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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.

15 Nov 2017 description

Mexico and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved a grant of USD14 million to CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility). CCRIF provides parametric insurance coverage for government risk to Caribbean and Central American countries.  This form of insurance is designed to limit the financial impact of catastrophic natural events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, by quickly providing short-term liquidity when a policy is triggered.

14 Nov 2017 description

OVERVIEW

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.

11 Nov 2017 description

Bruxelles, 10/11/2017 - 19:31 - UNIQUE ID: 171110_52

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Séminaire final dans le cadre de l’audit organisationnel
De la thématique Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (SAN)

Port-au-Prince, Haïti, 8 Novembre 2017 9H-12H
Hôtel Kinam I Pétion ville, Place Saint Pierre

10 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti, le 10 novembre 2017 -  Plus d’un an après le passage dévastateur de l’ouragan Matthew en Haïti, le Ministère de l’Intérieur et des Collectivités Territoriales, le Comité Interministériel d'Aménagement du Territoire et la Banque mondiale ont rendu publics le premier atlas des risques naturels et une plateforme de données ouverte Haitidata.org.

10 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew passed through Haiti and significantly impacted its southern peninsula. The Category 4 hurricane caused 546 casualties, extensive damage and affected more than 2.1 million people.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch

Climate Risk Index shows vulnerability of small island states

Increased intensity of storms takes a toll on small island states and poor countries / Since 1997, over 520,000 people have been killed by more than 11,000 extreme weather events

09 Nov 2017 description

Despite a recent improvement in seasonal rainfall, dryness remains in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Increased seasonal rainfall was recorded in Somalia and northeastern Kenya, helping to mitigate early-season moisture deficits, although dryness remains. Average to above-average rainfall forecast in mid- November is expected to continue to provide relief to the region.

  2. Heavy rainfall continues to sustain the risk for flooding in southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.

09 Nov 2017 description

Situation

  • Haiti is the only low-income country in the Americas and is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market and natural disasters.

09 Nov 2017 description

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

09 Nov 2017 description

Un conflit terrien risque d’être éclaté au niveau de la lisière qui sépare Haïti de la République Dominicaine, notamment au niveau de la commune de Cornillon/Grand Bois (Ouest d’Haïti). Des militaires dominicains de La Descubierta et de Neiba ont annoncé qu’ils vont détruire, le 9 novembre 2017, des clôtures de jardins appartenant à des paysans haïtiens se trouvant dans cette zone, a informé Jean Junior Bertho, représentant du GARR à Cornillon/Grand Bois.

08 Nov 2017 description

Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, 2016, is responsible for the worst humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Matthew caused major losses across the country, especially in the southwestern peninsula, destroying agricultural production and causing significant damage to houses and infrastructure.

08 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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

KEY FIGURES

Number of IDPs still living in 27 camps set up in response to the 2010 earthquake (Sept. 2017) Source: DTM 37,667