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19 Apr 2012 description
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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.

05 Apr 2012 description

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.

30 Mar 2011 description

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.

21 Mar 2011 description
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.

25 Feb 2011 description
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.

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11 Feb 2011 description

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 810,000 in January 2011.

08 Feb 2011 description
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; fewer than one …

13 Jan 2011 description

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.

11 Jan 2011 description

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.

11 Jan 2011 description

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.

13 Dec 2010 description
report Save the Children

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.

29 Nov 2010 description
  • Le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire à travers le pays est estimé à 1.7 millions.
12 Nov 2010 description

(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 entities, which is leading the response.

09 Nov 2010 description

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.

09 Nov 2010 description

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 damage.

02 Nov 2010 description

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 of the Artibonite and to prevent sanitary and hygiene …

01 Nov 2010 description
report CHF International

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 to prevent soil erosion, and expanding catchment systems.

31 Oct 2010 description

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 irrigated plain areas.