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31 May 2018 description
report World Bank

A bridge becomes a lifeline for many Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew.

02 May 2018 description


2.1 million people affected by hurricane Matthew, with 546 fatalities

1 million people still need humanitarian assistance more than one year after hurricane Matthew 140 000 households still require shelter solutions.

4.4 million people acutely food insecure, of which 1.3 million people severely food insecure (October 2017, CNSA)

37 546 internally displaced people (IDPs) in 26 camps (IOM)

30 Apr 2018 description

From January to December 2017 the Logistics Cluster has supported 512 organisations, including national and international NGOs, UN agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and government agencies across 13 operations.

27 Apr 2018 description

Objectif : Protéger et réhabiliter les moyens d’existence des éleveurs et des pêcheurs artisanaux affectés par l’ouragan Matthew dans les départements de la Grande Anse, du Sud et du Sud Est en Haïti pour rétablir leur sécurité alimentaire.

Partenaires : Le Ministère de l’agriculture, des ressources naturelles et du développement rural, les services gouvernementaux et organisations non gouvernementales.

Bénéficiaires : 1 500 pêcheurs et plus de 8 000 éleveurs.

Activités réalisées :

27 Apr 2018 description


Retos y cambios

El 2017 fue un año turbulento para la respuesta humanitaria en América Latina y el Caribe. La seguridad y estabilidad de millones de personas fue puesta en peligro por desastres y emergencias mientras que el sector de asistencia humani-taria se sometió a un proceso intenso de reevaluar su propósito, sus prácticas y financiamiento.

27 Apr 2018 description


Challenges and changes

2017 was a tumultuous year for humanitarian response in Latin America and the Caribbean. The safety, security and stability of millions of people in the region was compromised by disasters and emergencies, while the humanitarian aid sector underwent a re-evaluation of its purpose, practices and financing.

25 Apr 2018 description

El encuentro de investigadores es para dar a conocer avances y resultados de proyectos adaptables al cambio climáticos y estos sean evaluados y aplicados a sus países

Más de 200 investigadores científicos de Mesoamérica del sector agropecuario están reunidos en Panamá, para presentar los resultados de los proyectos que llevan adelantan en más de una veintena de especialidades, bajo el marco de la 63ª reunión del Programa Cooperativo Centroamericano y del Caribe para el Mejoramiento de Cultivos Alimenticios y Producción Animal (PCCMCA).

17 Apr 2018 description

Authored by: Llonella Gilbert

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said there are encouraging signs that the farming and fishing industries are on the comeback after passage of Hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew, Irma and Maria across the southern and northern islands of The Bahamas left extensive damage to the farmland and marine resources of those communities.

05 Apr 2018 description

Full title of the project:

Strengthening the livelihoods of households affected by Hurricane Matthew in the three communes of Sud department (Arniquet, Port Salut and Torbeck)

Target areas:

Municipalities of Arniquet, Port Salut and Torbeck Recipient: Haiti
Donor: Canada
Contribution:USD 296 808
Project code:OSRO/HAI/702/CAN


05 Apr 2018 description


On 4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in South West Haiti near Les Anglais as a very intense Category 4 Hurricane. It then crossed the department of Grande Anse provoking severe damage to road and Information and Communications Technology infrastructure, as well as housing and health facilities. Hurricane Matthew significantly impacted the country’s humanitarian situation, affecting 2.1 million people.

03 Apr 2018 description

Haitian engineer Jac-Ssone Alerte wants to place the knowledge he acquired in Brazil—where he has lived since 2008—at the service of his country. Graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), he spearheads an academic project aimed at supporting the construction of affordable housing in Haiti. To finance his project, a campaign was launched in which a book is sold to collaborators.

26 Mar 2018 description

Authored by: Sydnei L. Isaacs Source:
Bahamas Information Services Date:
March 25, 2018

NASSAU, The Bahamas— The Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said “Energy has become a part of our lives that is a necessity…. We have some of the highest energy rates in the region, if not the world” at the BCCEC’s (Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation) Bahamas Energy Security Forum under the theme, 'Smart is the New Sexy' on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Island House.

22 Mar 2018 description

In October 2016, Haiti was hit by its strongest hurricane for more than half a century. Hurricane Matthew caused enormous damage, killing more than 470 people, leaving more than 175 000 homeless and decimating what little infrastructure the country had.

Despite the devastation, within five days of receiving a request for help, WHO medical supplies – including cholera and malaria diagnosis and treatment kits – were being delivered to affected areas.

05 Mar 2018 description


FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.


03 Mar 2018 description

HURRICANE RELIEF – Some 125 cheques for hurricane repairs were issued on Friday, March 2, by the Ministry of Works and NEMA to those residents who had submitted the required paperwork proving ownership and damages done during Hurricane Matthew. People from each constituency were given a maximum of $4,000 to begin their repairs. Residents were advised that they could not issue the vouchers to anyone but the homeowners, and if they could not appear in person, personnel should go to them. Shown are: Dorie Cooper of NEMA and Adrianna Rolle of the Ministry of Works assisting a resident.

01 Mar 2018 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti in 2018 continues on the same course as the end of 2017. The estimated number of people in severe food insecurity stands at 1.32 million according to the October 2017 IPC report. One million out of the 2.1 million people affected by Hurricane Matthew are still in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. A total number of 37,667 displaced persons remain in 26 camps following the 2010 earthquake. The positive trend in the cholera situation continues with 432 suspected cholera cases recorded in January 2018.