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18 May 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have fallen uninterrupted since 16 May, affecting areas still recovering from the passage of Hurricane Matthew on 4 October 2016 in the South, Grand’Anse, South-East, West and North-West departments, but also in other areas located in Artibonite and Centre departments. Several municipalities present soils 100% saturated. This has caused massive fast flooding episodes and multiple landslides.

18 May 2017 description

Background

Haiti is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries and the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.

Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti on 4 October, 2016, more than six years after an earthquake flattened its capital, Port-au-Prince, and impacted three million people. Hurricane Matthew affected 1.125 million people in rural areas along the country’s southern coast, killing more than 500 and destroying livelihoods.

17 May 2017 description

Reconstruyendo mejor Guantánamo, con techos seguros agrupa varios proyectos de colaboración de la carpeta de Riesgo y desastres del PNUD en Cuba. Esta iniciativa de cooperación se realiza con el apoyo de fondos propios de PNUD y COSUDE, y en estrecho vínculo con el gobierno local guantanamero, atendiendo al Plan de Acción de Naciones Unidas para la recuperación de viviendas tras el paso del huracán Matthew.

17 May 2017 description

Le contexte humanitaire en Haïti demeure difficile car le pays continue d'être affecté par une convergence de crises humanitaires encore aggravée par l'ouragan Matthew et qui a gravement affecté la situation humanitaire préexistante. Malgré la réponse humanitaire immédiate fournie jusqu'à présent, les besoins humanitaires post-Ouragan Matthew sont encore élevés, avec environ 1,4 million de personnes ayant besoin d'aide humanitaire. En outre, 2.3 millions d'Haïtiens vulnérables sont actuellement en insécurité alimentaire.

17 May 2017 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti remains challenging as the country continue to be affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises further aggravated by Hurricane Matthew and which has severely impacted the pre-existing humanitarian situation. Despite immediate humanitarian response provided so far, post Hurricane Matthew’s humanitarian needs are still high with an estimated 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Additionally, 2.3 million vulnerable Haitians are currently food insecure.

16 May 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 15 mai 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Le Ministère de l’agriculture, des ressources naturelles et du développement rural (Marndr) et l’Organisation des Nations-Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (Fao) viennent de lancer un projet de fourniture de matériels de pêche et une assistance technique à 2,500 pêcheurs, affectés par le cyclone Matthew, en octobre 2016.

La distribution de matériels de pêche, qui a débuté, ces derniers jours, dans la commune de Saint-Jean du Sud, se poursuivra dans 20 autres communes, selon les informations communiquées à AlterPresse.

11 May 2017 description

In October of 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated the southwest region of Haiti, leaving at least 1,000 dead and 1.4 million in need of humanitarian aid. Tzu Chi Foundation deployed its volunteers to implement its post-disaster recovery programs in the most devastated cities of Jérémie and Les Cayes. Two of these programs were the cash-for-work and hot meal services. The cash-for-work programs, instituted in Jérémie, tasked willing locals with either cleaning city streets or assisting with the assembly of temporary shelters with home-repair materials provided by Tzu Chi.

11 May 2017 description
report ActionAid

In humanitarian crises, women and girls are disproportionately affected. But far from being passive victims, women are amongst the first responders these emergencies, bringing vital skills and knowledge to help save lives and livelihoods. Louisiane Nazaire is one of these women. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, she and other members of a women-led cooperative leapt into action. Louisiane explains why women's leadership is essential in emergencies.

11 May 2017 description

by Sebastien Malo | @SebastienMalo | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:58 GMT

U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Secretary John Kelly must decide by May 23 whether to prolong Haiti's Temporary Protected Status

By Sebastien Malo

NEW YORK, May 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists on Wednesday urged U.S. authorities to extend a special immigration status for 50,000 refugees from earthquake-hit Haiti, fearing they may be thrown out of the United States.

10 May 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

09 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The ETC Services for Communities project in Haiti was successfully concluded on 29 March. This project included the restoration of 4x radio stations in the most affected areas of Grand’Anse and Sud, improving the ability of community radio stations to transmit important, localised messages and invite increased community dialogue on humanitarian issues.

  • The Haiti ICT Working Group was officially deactivated at the end of March 2017.

Situation Overview

04 May 2017 description

Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.

Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).

04 May 2017 description

Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016.

Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the sheer scale of major disasters such as the earthquake in Ecuador (April 2016) and Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (October 2016).

02 May 2017 description

Ce rapport est produit par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) en Haïti, en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires et couvre la période du 25 avril au 01 mai 2017.

Faits saillants

  • Les dégâts causés par les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues entre le 20 - 24 avril sur les départements du Sud, du Sud-Est, de la Grand’Anse et des Nippes continuent à être évalués.

01 May 2017 description

Haïti – Mardi à 6 heures du matin, Antonine François arpente les voies escarpées de la 3e section communale de Port Salut à destination de Carpentier, localité où est installée la pépinière d’espèces natives et côtières du pays.

Depuis 2014, cette technicienne en agronomie travaille dans ce site destiné à restaurer le littoral de certaines villes côtières du département du Sud et qui devrait constituer une barrière de protection naturelle contre les marées montantes.

29 Apr 2017 description
report AlterPresse

Cayes (Haïti), 28 avril 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Les autorités ont recensé 4 morts (Cayes, Port-Salut, Camp-Perrin et Saint-Louis du Sud) et des dégâts considérables dans le département du Sud d’Haïti, moins d’une semaine après les inondations qu’ont connues plusieurs communes de ce département, après plusieurs jours de pluies diluviennes, apprend AlterPresse.