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07 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

The annual report is a global Food Security Cluster accountability product that must be read in conjunction with the evolving global humanitarian environment.

In 2014, the Joint FAO/WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Programme Committee and the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, recommendations of which formed the backbone of the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC)
Strategic Plan 2015–2016.

07 Mar 2017 description
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Magnus Boding Hansen
Regular IRIN contributor based in Latin America

The church’s roof peeled off an hour before dawn, killing three of the villagers sheltering under it and forcing the rest into a flooded field where they sat hand-in-hand waiting for the hurricane to pass. The next morning, they took stock. Most people had lost their homes, livestock and all their crops.

06 Mar 2017 description

6 March 2017 – There was a call today for urgent support to improve disaster risk management in Haiti following a damning investigation of the country’s losses from Hurricane Matthew six months ago.

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser said: “Hurricane Matthew revealed disturbing truths about least developed countries which lack the capacity to respond adequately to climate change and the rising intensity and frequency of weather-related disasters.

04 Mar 2017 description

When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on October 4, 2016 it left behind a balance of 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 806,000 people in urgent need of food assistance” according to the October 2016 EFSA”, thousands of houses, schools and health facilities damaged and thousands of families displaced.

Five months after the hurricane, humanitarian partners have managed to reach about 1 million people through food and NFI distributions, Water and Sanitation services, rehabilitation of schools and health structures, among others.

04 Mar 2017 description

Main Points

  • In the five months after Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti on 4 October 2016, humanitarian partners reached over 1,000,000 people with humanitarian assistance in the most affected regions of Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes.

  • The emergency response is coming to an ending and the focus is shifting to early recovery in all of the sectors. It is essential to support on-going self-recovery efforts, including building back safer and strengthening the capacity of affected communities to face the coming hurricane season.