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03 Jun 2017 description

In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, affecting thousands of people. Present in the country since 2010, Handicap International was able to launch immediate response by providing support to vulnerable people such as pregnant woman, older individuals, and people with disabilities. As part of our emergency response, our teams provided rehabilitation care to more than 240 people, including Carole and Lorestal. Their stories:

03 Jun 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane, causing massive destruction mainly in the departments of Grande-Anse, Sud, Nippes, and Nord-Ouest and to a lesser extent in Sud-Est and Ouest departments. The government reported 546 deaths and 439 injuries because of the hurricane. About 2.1 million people were affected, including 806,000 people in need of urgent food assistance.

31 May 2017 description

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Monday (May 29, 2017) challenged officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Recovery and Reconstruction Unit (NRRU) to redouble their efforts to complete all repairs that have been in progress since the passage of Hurricane Matthew last year so that the new housing programme can commence.

25 May 2017 description

Suite à l’ouragan Matthew, qui a frappé Haïti le 4 octobre 2016 et a affecté des milliers de personnes, Handicap International a mobilisé des physiothérapeutes afin d’aider les personnes blessées par la catastrophe. L’association a notamment permis à plus de 240 personnes de bénéficier de séances de réadaptation. Carole et Lorestal, deux victimes de l’ouragan, témoignent.

24 May 2017 description

Cancún, 24 de mayo de 2017

La Comisión Europea ha anunciado hoy una financiación de 14.3 millones de euros para apoyar a los países afectados por desastres naturales e invertir en la reducción del riesgo de desastres y la resiliencia en América Latina y el Caribe en 2017.

El anuncio lo ha hecho el comisario europeo de Ayuda Humanitaria y Gestión de Crisis Christos Stylianides quien participa en la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres en Cancún, México, junto con el Presidente de México y los líderes de América Latina.

24 May 2017 description

Today the European Commission announced new funding of €14.3 million to support countries affected by natural disasters and invest in disaster risk reduction and resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The announcement coincides with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides participation in the UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, together with the President of Mexico and leaders from Latin America.

24 May 2017 description


The third and fourth of October of 2016 the category four hurricane, Matthew, hit Haiti. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Matthew affected 2.1 million of persons; population that represent in about 19% of the Haitian inhabitants .

In terms of number of affected population, the most affected departments were the Sud, Grand’Anse, West and the Nippes Departments , with 775 thousand , 468 thousand, 222 thousand and 205 thousand affected persons, respectively (OCHA, 2017) .

23 May 2017 description
report European Union

Port-au-Prince, le 22 mai 2017. La Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) a signé aujourd'hui un accord de prêt d'un montant de 3 millions d'euros avec Action pour la Coopération avec la Microentreprise (ACME) afin d’élargir l’accès aux financements pour les femmes et les emprunteurs des régions rurales, ainsi que pour la population vivant dans les zones touchées par l’ouragan Matthew. La ligne de crédit de la BEI permettra de financer jusqu’à 20.000 micro prêts en Haïti et de donner accès au crédit à des populations défavorisées dans tout le pays.

23 May 2017 description

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is an indicator of vegetation health. NDVI is calculated from the visible and nearinfrared light reflected by vegetation. Healthy vegetation absorbs most of the visible light that hits it, and reflects a large portion of the near-infrared light. Unhealthy or sparse vegetation reflects more visible light and less near-infrared light. The time frame has been chosen to compare vegetation health before and after Hurricane Matthew.

18 May 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have fallen uninterrupted since 16 May, affecting areas still recovering from the passage of Hurricane Matthew on 4 October 2016 in the South, Grand’Anse, South-East, West and North-West departments, but also in other areas located in Artibonite and Centre departments. Several municipalities present soils 100% saturated. This has caused massive fast flooding episodes and multiple landslides.

18 May 2017 description


Haiti is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries and the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.

Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti on 4 October, 2016, more than six years after an earthquake flattened its capital, Port-au-Prince, and impacted three million people. Hurricane Matthew affected 1.125 million people in rural areas along the country’s southern coast, killing more than 500 and destroying livelihoods.

17 May 2017 description

Reconstruyendo mejor Guantánamo, con techos seguros agrupa varios proyectos de colaboración de la carpeta de Riesgo y desastres del PNUD en Cuba. Esta iniciativa de cooperación se realiza con el apoyo de fondos propios de PNUD y COSUDE, y en estrecho vínculo con el gobierno local guantanamero, atendiendo al Plan de Acción de Naciones Unidas para la recuperación de viviendas tras el paso del huracán Matthew.

17 May 2017 description

Le contexte humanitaire en Haïti demeure difficile car le pays continue d'être affecté par une convergence de crises humanitaires encore aggravée par l'ouragan Matthew et qui a gravement affecté la situation humanitaire préexistante. Malgré la réponse humanitaire immédiate fournie jusqu'à présent, les besoins humanitaires post-Ouragan Matthew sont encore élevés, avec environ 1,4 million de personnes ayant besoin d'aide humanitaire. En outre, 2.3 millions d'Haïtiens vulnérables sont actuellement en insécurité alimentaire.

17 May 2017 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti remains challenging as the country continue to be affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises further aggravated by Hurricane Matthew and which has severely impacted the pre-existing humanitarian situation. Despite immediate humanitarian response provided so far, post Hurricane Matthew’s humanitarian needs are still high with an estimated 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Additionally, 2.3 million vulnerable Haitians are currently food insecure.

16 May 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 15 mai 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Le Ministère de l’agriculture, des ressources naturelles et du développement rural (Marndr) et l’Organisation des Nations-Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (Fao) viennent de lancer un projet de fourniture de matériels de pêche et une assistance technique à 2,500 pêcheurs, affectés par le cyclone Matthew, en octobre 2016.

La distribution de matériels de pêche, qui a débuté, ces derniers jours, dans la commune de Saint-Jean du Sud, se poursuivra dans 20 autres communes, selon les informations communiquées à AlterPresse.

11 May 2017 description

In October of 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated the southwest region of Haiti, leaving at least 1,000 dead and 1.4 million in need of humanitarian aid. Tzu Chi Foundation deployed its volunteers to implement its post-disaster recovery programs in the most devastated cities of Jérémie and Les Cayes. Two of these programs were the cash-for-work and hot meal services. The cash-for-work programs, instituted in Jérémie, tasked willing locals with either cleaning city streets or assisting with the assembly of temporary shelters with home-repair materials provided by Tzu Chi.

11 May 2017 description
report ActionAid

In humanitarian crises, women and girls are disproportionately affected. But far from being passive victims, women are amongst the first responders these emergencies, bringing vital skills and knowledge to help save lives and livelihoods. Louisiane Nazaire is one of these women. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, she and other members of a women-led cooperative leapt into action. Louisiane explains why women's leadership is essential in emergencies.

11 May 2017 description

by Sebastien Malo | @SebastienMalo | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 17:58 GMT

U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Secretary John Kelly must decide by May 23 whether to prolong Haiti's Temporary Protected Status

By Sebastien Malo

NEW YORK, May 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists on Wednesday urged U.S. authorities to extend a special immigration status for 50,000 refugees from earthquake-hit Haiti, fearing they may be thrown out of the United States.

10 May 2017 description