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28 Apr 2017 description

Hurricane Matthew, an overview of comprehensive action during and after the emergency

Hurricane Matthew tested readiness levels of Caribbean countries’ health services and their staff, as well as the technical capacity of PAHO/WHO for mobilization and response.

The Category 5 hurricane put thousands of people at risk in Cuba, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the United States, and Colombia.

27 Apr 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 20 au 25 avril 2017.

Faits saillants

  • Des pluies diluviennes sont tombées du jeudi 20 au lundi 24 avril sur les départements du Sud, du SudEst, de la Grand’Anse et des Nippes causant des inondations, des éboulements, et des glissements de terrain. Le département du Sud est le plus touché.

26 Apr 2017 description
report AlterPresse

Cayes (Haïti), 24 avril 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Une nouvelle situation d’urgence environnementale prévaut dans le département du Sud d’Haïti, moins de 24 heures après les intempéries qui ont provoqué des inondations dans différentes communes, selon les informations rassemblées par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

2 morts, d’importants dégâts, pertes agricoles et dans le bétail : tel est un bilan provisoire de la situation dans la presqu’île du Sud, après plusieurs jours de pluies diluviennes.

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

24 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 21 avril 2017

M. Neven Mimica annonce l'apport d'un soutien supplémentaire en faveur d'Haïti à l'occasion d'une visite officielle dans le pays

Au cours d'une visite officielle en Haïti à la suite de la désignation d'un nouveau gouvernement, le commissaire chargé de la coopération internationale et du développement, M. Neven Mimica, a annoncé l'adoption d'un nouvel ensemble de mesures d'aide de l'UE.

24 Apr 2017 description
  • Heavy rains in the South Department from 20 to 23 April have caused severe damages and affected areas that have not yet recovered from the passage of cyclone Matthew.

22 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Commissioner Neven Mimica announces further EU support to Haiti on an official visit to the country

During an official visit to Haiti after the appointment of a new Government, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica announced a new EU aid package.

21 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Visite du commissaire au développement Neven Mimica en Haïti: Lancement d'un projet de 4 millions d'euros pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire dans le Sud

Port-au-Prince, le 21 avril 2017. En présence du commissaire européen au développement,

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Six months after Hurricane Matthew, WFP is phasing out its emergency response operation which reached more than 900,000 people and is planning the transition to recovery programming starting in April.

  • The main components of the recovery projects will consist of malnutrition prevention activities for 27,000 children and 25,000 pregnant and nursing mothers, targeted seasonal food assistance for 127,000 people and Asset Creation activities targeting 100,000 people.

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

  • An independent team is conducting an evaluation of WFP Cuba Country Programme.

21 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Marta López Fesser

Hurricane Matthew was the strongest recorded storm ever to hit the province of Guantanamo, Cuba. When a weather event of this scale unleashes its full force, protecting the life of each child is a huge challenge that requires meticulous preparation.

In the case of Cuba, careful disaster planning paid off. There was no loss of human life and material damage was kept to a minimum, allowing the affected communities to focus on recovery and to coordinate a rapid return to the classroom for all school students.

20 Apr 2017 description

“The most important thing is to make sure people get information about what, when and where. That takes a way a lot of frustration”, says NORCAP protection expert, Helene Ruud. She recently finished her first mission to the World Food Programme, in Haiti.

Ruud was the first protection officer to work for WFP in the emergency response to hurricane Matthew in October last year. Her job was to look at protection issues in relation to food distributions to people affected by the hurricane.

20 Apr 2017 description

By Robert Glasser, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization

A nightmare scenario for any community is to be taken by surprise in the middle of the night by a sudden disaster such as the mudslide that swept away hundreds of lives earlier this month in the Amazonian town of Mocoa in Putamayo, Colombia.

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

19 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane, causing massive destruction mainly in the departments of Grand-Anse, Sud, Nippes, and Nord-Ouest and to a lesser extent in Sud-Ouest and Ouest departments. The government reported 546 deaths and 439 injuries because of the hurricane. About 2.1 million people were affected, including 806,000 people in need of urgent food assistance.

18 Apr 2017 description

L'amélioration de la qualité des centres de traitement, l'augmentation du nombre d'équipes d'intervention rapide et la campagne de vaccination ont contribué au contrôle de la maladie vu dans les deux premiers mois de l'année. En Février 1 341 cas suspects ont été enregistrés, le plus faible chiffre mensuel depuis août 2014 (1 024 cas suspects). Les départements touchés par l’ouragan Matthew ont retourné aux tendances plus faibles observés avant la catastrophe avec 43 cas suspects dans la Grande Anse, 77 dans le Sud et 94 dans le Nippes.

18 Apr 2017 description
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The improvement in quality of treatment centers, the increase in the number of rapid response teams and the vaccination campaign contributed to the control of the disease seen in the first two months of the year. In February 1,341 suspected cases were registered, the lowest monthly figure since August 2014 (1,024 suspected cases). In southern departments hit by Hurricane Matthew the figures returned to the lower trends seen prior to the disaster with 43 suspected cases in Grand’Anse, 77 in Sud and 94 in Nippes.