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22 Nov 2017 description

Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.

22 Nov 2017 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

  • Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 1 a la SE 45 de 2017 cinco países en las Américas notificaron casos sospechosos y/o confirmados de difteria: Brasil, Colombia Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana. A continuación el informe de cada país.

  • En 2016, se notificaron 78 casos confirmados de difteria en toda la Región. Los casos fueron notificados por tres países: Haití (56 casos), la República Dominicana (2 casos) y Venezuela (20 casos).

22 Nov 2017 description

Nueva York, 21 de noviembre de 2017 – Tomando en consideración las necesidades urgentes que tienen los países afectados por los huracanes Irma y María, la Conferencia de Alto Nivel CARICOM-ONU: creación de una comunidad más resiliente al clima" movilizó una amplia alianza para apoyar los esfuerzos de reconstrucción, incluso por medio de más de 1.3 mil millones de dólares en promesas y más de 1 mil millón de dólares en préstamos y alivios de la deuda.

22 Nov 2017 description

In September 2017, Haiti witnessed the passage of Hurricane Irma and Maria. Even though the impacts of the hurricanes were less than expected, they still reminded the humanitarian community of the vulnerability of Haiti to natural disasters. The IPC report for the period of October 2017 to February 2018 revealed that about 1.32 million people are facing severe acute food insecurity. The Department of Nord-Est, one of the departments most affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, was classified in crisis phase.

21 Nov 2017 description

STATEMENT – USCRI Denounces Decision to End Humanitarian Program for Haitians

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org
703.310.1166

21 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their country recovers from a devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will lose that security status.

"It was assessed overall that the extraordinary but temporary conditions that served as the basis of Haiti's most recent designation has sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning safely," a senior Trump administration official said during a briefing.

21 Nov 2017 description
  • Between now and the end of the lean season expected mid-2018, more than 1.3 million individuals, representing nearly 18% of the population, will face severe food insecurity according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analysis (October 2017) and struggle to ensure a minimal food intake. They require immediate assistance to cover their basic food needs.

21 Nov 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P., 20 nov. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Les autorités américaines annoncent avoir mis fin au Statut de protection temporaire (Tps) pour les Haïtiens qui en bénéficient aux États-Unis, leur accordant 18 mois pour régulariser leur situation ou laisser le territoire américain.

Le département de la sécurité intérieure américaine a annoncé que le Tps pour les 59000 Haïtiens concernés prendra fin le 22 juillet 2019, le temps pour les autorités haïtiennes de se préparer à les recevoir en Haïti.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

ANDREA VERDEJA

Due to its geographical location, the Dominican Republic is highly prone to the impacts of natural hazards, which, in combination with the existing underlying factors of widespread inequality and impoverishment, result all too often in disaster. As a consequence, the country is faced with large scale disaster-induced displacements on a recurrent basis. Addressing protection as a key element of disaster risk management – at national, provincial, municipal and community level – is imperative in the quest to safeguard human rights during these emergency situations.

20 Nov 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1114-DEV/3300-OBV/1754

Deputy Secretary-General

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery on World Toilet Day in New York today:

I am pleased to be with you on this important global observance. I have long been a committed advocate for toilets and sanitation.

20 Nov 2017 description

28 migrants haïtiens rapatriés, le 17 octobre 2017 à Carisal/Elias, ont été victimes de mauvais traitements et d’abus d’autorité par des agents de la Police dominicaine. Selon leurs témoignages, ils ont passé 3 nuits dans un centre de détention à Azua avant d’être reconduits à la frontière.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

18 Nov 2017 description

Continued heavy rains in November bring relief to dryness in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late October, above-average rainfall has mitigated moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, dryness remains in parts of the northern Somali region of eastern Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average rainfall since mid-October have resulted in considerable moisture deficits across parts of the Free State, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga regions of South Africa and in Lesotho and Swaziland.
18 Nov 2017 description

Two months after the passage of Hurricane Irma, which mostly hit the northern part of Haiti, many families still face challenges in meeting their critical daily needs. While the human toll and damage have been limited, the consequences are no less for the affected communities. Many families were stripped of everything because of the floods.

17 Nov 2017 description
  • In the Nord-Oeust district, three people died, including a three-year-old girl, in the communes of Saint Louis du Nord and Pointe des Palmistes after being washed away by the stream of a river. Road sections were damaged in several communes including l’Ile de la Tortue, Baie de Henne, Port de Paix and Jean-Rabel. Landslides have been reported by the Community Committees of Civil Protection (CCPC) of Jean Rabel and Saint-Louis du-Nord.

17 Nov 2017 description
report AlterPresse

Les Cayes (Haïti), 16 nov. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- 3 personnes mortes, dont 1 fillette, dans le Nord-Ouest (Saint-Louis du Nord, Pointe des Palmistes), 2 autres personnes mortes, dont 1 fillette de 2 ans et demi et une dame, dans le Sud (Les Cayes et Ile-à-Vache) : tel est le bilan provisoire, des inondations, enregistrées, cette semaine, sur Haïti, selon les informations rassemblées par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.