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24 May 2012 description
report Wilton Park

Conference report, Monday 22 – Thursday 25 November 2010 (WP1059)

Key points

  • How do urban disasters differ from other humanitarian disasters?

  • How should humanitarians adapt their response to a disaster (natural or man-made) which affects a large urban population?

  • What specialist expertise, tools and knowledge are needed in an urban context?

  • How can the risks and economic and social impact of a disaster be reduced through more effective risk reduction measures in urban areas?

30 Nov 2010 description

Informe del Observatorio de la Acción Humanitaria

Por sexto año consecutivo presentamos el Informe del Observatorio de la Acción Humanitaria, sobre la acción humanitaria española e internacional que realiza el IECAH en colaboración con Médicos Sin Fronteras- España (MSF-E). El informe que presentamos en esta ocasión abarca el año 2009 y hace también algunas referencias a lo acontecido hasta ahora en el año 2010.

30 Nov 2010 description

Las acciones humanitarias realizadas en Haití, después del dramático terremoto, han sido de gran trascendencia para la Cruz Roja Colombiana.

30 Nov 2010 description

Ce rapport a été publié par OCHA Haïti. Le prochain rapport sera publié le ou autour du 3 Décembre


30 Nov 2010 description

République dominicaine/ Haiti - Les équipes de l'OIM ciblent les communautés vulnérables présentes dans les zones frontalières entre la République dominicaine et Haïti, dans les provinces d'Elias Piña et Dabajón, afin de les sensibiliser sur la prévention et le traitement du choléra et de les approvisionner en fournitures d'urgence.

Quatre équipes du personnel de l'OIM et des employés de l'ONG Colectiva Mujer y Salud parlant espagnol et créole et formés par le Ministère dominicain de la santé publique aux techniques de prévention et de traitement du choléra, ont …

30 Nov 2010 description

República Dominicana - Los equipos de la OIM se dirigen a las comunidades vulnerables de la frontera Haití-República Dominicana, en las provincias de Elias Piña y Dajabón, para concienciar sobre la prevención y la respuesta ante el cólera y distribuir las tan necesitadas provisiones de emergencia.

Cuatro equipos, compuestos por personal de la OIM que habla español y criollo, y por empleados de la ONG Colectiva Mujer y Salud, capacitada por el Ministerio dominicano de Salud Pública en prevención ante el cólera y tácticas de respuesta, organizaron una operación de prevención que se …

30 Nov 2010 description

    The overall situation in Haiti continues to be one of large-scale displacement. The January 12 earthquake displaced around 2.1 million people, of whom 1.3 million still reside in settlements in the affected areas and 600,000 live with host families. Many people who already lived in situations of poverty and vulnerability before the earthquake have since fallen into severe humanitarian need.

    In the 10 months since the earthquake, the humanitarian response has largely stabilized into a continuous provision of basic needs.

30 Nov 2010 description


In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

30 Nov 2010 description

30 November 2010 - Markus Schultze-Kraft

Hopes that Haiti's general election would bring a degree of political stability and enable reconstruction and development in the quake-ravaged and poverty-ridden Caribbean nation were dealt a blow last Sunday.

Amid allegations of irregularities and fraud, the country's electoral authorities and international observers must now act quickly and decisively.

30 Nov 2010 description

KEY developments

- USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) continues to deliver emergency relief commodities and medical supplies to Haiti to ensure an uninterrupted flow of required materials to respond to the cholera outbreak.

30 Nov 2010 description

Watch the Webcast

Informal comments to the Media by H.E. Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom and President of the Security Council on the situation in Somalia, the cholera outbreak and elections in Haiti and other matters (measures of effectiveness on the working methods of the Security Council).

Running time: 00:05:50

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30 Nov 2010 description

30 Nov 2010 22:48:42 GMT

Source: Reuters

* U.N. mission chief "more confident now" about vote

* Two leading candidates dropped initial annulment call

* Preliminary official first round results expected Dec.

30 Nov 2010 description


- The Ministry of Health (MSPP) has reported 1,751 deaths and 34,248 hospitalised cases. The overall case mortality rate which includes deaths outside hospitals is 2.3 per cent.

- Standardization of chlorination levels, management of dead bodies and disposal of excreta remain key issues.

- Security restrictions around elections have impaired cholera response in some areas, although they have now largely been lifted and the situation is returning to normal.

30 Nov 2010 description

30 novembre 2010 | Publié dans la catégorie : Articles

Les élections haïtiennes du 28 novembre 2010 ont été émaillées de nombreux incidents et irrégularités ayant entrainé des pertes en vies humaines et l'annulation de 56 Centres de Vote (CV), selon les informations fournies par le Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP). Cette situation a conduit 12 candidats sur les 17 encore présents dans la course à demander l'annulation du scrutin.

30 Nov 2010 description
report Voice of America

Since a January earthquake in Haiti, tent camps have become home to hundreds of thousands of people, including newly pregnant women. Some Haitians fear unplanned pregnancies in the camps may fuel a baby boom in the capital.

Denise Cheristal, 35, knows that she and her teenage son were lucky to escape with their lives from the January earthquake in Haiti.

30 Nov 2010 description

La journée de lundi s'est globalement déroulée dans le calme au lendemain d'élections législatives et présidentielles caractérisées par des tensions et des manifestations, mais surtout par la frustration de nombreux habitants qui n'ont pas pu voter, essentiellement dans la capitale Port-au-Prince.

30 Nov 2010 description
report Malteser

Malteser International and THW combine their forces


Together, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) in Germany and Malteser International, the relief service of the Order of Malta for worldwide humanitarian aid, take action against the cholera in Haiti. The joined relief measures of both organisations are designed to improve the hygienic standards in the camps in Port-au-Prince and to prevent a further spread of the disease. According to official statements, more than 60,000 people have already been infected.

30 Nov 2010 description
report Swiss Re


According to initial estimates from Swiss Re's sigma team, worldwide economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were USD 222 billion in 2010, more than triple the 2009 figure of USD 63 billion. The cost to the global insurance industry was USD 36 billion, an increase of 34% over the previous year. Approximately 260 000 people died in these events, the highest number since 1976.

In 2010, severe catastrophes claimed significantly more lives than the previous year: nearly 260 000 were killed, compared to 15 000 in 2009.

30 Nov 2010 description

(Geneva: 30 November 2010): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, on behalf of international humanitarian organizations, today called for USD 7.4 billion to provide urgent humanitarian aid to 50 million people in 28 countries worldwide.

"Every human being has a right to safety, stability and security, and it is within our power to make this right a reality." the Secretary-General said in the foreword to the Appeal.*

The 2011 Humanitarian Appeal is the biggest Appeal in dollar terms …