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06 Sep 2018 description

SITUATION

 Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market, as well as natural disasters.

 Haiti also remains susceptible to environmental shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew, which devastated western Haiti in October 2016, and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in early 2017, which caused significant flooding in the north of the country.

05 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

In September 2017, Primrose Thomas was at her home on Barbuda, when disaster struck: two Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, swept over the islands of the eastern Caribbean, wreaking chaos and destruction.

 “The first time I came back, I didn’t know where to go. I couldn’t recognize anywhere. I had to ask for directions to my own house.”

Thousands of people in the region found themselves in the same situation as Primrose, and the UN played a major role in helping affected communities get back on their feet.  

15 Aug 2018 description
report UN Women

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nearly a year ago, catastrophic hurricanes devastated the Caribbean. After Hurricane Irma, almost the entire population of Barbuda, a small island in the eastern Caribbean, was driven to its twin island of Antigua. In Dominica, Hurricane Maria wiped out crops, equipment and infrastructure.

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recovery operations continue in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean, after the September 2017 passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

  • USAID/OFDA partner Samaritan’s Purse (SP) supports economic recovery in Dominica

  • Tropical Storm Beryl crosses Dominica on July 8–9, causing minimal damage

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 May 2018 description
report Grassroots

BY: CHRIS MORRILL

“I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.” — Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America

It has been six months since the end of last year’s hurricane season, and the Caribbean is still picking up the pieces.

21 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In early September 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, Barbuda, British and United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Irma, classified as a category 5 hurricane was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, with wind speeds of more than 185 miles per hour (298 km/hour) and torrential rainfall. Irma struck Barbuda in the early morning hours of 6 September 2017.

04 May 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3,372,790 Swiss francs, reflecting a budget increase from CHF 2,635,276 Swiss francs in the revised Emergency Appeal from 6 October 2017.

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.

13 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

Highest ever financing for the country to help build back a better and climate resilient country

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2018— The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today two emergency support operations totaling US$65 million for restoring agriculture livelihoods, strengthening resilience, and rebuilding houses destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

27 Mar 2018 description

La sécurité alimentaire, fragile après Irma, s’améliorera grâce à la campagne de printemps

MESSAGES CLÉS

• Les moyens d’existence dans le Nord peinent à se récupérer, en raison des effets résiduels d'Irma. Ainsi, une bonne partie de la zone HT02 (particulierement le Nord-Est) est en Crise (phase 3 de l’IPC), les autres régions, y compris la Grand-Anse et la Côte Sud sont en stress ou en minimale (Phase 1 et 2 de l’IPC).

05 Mar 2018 description

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD

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.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

25 Feb 2018 description

Media Release: Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 — BELIZE CITY, BELIZE - We know from the devastation wrought in the Caribbean last September by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, just how important it is for the region to step up its game in tackling climate change and the risks posed by natural disasters.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

No es muy atractiva la apariencia de los mercados agropecuarios estatales por estos días. Ese rostro alerta de que es el hombre el que tiene que jugarle cabeza al tiempo. La zafra papera, que se inicia por Mayabeque, podría al menos calmar algunas ansias, porque se espera obtener más de 137 000 toneladas

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
461 000 people

FAO requires
USD 22 million

period
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.

Objectives

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).

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP continues to provide food and technical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Irma in Central Cuba.

• WFP facilitated two high-level field visits by the European Union and the Director of the Sustainable Development Goal Fund.

• WFP continues to strengthen the capacities of local and national institutions, farmers and cooperatives to enhance social protection programmes.

• WFP promotes the reduction of gender stereotypes and women’s empowerment among the supported cooperatives.

30 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

Los resultados del trabajo de recuperación, luego del huracán Irma y de las posteriores lluvias que dañaron plantaciones de diferentes cultivos e interrumpieron los ciclos de crecimiento de otros, comienzan a apreciarse, de manera escalonada, en diversas formas y polos productivos

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.