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22 Mar 2018 description

In October 2016, Haiti was hit by its strongest hurricane for more than half a century. Hurricane Matthew caused enormous damage, killing more than 470 people, leaving more than 175 000 homeless and decimating what little infrastructure the country had.

Despite the devastation, within five days of receiving a request for help, WHO medical supplies – including cholera and malaria diagnosis and treatment kits – were being delivered to affected areas.

22 Mar 2018 description

Hears Presentation of Reports on Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen


GENEVA (22 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building, after hearing the presentation of reports on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen.

22 Mar 2018 description

The Government of Japan contributes USD 1,010,900 (equivalent to approximately 110 million Japanese Yen) to the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, making it the third largest contributor to the fund. This contribution supports activities to prevent the spread and to reduce cholera transmission in Haiti. The press release contains additional information.

20 Mar 2018 description

In 2017, DG ECHO gave EUR 3 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.

15 Mar 2018 description

Funding required: $23.18 B
Funding received: $936.6 M
Funding percentage: 3.8%
People in need: 128.8 M
People to receive aid: 93.6 M Countries affected: 35

09 Mar 2018 description

Difteria en las Américas – Resumen de la situación

En 2017, cuatro países de la Región (Brasil, Haití, la República Bolivariana de Venezuela y la República Dominicana) notificaron casos confirmados de difteria. En 2018, hasta la semana epidemiológica (SE) 8, cuatro países (Brasil, Colombia, Haití y la República Bolivariana de Venezuela) notificaron casos sospechosos y confirmados de difteria.

A continuación, un resumen de la situación de los países que notificaron casos sospechosos y confirmados de difteria en 2018.

06 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 children in need of assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.


  • In September 2017, category 5-hurricanes Irma and Maria caused devastation and extensive breakdown of essential services across several Caribbean countries, leaving at least 1.4 million people

05 Mar 2018 description

Epidemics are a constant threat to the well-being of communities everywhere, and more especially so in societies where resources are scarce. Managing epidemics, or preferably preventing them, is a priority for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The role of communities in preventing, detecting and responding to local health threats is critical in improving the lives of millions across the world.

01 Mar 2018 description

The year 2018 started against the backdrop of the good results achieved in the cholera response in 2017. The previous year ended with the lowest number of annual suspected cholera cases recorded since the beginning of the epidemic in 2010. The incidence rate of 0.12% for 2017 brought the country closer to the objective of the medium-term cholera elimination plan (PNEC) which targets 0.1% at the end of 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description

L’année 2018 a commencé sur les bons résultats enregistrés en 2017 qui s’est achevée avec le plus bas nombre de cas suspects de choléra enregistrés en une année depuis le début de l’épidémie en 2010. Le taux d’incidence pour 2017 a été de 0.12%, soit très proche de l’objectif du plan d’élimination moyen-terme (PNEC) qui vise 0.1% à la fin de l’année 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti in 2018 continues on the same course as the end of 2017. The estimated number of people in severe food insecurity stands at 1.32 million according to the October 2017 IPC report. One million out of the 2.1 million people affected by Hurricane Matthew are still in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. A total number of 37,667 displaced persons remain in 26 camps following the 2010 earthquake. The positive trend in the cholera situation continues with 432 suspected cholera cases recorded in January 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description

En 2018, le contexte humanitaire en Haïti suit la même tendance que fin 2017. Le nombre estimé de personnes en insécurité alimentaire sévère s’élève à 1,32 million selon le rapport IPC d’octobre 2017. Sur les 2,1 millions de personnes affectées par l’ouragan Matthew, 1 million ont toujours besoin d’une assistance humanitaire. Le nombre total de personnes déplacées restant dans 26 camps suite au séisme est de 37 667. Le développement positif de la situation du choléra continue avec 432 cas suspects de choléra enregistrés en janvier 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description

Diphtheria in the Americas - Summary of the situation

In 2017, there were four countries in the Region of the Americas—Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela—that reported confirmed diphtheria cases. As of epidemiological week (EW) 8 of 2018, four countries in the Region—Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela—have reported suspected and confirmed diphtheria cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in each country with reported suspected and confirmed cases in 2018.

26 Feb 2018 description
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The Emergency Relief Coordinator has allocated $100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the 2018 first Underfunded Emergencies round to assist some 4.3 million people in neglected crises in nine countries. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in protracted emergencies where humanitarian suffering is alarmingly high while available resources are critically low. This funding will target:

18 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

February 17

The earthquake in Haiti was a tragedy for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families who lost everything. The nation was already the poorest and most fragile in the hemisphere. It was a challenging time for aid workers who witnessed their loss and suffering, and were involved in trying to help them.

14 Feb 2018 description

En 2017, le plus bas nombre de cas suspects de choléra annuel a été enregistré depuis le début de l’épidémie en 2010 grâce à une réponse efficace et coordonnée des acteurs, la prise en charge et un système de surveillance épidémiologique. Cette situation a permis d’atteindre une incidence de 1,12% à la fin de l’année, plus proche de l’objectif de 0,1% fixé pour fin 2018. Au cours du mois de décembre, 776 cas ont été signalés et le total annuel est de 13 681 cas suspects de choléra et 159 décès, soit une baisse respective de -67% et -64% en comparaison avec 2016.

14 Feb 2018 description

The year 2017 recorded the lowest number of suspected annual cholera cases since the beginning of the epidemic in 2010. This favorable development was as a result of effective and coordinated response, timely clinical care and improved epidemiological surveillance system which made it possible to reach an incidence rate of 1.12% at the end of 2017, bringing the country closer to the target of 0.1% set for the end of 2018.

07 Feb 2018 description

Total requirements: $23.18 B

People in need: 137.0 M

People to receive aid: 94.0 M

Countries affected: 26

31 Jan 2018 description

Situation summary

Following a continued decrease in the number of malaria cases from 2005 to 2014 in the Region of the Americas, an increase was observed in 2015, 2016, and most recently in 2017. In 2016, 9 countries of the Region (Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) reported an increase in malaria cases.