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Haiti: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of April 2012) (EN/FR) - updated 17 April 2012

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Haiti is still facing important humanitarian needs with more than 490,000 people living in camps, a cholera epidemic that so far claimed the lives of 7,040 people and a situation of food insecurity affecting more than 45 per cent of the population.
Another risk factor is Haiti’s high level of vulnerability to natural disasters, particularly during the rain and hurricane season from April to November.

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 Snapshot (as of April 2012) (EN/FR) - updated 4 April 2012

Haiti is still facing important humanitarian needs with more than 490,000 people living in camps, a cholera epidemic that so far claimed the lives of 7,040 people and a situation of food insecurity affecting more than 45 per cent of the population.
An other risk factor is Haiti’s high level of vulnerability to natural disasters, particularly during the rain and hurricane season from April to November.

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 : 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

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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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Climate change just one worry in struggling Haiti

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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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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:

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Charities Challenged on Disaster Comms

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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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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 : Un an après - Bilan et état des lieux janvier 2011

Un an après...

La mobilisation se poursuit

Bilan d'ACTED en Haïti et état des lieux de la reconstruction

Le 12 janvier dernier, Haïti était frappé par un tremblement de terre sans précédent qui a fait des centaines de milliers de victimes et laissé quelque 3 millions de sinistrés. L'attention mondiale s'est concentrée pendant des jours sur cette petite île des Caraïbes vers laquelle ont convergé aide humanitaire, dons et medias.

Un an après la catastrophe, les équipes de l'ONG ACTED demeurent mobilisées pour venir en aide aux populations

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Haiti: humanitarian situation still worrying, one year after the earthquake

11-01-2011 Interview

A year after the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, tens of thousands of buildings still lie in ruins, and Haiti is in the grip of cholera and electoral uncertainty. ICRC Haiti delegation head Riccardo Conti talks about what has been happening and explains what aid workers are doing to meet the ever-increasing needs.

Riccardo, you were in Haiti when the earthquake struck. How do you feel, one year later?

What impresses me most is the incredible resilience of the Haitian people. It's amazing to see how people who have

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Haiti's Children One Year Later

A COUNTRY AT A CROSSROADS

In any emergency, children are always the most vulnerable. This has been particularly true for children in Haiti since January 12, 2010, when the devastating 7.0 earthquake reduced buildings to rubble, destroyed much of the nation's fragile infrastructure and extinguished the lives of 230,000 people. Approximately 46 percent of Haiti's population is under the age of 181, making Save the Children's efforts to meet their unique needs a critical element in the country's larger emergency response and subsequent recovery.

Nearly one year later, the children of

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HAÏTI: Perspective sur la Sécurité Alimentaire Octobre 2010 à mars 2011

- Le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire à travers le pays est estimé à 1.7 millions. Cette situation est le reflet de la performance des campagnes agricoles du printemps et de l'été, de l'exécution des programmes de cash for work et de food for work dans de nombreuses communes et des prix relativement stables des produits alimentaires, les rendant plus accessibles aux catégories les plus pauvres de la population.

- L'état de la sécurité alimentaire s'est nettement amélioré dans l'aire métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince depuis

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UN LAUNCHES CHOLERA PLAN FOR HAITI

(New York/Geneva/Haiti, 12 November 2010): The United Nations and its partners have finalized the Cholera Inter-Sector Response Strategy for Haiti, a plan to support the Government of Haiti's response to the current cholera epidemic. The Strategy includes projects from 42 nongovernmental organisations, five United Nations agencies, and the International Organization for Migration, in support of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) and other
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Latin America and the Caribbean - Hurricane Season 2010 Fact Sheet #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2010

Note: The last fact sheet was dated October 8, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- On October 27, the nineteenth named storm of this hurricane season, Tomas, formed off the northeastern coast of South America. After developing into a tropical storm, Tomas made landfall in Barbados on October 30. Tomas became a Category One hurricane as it approached St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where it collapsed bridges and destroyed houses, crops, roads, and other infrastructure. On November 4, the storm passed Jamaica as a tropical storm and caused little

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FOOD ASSISTANCE OUTLOOK BRIEF November 2010

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2011

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Overall needs at a national level are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. A star (*) indicates new information this month. Projected lean season months that are highlighted in red indicate

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Cholera outbreak in Haiti - ACTED steps up its humanitarian operations

For the past two weeks, ACTED staff has been dedicated to responding to the outbreak of cholera which started in the Artibonite region on October 17th, in order to prevent the spread of the disease to other areas, including to the capital city of Port-au-Prince, located one hundred kilometers away.

Drinkable water for 1350,000 persons

Active in the region since 2004 and committed on disaster risk reduction and early warning projects, ACTED was able to mobilize straight away its resources to provide potable water to the populations

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Protecting Gonaives, Haiti from Future Flooding

Protecting Gonaives, Haiti from Future Flooding

When the hurricanes and tropical storms hit Haiti in 2004 and 2008, one of the most affected cities was Gonaives (170 kilometers north of Port-au-Prince). With funding from USAID, CHF International has been implementing projects to help protect the city from future catastrophes. The program focuses on improving drainage and flood control within the city of Gonaives as well as in the surrounding areas. Projects include constructing drains and canals, stone terracing and reforestation

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HAITI Food Security Outlook Update September 2010

Key messages

- The size of the food-insecure population is steadily shrinking due, in large part, to the good performance of spring crops. There has been a clear improvement in food availability and food prices are stabilizing on most markets. The implementation of cash-for-work programs around the country is providing many people, including the poor, with job opportunities.

- Nearly all parts of the country are getting regular, moderate rainfall, which has been good for summer planting activities and for proper crop growth and development in wet mountain and