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11 Oct 2016 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

18 May 2016 description

The Director’s Letter

Col. Joseph Martin, USAF

Just over a year ago a devastating earthquake struck the country of Nepal, with major aftershocks in the ensuing weeks. The international community responded across a wide range of capabilities and in many cases remains engaged today in recovery and reconstruction. This edition of the Liaison Journal is specifically set aside to capture a range of lessons learned, with each providing the unique perspective of the supporting organization and author.

13 Feb 2016 description
report UN Radio

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Dans les jours qui ont suivi le passage du séisme qui a ravagé la ville de Port-au-Prince en janvier 2010, MINUSTAH FM, la radio de la mission de l'ONU dans le pays, a radicalement changé sa grille de programmes pour répondre aux mieux aux besoins d'information de la population.

19 Nov 2015 description

Programme summary: Since the January 2010 earthquake, when 1.5 million Haitians were displaced from their homes, there has been a 94 percent decrease in the number of internally displaced persons and a 93 per cent reduction in the number of sites or camps still housing displaced populations.

05 Oct 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Haiti has improved since the devastating earthquake of 2010, thanks to the resilience of the people of Haiti and the generosity of the international community. As we come to the five year mark, however, there are signs that we may be facing deterioration in conditions due to the confluence of several trends.

16 Jul 2015 description

BY REBECA MORENO JIMENEZ, LINK LAB MANAGER, JULY 15, 2015

10 Jun 2015 description
report Shelter Cluster

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

  1. The transitional shelter approach adds to other successful response approaches, such as core housing and semi-permanent housing, to broaden the range of options for governments and humanitarian stakeholders to support populations affected by disasters and conflicts.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

04 Mar 2015 description

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

La matrice de suivi du déplacement (DTM) publiée en décembre 2014, montre que 79 397 personnes vivent encore dans 105 sites de déplacés. 5 939 familles déplacées vivant dans 21 sites sont considerées à risque d’expulsions forcées (risques faibles et élevés). 41 045 personnes vivant dans 26 sites de déplacées sont considérées comme personne à risque d'inondation. Jusqu’au mois de décembre 2014, environ 15 515 ménages ou 62 637 individus en déplacement n’ont pas été ciblés par un programme de retour ou de relocalisation.

04 Mar 2015 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

The December 2014 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) shows that 79,397 individuals are still living in 105 IDP sites. 5,939 displaced families living in 21 camps are considered at risk of forced evictions (low and high risks). 41,045 people living in 26 camps are considered to be particularly at high risk of flooding. As on December 2014, an estimated 15,515 households or 62,637 IDP individuals were not targeted by any return or relocation programs.

11 Feb 2015 description

OVERVIEW

Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

• From January to December 2014, 45,088 IDPs (14,193 families) were relocated from IDP camps to neighborhoods thanks to rental subsidy programs. 163 IDP sites were closed as a result.

• As of December 2014, there was a 53% reduction in the number of cholera cases compared to the same period last year.

• 53% of nutritional coverage provided in areas most affected by severe acute malnutrition.

15 Jan 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

INTRODUCTION

1.1 HISTORY OF OPEN CITIES AND THE OPEN DATA FOR RESILIENCE INITIATIVE

The World Bank, through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), launched the Open Cities Project in November 2012 to create open data ecosystems that will facilitate innovative, data-driven urban planning and disaster risk management in South Asian cities. Open Cities is one component of a broader World Bank and GFDRR program, the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI), further described in box 1.1.

30 Dec 2014 description

APERÇU DE LA SITUATION

La matrice de suivi du déplacement (DTM) publiée en septembre 2014, montre que 85 432 personnes vivent encore dans 123 sites de déplacés. De juillet à septembre, 4 907 ménages ont bénéficié de subvention de loyer et ont été relocalisés.

11 Nov 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The September 2014 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) shows that 85,432 individuals remain in 123 IDP sites. From July until September, 4,907 households benefited from rental subsidies and were relocated.

18 Sep 2014 description
report ALNAP

Communication with the affected population was prioritised from the outset of the emergency response in Haiti (IFRC, 2011a). This case study primarily focuses on two-way communication and feedback processes in IFRC’s Return and Relocation Programme, which supports people displaced by the Earthquake to move out from the crowded camps and informal settlements into safe housing. We met with affected community members who have received different types of assistance after the 2010 Earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and Jacmel.

29 Aug 2014 description

Overview

Key achievements towards strategic objectives

  • 11,486 IDP families or 43,360 individuals were relocated from IDP camps thanks to return programs. 101 IDP sites were closed as a result.

  • As of June, 36 camps (hosting 45,678 IDP) out of 53 camps at risk of flooding had preparedness and response committees and small scale mitigation works were undertaken.

  • 82% reduction of the number of cholera cases compared to the same period last year.