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12 Jan 2018 description
Revised Humanitarian Response Plan has been launched to provide critical life-saving, protection and livelihoods assistance to 2.2 million Haitians out of an estimated 2.8 million people in need.
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
10 Nov 2017 description
report Germanwatch
In 2016, Haiti was hit by the strongest hurricane in over 50 years and Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston. Thus Haiti ranks first and Fiji third in the index of the most-affected countries in 2016.
05 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Results of malnutrition screening show the need for continuing care with 7,443 cases of acute malnutrition including 2,343 cases of severe and 5,100 cases of moderate acute malnutrition.
06 Sep 2017 description
An aircraft departs Dubai 7 September bound for Haiti carrying some 80 metric tons of emergency food supplies and other equipment on behalf of WFP, CARE and Catholic Relief Services.
03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The disease is currently at its lowest level since the beginning of the epidemic largely due to effective coordination and an increased number of rapid response teams.
24 May 2017 description
Los nuevos fondos se utilizarán para fortalecer la resiliencia de las comunidades locales y apoyar las necesidades de seguridad alimentaria de las poblaciones afectadas por desastres naturales.
04 May 2017 description
The disaster-prone region experienced situations ranging from natural disasters to the spread of dengue and Zika, with more than 3.5 million lives at risk from drought in Central America.
20 Apr 2017 description
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.
05 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED
The massive destruction of plants, harvest, seedlings, seed stocks and irrigation systems, the loss of basic equipment and soil devaluation, have paralysed food production.
04 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED
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.
06 Mar 2017 description
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.
03 Mar 2017 description
The Americas region meets next week to discuss the best way forward to reduce disaster losses as a new Post Disaster Needs Analysis demonstrates the full impact of Hurricane Matthew.
06 Feb 2017 description
Haiti is still affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises, further aggravated by the devastating October 2016 category-4 Hurricane Matthew.
11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF is working with the Government to address the lasting impacts on children, including protracted food insecurity, persistent risk of disease, and disruptions to educational infrastructure.
09 Jan 2017 description
The security situation remains volatile but it is also under observation by all the key humanitarian partners so that it is not affecting the ongoing humanitarian response in Grand’Anse.
07 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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.
05 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Selon l'UNICEF, l'eau potable est davantage disponible, et les écoles et de nombreux centres de soins ont rouvert leurs portes. Les zones les plus difficiles d’accès reçoivent aussi de l’aide.
05 Jan 2017 description
report Munich Re
The losses totalled US$175 billion, two-thirds more than in the previous year. The share of uninsured losses remained substantial at around 70 per cent.
04 Jan 2017 description
report Oxfam
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.