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20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 19 March 2018 - Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the US$11.5 million raised through international donations during this time.

06 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 children in need of assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.


  • In September 2017, category 5-hurricanes Irma and Maria caused devastation and extensive breakdown of essential services across several Caribbean countries, leaving at least 1.4 million people

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.


09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
461 000 people

FAO requires
USD 22 million

January – December 2018

Haiti remains affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises exacerbated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew (2016) and to a lesser extent Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017), which have severely disrupted food production, impacting overall food security.


FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

08 Feb 2018 description

With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.

02 Feb 2018 description
  • Les perturbations des moyens d’existence dans le Nord après Irma portent une partie des zones HT02 (Nord/Nord-Est) en Crise (phase 3 de l’IPC), les autres régions, y compris la Grand-Anse et la Côte Sud qui devaient se trouver en Crise entre février et mai 2018 seront désormais en stress ou en minimale (Phase 1 et 2 de l’IPC).

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2018

El pasado año resultó demoledor para los niños.
En la actualidad, 1 de cada 4 niños vive en un país afectado por un conflicto o desastre. Casi 50 millones de niños han tenido que huir de sus hogares a causa de la violencia, la pobreza o los desastres naturales.

Esos datos ponen de manifiesto una realidad alarmante: las consecuencias de la crisis humanitaria en los niños han alcanzado proporciones catastróficas.

23 Jan 2018 description

Key findings

  • UN agencies, NGOs, and government employees sharing the same workspace helped collaboration and information sharing.

  • Sector-specific and cross-sector coordination meetings allowed agencies and government actors to share information that reduced delays and increased collaboration between actors.

  • The lack of reliable baseline data greatly hampered efforts and delayed carrying out assessments and distributions properly during the response.

19 Jan 2018 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

16 Jan 2018 description
report UN Radio

Depuis le tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010 en Haïti, cette île des Caraïbes n'a pas été épargné par des évènements climatiques extrêmes tels que Sandy, Matthew, ou encore Maria. Sa situation géographique, entre la mer des Caraïbes et l'océan Atlantique la rend vulnérable à ces aléas climatiques et qui, selon les experts, devraient devenir de plus en plus fréquents dans les années à venir.

12 Jan 2018 description

The steering committee established to spearhead the recovery process of countries hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in September of 2017, have been moving ahead in the venture, information coming out from the CARICOM Secretariat stated.

Following the successful staging of the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference at UN Headquarters in New York on November 21, 2017, the Steering Committee has continued to meet with a renewed focus on translating pledges into concrete programmes and initiatives.

12 Jan 2018 description


  • Enfoque 2

  • Perspectiva 4

  • Países Miembros 5

  • Recursos de Información 11

  • Próximos Eventos 12

Huracanes Irma y María:

11 Jan 2018 description

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: health sector response

In the space of one month, several nations of the Caribbean were ravaged by two category 5 hurricanes packing winds of up to 160 mph (260 km/h). Hurricane Irma passed through 11 islands in the Caribbean starting on 5 September 2017, followed a week later by Hurricane Maria, which impacted six islands, including three in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that had already been hit by Irma. The total population of the islands is 37.2 million people.

10 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2018 Requirements: US$10,565,000

03 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2018, UNICEF and partners plan for:

720,000 people reached by rapid response teams and benefitting from the cordon sanitaire

30,000 children accessing recreational and psychosocial support activities

30,000 children aged 5 to 14, including children repatriated from the Dominican Republic, received learning materials to access education

2018 Requirements: US$30,000,000

30 Dec 2017 description

Faible disponibilité alimentaire locale dans le Nord-Est en raison des fortes pluies ayant affecté la production


  • Les diminutions de récoltes et les perturbations des moyens d’existence dues au passage de l’ouragan Irma et aux récentes averses maintiennent une bonne partie de la zone HT02 (Nord et Nord-Est) en phase 3, les autres régions étant en stress ou en situation minimale jusqu’en mai 2018, avec des zones spécifiques de la côte Sud en phase de crise durant la période de soudure.

22 Dec 2017 description

Alistair Burt thanks DFID aid workers who have been helping to get emergency support in 2017 to those that so urgently need it

Brave humanitarian workers based in Kemble, Gloucestershire, are the unsung heroes of 2017 for the role they played in Britain’s rapid responses to three major humanitarian catastrophes this year, the Minister for International Development Alistair Burt has said.