Haiti: Tropical Storm Alpha/Floods - Oct 2005
Most read reports
- ECHO: Strengthening disaster management capacity in the Caribbean region. 18 Dec 2006
- IFRC: Haiti: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 31 Oct 2005
- ReliefWeb: Haiti: Tropical Storm Alpha and Floods - Situation map. 30 Oct 2005
- OCHA: Haiti: Tropical Storm Alpha, Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 25 Oct 2005
- OCHA: End of 2005 hurricane season does not mean end of relief efforts. 1 Dec 2005
1 - Rationale, needs and target population :
1.1. - Rationale :
The Caribbean region experiences multiple natural disasters. Tropical storms often take the form of a hurricane1, and the hurricane season lasts for six months. There are also floods, flash floods, tsunamis, landslides and mudslides. Some islands suffer from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The physical risk is combined with socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, fast demographic growth and great poverty.
(New York: 1 December 2005): More than 30,000 people remain displaced in temporary shelters in Honduras, in the wake of tropical storm Gamma, the 24th named storm of the official 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, and the last to cause significant damage in the Americas.
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter & Non-food items, Water & Santitation
(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Pakistan
(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Djibouti (4) Ethiopia (5) Kenya (6) Rwanda (7) Sudan (8) Tanzania (9) Uganda
(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Niger
(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Swaziland (7) Zambia (8) …
Food For The Poor, the largest relief organization normally operating in the Caribbean and Central America, is providing assistance to the victims of Hurricanes Wilma, Alpha and Beta. Wind damage and flooding from these hurricanes have left multitudes of poor homeless and hungry in Florida, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Honduras.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
Hurricane Alpha, the record-breaking 22nd storm of the Hurricane season has left 26 dead in the Carribean. Alpha has had limited impact on the communities that Plan work with in the south-eastern part of Haiti, but other areas along the Dominican border and in western Haiti have been severely damaged. Amongst these is the the remote community of Anse-A-Pitre, which Plan staff have visited by helicopter together with representatives from the UN, WHO, Caritas and the government.
With five weeks still left in the hurricane season, large sections of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast of the United States are reeling from the continued assault of multiple hurricanes and severe weather.
The Farmworker Association of Florida, an Oxfam partner, examines the affect of the latest storms on area farm workers.
On Monday afternoon, when Tirso Moreno reached Immokalee, Florida, after Hurricane Wilma had blasted across this southern community of poor migrant farm workers, he summed up what he saw in one grim sentence.
"Immokalee is destroyed," said Moreno, executive director of the Farmworker Association of Florida, a local organization with which Oxfam America partners.
With winds lashing the rural agricultural region at up to 110 miles per hour, Wilma caused …
Plus de 600 familles sont sinistrées à travers le pays ; la ville de Jacmel reste coupée en deux
Par Radio Kiskeya
Le bilan du bref passage dimanche de la tempête tropicale Alpha sur Haïti s'est encore alourdi mardi, pour s'établir désormais à 13 morts, 5 disparus et 17 blessés, selon un décompte officiel actualisé mais toujours partiel.
La Direction de la protection civile au ministère de l'intérieur a également dénombré, sur la base des données fournies par ses équipes et les Délégations (représentation de l'Exécutif), 641 familles sinistrées dans différentes …
Washington (dpa) - Florida residents faced a huge cleanup Tuesday after Hurricane Wilma ripped through the Sunshine State, killing at least four people, leaving millions without electricity and causing billions of dollars in damage.
Two men died from falling trees, a woman was killed by flying debris and another man died after a roof collapsed on him, The Miami Herald reported. Several other bodies have been found, but it was unclear whether those deaths were hurricane-related.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0186
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Tropical Storm Alpha, Floods - Haiti