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23 Feb 2018 description

by Janot Mendler de Suarez, Climate Centre, Port-au-Prince!

(A version of this story appeared first in French last month on the website of the Haitian Red Cross.)

23 Feb 2018 description

Authors/editor(s): Claudia Abreu Lopes and Savita Bailur

This report outlines the value of big data (organic, unstructured data) for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in relation to women. Research methods included a landscape review, interviews with UN Women and UN Global Pulse experts, and others in international development.

21 Feb 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 19 févr. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Un atelier se déroule, du lundi 19 au vendredi 23 février 2018, en vue de renforcer les capacités du personnel de la branche, en Haïti, du Fonds des Nations unies pour la population (Unfpa) et de ses partenaires, en matière de normes humanitaires et préparation de réponse aux urgences.

20 Feb 2018 description

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt's oral statement to Parliament on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.

With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on my Department’s response to the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by charity workers in Haiti in 2011, and the measures we are taking to improve safeguarding across the aid sector.

I’d like to start by paying tribute to Sean O’Neill of The Times and the two sets of whistleblowers – those in 2011 and later – for bringing this case to light.

20 Feb 2018 description

Overview

After decades of progress, hunger is on the rise again. The figures from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report show an increase in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger and a rise in the global prevalence of undernourishment. Globally, the number of chronically malnourished people is estimated to have increased to 815 million from 777 million in 2015. In 2017, four countries faced a very real threat of famine and many more saw increasing numbers of people facing severe hunger.

20 Feb 2018 description

Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas. Organized crime provides one of the most prominent examples of these ‘non-traditional’ security challenges.

20 Feb 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

De Affaires mondiales Canada

Le 19 février 2018 – Montréal, Québec – Affaires mondiales Canada

19 Feb 2018 description

Providing 700 migrants and migrants of Haitian origin, returning from the Dominican Republic, the ability to carry out income-generating activities to promote their sustainable reintegration in Haiti, is one of the objectives of the project "Assistance to children and women vulnerable in border areas in Haiti. The priority target of this activity are Women.

With the increased knowledge and new tools to manage well their small businesses, coached by our partner CAPAC, they reestablished with more professionalism and self-confidence.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam International Regional Director for Latin America, Simon Ticehurst, and Oxfam Intermon Executive Affiliate Unit head, Margalida Massot, met this afternoon on the request of Haiti’s Minister of Planning and External Cooperation Aviol Fleurant for a preliminary meeting, to begin clarifying the exact allegations and investigations into the abusive behaviours of some Oxfam staff during the organization’s humanitarian response to the 2010 earthquake.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

Le rapport complet présentant les conclusions de l’enquête interne d’Oxfam sur les accusations d’abus sexuels et d’autres comportements inacceptables lors de son intervention humanitaire au lendemain du séisme de janvier 2010 en Haïti a été rendu public aujourd’hui.

Oxfam publie ce rapport, établi en 2011, afin de faire preuve de la plus grande transparence sur les décisions prises dans le cadre de cette enquête et en réponse à la perte de confiance que celles-ci ont entraînée.

19 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam statement

This is Oxfam's final internal investigation report from 2011 into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the Haiti earthquake of 2010.

18 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

February 17

The earthquake in Haiti was a tragedy for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families who lost everything. The nation was already the poorest and most fragile in the hemisphere. It was a challenging time for aid workers who witnessed their loss and suffering, and were involved in trying to help them.

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

18 Feb 2018 description

DAVID NIETO

Du 5 au 9 février 2018, la Sous-Secrétaire générale aux opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations unies s’est rendue pour la première fois en Haïti. L’occasion pour Mme Bintou Keita de réaffirmer l’importance du partenariat étroit entre l’ONU et les institutions haïtiennes mais aussi de renforcer l’État de droit et les droits de l’Homme dans le pays.

16 Feb 2018 description

Santo Domingo – Por cada tres dominicanos en el exterior hay un inmigrante en República Dominicana. Este es uno de los hallazgos del Primer Perfil Migratorio de República Dominicana presentado ayer (15/02) por el Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración (OIM), y el Instituto Nacional de Migración de República Dominicana (INM).

Los datos estadísticos incluidos en el perfil evidencian que 524,632 de los 10 millones de habitantes de ese país son personas nacidas en el extranjero. En total, el 87.3 % de los migrantes que residen en República Dominicana provienen de Haití.

16 Feb 2018 description

DAVID NIETO

The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Ms. Bintou Keita, visited Haiti from 5-9 February, her first official mission to the country. During her visit, Ms. Keita stressed the importance of a close partnership between the UN and Haitian institutions, as well as strengthened rule of law and human rights in the country.

16 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam ha anunciado que se creará urgentemente una comisión independiente con poder para llevar a cabo una amplia evaluación de la cultura y las prácticas de Oxfam, incluida la forma en la que se han gestionado en el pasado los casos de mala conducta sexual.

La creación de esta comisión se enmarca en el plan de acción integral anunciado por Oxfam para fortalecer sus sistemas de protección en toda la organización con el objetivo de poner fin al abuso.

16 Feb 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

MANAGUA, Feb 15 2018 (IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its victims are migrants who are relentlessly blocked from passing through the country en route to their destination: the United States.

A situation that also represents a paradox, given that Nicaragua is the Central American country with the largest number of nationals living abroad, second only to El Salvador.