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.
• 2016 cerró con 10.7 millones de personas afectadas, 10 % más que en 2015.
• Las inundaciones ocupan el primer lugar en tipo de desastre en la región, aunque la sequía genera el mayor número de personas afectadas.
• La temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico fue la más activa desde 2012 y las más mortal desde 2005.
• Durante 2016, Naciones Unidas solicitó fondos por US$339 millones en la región.
• 2016 marcó el 25 aniversario de la Resolución 46/182 de la ONU.
• 2016 closed with 10.7 million people affected, 10 per cent more than in 2015.
• Floods are the most frequent type of disaster in the region, although drought affected more people.
• The Atlantic hurricane season was more active than 2012 and more deadly than 2005.
• The United Nations requested funding for US$339 million for emergencies in the region.
• 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of UN Resolution 46/182.
More than 10 million people affected by disaster in 2016
A minimum expenditure basket for recurrent Multi-Purpose Grant (MPG) transfers was recently agreed for piloting in Haiti. The MPG involves three sectors: Food Security, WASH and Shelter/NFIs.
WFP has established a hotline service to allow people affected by the hurricane to ask questions and provide feedback on assistance provided, including cash-based transfers.
• Des interventions humanitaires se déroulent dans des zones difficiles à atteindre, conformément à un plan d'accès aux localités éloignées en utilisant divers moyens de transport.
• Le récent rapport d'évaluation en temps réel (RTE) de la réponse internationale à l'ouragan Matthew recommande d'ajuster la réponse humanitaire en cours ainsi que les mesures visant à renforcer la résilience et la gestion des risques de catastrophe en Haïti. Il suggère également des changements à long terme concernant le système humanitaire.
• Humanitarian interventions are taking places in hard-to-reach areas in line with a plan to access remote locations using various means of transportation.
• The recently released Real Time Evaluation (RTE) report of the international response to Hurricane Matthew recommends adjustment to the ongoing humanitarian response alongside with measures to strengthen resilience and disaster risk management in Haiti and long-term changes concerning the humanitarian system.
• Since 06 January, humanitarian operations in Grand’Anse and Sud were either temporally suspended or limited in relation with the arrest of senator-elect Guy Philippe and the demonstrations and road blocks that followed.
This week, activities have fully resumed in Sud and slowly in Grand’Anse.
• As part of a Technical Assistance Project for Agricultural Assistance and in preparation for the Spring Campaign, FAO signed with the Ministry of Agriculture a seed donation agreement of 500,000 US dollars.
The security situation in Grand’Anse has deteriorated following the arrest of senator-elect Guy Philippe, on 05 January with many demonstrations and road blocks reported and affecting humanitarian operations which were either temporally suspended or limited
The preliminary results of a new Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) show that food security and availability in markets have improved in the communes affected by Matthew with the levels of inadequate food consumption decreasing in both Sud and Grand’Anse.
• Le CERF a approuvé deux projets d'une valeur d'un peu plus de 3,5 millions de dollars américains pour le rétablissement rapide des services rassurants d'éducation, l'assistance à la protection des plus vulnérables expulsés des abris temporaires et le soutien à environ 30 000 personnes dans les zones de retour.
The CERF approved two project proposals worth just over US$ 3.5 million for rapid restoration of safe education services, protection assistance to most vulnerable evicted from temporary shelters and support to an estimated 30,000 people in areas of return.
The three-month USD 139 million Flash Appeal to respond to the most urgent post Hurricane Matthew humanitarian needs remains underfunded by USD 52.5 million (or 37.8% of the funding requirements).
UNDP has supported the creation of Emergency employment with 123,680 daily jobs created in 10 of the most affected communes
Access to safe water remains critical. The WASH sector reported that 42 partners in 88 communes are supporting the DINEPA in the WASH response. Water supply systems affected by Matthew are being rehabilitated by DINEPA on World Bank funds among others.
￼Active screening of children under five in most ￼affected areas of Grand’Anse and Sud point to ￼alarming levels of malnutrition and the need for ￼immediate response. ￼
Close to 98% of the 806,000 severely food ￼insecure people in need of assistance have ￼received food distributions. In addition, some ￼120,000 people have also received food as part ￼of WFP’s second round of distributions. ￼
• The HCT launched an action plan to prioritize assistance to the most vulnerable people in the most affected areas based on a severity ranking tool.
• Assisted departure of families sheltered in schools in Jeremie has resumed. More than 300 families are scheduled to receive assistance in three schools in the coming days.
• Multisector assessments in areas of returns are being piloted in Port-a-Piment, in the South region.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Team and covers the period from 25 to 30 November 2016. The next report will be issued on 02 December. Sign up to receive reports of the Emergency Response Team: http://eepurl.com/Kyey5.
• Messages on the impact of looting and the scope of international humanitarian assistance were broadcast on 26 November through local radios in affected regions.
• Más de 1.4 millones de personas en necesidad de asistencia humanitaria en Cuba y Haití, tras el paso del huracán Matthew.
• 12.5 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en 2016. La sequía y los huracanes son los principales desastres.
• Seis meses después del terremoto en Ecuador, US$26.9 millones han sido financiados de los $72.8 solicitados en el Llamamiento Internacional.
• More than 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance in Cuba and Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
• Some 12.5 million people have been affected by disasters in 2016. Droughts and hurricanes have caused the worst impacts .
• Six months after the Ecuador earthquake, US$26.9 million has been funded of the $72.8 international appeal
• A study shows that gender equality in humanitarian action is most effective when it focuses on protecting the rights and long-term well -being of the most vulnerable people.
Les premières données indiquent que 90% de la population ciblée dans 16 communes des départements de la Grand’Anse et du Sud ont été vaccinés contre le choléra du 8 au 18 novembre. Le secteur du relèvement rapide a indiqué que 6 500 personnes ont bénéficié du programme «argent contre travail» relatif au nettoyage des débris dans le Grand'Anse et au Sud.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Team and covers the period from 22 to 25 November 2016. The next report will be issued on 29 November. Sign up to receive reports of the Emergency Response Team: http://eepurl.com/Kyey5.
Les premières données indiquent que 82% de la population ciblée dans 16 communes des départements de la Grand’Anse et du Sud ont été vaccinés contre le choléra du 8 au 18 novembre.
Un groupe de travail intersectoriel sur le Cash a été activé et sera dirigé par le Gouvernement Haïtien, co-présidé par le PAM et CARE, et facilité par OCHA à travers le support à son secrétariat.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Team and covers the period from 19 to 22 November 2016. The next report will be issued on 25 November.
Early data indicate that 82 per cent of the targeted population in 16 communes of the Grand’Anse and Sud departments received cholera vaccination between 8 and 18 November.