Events such as the Colombia mudslide, the recent Peru floods, and last October’s Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic forces that place human settlements at risk.
Alors que la phase de première urgence se termine, quelque 1,4 million d'Haïtiens ont besoin d'aide humanitaire immédiate. Les départements du Grand Sud, frappés directement, se relèvent difficilement.
The three-year recovery plan seeks to reduce disaster risks, improve multi-hazard early warning systems, and reduce the exposure of poor communities to the risk of storms, earthquakes and other hazards.
People cross a flooded river with the help of a rope and porters after the bridge was washed away. Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti on Tuesday October 4, 2016, with heavy rains and winds. While the capital Port au Prince was mostly spared from the full strength of the class 4 hurricane, the western cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie received the full force sustaining wind and water damage across wide areas.
@ Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH
Floods and the effects of Hurricane Matthew have left the state of infrastructure in serious need of repair. Many remote villages are still inaccessible by roads, if roads exist.
OCHA figures show that 806,000 people are at an extreme level of food insecurity, and an estimated 750,000 people do not have safe water for drinking, cooking, and washing. A $139m UN fund is 38% underfunded.
Following Hurricane Matthew, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff with three water trucks and five water treatment plants and distributed more than 700,000 liters of clean water to affected communities.