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23 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

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

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

56% children remain out of school in Dominica.

Highlights

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

08 Nov 2017 description

Points Saillants

• Commémoration du premier anniversaire de l’ ouragan Matthew . Malgré la réponse en cours, des besoins humanitaires persistent.

• Saison cyclonique : Les ouragans Irma et Maria ont fait 5 mort en Haïti en septembre.

• La communauté humanitaire a procédé à une révision du budget du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire 2017 avec une baisse de 34%.

CHIFFRES CLES

Nombre de déplacés dans 27 camps du séisme de 2010 (Sep. 2017) Source : DTM 37,667

07 Nov 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1111

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the _Foreign Policy_ 2017 Diplomat of the Year Award Dinner, in Washington, D.C., today:

Thank you, Jonathan Tepperman, for your kind introduction.  And thank you, _Foreign Policy_, for honouring me and the other dedicated women diplomats with this award.  I am truly humbled and grateful.  I accept it not so much for myself, but on behalf of the Organization that I proudly serve.

06 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

5 November 2017 – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Special Envoy for Haiti Josette Sheeran wrapped up a three-day visit to the island on Sunday, pledging more help to defeat cholera and assist the Government in achieving the broader aims of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

06 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

5 novembre 2017 – La Vice-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies, Amina Mohammed, et l'Envoyée spéciale de l'ONU pour Haïti, Josette Sheeran, ont effectué de vendredi à dimanche un déplacement de trois jours dans le pays des Caraïbes.

Une visite qui selon les mots du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a pour objet de réaffirmer l'engagement des Nations Unies envers le peuple haïtien dans un « nouvel esprit de partenariat » qui fonctionne.

03 Nov 2017 description

Les efforts des acteurs pour atteindre l’objectif de zéro cas suspects de choléra se poursuivent et donnent des résultats encourageants. Ainsi, entre janvier et septembre 2017, le pays a enregistré un total de 10 814 cas suspects de choléra et 107 décès contre 30 211 cas et 289 décès pour la même période de l’année 2016, soit une baisse de 64,2 %. Le pic le plus important est constaté dans le département de l’Artibonite où 64,9% des cas suspects ont été vus au cours du mois de septembre. S’ensuivent les départements du Centre et de l’Ouest.

03 Nov 2017 description

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.

27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF remains one of the key actors supporting humanitarian response efforts across the hurricane-affected countries in the East Caribbean, through a combination of service delivery, technical assistance, communication and advocacy with a two-track approach: immediate humanitarian relief to affected populations and long-term recovery and resilience support. Specifically: