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2,7 milliards sur 3 ans pour le relèvement des départements affectés par le cyclone Mathieu
L´évaluation des besoins après le désastre par les autorités nationales et leurs partenaires internationaux identifie le logement et l´agriculture comme les secteurs prioritaires.
En prévision de la réponse humanitaire post-ouragan Matthew, une équipe mixte de l’UNFPA et de la coordination du bureau départemental du MCFDF s’est rendue sur le terrain en vue de procéder à une évaluation rapide de la Violence Basée sur le Genre (VBG) du 12 au 16 Octobre 2016 dans les départements de les Nippes (Miragôane, Paillant, Petite Rivière de Nippes, Petit Trou de Nippes, Anse A Veau) et dans la Grande Anse (Jérémie, Abricot, Dame Marie).
• Más de 1.4 millones de personas en necesidad de asistencia humanitaria en Cuba y Haití, tras el paso del huracán Matthew.
• 12.5 millones de personas afectadas por desastres en 2016. La sequía y los huracanes son los principales desastres.
• Seis meses después del terremoto en Ecuador, US$26.9 millones han sido financiados de los $72.8 solicitados en el Llamamiento Internacional.
• More than 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance in Cuba and Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
• Some 12.5 million people have been affected by disasters in 2016. Droughts and hurricanes have caused the worst impacts .
• Six months after the Ecuador earthquake, US$26.9 million has been funded of the $72.8 international appeal
• A study shows that gender equality in humanitarian action is most effective when it focuses on protecting the rights and long-term well -being of the most vulnerable people.
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.
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
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Snapshot 4–10 November 2015
Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.
Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 2015
Syria: 1 million more people are in need of humanitarian assistance than a year ago, as the total is now at 13.5 million. 6.6 million people are internally displaced, with 120,000 newly displaced in Aleppo, Hama, and Idleb governorates. Shelter, food, and WASH are reported as priority needs for the newly displaced.
Snapshot 21-27 October 2015
Snapshot 9–15 September 2015
Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.
Snapshot 25–31 March 2015
Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.
Central African Republic: In Ouaka prefecture, fighting among rival militias persists. Attacks on a number locations, including Bambari, have left dozens of people dead, and civilians have been executed. 3,000 people remain displaced from Bangui after violence began in the middle of the month.
DRC: A resurgence of ADF-NALU attacks in North Kivu are thought to have displaced 100,000 people, and killed at least 80. In South Kivu, there has been a significant increase in IDPs, mainly due to insecurity in Shabunda and Fizi territories. 7.3 million people across the country are estimated to be food insecure.
Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.
Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone: At 1 October, the total cumulative number of reported Ebola cases across the three countries had reached 7,470, including 3,431 deaths. However, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 40% of cases are being reported in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Social tensions and insecurity are growing. Many of the 3,700 children who have lost parents to Ebola are being rejected out of fear of infection.
Syria: Syrian refugee numbers have grown by a million in a year, and now exceed three million, while the journey out of Syria is getting tougher. 42 children were reported killed by government strikes over 29-31 August, while in IS-held areas there are reports of routine executions and amputations.
Syria: Only 41% of Syria’s public hospitals are fully operational. The latest in a number of local truces around Damascus has been agreed between state forces and opposition in Qadam. 191,369 people were reported killed March 2011–April 2014, mainly in Rural Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Idleb, Dar’a and Hama, according to new UN figures.