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- WFP: WFP ramping up to reach 700,000 with emergency operations in Haiti. 6 Dec 2019
- MSF: MSF opens trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince as health crisis in Haiti deepens. 3 Dec 2019
- ACTED: More than 3.5 million Haitians need emergency food and nutrition assistance. 22 Nov 2019
- UN News: Plus d'un Haïtien sur trois a besoin d'une aide alimentaire urgente. 9 Nov 2019
Most read reports
- WFP: World Food Programme ramping up to reach 700,000 with emergency operations in Haiti. 6 Dec 2019
- MSF: MSF opens a trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince as health crisis in Haiti deepens. 3 Dec 2019
- ACTED: NGOs warn about the deterioration of food security in Haiti: More than 3.5 million people in need of emergency food and nutrition assistance. 22 Nov 2019
- FEWS NET: Centroamérica y Haití - Key Message Update - Distribución de lluvias favoreció los cultivos de Segunda/Postrera. 7 Dec 2019
- FEWS NET: Haiti : Key Message Update - Increased acute food insecurity in a context of difficult market access, November 2019. 4 Dec 2019
MARIANO FERNáNDEZ Amunátegui - Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti
The current political situation in Haiti is characterized by a stabilization process that, although fragile, shows promise and must be nurtured. Enduring political stability is the key to strengthening the country’s governance institutions, promoting socio-economic development, and attracting foreign investment.
Internal displacement has been a frequent and significant part of Haiti’s history since its foundation in 1804. The current mix of inter-related causes includes frequent natural hazardinduced disasters, human rights violations, and large-scale development projects. These are dominated by the impacts of the major earthquake disaster of 12 January 2010, which displaced up to 2.3 million people, mostly from or within the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince.
Humanitarian action in Haiti over the last three years has helped improve the lives of over 1.5 million Haitians. Almost three years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 that cost the lives of 217,300 people and left 2.1 million homeless, humanitarian action has accomplished significant tangible results. From 2010 to 2012, humanitarian actors ensured adequate services to the 1.5 million displaced after the earthquake and helped return or relocate 77% of these people out of camps.
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands. 3,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji. In Samoa 1,500 were evacuated and 2 killed.Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour.
An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information on the impact is available. Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour. More than 294,000 people have been affected in seven provinces, according to Government estimates. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama, prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.
Storm Bopha is heading toward southern Philippines as thousands of people are evacuating in high-risk areas. The storm is expected to intensify to a typhoon and will make landfall in Northern Mindanao late on Tuesday night. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.
The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, with heavy fighting in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Deraa as well as Idlib and Hama provinces.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
The date for the submission of proposals indicated under Assessment round 1 has been postponed by one month (14/01/2013) to allow partners who are currently prioritising response to humanitarian needs arising from Hurricane Sandy to formulate a funding request to DG ECHO.
Gaza has been under attack since Wednesday, when Israel launched a military offensive with the declared goal of deterring fighters in the Palestinian enclave from launching rockets into its territory. 84 Palestinians have reportedly been killed. Violence erupted in the eastern provinces of DRC, following a months-long calm, with the rebel group M23 advancing on the regional capital of Goma. Heavy fighting between rebels and the military continues to rage nationwide in Syria, primarily in Idlib, Deir al-Zor, Damascus and Aleppo governorates.
Myanmar: 89 killed, more than 36,000 people newly displaced in new waves of violence
By France Hurtubise in Haiti
Although the worst is behind them, the Haitian people are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. According to the government, the losses to agriculture - already hit by tropical storm Isaac - are estimated at over $100 millions US dollars.
Both Guatemala and Myanmar were affected by earthquakes during the reporting period. On 7 November, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck the pacific coast of Guatemala, affecting more than 600,000 people followed by a second quake of 6.2 magnitude on 11 November. There were no immediate reports of major infrastructural damage caused by the second earthquake. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck in Myanmar on 10 November, meanwhile, damaged infrastructure but the full extent of the impact remains unclear.
This week, renewed violence between Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims took place in Rahkin state in Myanmar, affecting an estimated 28,000 people. Sectarian violence between the two communities in June already left more than 75,000 people displaced. Despite a four-day truce that was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria. The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September, with 16 of the country’s 22 regions affected.
Haiti - As hurricane Sandy passed through the Caribbean, causing flooding and deaths, IOM Haiti carried out preventative operations in support of the government’s civil protection agency (DPC) and the Haitian Red Cross:
To see this news alert with links to the sources click here.
400,000 displaced by floods sweeping across West Africa
Torrential rains have struck several West African countries during the past few weeks resulting in mass displacements throughout the region. Following a severe drought, the August floods have exacerbated an ongoing regional food security crisis.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation.
Plan is mounting an emergency response to meet the urgent needs of storm affected Haitians.
Tropical storm Isaac left a trail of destruction in Haiti as it made a landfall on Friday night. About 400,000 homeless people are still living in makeshift camps in the country since the 2010 earthquake. They are among those who have been most affected. Strong winds and further rainfall are forecasted to cause further suffering.
25 August 2012, Port-au-Prince: While rains continue after the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac through Haiti, humanitarian actors and the United Nations, in support of the Government of Haiti’s efforts, have started responding to the most immediate needs of the affected population and are continuing to monitor the impact of the storm as more information becomes available.
FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis
A day in Abala camp (Niger)
A food crisis looming over the most vulnerable families (Chad)
La crise alimentaire menace les familles vulnérables (Tchad)
Urgent action is still needed (Horn of Africa)
The rise of the cash based response (Somalia)
How farmers can double or triple their income (Uganda)
“All rain starts from just one drop” (Sudan)
Kitchen gardening as a source of income and food (CAR)
The first open-defecation free village (South Sudan)
Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.
- Lancement de la révision à mi-parcours de la Procédure d’appel consolidé (CAP)
- Quatre départements enregistrent des alertes au choléra, y compris dans les camps de déplacés
- Le rythme de sortie des camps de déplacés s’accélère
- Lancement de la saison cyclonique;450 000 personnes pourraient être affectées
- Pénurie alimentaire dans le Nord-Ouest, Nord-Est, Artibonite, bidonvilles et camps de Port-au-Prince