Heavy rainfall starting at the beginning of November 2014 caused flooding and landslides in Northern Haiti, killing 17 people. More than 15,000 houses were flooded, 90 were destroyed and 800 were severely damaged. Over 6,500 people were temporarily housed in emergency shelters. The floods also affected over 2,200 hectares of crops in one of the country’s most fertile areas. (UNDP, 14 Nov 2014)
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.
Snapshot 11–17 February 2015
Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.
Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives
• From January to December 2014, 45,088 IDPs (14,193 families) were relocated from IDP camps to neighborhoods thanks to rental subsidy programs. 163 IDP sites were closed as a result.
• As of December 2014, there was a 53% reduction in the number of cholera cases compared to the same period last year.
• 53% of nutritional coverage provided in areas most affected by severe acute malnutrition.
Snapshot 4–10 February 2015
Guinea: An increase in Ebola case numbers has been reported for the second consecutive week. Resistance to the response remains high in Forecariah, worst affected by the outbreak; though ten prefectures have reported at least one incident of resistance. Clashes between armed forces and the community were reported in Matoto, Conakry.
Snapshot 28 January – 3 February 2015
DRC: 30,000 refugees have fled CAR for Equateur province since December. In North Kivu, 18,000 new IDPs need humanitarian assistance; another 21,000 are in need in South Kivu. Nationwide, food security is worsening: over one-third of territories are in Crisis or Emergency phases.
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.
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.
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.
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
Snapshot 17 December – 6 January
Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.
Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.
Abnormal dryness expected to continue in East and Southern Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Although good rainfall was observed over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains during the season, has already negatively impacted ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia. As the season is coming to an end, a recovery is unlikely.
Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
Despite heavy rains in localized areas, rainfall deficits persist in East and Southern Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Low and poorlydistributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorated ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, central Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. Recent rains have relieved dryness over most parts, but rainfall deficits remain in many local areas.
Slow start to seasonal rainfall continues in Angola and Zambia, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania
Low and poorly distributed seasonal Deyr rains have led to growing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout several local areas of southern Somalia, eastern Kenya, and coastal Tanzania. The persistence of below-average rainfall in November is likely to reduce crop growth and limit the regeneration of pasture.
Jusqu’à date cette saison cyclonique est très clémente envers Haïti, aucun dégât majeur n’a été enregistré au cours des cinq premiers mois contrairement à certaines années précédentes (2012). Cependant, presqu’à la fin de la saison cyclonique, l’axe d’un fond froid quasi stationnaire, s’étendant de l’Atlantique jusqu’à la mer des Caraïbes, sur Haïti du 1er au 11 novembre, on a enregistré des pluies plus ou moins intense d’une moyenne de 166 mm au niveau des départements du Nord, Nord-est, du Nord-Ouest et des Nippes.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – La Direction de la protection civile en Haïti, en partenariat avec le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), travaille sans relâche pour apporter une aide aux familles affectées par les inondations qui ont frappé la ville de Cap-Haïtien et d’autres villes voisines situées dans le nord du pays, suite à de fortes averses, des inondations et des glissements de terrain qui ont causé la mort de plus de 17 personnes, dont cinq enfants.
Port-au-Prince - Haiti’s Department of Civil Protection in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has been working non-stop to assist flood-affected families in the northern city of Cap-Haitien and other neighbouring towns following heavy rains, floods and landslides that killed 17 people, five of them children. More than 15,000 houses were flooded, 90 were destroyed and 800 were severely damaged. Over 6,500 people are temporarily housed in emergency shelters.
Dans le quartier de Blue Hills, il est environ 10 heures 30, dans la cour située devant sa maison, grande ouverte, assise sur une petite chaise en paille de latanier, Mme Richemont défait les petites tresses de la coiffure de sa fille de trois ans, assise sur ses genoux.
samedi 8 novembre 2014
P-au-P, 7 nov. 2014 [AlterPresse] --- 36 mille 270 personnes affectées, 5 décès et 1 disparu, 66 maisons détruites et 731 maisons endommagées, c’est le dernier bilan partiel daté du 6 novembre, des averses qui ont frappé le Nord cette semaine, selon le Comité départemental Nord de gestion des risques et désastres.
Le bilan évoque aussi « beaucoup de plantations ravagées et de bétails emportés », sans donner de chiffres, mais précise que des évaluations sont en cours.
Haïti - En réponse aux graves inondations qui ont touché le nord d’Haïti la semaine dernière, provoquant la mort de cinq personnes et en en déplaçant 6000 autres, l’OIM a distribué quatre camions d’aide non alimentaire aux familles victimes au nord et au nord-est du pays, en soutien à la Direction de la protection civile (DPC).