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15 Sep 2017 description

On 7 September, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Irma. The North of the country experienced heavy rains, winds and flooding. 10 085 people in the areas affected took shelter in Emergency Evacuation Centers. Working in partnership with local and national authorities, IOM has helped the affected population shelter in emergency evacuation centers and has provided hygiene kits, jerry cans and sleeping mats.

15 Sep 2017 description

San Jose - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has deployed a surge team of six experts in shelter and camp management, displacement tracking, and gender-based violence risk reduction to support humanitarian efforts in the Caribbean islands most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose. IOM has released around a quarter of a million US dollars from emergency funds for relief in the region.

15 Sep 2017 description

FAO has mobilized USD 300 000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities – Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity (SFERA-AIRC) – thanks to the financial contribution from the Government of Belgium – to deploy staff and assist vulnerable people and communities on the path of Hurricane Irma, which left a wake of destruction in the northeastern part of the Caribbean.

Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, St Martin and Turks and Caicos were the most affected islands (OCHA).

14 Sep 2017 description

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has provided an emergency assistance worth AED36.7 million (US$10 million) to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean states.

Ordered by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the humanitarian gesture aims to assist and enable international relief efforts to mitigate the suffering of the people on the Caribbean islands. The hurricane wreaked havoc on vital infrastructure and caused human loss.

14 Sep 2017 description

Destacados

• El 12 de septiembre Irma se ha disipó en el sureste de Estados Unidos y ya no es una amenaza para las islas del Caribe.

• Anguila, Antigua y Barbuda, San Martin / St Maarten, Las Islas Vírgenes Británicas y las Islas Turcos y Caicos son las más afectadas. Las necesidades críticas de suministros y soporte se están solucionando día y noche.

• En República Dominicana y Haití, las autoridades locales están gestionando la respuesta y la restauración de las actividades normales en las zonas afectadas con recursos locales.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam y las organizaciones con las que trabaja en el Caribe están ayudando a las personas más afectadas por las inundaciones y los fuertes vientos del huracán Irma, que golpeó viviendas e infraestructuras y destruyó la producción agrícola.

En República Dominicana y Haití se logró evitar lo peor. Sin embargo, las personas más vulnerables que perdieron sus hogares y sus medios de subsistencia tampoco tienen acceso a los servicios de agua y saneamiento básicos. Oxfam les está apoyando.

14 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM has deployed a surge team of six experts to support efforts led by various country offices in the affected region. The team has expertise in Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), displacement tracking, shelter management, gender-based violence risk reduction, and NFI/shelter operations.

  • Based in the coordination hub in Barbados and at regional level in Panama, surge experts have already been deployed to the affected islands to conduct assessments.

14 Sep 2017 description

ROME – Le PAM a lancé une série d’opérations pour répondre aux dégâts causés par l’ouragan Irma dans les Caraïbes. Cette assistance vient soutenir les gouvernements nationaux, les organisations régionales, les agences de services de secours et catastrophes et les acteurs humanitaires de la région.

Plus de 200 000 personnes ont été touchées par l’ouragan - une des tempêtes les plus fortes jamais enregistrées dans l’Atlantique - dans l’Est des Caraïbes, région la plus gravement atteinte. Certaines îles, dont la Barbade et Saint-Martin, sont devenues presque inhabitables.

14 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, has made its first landfall on the islands of the northeast Caribbean on 6 September. It is significantly strengthening becoming the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and following a path predicted to hit Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Over the next five days, heavy rain, very strong winds and storm surge could affect all of these areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

Omar-Dario Cardona (1), Gabriel A. Bernal (2), Claudia P. Villegas (3)

14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Victoria Maskell

The sun never sets on UNICEF – and when children are in danger, the global community leaps into action to protect them.

Saturday night Panama. Sunday morning Bangkok. Middle of the night in France. What do they have to do with a hurricane forming in the Caribbean? It means using every available UNICEF channel to get life-saving ‘be prepared’ messages through to those who may be affected, and doing it with no time lost.

14 Sep 2017 description

Une étude du ministère haïtien de l’agriculture publié en 1981, montre que près de 20% des sols de montagne était sur le point de ne plus pouvoir être utilisés à des fins agricoles, et 30% était sérieusement menacés et risquait d'être perdus si rien n'est fait pour les protéger. Ce problème est l’une des causes de l’insécurité alimentaire en Haïti. C’est notamment à Platon Cèdre, petite localité située sur les Hauteurs d’Anse-à-Pitres, commune du département du Sud-Est.