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10 Jan 2012 description
report Medair

The Medair shelter programme has now provided safer housing to almost 20,000 people and been a source of hope to families across the Sud-Est district.

On 12 January 2010, Haiti experienced one of the worst natural disasters of all time. The earthquake devastated the nation, choking cities under rubble and leaving more than 200,000 dead and 1.5 million without adequate shelter.

31 Dec 2011 description

Following one of the most challenging and dramatic years for Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of disaster response and public health, 2011 appeared with a sigh of relief, allowing time to reinforce essential, ongoing recovery and response actions as well as look towards the future of disaster management in the Region.

02 Dec 2011 description

Almost two years after the devastating earthquake of January 2010, Haiti is showing signs of progress, but hundreds of thousands of people still need help, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) Nigel Fisher has warned.

Speaking to reporters in New York and Geneva ahead of the 2012 appeal launch for Haiti, Mr. Fisher said investment in recovery efforts and long-term development were the solution to many of the problems the country faces today.

13 Oct 2011 description

El director ejecutivo del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INDRHI), Frank Rodríguez, informó que los embalses que fueron operados con base en el manual de la temporada de huracanes iniciaron su recuperación este miércoles, de cara a garantizar agua en el período de sequía que inicia en diciembre y que se extiende hasta los primeros meses del año.

07 Oct 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster


 Tropical weather forecasts for the Caribbean are being closely monitored. Tropical Storms “Maria”, “Ophelia” and “Philippe” developed over the Atlantic Ocean this month and moved towards the Caribbean Sea; however path projections did not indicate any likely impacts on Haiti.

07 Oct 2011 description

GLIDE n° EP-2010-000210-HTI

Period covered by this Ops Update: July to August 2011.

Appeal target: 13,371,804 Swiss francs.

Appeal history:

  • Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): 78,853 Swiss francs were allocated for preparedness activities in the Dominican Republic related to the cholera outbreak in Haiti.

  • A Preliminary Appeal was launched on 3 November 2010 for 5,946,897 Swiss francs to support the Haitian Red Cross and the Dominican Red Cross to assist 345,000 beneficiaries.

05 Oct 2011 description

Mme Valerie Amos, Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgence du système de l’ONU (OCHA), a lancé aujourd’hui un appel pressant à la mobilisation de la communauté internationale, pour donner un nouvel élan à la réponse à la crise humanitaire en Haïti, alors que l’appel de fonds en faveur de ce pays reste sous-financé, n’atteignant que 57% de la somme nécessaire à la couverture des besoins.

28 Sep 2011 description

During the first nine months of 2011, humanitarian actors’ efforts focused on a massive response to the cholera epidemic, while still providing humanitarian aid to the 2010 earthquake´s victims. They also strengthened preparedness activities in anticipation of the hurricane season, and supported activities aimed at reintegrating people affected by the earthquake.

28 Sep 2011 description

Haiti is facing important humanitarian needs with close to 600,000 people still living in camps, a cholera epidemic that claimed the lives of 6,200 Haitians, risks related to the hurricane season and a situation of food insecurity affecting 45.2% of households (4.5 million people).

07 Sep 2011 description
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Considerable progress has been made eighteen months after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010. However, humanitarian challenges remain, including the cholera epidemic, risks related to the hurricane season and providing basic services to the 594,000 individuals still living in camps.

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02 Sep 2011 description
report Logistics Cluster


The month of August in Haiti was marked by two storms passing by the country.

o On 04 August 2011, Tropical Storm “Emily” was located 90 km south of Port-au-Prince. The centre of the storm was expected to move across the south-western peninsula of Haiti later that day. The Government of Haiti closed all airports and landing sites in country. However, the storm passed Haiti along the southern coast and turned into a tropical depression in late afternoon.

23 Aug 2011 description

Crystal Wells Communications Officer 617.913.0794 cwells@InternationalMedicalCorps.org

August 22, 2011, Los Angeles, Calif. - With Hurricane Irene poised to strike Haiti, International Medical Corps has staff on standby to provide emergency relief and is preparing its cholera treatment sites around the country for an increase in cholera cases following the storm.

17 Aug 2011 description
report ACTED


FOCUS Horn of Africa: a predictable crisis - FOCUS Corne de l'Afrique : une crise prévisible

Economic development at the heart of recovery in Cote d’Ivoire - Une activité économique pour se reconstruire en Côte d’Ivoire

Food distributions in Tillabery, Niger - Distributions alimentaires à Tillabéri au Niger

Pointe Noire able to fight Polio (Congo) - Pointe Noire à même de combattre la polio (République du Congo)

Launching the Afghanistan Livelihoods Network - Lancement du Afghanistan Livelihoods Network

17 Aug 2011 description


16 Aug 2011 description

La Dirección del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE), informa a la ciudadanía que el boletín meteorológico de las 1 00 pm, establece que la activa onda tropical, se encuentra al sur de Puerto Rico, moviéndose a unos 28 kph hacia el oeste, esperamos que a partir de ésta noche se incrementen los aguaceros con tormentas eléctricas y aisladas ráfagas de vientos hacia las regiones Noreste, Sureste, litoral caribeño, vertiente sur de la cordillera central, Suroeste y zona fronteriza, unido a los efectos locales (calentamiento y orografía) y al viento predominante del Este/noreste.

16 Aug 2011 description

Points saillants

· Les alertes et réponses correspondantes ont été rendues compte dans un rapport de situation séparé (http://haiti.humanitarianresponse.info/Default.aspx?tabid=77).

· Il y a actuellement 37 CTC, 204 UTC et 766 CRO en fonctionnement dans le pays.

· Le taux de décès demeure plus élevé parmi les enfants et les personnes âgées.

12 Aug 2011 description

To see this news alert with links to sources, click here

Sudan: Massive atrocities and displacement in Southern Kordofan

10 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN

GENEVA, 9 August 2011 (IRIN) - Disaster-scarred Haiti heaved a sigh of relief after emerging relatively unscathed at the beginning of August when tropical storm Emily skirted the capital Port-au-Prince, where more than 600,000 people still live in camps with little protection from the elements.

But with almost four months to go until the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, humanitarian agencies say the plight of the camp dwellers remains a major concern.