Several localities of Port-de-Paix, North West department of Haiti, were hit by multiple floods which followed heavy rains in late 2015 and beginning of 2016. Indeed, the heavy rains that hit this town have affected more than one thousand people, damaged hundreds of homes and killed 8 individuals. (OCHA, 31 Jan 2016)
Heavy rains affected Haiti again on 29 Feb, causing floods. Media reported one dead and several houses flooded. (ECHO, 4 Mar 2016)
More than 10,000 families have been affected by the floods, which particularly impacted the provinces of Nord, Grande-Anse, and Ouest. Damages on schools, fields and cattle have also been reported in Limonade and Cap-Haitien. (OCHA, 11 Mar 2016)
Haiti has launched the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan last April, following broad analysis/consultations with different stakeholders (Government, NGOs, UN agencies, Donors and the civil society).
P-au-P, 04 mai 2016 [AlterPresse] --- Le président provisoire Jocelerme Privert annonce de meilleures réponses face à la sécheresse et aux inondations, lors d’une intervention dans la presse le 3 mai 2016.
« Le pays traverse beaucoup de difficultés (…). Pendant des années, la sécheresse s’est installée dans le pays. Chaque pluie provoque des dégâts », déplore-t-il.
Haiti’s Humanitarian Needs of Overview (HNO) 2016 has estimated that 2.1 million people are in need of humanitarian and protection assistance. From those 1.3 million will be targeted by the recent launched Humanitarian Response Plan ( April 2016).
Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.
Snapshot 31 March–5 April 2016
Syria: The most serious violation of the cessation of hostilities occurred on 2 April around Aleppo, when fighting broke out between government forces and non-government forces. In addition, eight of 18 besieged areas were not reached by humanitarian assistance in February and March, including around 250,000 people in Darayya and Eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus.
Snapshot 23–30 March 2016
South Sudan: Between 20,000 and 50,000 people are now reported to have been displaced in Wau county, Western Bahr el Ghazal, since fighting escalated in February. Houses have been looted and burned and there are reports of killings and rape in the area around Wau town. At least 8,000 people are sheltering in public buildings or with host communities in Mboro town: food, water and shelter are priority needs.
The humanitarian situation in Haiti has deteriorated considerably in 2015 due to the convergence of multiple humanitarian risk factors. These include a sharp increase in food insecurity resulting from drought and the prolonged effects of “El Nino”, the persistence of cholera and a mixed migration crisis triggered by the forced and voluntary return of hundres of thousands of Haitians from the Dominican Republic. The immediate needs of people who remain displaced from the 2010 earthquake cannot be overlooked.
Snapshot 16 – 22 March
Somalia: On 15 March Al Shabaab moved into Puntland and seized control of Garad, a port town. In the following days Al Shabaab captured another coastal town in Nugaal region and attacked a security checkpoint near Bosaso. Most of the residents are reported to have fled the area. Al Shabaab has previously been active in Puntland, but generally around its base of the Galgala Mountains, west of Bosaso, and it has not attempted to take territory.
The Humanitarian Country Team and representatives of the Haitian Government convened a workshop to define the response plan to the priority humanitarian needs in 2016 ;
Recent floods have affected more than 10,000 families and heightens the concerns of vulnerable populations in the country;
Since the beginning of the year, 7,782 cases of cholera and 96 deaths have been reported by health officials as on February, 27th;
Snapshot 9 – 15 March
Yemen: Insecurity in Aden is increasing, with attacks carried out on civilian targets. At least 150 people have been reported killed in the past three months, including at least 50 in March. Humanitarian actors have increasing difficulty to carry out operations. In Taizz, the west of the city has been taken by pro-Hadi forces after heavy fighting: fighting for the east continues.
L’Equipe humanitaire pays et des représentants du gouvernement haïtien se sont réunis en atelier pour définir le plan de réponse aux besoins humanitaires prioritaires en 2016 ;
Les récentes inondations ont affecté plus de 10 000 familles et renforcent les préoccupations des populations vulnérables du pays ;
Depuis le début de l’année, 7 782 cas et 96 décès ont été enregistrés, rapportent les autorités sanitaires;
Snapshot 2–8 March 2016
Malawi and Mozambique: Flooding and drought have led to the most severe food crisis Malawi has faced in a decade: 2.8 million people face acute food insecurity, including 900,000 facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes. In Mozambique, an estimated 600,000 people are in Crisis due to drought. In addition, 9,300 Mozambicans in Malawi who fled armed conflict need WASH, health and shelter assistance.
Snapshot 24 February – 1 March 2016
Swaziland: At least 300,000 people – one-third of the population – are in dire need of assistance, specifically of food and water. Poor and erratic rainfall as a result of El Niño dates back to 2014, and Swaziland has been experiencing significant reductions in crop production.
Africa Weather Hazards
Pakistan: Over 190 children have died and 22,000 have been hospitalised in Tharparkar district in 2016 because of drought-related waterborne and viral diseases. Tharparkar is facing severe drought for the fourth consecutive year, and access to health services is reported to be very difficult, with families travelling an average distance of 17km to reach the nearest health facility.
Following the intense rains in recent days in the north of the country that resulted in several casualties and many damages http://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-16585-icihaiti-flash-intense-rain-alert-in-the-north-many-victims.html , the Government immediately responded to major floods occurred particularly in the cities of Cap-Haitien, Limbé and Limonade.