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30 Sep 2017 description

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.

28 Sep 2017 description

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.

26 Sep 2017 description

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.

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

13 Sep 2017 description

SOS Haiti stands by to help families affected by wind and rain damage in vulnerable northeast communities.

SOS Children’s Villages Haiti is carrying out assessments in communities affected by Hurricane Irma, which spared much of the country and caused only minor damage to an SOS Children’s Village property.

11 Sep 2017 description

Au cours des mois d’août et septembre 2017, vingt femmes entrepreneures du département de la Grand’Anse ont débuté un programme de formation pour la relance et le renforcement de leurs entreprises dans le cadre du projet “Ann Ale” mis en œuvre par le PNUD après le passage du cyclone Mathieu.

10 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

Point de situation au 8 septembre au matin

08 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

From September through November 2016, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) experienced a series of significant rainfall events beginning with the passage of Hurricane Mathew in September 2016 and culminating with the passage of two trough systems on November 9 and November 28, 2016. Due to the consistent rainfall over the period, ground conditions were largely saturated which set the stage for intense flash flooding associated with the two troughs. A single death was reported from Bequia.

08 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

I am waking up to battering rain. Irma is coming closer. Packing winds of 185mph, Irma is the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record.

08 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

L’ouragan Irma s’apprête à passer au large d’Haïti. Avec des vents d’une violence inédite, soufflant jusqu’à 300 km/h. Irma a déjà ravagé les Petites Antilles et touché Porto Rico, et se rapproche aujourd’hui dangereusement des côtes de la République dominicaine et d’Haïti, qu’il devrait frôler jeudi 7 septembre au soir.

08 Sep 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide’s Haiti team is preparing for the potentially devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on Haiti’s poor and vulnerable communities. While the exact trajectory of the hurricane is difficult to predict, it is anticipated that Irma will hit the northern part of the country on Thursday and Friday.

On Haiti’s largest island, La Gonâve, we are compiling stocks in the event they are needed for distribution to those impacted by flooding and destruction.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

This statement was originally published on September 5, 2017. It has been updated on September 7, 2017 to reflect the latest information.

Mercy Corps is monitoring the path of Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane in the Atlantic that is predicted to reach the Caribbean and United States this week. Mercy Corps emergency responders and the organization’s dedicated 63 Haiti team members are ready to respond if needed.

07 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 septembre 2017 – Alors que l'ouragan Irma s'est abattu sur les Antilles et les Caraïbes, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a prévenu mercredi que la vie de centaines de milliers d'enfants est menacé par les dégâts dévastateurs annoncés.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid in Haiti is bracing itself for the worst hurricane ever to be recorded in the Atlantic Ocean to hit. Hurricane Irma has been classed a category 5, the highest rating possible, which means it has the potential to cause mass devastation; destroying homes and lives in its path.

Christian Aid is preparing for Irma to strike Haiti on Thursday and Dominican Republic on Friday. It is working with local partners on evacuation plans and stockpiling provisions.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries are continuing to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, pummeled Haiti on Oct. 4, 2016, affecting 2.1 million people including close to 894,000 children. The hurricane caused nearly 1,000 deaths and has left nearly 141,000 people still displaced, most of whom are living in temporary shelters. The Salesian-run Rinaldi Foundation of Haiti, which headed up the Salesian response to the hurricane, is also leading the rebuilding efforts.

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PANAMA CITY, 5 September 2017 - In the last few hours, storm Irma has turned into a powerful Category 5 hurricane, the highest possible level in the Saffir-Simpson scale. The hurricane looks likely to be accompanied by strong winds and storms through its likely path through the Caribbean. If it continues in its current track it will bring devastating damage in the next few hours in the territories of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis and the Virgin Islands.

06 Sep 2017 description

PORT AU PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing to provide emergency assistance to the people of Haiti should the country be hit by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded. The Category 5 storm, described as “extremely dangerous” by the United States’ National Hurricane Centre, was due to pass over the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday. It could make landfall in the US state of Florida at the weekend.

28 Aug 2017 description

GENEVA, 28 August 2017 - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser today extended his condolences to the people of the US State of Texas for the loss of life in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey which has affected millions along the coastline.

27 Aug 2017 description

WHO is the lead agency for health within the United Nations system. We coordinate the international health response to emergencies and humanitarian crises whenever a country needs assistance.

But we cannot do this work without our partners - other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations and donors – who help us deliver health services in even the most difficult situations.