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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.
28 Dec 2016 description
The project will target some 16,000 children between age six and 18, who have been excluded from school as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Matthew.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 535 million children live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper nutrition and protection, UNICEF said.
07 Dec 2016 description
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.