Appeals & Response Plans
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On 4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in South West Haiti near Les Anglais as a very intense Category 4 Hurricane. It then crossed the department of Grande Anse provoking severe damage to road and Information and Communications Technology infrastructure, as well as housing and health facilities. Hurricane Matthew significantly impacted the country’s humanitarian situation, affecting 2.1 million people.
UN Headquarters, New York, 18 January 2018
Distinguished delegates, it is a pleasure to be here to open this meeting. I am honored to have the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations, his Excellency Ambassador Regis, and Dr. Mamadou Diallo, our Deputy Special Representative and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator joining us here this afternoon.
In 2018, UNICEF and partners plan for:
720,000 people reached by rapid response teams and benefitting from the cordon sanitaire
30,000 children accessing recreational and psychosocial support activities
30,000 children aged 5 to 14, including children repatriated from the Dominican Republic, received learning materials to access education
2018 Requirements: US$30,000,000
The 2017 spring agricultural season was characterized by unfavourable distribution and quantity of rainfall, making it the fourth consecutive season since 2014 that significantly deviates from the long-term precipitation pattern.
Domestic food availability in 2017 is estimated at 550 000 tonnes, about 3.5 percent less than in 2016 and almost 6 percent below average. The decline is essentially due to lower outputs for both maize and sorghum.
In June 2015, in response to the increased tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and following a request of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities, IOM together with its International and National Civil Society partners established the Border Monitoring Network and Displacement Tracking Mechanism.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production
Cereal imports forecast at high level for 2017/18 marketing year
Prices for main staples mixed in September and higher than a year earlier
Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production
Commemoration of the first anniversary of Hurricane Matthew. Despite the current response, humanitarian needs persist.
Hurricane Season: Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused 5 deaths in Haiti in September.
The humanitarian community has revised the budget of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan with 34% decrease
Number of IDPs still living in 27 camps set up in response to the 2010 earthquake (Sept. 2017) Source: DTM 37,667
The efforts of humanitarian partners to achieve the objective of zero cases of cholera continues with encouraging results. Thus, between January and September 2017, the country recorded a total of 10,814 suspected cases of cholera and 107 deaths against 30,211 cases and 289 deaths for the same period of 2016, a decrease of 64.2%. The highest peak in the number of cholera cases occurred in the department of Artibonite with 64.9% of the suspected cases in the month of September followed by Centre ant Ouest departments.
One year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti continues to be affected by a convergence of humanitarian needs. Two major hurricanes - Irma and Maria (categories 5 and 4 respectively) - passed north of Haiti on 7 and 22 September. The most exposed departments in Haiti were the Nord, NordEst and Nord-Ouest, which experienced heavy rains and flooding. UNICEF and its partners continue to respond to humanitarian needs across Haiti, including in hurricane-affected areas. Achievements include:
Pas de changement de phase pour la période projetée suite aux cyclones pour l’instant
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Hurricane Irma impacted Haiti on the evening of 7 September 2017 into the early hours of 8 September. The eye of the hurricane passed north-east of the coastline of the country, creating storm surges on the north coast and wind and flood damage to vulnerable communities. The storm mainly impacted Haiti’s three northern departments.
Summary of the current response
Overview of Host National Society
Haiti northern coast avoided a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.
The DPC reports that 10,085 people took shelter in Emergency Evacuation Centers. (figures from 8 September 2017)
Ongoing flooding continues in 16 communes throughout the North-East,
North-West, North, Artibonite and Center departments.
La saison de printemps a réussi dans la plupart des zones agro-écologiques du pays
• 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.
# 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
• 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
# of IDPs still living in 27 camps since the 2010 earthquake (June 2017)
Source : DTM 37 867
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.
Recovery interventions in Hurricane affected areas