Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti on 25 Aug 2012, killing at least 19 people. 15,000 people had to be evacuated and 335 homes were destroyed. (AFP, 27 Aug 2012)
In the Dominican Republic, more than 4,700 houses were flooded and 2,225 people took shelter in evacuation centers (Government, 27 Aug 2012).
In Cuba, official preliminary reports indicate that heavy rains fell over Guantánamo province where the storm made landfall, affecting several municipalities: Baracoa, with several coastal communities in low lying areas or with homes near rivers, Yateras, Maisi, Imías and San Antonio del Sur (IFRC, 28 Aug 2012).
Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.
Six years after a devastating earthquake left Haiti in ruins, Medair has concluded its work in the country.
The earthquake that struck in January 2010 killed or injured more than 500,000 people in a matter of minutes. So many homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed that more than one million people were left homeless. Within days, Medair sent an emergency response team to assess how we could help.
Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.
Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/759/EU of 12 December 2013 regarding transitional EDF management measures from 1 January 2014 until the entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund1 , ('Bridging Facility'), and in particular Article 2 thereof,
A compilation of four years of lessons learned and best practices in emergency shelter response entitled: Disaster Response: Emergency Shelter, Housing and Sites. A Toolkit of Lessons Learned, Experiences and Practices, has been published in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
Jointly developed by Haiti’s national disaster response authorities and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) / Shelter Cluster, led by IOM, the publication was funded by the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).
Conseil des droits de l’homme Vingt-cinquième session Point 10 de l’ordre du jour Assistance technique et renforcement des capacités
Gustavo Gallón, l’Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti, nommé en juin 2013 par le Conseil des droits de l’homme, propose un traitement de choc pour certains aspects clés de la situation des droits humains dans le pays, qu’il considère comme très complexe mais surmontable. L’Expert indépendant a mené une mission en Haïti en septembre 2013, à Port-au-Prince et à Jacmel.
%he year 2012 marks the final year of PED’s 2008-2012 Strategic Plan for a Secure and Disaster-resilient Health Sector in the Americas. Four major strategic lines of action were included in this plan:
• Improving disaster preparedness capacity in the health sector
• Protecting health services from the risk of disasters
• Supporting countries to respond to disaster events in the health sector
• Forging stronger partnerships with national, regional and global partners
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 18 500 000
ECHO's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-2014 identified high humanitarian needs in Haiti. The vulnerability of the population affected by the crisis is assessed to be very high.
Besoins humanitaires critiques pour 2013 (assistance aux personnes déplacées, épidémie de choléra, insécurité alimentaire, malnutrition et catastrophes naturelles)
Critical humanitarian needs for 2013 ( assistance to IDPs, response to the cholera epidemic, food insecurity and malnutrition and natural disasters)
Period covered by this Ops Update: January to June, 2013
Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 294,309,878 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 259,457,988 Swiss francs.
During 2012, the ERRF did not receive any contributions, except for the transfer of remnant funds from the old Recovery and Reconciliation Fund (RRF Haiti) in the amount of $406,167.47.