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13 Aug 2019 description

L'Union européenne a débloqué 9 millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire en réponse à la détérioration de la situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle à Haïti. L'aide humanitaire permettra de couvrir les besoins alimentaires et nutritionnels essentiels de plus de 130, 000 personnes vivant dans les zones les plus affectées.

13 Aug 2019 description

Brussels, 13 August 2019

The European Union has released €9 million in humanitarian aid in response to the deteriorating food and nutrition situation in Haiti. The humanitarian aid will cover the basic food and nutritional needs of more than 130,000 people living in the worst affected areas.

23 Jul 2019 description

Brussels, 23 July 2019

As numerous natural disasters threaten vulnerable communities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Commission has announced today new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million. This includes €15 million to support preparedness of local communities and institutions for natural disasters throughout the region: Central and South America, the Caribbean and Haiti. A further €2.5 million will support projects addressing violence, and €1 million for food assistance in Central America.

11 Jun 2019 description
  • Haiti is facing a sharp deterioration of the political and socio-economic situation. A large demonstration was organised by the political opposition on 9 June, calling for the President's resignation, which gathered several thousand Haitians in Port-au-Prince and other major cities. The demonstration turned violent with roadblocks and looting reported. Three deaths have been linked to the demonstrations, cars were burned and buildings damaged. On 10 June, commercial activities had been limited and schools remained closed.

28 May 2019 description

Introduction

Due to its vulnerability to natural hazards and high levels of poverty, Haiti has limited capacity to cope with recurring emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and prolonged droughts.

Acute food insecurity and malnutrition, epidemics, and the humanitarian needs generated by the ongoing migration crisis require sustained humanitarian assistance.

What are the needs?

03 Apr 2019 description
  • Drought is affecting the area surrounding the Caribbean Sea. The event shows a patchy pattern distributed over several countries. The drought follows a strong dry spell in mid-2018, hitting primarily Central America and the “dry corridor”*, now revived by weak El Niño conditions.

  • Impacts concern food security, water supply, agricultural production, power generation and water transportation.

  • The forecast is rather negative for all continental regions south of the Caribbean Sea, and rather positive for the islands in the north.

29 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

Central American countries and Mexico are highly exposed to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and other natural hazards. Every year, 1.7 million Central Americans require emergency aid.

There are severe humanitarian consequences resulting from the violence in Central America’s northern triangle of Guatemala, Honduras, and Salvador, which particularly affects children and women.

What are the needs?

13 Aug 2018 description
  • The food security situation in Central America is worsening due to a meteorological drought at a critical moment of the productive cycle.

06 Jul 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,