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14 Oct 2018 description

In the wake of the October 6 earthquake, Action Against Hunger’s teams in Haiti are supporting local authorities in monitoring the impacts of the disaster and preparing to help affected populations.

On Saturday, October 6, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti, followed by strong aftershocks on Sunday and Monday. The epicenter of the quake was located roughly 12 miles from the city of Port-de-Paix, on Haiti’s northwestern coast.

13 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3499

Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3499

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

12 Oct 2018 description
report American Red Cross

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Haiti on October 6, 2018 frightening residents across the country. At least 17 people lost their lives and more than 400 people have been injured by the strong tremor. In its wake, thousands of households are affected. The Haitian Red Cross and American Red Cross have been providing critical aid in the earthquake’s aftermath.

DAMAGE IN THE EPICENTER

12 Oct 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti on 6 October, and was followed by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock on 7 October and a magnitude 4.2 aftershock on 8 October. The departments affected by seismic activity were Artibonite, North and North-West. So far, 17 people have died and at least 421 have been injured. The earthquakes destroyed 353 houses and damaged 7,430. An estimated 31,132 people were affected, although needs assessments are still being completed.

12 Oct 2018 description

Déficit de lluvia en corredor seco continua

MENSAJES CLAVE

• Lluvia deficitaria se continúa observando en el corredor seco centroamericano.

• La distribución irregular de lluvia amenaza el desarrollo normal de los cultivos.

• El pronóstico de condiciones ENSO favorece el desarrollo del fenómeno de El Niño y la continuidad de lluvias por debajo del promedio para el resto del año 2018.

RENDIMIENTOS ARRIBA DEL PROMEDIO EN TEMPORADA DE PRIMERA

12 Oct 2018 description

New York, NY (October 11, 2018) – On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:11 p.m, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 kilometers northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, killing 17 and injuring hundreds of people. Port-au-Paix is 135 miles, was the hardest hit.

Our team based in Port-de-Paix was able to respond immediately, joining the front line of the disaster to provide emergency relief to victims with health services, medicine at Hospital Beraca. We were also able to bring much needed medical equipment and supplies to support the efforts of local staff.

12 Oct 2018 description

Miragoâne, Haiti - In order to support the Haitian Ministry of Health (MoH) in reducing maternal and neonatal deaths, PAHO/WHO assists the Health Departmental of Nippes (DSNi) in improving the quality of health care through capacity building and training for the health workers.

12 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 11 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Plusieurs autorités locales demandent au pouvoir central de venir en aide aux familles victimes du séisme du samedi 6 octobre 2018, de magnitude 5.9, qui a secoué le Grand Nord.

Le député de Port-de-Paix (Nord), Jean-Marie Forestal, critique la manière dont le gouvernement gère l’aide humanitaire dans cette commune.

Il estime que la distribution des kits alimentaires n’est pas la réponse appropriée pour faire face aux problèmes.

12 Oct 2018 description

Summary of the situation

In 2017, a total of 13,803 suspected cases of cholera were reported on the island of Hispaniola: 13,681 cases (including 159 deaths) in Haiti and 122 cases (including 4 deaths) in the Dominican Republic. To date in 2018, a total of 3,224 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Hispaniola, 96% in Haiti. In addition, Mexico reported a cholera case in June 2018.

The following is a summary of the situation in each country.

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.

11 Oct 2018 description

Situation On the evening of Saturday, October 6, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck 12 miles north of Port-de-Paix, a city of about 250,000 people in Haiti’s Northwest department. This was followed by two aftershocks: 5.2-magnitude on Sunday, October 7 and 4.2-magnitude on Monday, October 8.

Based on initial assessments that were mostly conducted in urban areas, the government of Haiti reports that:

  • 17 people died, 427 people were injured and 729 people are living in shelters.

11 Oct 2018 description

Story and photos by Paul Shetler Fast

On the steep, rocky path to Degrave, Haiti, pieces of old asphalt collected from a road demolition project many years ago act as makeshift cobblestones.

Like the road to Degrave, families in this poor, rural community in Haiti are skilled at piecing together a life from the difficult realities that surround them: political instability, economic stagnation, rising food prices, declining agricultural yields, lack of government services and infrastructure, and vulnerability to natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes.

11 Oct 2018 description
report European Commission

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Port-au-Prince, le 9 octobre 2018. Dès l'annonce du séisme de magnitude 5,9 qui s'est produit samedi 6 octobre en fin de journée à une vingtaine de kilomètres au large de la ville de Port-de-Paix, l'Union européenne, à travers son ambassadeur, M. Vincent Degert, s'est adressée au Président de la République et au Premier ministre pour faire part de ses condoléances aux familles des victimes et exprimer son entière solidarité avec les autorités du pays et la population.

10 Oct 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by OCHA Haiti and covers the period from 7 October to 9 October 2018 (9 A.M).

Main Points

10 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 09 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Le Ministère de l’éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle (Menfp) projette de prendre des mesures d’urgence, en termes de relocalisation des écoles endommagées, pour la reprise rapide des activités scolaires dans les départements géographiques, en Haïti, affectés dans le tremblement de terre, du samedi 6 octobre 2018, de magnitude 5.9 sur l’échelle de Richter.

10 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 09 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Le Centre d’opérations d’urgence national (Coun) recommande un ensemble d’actions à entreprendre, par rapport à la situation dans les zones affectées durant le tremblement de terre de samedi soir 6 octobre 2018, apprend l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Le Coun propose de compléter l’évaluation des dégâts sur le terrain et de mettre à jour les plans de contingence sismique des départements du Grand Nord d’Haïti, à travers un bilan.