Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
As of 1100 EST on 3 October, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew was some 330 km south-east from Kingston (Jamaica) and 440 km south-west from Port-au-Prince (Haiti) in the Caribbean Sea, moving north-west at 9 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h, according to the National Hurricane Center (NOAA). Hurricane-force winds extend outwards up to 55 km from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outwards up to 295 km. (OCHA, 3 Oct 2016)
The powerful Hurricane Matthew directly impacted Cuba during eight hours from late afternoon on October 4th until the early morning of October 5th, with a strength of category 4 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson scale. First estimates indicate that 1,079,000 people are affected, and that 176,000 people are isolated in the province of Guantánamo. (UNCT, 5 Oct 2016)
In Haiti, media reports are emerging of more than 100 deaths by 6 October, as teams begin to reach isolated communities. UNOSAT analysis of the affected areas indicates more than 1 million people may have been affected by the hurricane-force winds and rain, while the Haitian Civil Protection Agency reports that 350,000 people need assistance. (OCHA, 6 Oct 2016)
On 10 October, the Flash Appeal seeking US$119 million was launched. According to the Haitian Ministry of Interior, more than 19% of the Haitian population -2,1 million persons- has been affected by the hurricane and more than 12% -1,4 million persons- are in need of urgent assistance in different departments of the country, and more specially in the South and in the Grand’Anse departments. (OCHA, 4 Dec 2016)
Six months after Hurricane Matthew, WFP is phasing out its emergency response operation which reached more than 100,000 in March 2017 and more than 900,000 people since October 2016, and is planning the transition to recovery programming starting in April. With this transition, WFP will implement targeted seasonal food assistance for 127,000 people and supplementary feeding programme to prevent chronic malnutrition in children in Grande Anse and Nippes during the lean season from April to June. (WFP 31 Mar 2017)
The Haitian Red Cross Society set up an online platform for information management with support from the IFRC Information Management (IM) Team. This platform is built for information and documents dissemination: Operation: Hurricane Matthew Dashboard. Initially dedicated to common vulnerability analysis, monitoring process and evaluation for all members of the RCRCM, the platform evolved to serve operational and coordination purposes. The backend tool also helped to define the budget and human resources (stored job descriptions) for each sector. Furthermore, the sectors of intervention that have been retained for the recovery phase of the operation (Health, WASH, Shelter, and Livelihoods) are planned and will be implemented in an integrated manner. (IFRC, 18 Apr 2017)
As of 03 June, areas worst affected by the passage of Hurricane Matthew are likely to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through June 2017. Starting in July, harvests of Printemps crops, associated seasonal declines in staple food prices, and agricultural labor income are expected to improve food security outcomes. Between June and September, most areas of the country will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity outcomes, while certain households will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in parts of the southern peninsula, upper Artibonite, and Sud-Est Department. (FEWS, 03 June 2017)
As of July 2017, 1.4 million people among the 2.1 million affected by Hurricane Matthew are still in need of humanitarian assistance. (OCHA, 3 Aug 2017)
- Aruba (The Netherlands)
- Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands)
- Curaçao (The Netherlands)
- Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico (The United States of America)
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- United States of America
- Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Port-au-Prince, le vendredi 13 octobre 2017 – Haïti se classe au troisième rang mondial parmi les pays les plus touchés par les phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes. Cette année seulement, moins d’un an après le cyclone dévastateur Matthew, le pays a été touché par deux autres cyclones majeurs – Irma et Maria – qui ont balayé la côte Nord d’Haïti, provoquant des inondations. Une réponse bien préparée et immédiate est nécessaire afin de prévenir les pénuries alimentaires et la faim qui peuvent souvent succéder une catastrophe de grande ampleur.
One year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti continues to be affected by a convergence of humanitarian needs. Two major hurricanes - Irma and Maria (categories 5 and 4 respectively) - passed north of Haiti on 7 and 22 September. The most exposed departments in Haiti were the Nord, NordEst and Nord-Ouest, which experienced heavy rains and flooding. UNICEF and its partners continue to respond to humanitarian needs across Haiti, including in hurricane-affected areas. Achievements include:
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
Haïti a fait des progrès remarquables pour se remettre des multiples chocs subis au cours des dernières années. Cependant quatre principales thématiques sont observées : L’impact des désastres naturels, le choléra, l’insécurité alimentaire et la situation binationale entre Haïti et la République dominicaine.
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Anse d’Hainault (Haïti), 06 oct. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Les moyens nécessaires pour le relèvement du Sud, de la Grande Anse et des Nippes (Sud-Ouest d’Haïti) font encore défaut, un an après le passage, les lundi 3 et mardi 4 octobre 2016, de l’ouragan Matthew en Haïti, selon les informations rassemblées par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.
Il y a un an, l'ouragan Matthew frappait sévèrement Haïti. Grâce à la mobilisation de nos donateurs et donatrices, CARE a pu venir en aide à plus de 500 000 personnes. Nos équipes sont toujours présentes dans les zones dévastées et soutiennent la relance de l’économie locale.
Une aide d’urgence
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 4 October 2017 - One year after Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, devastated the Southwest of Haiti, causing loss of life and considerable damage, children and adolescents in the Caribbean country are still incredibly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and extreme weather events, UNICEF warned today.
Haïti est le troisième pays le plus affecté par les aléas climatiques, selon l'Indice climatique mondial de Germanwatch (2016). Plus de 96 % de la population est exposée à deux types de risque ou plus. Lorsque les ouragans et autres catastrophes naturelles frappent Haïti, des ponts et des routes sont détruits, coupant l’accès pour les communautés aux écoles, aux hôpitaux et aux villes.
Haiti ranks as the third country most affected by climate events according to the 2016 Germanwatch Global Climate Index. More than 96 percent of its population is at risk of two or more hazards. When hurricanes and other natural disasters wreck havoc in Haiti, bridges and roads are destroyed, cutting off communities from schools, hospitals, and cities.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the World Bank financed the construction of an emergency bridge in Ladigue to restore safe and all-weather access to 1.4 million Haitians.
04 de octubre, 2017 — El Fondo de la ONU para la Infancia (UNICEF) advirtió este miércoles que un año después del devastador paso del huracán Matthew por el sudeste de Haití, los niños del país caribeño continúan siendo vulnerables a los efectos de los desastres naturales.
El meteoro de categoría 4 en la escala de Saffir-Simpson truncó cientos de miles de vidas de menores haitianos, destacó el representante de UNICEF en la nación caribeña, Marc Vincent, quien resaltó la capacidad de recuperación de las familias para reconstruir sus vidas.
L’an dernier, Matthew, ouragan de catégorie 4 a dévasté la péninsule sud d'Haïti, ne laissant que la destruction sur son chemin. Le 4 octobre 2016, Matthew a tout pris : les maisons, les écoles, les biens, les troupeaux, les récoltes et des vies laissant derrière lui 2,1 millions de personnes en situation de détresse dont 1,4 million d’entre-elles avec un besoin d'assistance humanitaire.
When Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti one year ago today, it destroyed crops and houses and killed as many as 1600 people throughout the Caribbean island nation. Yet for survivors in communities where the ACT Alliance partners with local groups to support reconstruction, the anguish of the storm is slowing giving way to a more resilient future.
One year after, the devastating Hurricane Matthew, Haiti recovers, heals and rebuilds, feeling lucky that Hurricane Irma, the category 5 monster only passed along the northern coasts, a few weeks ago. Haiti could not have beared another disaster as that of the morning of October 4, 2016
A year after a devastating hurricane hit southern Haiti, SOS Children’s Villages Haiti has restored livelihoods both within an SOS village and the surrounding community.
As another record-breaking hurricane season ravages coastal areas, residents of Haiti are reminded of their own challenges — and the recovery that’s followed — one year after Hurricane Matthew devastated the island nation.
“The hurricane took all we have,” says Neyis, 51, a farmer and mother of six. Neyis lives in Ilè, a small town of about 375 people that saw widespread destruction when Matthew hit.
In just one day, her livestock were killed and her crops were depleted, destroying her livelihood.
Hurricane Matthew - One year later
Over the last 12 months, since Hurricane Matthew, CBM and partners have been working to ensure that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives.
Le contexte humanitaire en Haïti est marqué par le maintien de la tendance à la baisse du choléra. Pour la période allant de janvier à août 2017, 9 531 cas suspects ont été enregistrés dans le pays, soit une baisse de 66 % en comparaison à la même période en 2016. De l’autre côté, la communauté humanitaire continue d’observer la situation binationale entre Haïti et la République Dominicaine. Entre juillet 2015 et aout 2017, 222 102 haïtiens sont retournés en Haïti (déportation et retour volontaire), de ce nombre, 5 488 ont été déportés au cours du mois d’août 2017.
The humanitarian context in Haiti is marked by the continued downward trend of cholera. For the period of January to August 2017, 9,531 suspected cases have been registered in the country, a decrease of 66% compared to the same period in 2016. On the other hand, the humanitarian community continues to observe the binational situation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Between July 2015 and August 2017, 222,102 Haitians returned to Haiti (deportation and voluntary return), of which 5,488 were deported during the month of August 2017.
CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.
Each week in southern Haiti, Lucamène Chéry puts on her uniform and stocks her market stall with local vegetables. Shoppers filter past, selecting products for their families. In exchange for the produce, Chéry accepts a unique form for payment— food vouchers—which allows the most vulnerable members of the community to access nutritious foods that they would otherwise be unable to afford.