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Food Security Outlook April through September 2011

In April and May 2011, FEWS NET is transitioning its classification system from the FEWS NET Food Insecurity Severity Scale to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification’s (IPC) Household-based Acute Food Insecurity Reference Table, which is scheduled for release with IPC version 2 in July 2011. For more information see: www.fews.net/FoodInsecurityScale.

Key Messages

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Bulletin du cluster santé: Réponse au choléra et après le tremblement de terre en Haïti - No. 25

Points saillants

  • De nombreuses alertes ont été reçues par l’équipe des alertes et de la réponse depuis le dernier bulletin. Les alertes étaient surtout concentrées dans les départements du Sud-Est, de la Grande Anse et de l’Ouest. Dans la plupart des cas, la réponse a été assurée dans le cadre d’un effort coordonné avec de multiples partenaires.

  • Certains donateurs dont ECHO et USAID ont indiqué que de nouveaux fonds étaient disponibles pour la réponse aux éventuelles flambées de cas de choléra.

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Perspective sur la sécurité alimentaire Avril – Septembre 2011

• Les catastrophes qui ont frappé le pays en 2010 affectent négativement la sécurité alimentaire. Les produits alimentaires locaux sont en déclin sur de nombreux marchés du pays. Le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire est en croissance dans des zones comme le Nord‐Ouest et la pointe occidentale de la péninsule du Sud.

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Haiti : Au terme de son mandat d'un an, le Commandant de la Force de la MINUSTAH fait le bilan

Le Major Général Luiz Guilherme Paul Cruz, après 12 mois à la tête de la Force de la MINUSTAH, s'apprête à passer le commandement à son successeur, le Major Général Luiz Eduardo Ramos Baptista Pereira. Mais avant de quitter le pays, le Général Cruz a passé en revue, lors d'une interview, les actions de la composante militaire durant son mandat. Acquis, défis et perspectives. Ci-dessous l'interview dans son intégralité.

Question : Vous êtes arrivé au terme de votre mission en Haïti. Etes-vous satisfait des réalisations, de la contribution des casques bleus ?

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Haiti: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene - Updated March 2011

Report
InterAction
In Haiti, the leading cause for infant mortality and illness in children is contaminated water. Germs for hepatitis, cholera and chronic diarrhea are carried through water used for cooking and drinking. Additionally the absence of a sewage sanitation system has contaminated nearly every water source with human waste, further exacerbated by natural calamities such as hurricanes and the recent earthquake. Water and Sanitation infrastructural damages sustained as a result of the January 12 earthquake exceed $ 235 million (USD) and estimates for recovery and
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HAÏTI Mise à jour de la perspective sur la sécurité alimentaire Février 2011

Le niveau élevé des prix et le choléra affectent la sécurité alimentaire

- L'épidémie du cholera est déclin depuis janvier. De 515 cas d'hospitalisation par jour jusqu'au 16 janvier, ce nombre journalier est passé à 377 au 30 janvier, selon le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population. Les travailleurs agricoles se font toujours rares, cependant, dans les rizières de l'Artibonite par peur d'attraper le choléra.

- La proclamation en début février des résultats définitifs des élections du 28 novembre n'a pas mis fin à la

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Haiti: Food Security Outlook Update - February 2011

Key Messages

- The cholera outbreak has been on the decline since January. According to the Ministry of Public Health and Population, the 515 hospitalizations a day up until January 16th were down to 377 as of January 30th. However, there is still a shortage of farm workers in rice-growing areas of the Artibonite due to fears of catching cholera.

- The announcement of the final results of the November 28th elections at the beginning of February failed to quell the political crisis, which is being ramped up by violent demonstrations

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Climate change just one worry in struggling Haiti

Report
AlertNet
Source: Alertnet // Robert ShawPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AlertNet) - A month before a massive earthquake derailed pretty much everything in Haiti, the government set up a climate change division within its environment ministry, building on a "National Adaptation Plan of Action" (NAPA) the government announced in 2006.

But in the aftermath of the devastation, climate change has been all but forgotten in Haiti as the country struggles to deal with pressing rebuilding priorities.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Haïti : Gros Morne : un projet pour combattre l'érosion

22 février 2011 | Publié dans la catégorie : =C0 La Une

La ravine Desrocher, dans la huitième section communale de Gros-Morne (Artibonite), représente, en période pluvieuse, un véritable danger au niveau environnemental et pour la population locale. Pour y faire face, les responsables de l'Organisation des planteurs pour le développement de Ravine Gros-Morne (OPDRGM)ont initié un projet de correction et de reboisement de trois kilomètres de ravine financé par la MINUSTAH à hauteur de 971.000 gourdes.

« Diminuer les risques érosifs par la

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Not enough housing solutions to end Haiti's displacement crisis, IOM warns

Under current plans, there will not be enough housing solutions by the end of the year to resolve Haiti's displacement crisis, says IOM.

The problem is particularly acute in the metropolitan area, with limited space and uncertainty over land ownership.

"Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are likely still to be living in displacement camps by the end of 2011," Luca Dall'Oglio, IOM Haiti's Chief of Mission warned.

Numbers of displaced people living in camps had fallen from an estimated high of 1.5 million in July 2010 to

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Haiti + 1 other
Charities Challenged on Disaster Comms

Report
Plan
Fewer than half (43%) of people who donate to charity disaster appeals are told about the difference their money has made, according to new research from international children's development charity, Plan UK.

The study, which was carried out by research company ComRes on Plan's behalf, seeks to understand the public's perception of the media's reporting of humanitarian disasters.

Just one in five people (20%) who contributed to disaster appeals received some sort of communication regarding their donation.

Only 5 per cent of these were personalised;

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Iraq + 3 others
Letter to Congress: Humanitarian Funding in 2011-12 Budgets

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 17:00

Dear Chairs and Ranking Members:

I write on behalf of Refugees International (RI), a non-profit organization that does not accept government or UN funding, to respectfully request that you include substantial funding for the Department of State and foreign operations in the U.S. budget. Specifically, as you complete the FY2011 Continuing Resolution and begin to craft the FY2012 budget and appropriations bills, I urge you to at least maintain current FY2010 funding levels for critical humanitarian and security accounts in

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Health Cluster Bulletin Cholera Outbreak in Haiti - #17

Highlights

- Health Cluster resumes post-earthquake work

- Partners asked to contribute to the 4W post-earthquake activities matrix

- Vigilance requested for cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Dear health partners: This issue of the Health Cluster Bulletin continues to follow the new format, where we aim to make it a more useful tool for your work in the field. You will see that we have tried to keep it shorter and to include only information that is useful for the response.

As the Health Cluster has begun to discuss

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Bulletin du groupe santé réponse au choléra et après le tremblement de terre en Haïti - no. 17

Points saillants
  • Le Groupe Santé reprend son travail après le tremblement de terre
  • Les partenaires ont demandé à contribuer à la matrice des 4W des activités après le tremblement de terre
  • La vigilance est demandée pour les cas de paralysie flasque aiguë
Chers partenaires en santé,

Ce numéro du Bulletin du Groupe Santé continue à suivre le nouveau format grâce auquel nous cherchons à en faire un outil plus utile pour votre travail sur le terrain. Vous verrez que nous avons essayé de le réduire et de n'y inclure que l'information qui est utile pour la réponse.

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Haiti: "Growing Strong"

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The one-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake was a somber day for many, but at Zanmi Beni Children's Home, it was also a celebration-a celebration of recovery.

The staff and children at Zanmi Beni took the opportunity to celebrate their healing and recovery by planting a tree in honor of each of the 48 children living there.

Children took turns helping to dig holes, plant the young saplings-which included several varieties of citrus and breadfruit-and water them.

"The event was wonderful,"

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HAITI Food Security Outlook Update October 2010 through March 2011

Key Messages

- Food availability and food access have improved since February/March of this year as conditions continue to stabilize, though sanitation and housing conditions are still far from ideal.

- The cholera outbreak is spreading with serious effects on the production and marketing chain. Thus, food security conditions are likely to deteriorate over the next six months.

- A series of events such as civil disturbances, floods in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, and the cholera outbreak in the Artibonite will restrict the flow of food trade and curtail food

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Haiti: one year on from disaster

One year ago, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The scale of the tragedy is hard to comprehend: an estimated 222,000 dead, more than 300,000 seriously injured, 1.5 million people in need of emergency shelter.

Within an hour of receiving reports about the earthquake, DFID's humanitarian response team was helping to co-ordinate relief efforts, working around the clock over the following days and weeks.

The UK government gave =A320 million in emergency support which included a 64 person emergency search and rescue

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Children in Haiti: One Year After - The long road from relief to recovery

Earthquake anniversary highlights need for basic systems to benefit Haiti's children

GENEVA/PORT-AU-PRINCE, 7 January 2011 - One year after the devastating January 12 earthquake shook their fragile lives, Haiti's 4 million children continue to suffer from inequitable access to basic water, sanitation, healthcare, and education services and protection from disease, exploitation, and unsanitary conditions, UNICEF said today.

Today, more than 1 million people - approximately 380,000 of whom are children - still live in crowded camps.

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UN: Rebuilding Earthquake-Shattered Haiti Will Take Years

Report
Voice of America
Lisa Schlein, Geneva

United Nations and international aid agencies say significant progress has been made in helping Haitians recover from the earthquake that devastated their country almost one year ago. But, they acknowledge humanitarian operations fall far short of what is needed to rebuild Haitian society.

Last year's earthquake killed about one-quarter of a million people. The outpouring of International aid to the relief effort was large and immediate.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies alone received more than $1 billion in donations.