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Type of Disaster: Flooding and Landslide
Environ 350 familles affectées dans la commune de Petit-Goâve (département de l’Ouest) par des inondations.
Les prévisions météorologiques restent inquiétantes avec encore des pluies attendues ce weekend sur l’ensemble du pays.
Des pluies torrentielles dans le département de l’Ouest
Comisión Europea - Comunicado de prensa
Bruselas, 23 de julio de 2019
Brussels, 23 July 2019
As numerous natural disasters threaten vulnerable communities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Commission has announced today new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million. This includes €15 million to support preparedness of local communities and institutions for natural disasters throughout the region: Central and South America, the Caribbean and Haiti. A further €2.5 million will support projects addressing violence, and €1 million for food assistance in Central America.
Due to its vulnerability to natural hazards and high levels of poverty, Haiti has limited capacity to cope with recurring emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and prolonged droughts.
Acute food insecurity and malnutrition, epidemics, and the humanitarian needs generated by the ongoing migration crisis require sustained humanitarian assistance.
What are the needs?
URBAN SETTLEMENTS WORKING GROUP
• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region2 experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
WHY THIS REPORT?
For several years the number of people who cannot meet their daily food needs without humanitarian assistance has been rising, primarily driven by two factors: persistent instability in conflict-ridden regions and adverse climate events.
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS AND KEY FIGURES
CARE Report Ranks Top 10 Under-Reported Humanitarian Crises of 2018
APERÇU DE LA CRISE
SUMMARY OF NEEDS, TARGETS AND REQUIREMENTS
PEOPLE IN NEED 2.6M
PEOPLE TARGETED 1.3M
REQUIREMENTS (US$) 126.2 M
En 2018, Haïti a subi une période d’importante sécheresse, des inondations et un séisme, tandis que le pays fait toujours face aux épidémies de choléra, de diphtérie et de malaria, à une crise migratoire avec les déplacements volontaires ou contraints de populations haïtiennes en provenance de la République dominicaine ou d’autres pays de la région Amérique latine et Caraïbes, et à des problèmes récurrents de protection.
In 2018, Haiti suffered a period of severe drought, floods and an earthquake, at a time the country is still facing epidemics of cholera, diphtheria and malaria, a migration crisis with the voluntary or forced displacement of Haitian populations from the Dominican Republic or other countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and recurrent protection problems.
Invest in the co-construction of housing for more than 1500 Haitians in Grand'Anse
The hurricane season in Haiti is over, fortunately without disaster. It is time to focus on sustainable solutions for a country that needs stability!
Despite marked economic and political gains in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, humanitarian needs remain significant across the region, putting the rights, safety and well-being of millions of children at risk. The region remains highly prone to natural and human-caused disasters, and vulnerability to these events is largely driven by inequality, inadequate risk analysis, weak planning and rapid urbanization. As of October 2018, nearly 5 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 1.5 million children, were affected by natural disasters.
At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.
This lessons-learned paper is an initiative of the Global WASH Cluster Technical Learning Project, led by ACF1 -UK. The Project has identified water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response to floods as a priority for technical learning in the sector. Flood emergencies are predicted to increase significantly because of climate change. A number of agencies have experience in responding to rural floods and this provides an opportunity to capture and harness good practices and lessons learned to inform future WASH responses.
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.