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)
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Se reporta la recuperación de más de 30,180 viviendas, de unas 42,338 afectadas por el paso del huracán Matthew en la provincia de Guantánamo.
Se han concluido 188 viviendas de las 8,300 destruidas totalmente por el huracán.
Como cierre de una primera etapa del proceso reconstructivo se trabaja por terminar las más de 3,000 cubiertas de techo dañadas total o parcialmente por el huracán.
Over 30,180 homes out of the 42,338 affected homes by hurricane Matthew have been recovered in the province of Guantánamo.
188 out of the 8,300 houses completely destroyed by the hurricane have been rebuilt.
As the first phase of the reconstruction period is coming to its end, efforts are being intensified in repairing the more than 3,000 roofs that suffered total or partial damages by the hurricane.
Port-au-Prince, le 10 avril 2017 - Le Gouvernement de la République argentine et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont fait don au Gouvernement haïtien de plus de 25 tonnes de semences maraîchères et céréalières, en faveur des victimes du cyclone Mathieu dans le Grand Sud, l’Ouest, le Nord’Ouest et l’Artibonite.
P-au-P, 10 avril 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Des autorités de la commune de Jérémie (Sud-ouest), ravagée en octobre 2016 par le cyclone Matthew, appellent à des mesures de relance de l’agriculture pour pallier aux problèmes de manque d’aliments disponibles pour les populations affectées.
« Pour que la vie reprenne dans cette commune, il faudrait relancer l’agriculture. Les techniciens et les agronomes doivent accompagner les paysans mentalement et physiquement », déclare la maire adjointe de Jérémie, Sylnatha Pierre, jointe au téléphone par AlterPresse.
Résultats clé pour les zones les plus touchées (Grand-Anse, bas Nord-Ouest, Haut Artibonite, Sud)
Consommation alimentaire : Au niveau des zones en situation crise les ménages peuvent avoir une consommation alimentaire encore inadéquate.
Situation in numbers
3,200,000 total people affected (OCHA-HNO)
1,100,000 # of children in need of humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)
1,600,000 # of adults in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA-HNO)
41,421 suspected cholera cases and 447 fatalities (MSPP – 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2016) (UNICEF)
12,000 # of children in situation of vulnerability (UNICEF, OCHA-HNO)
1,400,000 # of people in need of WASH assistance (OCHA-HNO)
Last October, Hurricane Matthew made a landfall in southwestern Haiti causing catastrophic damages to the region. Houses, livelihood and schools were severely damaged. Between October 2016 and March 2017, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), funding provided by Japan Platform, provided emergency shelter assistance to 2100 families distributing tarpaulins, roof materials and tools kits in South Department, one of the most affected areas.
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Un leader communautaire du nom de Jean Mary Civil qui a passé la nuit dans cette a accompagné la mission pour visiter trois des salles de classe pour montrer les espaces ou sont déposés les lits artisanales communément appelés ( Nattes et ATE MIYOR) confectionnés et tissés avec des feuilles de lataniers. Les lits étaient dissimulés un peu partout dans les salles de classe.
Port-au-Prince, 4 avril 2017 - Le 4 octobre 2016, l'ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L'œil de l'ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand'Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d'importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l'Artibonite et de l'Ouest. Cette catastrophe a frappé le pays à une période de grande vulnérabilité, suite à trois années de sécheresse sévère, liée au phénomène El Niño, entre autres aléas naturels récurrents.
Port-au-Prince, 4 April 2017 - On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane's eye directly affected the Sud and Grand'Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. This disaster struck the country during a period of great vulnerability, after three years of severe drought, linked to the El Niño phenomenon, among other recurrent natural hazards. The food insecurity situation, already worrying in 2015 with 47.5% of the families affected in the drought zones (CNSA, 2015), has significantly worsened.
Port-au-Prince, 15 mars 2017 : Le Ministère de l’Intérieur et des Collectivités Territoriales (MICT) à travers la Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont organisé les 22 et 23 mars 2017 un atelier stratégique de consultation sur un cadre stratégique du volontariat en gestion des risques et désastres.
Six months ago, Hurricane Matthew slammed into southwestern Haiti, killing hundreds and affecting 2.1 million people, 20 percent of the country’s population.
Despite the extent of devastation and acute vulnerabilities among the affected population, the disaster failed to attract both the financial support and attention it deserved from the international community. At present, the emergency response phase is winding down, yet the crisis is far from over.
WFP has reached nearly 925,000 people with food assistance since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016
Suspected cholera cases continue to decline, reaching lowest monthly caseload since August 2015
USAID programming in Haiti reaches more than 16,600 smallholder farmers with seeds and other agricultural inputs