouveaux cas sont apparus.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

27 Mar 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Epidémie de choléra : A l’approche de la saison des pluies, des alertes ont été enregistrées dans 20 communes.

  • L’appel de transition pour les deux prochaines années requiert un financement de 401 millions de dollars.

  • Des milliers d’Haïtiens peuvent être expulsés de la République Dominicaine au cours des prochains mois. L’Office nationale de la Migration et ses partenaires se préparent à accueillir les migrants.

26 Mar 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 26 mars 2015 [AlterPresse] --- 20 communes sont en alerte rouge à l’approche de la saison des pluies, indique un bulletin du bureau des Nations Unies de coordination des affaires humanitaires (Ocha) en Haïti, citant le Ministère de la santé publique et de la population (Mspp).

Plus de 440 cas de choléra ont déjà été répertoriés dans ces communes, du mardi 3 au lundi 9 mars 2015, selon le bulletin.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

19 Mar 2015 description

PAHO/WHO and partners in the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola welcome new support to improve water and sanitation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Washington, D.C., 19 March 2015 (PAHO/WHO) — On World Water Day 2015, the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola is calling for stepped-up support from the international community to help Haiti and the Dominican Republic end the cholera epidemic on their shared island.

18 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

18 March 2015 – The Government of Haiti has made progress towards the holding of elections critical for the country’s stability and development, the top United Nations official in the Caribbean nation told the Security Council today.

Presenting the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Sandra Honoré reported that the country had made “measurable gains towards the holding of long-overdue elections” by the end of 2015, despite the lingering “uncertainty” caused by the absence of a functioning Parliament.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

17 Mar 2015 description

Summary

The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti considers the situation to be complex but not insuperable. Following his second mission to the country, in July 2014, he reviews here the efforts made thus far to address the five human rights areas identified in his previous report as warranting urgent action, namely: (a) illiteracy, (b) prolonged pretrial detention, (c) elections, (d) redress for large-scale human rights violations perpetrated in the past and (e) resettlement of the people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

16 Mar 2015 description

Five years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti is slowly getting back on its feet. Albeit greatly reduced compared to 2010, humanitarian needs persist. The UN has just launched a Transitional Appeal which serves as an integrated strategic and operational plan for humanitarian and resilience-building actions.

11 Mar 2015 description

L’Appel transitoire (TAP) pour Haïti remplace et élargit le champ du Plan d’action humanitaire de 2014 et sert donc de plan stratégique et opérationnel intégré pour les actions humanitaires et de renforcement de la résilience mis en œuvre par les Nations Unies et ses Partenaires sur la période 2015-2016.