As of 1100 EST on 3 October, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew was some 330 km south-east from Kingston (Jamaica) and 440 km south-west from Port-au-Prince (Haiti) in the Caribbean Sea, moving north-west at 9 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA). Hurricane-force winds extend outwards up to 55 km from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outwards up to 295 km. (OCHA, 3 Oct 2016)
The powerful Hurricane Matthew directly impacted Cuba during eight hours from late afternoon on October 4th until the early morning of October 5th, with a strength of category 4 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson scale. First estimates indicate that 1,079,000 people are affected, and that 176,000 people are isolated in the province of Guantánamo. (UNCT, 5 Oct 2016)
In Haiti, media reports are emerging of more than 100 deaths by 6 October, as teams begin to reach isolated communities. UNOSAT analysis of the affected areas indicates more than 1 million people may have been affected by the hurricane-force winds and rain, while the Haitian Civil Protection Agency reports that 350,000 people need assistance. (OCHA, 6 Oct 2016)
On 10 October, the Flash Appeal seeking US$119 million was launched. According to the Haitian Ministry of Interior, more than 19% of the Haitian population -2,1 million persons- has been affected by the hurricane and more than 12% -1,4 million persons- are in need of urgent assistance in different departments of the country, and more specially in the South and in the Grand’Anse departments. (OCHA, 4 Dec 2016)
Six months after Hurricane Matthew, WFP is phasing out its emergency response operation which reached more than 100,000 in March 2017 and more than 900,000 people since October 2016, and is planning the transition to recovery programming starting in April. With this transition, WFP will implement targeted seasonal food assistance for 127,000 people and supplementary feeding programme to prevent chronic malnutrition in children in Grande Anse and Nippes during the lean season from April to June. (WFP 31 Mar 2017)
On 12 April, FAO-Haiti announced the spring season (January to March 2017) distribution of: 205 tonnes of agricultural seeds and 10.3 million tonnes of cassava cutting and sweet potatoes to 17,300 households or 86,500 persons; 21,500 farmers received 1,300 kg vegetable seeds and 6,500 of them received agricultural tools. Also announced were the March to June 2017 cash-for-work activities in the South, South East and Grand'Anse departments. More than 2,000 temporary jobs in plant nurseries for the production of 1.8 million seedlings are expected. In addition, 3,670 temporary jobs will be also created by cleaning primary, secondary and tertiary irrigation canals (33 km), agriculture land and watershed. (FAO, 12 Apr 2017)
The Haitian Red Cross Society set up an online platform for information management with support from the IFRC Information Management (IM) Team. This platform is built for information and documents dissemination: Operation: Hurricane Matthew Dashboard. Initially dedicated to common vulnerability analysis, monitoring process and evaluation for all members of the RCRCM, the platform evolved to serve operational and coordination purposes. The backend tool also helped to define the budget and human resources (stored job descriptions) for each sector. Furthermore, the sectors of intervention that have been retained for the recovery phase of the operation (Health, WASH, Shelter, and Livelihoods) are planned and will be implemented in an integrated manner. (IFRC, 18 Apr 2017)
Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) activities have started in the Department of Grande Anse in the communes of Corail, Pestel, Les Irois, and Anse D’Haineault. A total of 10,000 people are participating in activities aiming at rebuilding livelihoods of communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. WFP is working with 9 partners, among them UNDP and FAO, to ensure the projects benefits from complementary expertise and community knowledge. Participants will receive cash in exchange for their work to address their families’ immediate food needs. Additional FFA projects will start in June targeting 7,000 participants in Nippes and Artibonite. (WFP, 31 May 2017)
As of 03 June, areas worst affected by the passage of Hurricane Matthew are likely to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through June 2017. Starting in July, harvests of Printemps crops, associated seasonal declines in staple food prices, and agricultural labor income are expected to improve food security outcomes. Between June and September, most areas of the country will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity outcomes, while certain households will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in parts of the southern peninsula, upper Artibonite, and Sud-Est Department. (FEWS, 03 June 2017)
70 YEARS AND COUNTING
Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.
Huit mois après l’ouragan Matthew, de nombreuses familles du Grand Sud, la région la plus touchée, vivent encore au quotidien dans des conditions difficiles à cause des dégâts causés par le cyclone. Le logement étant un des secteurs prioritaires, ACTED continue ses efforts pour apporter une solution durable aux populations.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
La communauté humanitaire mobilisée pour accompagner le Gouvernement en cas d’urgence.
5,82 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire aigüe à travers le pays (IPC Février 2017).
Huit mois après Matthew des personnes affectées vivent encore dans des conditions précaires notamment dans les zones difficiles d’accès.
Lancement de la saison cyclonique 2017
WASHINGTON, 15 juin 2017 — Le Conseil des administrateurs de la Banque mondiale a approuvé trois dons d’un montant total de 80 millions de dollars afin d’appuyer les efforts de redressement d’Haïti après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew.
A la rencontre des vétérinaires ambulants qui aident les familles d’agriculteurs à se relever
Le passage de l’ouragan Matthew a causé des dégâts très importants aux infrastructures (routes, écoles, centres de santé), aux abris, au secteur productif (agricole/pêche/petit commerce), etc. dans les zones rurales de la Grand’Anse, affectant très sévèrement les ménages y résidant (nombre estimé à 72 000 ménages, soit plus de 360 000 personnes).
WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.
WFP supports the strengthening of drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the use of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.
WFP continues strengthening the bean value-chain stakeholders through trainings, technical support and equipment.
WFP is implementing Food Assistance for Assets activities targeting 17,000 participants and malnutrition prevention activities targeting 27,000 children and 25,000 women in the hurricane-affected areas.
With the beginning of the hurricane season, which runs from 1 June to 30 November, WFP has prepositioned 3,240 tons of food to enable rapid response.
Recovery interventions in Hurricane affected areas
Meet FAO’s mobile vets who are helping farming families get back on their feet.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017
La reconstrucción de decenas de miles de viviendas dañadas continúa siendo una prioridad en los territorios afectados por el huracán Matthew.
Se mantienen las acciones para el rescate de los cultivos de café, cacao y coco, severamente afectados por el huracán.
Finalizada la etapa de respuesta inmediata del Plan de Acción de Respuesta al huracán Matthew del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba, se ejecutan actualmente las acciones y proyectos de recuperación temprana.
Premier don issu d’une enveloppe de 100 millions de dollars destinée à la reconstruction à long terme
ii. Résumé exécutif
1- Cette évaluation a été réalisée deux mois après le passage du l’ouragan Matthew afin d’évaluer les impacts de l’ouragan Matthew et des divers chocs sur la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens d’existence des ménages. Cette évaluation concerne le milieu rural et les deux centres urbains les plus affectés par l’ouragan (Cayes et Jérémie).
First grant of a US$100 million package for long-term reconstruction
On 4 October 2016 Haiti was struck by a category five hurricane, the strongest such storm in over 50 years. Hundreds were killed and over 1.4 million made homeless. A household survey of 2,792 households was undertaken between 11-21 October 2016. Repeat surveys were taken with a selection of households in December 2016 and February 2017. The survey demonstrated that Haitians were severely affected by the storm, with more than 67% claiming to be made homeless or forced to temporarily relocate. The survey also underlined the importance of food security, particularly among female respondents.
The title of this year’s annual report was inspired by our global family, which includes the women and children we serve, field staff, community health workers, volunteers, medical personnel, donors, and our many partners. As a family, we can learn so much from one another about respect, dignity, and love. I’m proud of CMMB’s (CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD) family and our many accomplishments highlighted in this report. Before you turn the page, I’d like to share some highlights:
Mot du Coordonnateur Humanitaire, El-Mostafa Benlamlih
Sept mois après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew en Haïti, les autorités haïtiennes et la communauté humanitaire apprécient le travail réalisé en réponse à cette crise humanitaire majeure qui est venue rappeler combien Haïti est un pays vulnérable aux catastrophes naturelles.