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18 Jan 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 18 January 2018

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Good afternoon!

Distinguished delegates, it is a pleasure to be here to open this meeting. I am honored to have the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations, his Excellency Ambassador Regis, and Dr. Mamadou Diallo, our Deputy Special Representative and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator joining us here this afternoon.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

12 Jan 2018 description

On 11 January, the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation launched the revised Multi-Year Humanitarian Response Plan (2017-2018). In support of the Government response, the plan requires $252 million to provide critical life-saving, protection and livelihoods assistance to 2.2 million Haitians out of an estimated 2.8 million people in need.

11 Jan 2018 description

Port-au-Prince- jeudi 11 janvier 2018- Le Gouvernement Haïtien et la communauté humanitaire ont lancé aujourd´hui un appel de fonds de 252,2 millions de dollars en vue de répondre aux besoins humanitaires urgents de 2,2 millions de personnes à travers le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire révisé 2017-2018 (phase 2018.

16 Dec 2017 description

The end of the month of November also marked the end of the 2017 hurricane season. Even though Haiti was spared from the major hurricanes that hit the region, hurricanes Irma and Maria, still had an impact on the country, notably the Nord-Est department, which was classified in crisis phase (IPC phase 3) in the IPC report for October 2017 - February 2018. Grand'Anse department was also classified in crisis phase. The IPC report further revealed that about 1.32 million people are severely food insecure in Haiti.

15 Dec 2017 description

Au cours du mois de novembre, l’Artibonite est resté le département le plus touché avec 402 cas suspects. En plus, un foyer de choléra a été répertorié dans le département du Nord-Ouest où 157 cas ont été enregistrés, montrant une petite remontée de l’épidémie vers le nord du pays. Malgré cela, de janvier à novembre 2017, le pays a enregistré un total de 12 990 cas suspects de choléra et 141 décès, soit une baisse respective de 67 % et de 66 % en comparaison à la même période en 2016.

15 Dec 2017 description

In November, Artibonite remained the most affected department with 402 suspected cases. Cholera outbreak was also reported in the Nord-Ouest department where 157 cases were recorded, showing a slight reemergence of the epidemic towards the north of the country. Despite this, between January and November 2017, the country recorded a total of 12,990 suspected cases of cholera and 141 deaths, a decrease of 67% and 66% respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

13 Dec 2017 description


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.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

09 Dec 2017 description

(New York, 8 December 2017): Today, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) hosted its annual high-level pledging conference for 2018. Thirty-six donors pledged US$383 million to the Fund to ensure urgent humanitarian aid reaches people in need whenever and wherever crises hit. CERF also reached a record high income of $504 million for 2017 through additional commitments made by donors.

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

24 Nov 2017 description

De janvier à octobre 2017, Haïti a enregistré 11 916 cas suspects de choléra et 118 décès contre 35 203 cas et 369 décès pour la même période de l’année 2016, soit une baisse respective de 66% et de 68%. Ces données illustrent le maintien de la tendance à la baisse du choléra grâce aux efforts des acteurs de coordination et de réponse, du système de surveillance, de la prise en charge et des campagnes de vaccination, notamment dans le grand Sud.

24 Nov 2017 description

From January to October 2017, Haiti recorded 11,916 suspected cases of cholera and 118 deaths, compared to 35,203 cases and 369 deaths for the same period in 2016 - a decrease of 66% and 68% respectively. This illustrates the continuation of the downward trend of cholera as a result of the efforts of coordination and response actors, the surveillance system, treatment and vaccination campaigns, especially in the Southern region. However, there was a slight outbreak of Cholera in Artibonite department in October with 60.34% of cases for that month reported in the department.

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.