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19 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 2.6 million Haitians in rural areas are now food insecure; forecasts for the coming months indicate that their situation may worsen.
  • Although preparations for the hurricane season (1 June - 30 November) are underway, many challenges remain.

BACKGROUND

Socio-political and economic situations affecting Haiti’s most vulnerable populations

18 Jun 2019 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 2,6 millions d’haïtiens en milieu rural sont aujourd’hui en insécurité alimentaire et les perspectives pour les mois à venir ne sont pas favorables.

  • La préparation à la saison cyclonique (1er juin - 30 novembre) est en cours mais de nombreux défis persistent.

CONTEXTE

Le contexte socio-politique et économique impact d’abord les populations les plus vulnérables

18 Jun 2019 description

Key Messages

El Niño conditions are forecast up to January 2020, rains with irregular distribution in time and space during May have been observed with low accumulations affecting the beginning of basic grain crops in the region. In Guatemala and El Salvador, cumulated rainfall is above average during May, but distribution was not adequate. Above normal temperatures have favored evapotranspiration and could affect the soil moisture.

18 Jun 2019 description
report AlterPresse

Saint-Marc (Haïti), 17 juin 2019 [AlterPresse] --- Au moins 8 personnes auraient perdu la vie, lors d’un affrontement armé entre des gangs rivaux, dans le département de l’Artibonite (Nord), indique à AlterRadio, Fritson Orius de Radio Pyramide.

Lors de cet affrontement, le chef de gang Arnel Joseph, vivement recherché, depuis novembre 2018, par la Police nationale d’Haïti (Pnh) [1], a été touché par un projectile au pied, alors qu’un membre d’un groupe de gang, basé à Savien (toujours dans l’Artibonite) a été aussi blessé.

18 Jun 2019 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 17 juin 2019 [AlterPresse] --- Le Mouvement d’appui pour le développement des collectivités territoriales haïtiennes (Madecth) exprime sa préoccupation face à la sécheresse, qui frappe Haïti depuis environ 40 ans, dans une note que s’est procurée l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale de lutte contre la désertification et la sécheresse, ce lundi 17 juin 2019, le Madecth en profite pour tirer la sonnette d’alarme face à la sécheresse récurrente qui sévit dans le pays et qui s’est accentuée depuis le début de l’année 2018.

14 Jun 2019 description
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Press Release

EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT AND A WIDE RANGE OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS LAUNCH $1.8 BILLION RESOURCE MOBILIZATION CALL TO ACTION

CATALYTIC INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT QUALITY EDUCATION FOR 9 MILLION CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE WORLD’S WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISES

13 Jun 2019 description

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in eastern Uganda and northwestern Kenya

  1. A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda.

  2. Below-average rainfall over the past two months have led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall during the past weeks has caused flooding in eastern Uganda. Continued rainfall next week is likely to maintain high flooding risk.

12 Jun 2019 description
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Oxfam GB: Summary of Inquiry findings and conclusions
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Oxfam GB: Statement of the results of an Inquiry
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Oxfam GB: Official Warning
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Annex 3: iNEQE Independent Safeguarding Review of Oxfam GB

Charity Commission reports on inquiry into Oxfam GB: “No charity is more important than the people it serves or the mission it pursues”

Regulator finds culture of "tolerating poor behaviour" at Oxfam GB and concludes charity “failed to meet promises made”

Published 11 June 2019
From: The Charity Commission
Charity Commission Inquiry report into Oxfam GB

12 Jun 2019 description
report Oxfam

Agency accepts findings of UK regulator and is implementing recommendations

Oxfam GB is deeply sorry for its failure to prevent sexual abuse by its former staff in Haiti, Caroline Thomson, Chair of Trustees, said today.

Thomson said Oxfam GB would use the report of the Charity Commission’s Statutory Inquiry as a spur to greater improvement and said that the agency accepted it should have improved its safeguarding further and faster after Haiti.

12 Jun 2019 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam Great Britain has today welcomed and accepted the UK Charity Commission’s judgement following its investigation into serious sexual misconduct by members of Oxfam GB staff in Haiti in 2011. Oxfam GB has apologized for its failings in its investigation and case management at the time and, as Executive Director of Oxfam International, I underline Oxfam GB’s apologies and reaffirm our organization’s abhorrence for, and zero-tolerance of, abusive behaviour, sexual or otherwise. It is a violation of everything Oxfam stands for.

11 Jun 2019 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather

Haiti

11 Jun 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of May, the requirements had reached $26.42 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to the finalization of the Sudan HRP ($1.15 billion) and a $103.7 million increase for Mozambique.

11 Jun 2019 description
  • Heavy rain resulted in flooding in the Ouest Department between 3-6 June.

  • According to media reports, as of 11 June at 8.00 UTC, four people died (two in Cité Soleil municipality, one in Carrefour municipality, and one in Cabaret municipality), four people are reported missing (three in Carrefour and one in Cabaret) and another three injured by the flooding.

  • 621 houses have been damaged in Carrefour and several sections of roads disrupted.
    Moderate to locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over northern departments between 11-12 June.