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19 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

18 Aug 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• 6,776 haïtiens ont été déportés de la République dominicaine en juillet 2017.

• Baisse importante des cas de choléra grâce à une réponse plus efficace et coordonnée des acteurs.

• Dialogue entre acteurs humanitaires et autorités locales dans le Sud et la Grand’Anse.

CHIFFRES CLES

# de déplacés dans 27 camps du séisme de 2010 (juin 2017) Source : DTM 37 867

Cas suspects cumulatifs de cholera : jan-juil. Source : MSPP/DELR 8 354

18 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 6,776 Haitians were officially deported from the Dominican Republic in July 2017

• Significant reduction in cholera cases through a more effective and coordinated response of humanitarian actors

• Dialogue between humanitarian actors and local authorities in the departments of Sud and Grand'Anse

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs still living in 27 camps since the 2010 earthquake (June 2017)
Source : DTM 37 867

18 Aug 2017 description

MESSAGE: Tropical Storm Harvey formed east of the central Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm Warnings are issued for Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica.

THE SITUATION: As at 5:00pm (EDT), three (3) low pressure systems surge over the Tropical Atlantic Ocean.

18 Aug 2017 description

Le contexte humanitaire en Haïti est marqué par la poursuite de l’augmentation des cas de déportation des haïtiens depuis la République dominicaine. Au cours du mois de juillet 2017, 6 776 personnes ont été officiellement déporté soit une augmentation de 48% par rapport au mois précédent (juin 2017). Parallèlement, 37,967 déplacés internes sont encore hébergés dans 27 camps suite au tremblement de terre de janvier 2010. Le manque de financement handicape encore la conclusion des programmes de relocation.

18 Aug 2017 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti is marked by the continued increase in the number of cases of deportation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic. In July 2017, 6,776 people were officially deported, an increase of 48% from the previous month (June 2017). At the same time, 37,967 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are still lodged in 27 camps following the January 2010 earthquake. Lack of funding still hampers the conclusion of the relocations programs.

17 Aug 2017 description

by Saint Lucia Met. Service

A low pressure system east of the Lesser Antilles is becoming better organized as it approaches the region at about 15 to 20 miles per hour or 24 to 31 kilometers per hour.

Regardless of development, this system is expected to produce adverse weather conditions over Saint Lucia beginning tonight, Aug 17.

17 Aug 2017 description

Created: 17 August 2017

The Barbados Meteorological Services and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services are currently monitoring the progress of a series of low pressure systems over the Atlantic.

Of immediate interest is the system closest to the region, which was centered about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles at 2:00 p.m on Wednesday 16th August, 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description
report Caritas

LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP IN TONGA

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has a long standing partnership with Caritas Tonga, we have been working together on livelihood programmes since 2007. Other projects include supporting a Climate Change Officer, and Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives. They are co-researchers in our State of the Envrionment in Oceania report which will be released on St Francis’ Day, October 4.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the first half of 2017, 369,042 children were screened for acute malnutrition and 23,631 severely acute malnourished (SAM) children were treated with UNICEF support.

  • UNICEF supported 8,050 conflict returnees from Malawi, living in a camp in Tete, with 1,610 hygiene kits and the construction of 130 emergency latrines in collaboration with National Institute for Disaster Management -Tete

  • 7,500 children were assisted with temporary learning spaces through the construction of TARPA Tents in Inhambane

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Mengjie

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters killed 230 people in July in China and another 44 are still missing, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.

A total of 2.8 million were displaced, the authorities said in a report Tuesday.

About 73,000 houses were destroyed and some 600,000 houses damaged. About 8.84 million hectares of crops were damaged, with 920,000 hectares completely destroyed.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The chronic drought crisis continues to affect an estimated 1.13 million people in the south, including 605,982 children.

• Heavy rains in northern and southern regions at the beginning of the year elevated the risk of cholera outbreaks and other water-borne diseases. As of June 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cholera cases stands at 455 (Soyo – 218, Cabinda – 236, and Luanda – 1. In total 24 deaths have been reported with ten deaths reported in Soyo and 14 in Cabinda. The last fatal case was reported during week 22 in Cabinda.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

On 15 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu struck Sri Lanka, causing severe flooding and numerous landslides, the destruction of houses and loss of productive assets. This report reflects the views and voices of children affected by the disaster, collected by means of a consultation conducted in December 2016 with 878 children in 16 divisions of the country.

15 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON DC, August 15, 2017—A new catastrophe risk insurance program to help the Philippines better respond to losses from climate and disaster risks was launched by the Government of the Philippines, supported by the World Bank (IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and the U.K. Department for International Development.

15 Aug 2017 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil emitió una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios del estado de Puebla, por la presencia de lluvias severas ocurridas el día 09 de agosto de 2017.

15 Aug 2017 description

The Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) mobilises resources for partners to respond to the critical humanitarian needs in Myanmar. It provides funding to both national and international humanitarian organizations for activities that are in line with the United Nations and Partners Humanitarian Response Plan. As of 10 August 2017, a total of US$ 3.1 million has been allocated, to 8 projects targeting 73,600 people in need in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan States.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Country Office held a retreat to review the school meals model and develop a roadmap for school year 2017-2018.

  • Cuban experts visited Haiti from 18 to 25 of June in the context of a south/south technical exchange of experience for disaster risk reduction closing the first phase of the Forecast based Financing project started in 2015.

Operational Updates

Recovery interventions in Hurricane affected areas