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19 Jan 2018 description

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

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12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

20 Dec 2017 description

East Asia and Pacific

Affected areas: Aceh, Bali, Central Java, East Java, Lombok and North Sumatra
Cause of displacement: Disaster
Figures: More than 102,000 new displacements between 25 November and 13 December


15 Dec 2017 description

Les États-Unis ont adopté des dispositions pour soutenir l’accès à l’eau potable pour les citoyens haïtiens et continuer de lutter contre le choléra. Le Projet Eau et Assainissement de l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID), soutient l’objectif que les États-Unis partagent avec le gouvernement haïtien pour étendre l’accès à l’eau potable et l’assainissement aux communautés vulnérables, le front de lutte le plus important contre le choléra et d’autres maladies hydriques.

07 Dec 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, le 5 décembre 2017 – Les États-Unis investissent près de 100 millions de dollars dans les soins de santé en Haïti. Le «Projet Santé» travaillera en partenariat avec le gouvernement haïtien pour soutenir le système de santé du pays et étendre les soins de santé essentiels à 4,2 millions de personnes.

29 Nov 2017 description

Le Département de la sécurité intérieure (DHS) des Etats-Unis a accordé, le 20 novembre 2017, un prolongement de 18 mois du Statut de Protection Temporaire (TPS) à plus de 50 000 migrantes et migrants haïtiens bénéficiaires de ce programme. Au terme de cette prolongation fixée au 22 juillet 2019, le TPS ne sera plus renouvelable et les ressortissants haïtiens seront sujets à la détention et à la déportation, selon les autorités américaines.

28 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, is reporting that a grim weekend of death has resulted in the confirmation of at least 3,000 migrant or refugee deaths on Mediterranean Sea routes through 26 November 2017, marking the fourth consecutive year that IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) has reported this total.

21 Nov 2017 description

STATEMENT – USCRI Denounces Decision to End Humanitarian Program for Haitians

Stacie Blake

21 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their country recovers from a devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will lose that security status.

"It was assessed overall that the extraordinary but temporary conditions that served as the basis of Haiti's most recent designation has sufficiently improved such that they no longer prevent nationals of Haiti from returning safely," a senior Trump administration official said during a briefing.

21 Nov 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P., 20 nov. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Les autorités américaines annoncent avoir mis fin au Statut de protection temporaire (Tps) pour les Haïtiens qui en bénéficient aux États-Unis, leur accordant 18 mois pour régulariser leur situation ou laisser le territoire américain.

Le département de la sécurité intérieure américaine a annoncé que le Tps pour les 59000 Haïtiens concernés prendra fin le 22 juillet 2019, le temps pour les autorités haïtiennes de se préparer à les recevoir en Haïti.

10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch

Climate Risk Index shows vulnerability of small island states

Increased intensity of storms takes a toll on small island states and poor countries / Since 1997, over 520,000 people have been killed by more than 11,000 extreme weather events

07 Nov 2017 description

Washington, DC— On November 6, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will not renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans, but has made no decision for Honduras, automatically extending the program for another six months. This means an estimated 2,500 Nicaraguans will lose TPS designation by January 25, 2019, and, in turn, the legal status granted by the program.

02 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

Tropical Storm Maria formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and is the tenth most intense on record. At its peak, the hurricane caused catastrophic damage and numerous fatalities across the north-eastern Caribbean, and is considered to be the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. It also caused catastrophic damage in Puerto Rico.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

06 Oct 2017 description


The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

05 Oct 2017 description

Focus on tropical cyclones on American continent “Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon; we just use different names for these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean” (NOAA, 2017).