3,645 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, expressed deep commitment to the environmental targets in the global goals on sustainable development and said his island nation is seeking to build its resilience against the natural disasters and extreme weather events that consistently beleaguer its people and other countries in the Caribbean.

18 Sep 2017 description

International Medical Corps disaster response experts in the Caribbean and Florida are already identifying pressing needs so they can provide much-needed assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Now, with Hurricane Maria gaining strength in the eastern Caribbean, our experts are monitoring its path and preparing to respond should it be needed.

18 Sep 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.

17 Sep 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders a décidé d’affecter 350.000 USD au fond d’affectation spécial des Nations Unies pour la lutte contre le choléra en Haïti. Cette décision répond à l’appel contenu dans la résolution de l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies du 13 juillet 2017 et à l'appel à contribution aux Etats membres de l’ONU lancé le 25 juillet par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Monsieur Antonio Guterres.

16 Sep 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has decided to commit USD 350,000 to the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the fight against cholera in Haiti. This decision comes in response to the appeal made in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 13th July 2017 and to the call for contributions made by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres, to UN Member States on 25th July.

10 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Au lendemain du passage de l’ouragan Irma, Haïti et la République dominicaine sont confrontés aux dégâts considérables provoqués dans la nuit. Les équipes d’Oxfam évalueront directement les besoins des plus vulnérables dans les zones les plus lourdement touchées, à savoir principalement le nord des deux pays.

« Nous pensons que le pire est derrière nous, et la population espère avoir échappé au pire », confiait la nuit dernière, Tania Escamilla, porte-parole d’Oxfam qui a affronté la tempête à Cap-Haïtien, la deuxième ville du pays.

09 Sep 2017 description

Action Against Hunger urges support for extremely vulnerable communities

(NEW YORK) September 8, 2017—On Thursday evening, September 7th, Hurricane Irma—the most powerful Category 5 storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean—crossed north of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Published: 8 September 2017

People in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing “the day after” Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread damage overnight. Oxfam teams will immediately asses the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of both countries.

08 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

I am waking up to battering rain. Irma is coming closer. Packing winds of 185mph, Irma is the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record.

08 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

Alors que l'oeil de l'ouragan Irma devrait frôler ce vendredi les côtes haïtiennes et cubaines, les équipes de CARE ont été déployées dans les régions les plus menacées par les vents et les pluies.

« Nous craignons une contamination des sources d’eau potable et une résurgence du choléra. » : Karl Paul, directeur du bureau CARE en Haïti

08 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Quelques heures avant l’arrivée de l’ouragan Irma, les tablettes d’épiceries dans le nord d’Haïti sont maintenant vides et beaucoup de résidents de la côte sont évacués à l’intérieur des terres, dans des écoles ou des bâtiments publics.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Many supermarket shelves in northern Haiti are now empty and many people in coastal areas are being evacuated inland to schools and public buildings in preparation for the worst of Hurricane Irma today and tomorrow.

Oxfam’s Tania Escamilla is in Cap Haitien – Haiti’s second city, population 280,000 – with Oxfam’s 27-person team, which is currently working with the authorities in assisting the evacuation. The government has prepared 793 temporary shelters across seven departments and, together with Oxfam and other agencies, is trying to move as many people away from the coast.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Half-a-million people could be affected even in the best-case scenario – or as many as 3 million in the worst

Many supermarket shelves in northern Haiti are now empty and people in coastal areas are being evacuated inland to schools and public buildings in preparation for the worst of Hurricane Irma today and tomorrow.