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29 Nov 2016 description

Emergency assistance team enters Haiti

On October 13, the first team of Emergency Assistance Team (Kazuya OMURO and Asako IKEGAMI) from Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan) has entered Haiti to provide support to people left devastated by the extremely destructive Hurricane Matthew. According to the United Nations, 473 people lost their lives and 1.4 million people, 600,000 of them children, are in need of emergency assistance (UNOCHA, October 13th, 2016).

28 Nov 2016 description

It’s been eight weeks since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, and tens of thousands of people are still in need of aid. Many are living in makeshift shelters and do not have easy access to healthcare or drinking water. A cholera outbreak continues to pose a threat.

Logistical constraints

22 Nov 2016 description

Insufficient Aid

Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan) Emergency Assistance Team (Kazuya OMURO and Asako IKEGAMI) is delivering aid supplies to people affected by the devastating hurricane that hit Haiti. AAR Japan has already delivered aid supplies to Jérémie District in Grand'Anse Province. Then on November 11th, AAR Japan provided aid supplies to 150 families in Les Cayes District in Southern Province.

15 Nov 2016 description

Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan) Emergency Assistance Team (Kazuya OMURO and Asako IKEGAMI) is providing aid and relief to people affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. The AAR Japan team is currently in Jérémie district in Grand'Anse Province and Les Cayes district in South Province, areas heavily affected by the hurricane, to conduct damage assessment and deliver aid supply.

incomplete assistance

Jeremie District was heavily affected by the hurricane, with many roofs blown off the buildings.

09 Nov 2016 description
report CBM

Ensuring inclusive response - now and long-term

Since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti and Cuba on 4 October, CBM Emergency Response Unit, in close collaboration withour Haiti Country Coordination Office and local partners has been assessing the damage and planning a response.

26 Oct 2016 description

Paris, le 25 octobre 2016. Suite au passage du typhon Matthew, qui a frappé Haïti le 4 octobre dernier, le pays doit faire face à la plus grande urgence humanitaire depuis le séisme de 2010. Des pluies diluviennes se sont abattues sur le département du Sud dans la nuit du 20 au 21 octobre, provoquant des inondations catastrophiques et fragilisant encore davantage les populations affectées. Handicap International intervient auprès des victimes de la catastrophe.

26 Oct 2016 description

The situation in the southwest and northwest of Haiti is catastrophic. 1.25 million people still need humanitarian aid, three weeks following Hurricane Matthew. More than 146,000 homes have been destroyed, damaged or flooded, and more than 175,000 people have been displaced to 224 temporary evacuation centers. To make matters worse, earlier this week, torrential rains swept through the region of Sud, already devastated by the hurricane, and flooded many roads making them impassable. The local community, which has already lost plantations and homes, now has to cope with a new disaster.

19 Oct 2016 description

Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, 1.4 million are still in need of humanitarian aid and 750,000 require immediate assistance. In Les Cayes, authorities have reported more than 3,000 injuries. Handicap International’s team see an extreme scarcity of healthcare facilities and those that do exist have only limited resources to treat their patients.

The most isolated in the humanitarian response

14 Oct 2016 description

“It is still very difficult to access people affected by the hurricane,” explains Hélène Robin, head of Handicap International’s emergency operations. “The major roads are almost impassable for lorries transporting humanitarian aid and there have been no large-scale food distributions yet. There’s nothing left to eat, the crops have been destroyed, and the rare stores not flattened by the storm have been looted. The threat of famine is causing families a lot of distress.”

08 Oct 2016 description

Three days after Hurricane Matthew roared over Haiti, the death toll continues to climb. Haitian authorities say that the storm robbed more than 800 people of their lives. The winds and storm surges caused severe damage, and left 350,000 people in need of humanitarian aid, according to United Nations.

08 Oct 2016 description
report UN Women

UN Women mobilizes relief efforts to support Haitians in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

New York, October 7 - In its immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, UN Women is mobilizing experts and resources to assess the humanitarian needs on the ground. The Government estimates that at least 350,000 people are in dire need of assistance due to the catastrophic storm that hit the southwest coast of the country on October 4, taking the lives of hundreds by now.

07 Oct 2016 description
report UN Women

Date : vendredi 7 octobre 2016

Contacts médias :

Maria Sanchez, e-mail : maria.sanchez[at]unwomen.org, tél. : +1 646-781-4507 Oisika Chakrabarti, e-mail : oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org, tél. : +1 646-781-4522

06 Oct 2016 description

Paris, le 5 octobre 2016. Suite au passage de l’ouragan Matthew, qui a frappé Haïti mardi 4 octobre, une large partie de la zone touchée demeure encore inaccessible, rendant les évaluations de son impact difficiles. Néanmoins, la violence de l’ouragan, l’ampleur et la pauvreté des zones touchées laissent présager de besoins humanitaires importants. Handicap International déploie une équipe d’urgence en Haïti, en renfort de l’équipe déjà sur place, afin de porter assistance aux victimes de la catastrophe.

06 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Haiti

Les faits saillants

  • Le bilan des dégâts s’annonce très lourd sur les départements du grand sud particulièrement la grand ’anse mais les évaluations n’ont commencé que timidement à cause des conditions météorologiques toujours menaçantes

  • 5 morts, 6 blessés et 1 disparu

  • Les crues de rivière ont débuté dans la matinée du 4 octobre

  • Le pont de Petit Goâve de la Digue a cédé dans la journée du 4 octobre

14 Sep 2016 description

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region and does not follow a single pattern of development. This Report is separated into two volumes which share the same narrative: the Regional Human Development Report – the first volume – covers the entire region, while deepening the analysis on Latin America; and this current Caribbean Human Development Report – the second volume – approaches the multidimensional challenges of sustainable development and human progress taking into consideration the particularities of the Caribbean.