Since 2011, health officials have noted a gradual decrease in the cholera epidemic from 351,839 new cases to 29,078 in 2014. However, 2015 is about to end with an increase in the number of new cases compared to 2014.
Community-based approach treats school construction as a community learning opportunity to better understand risks, collectively commit to safety, and to learn and apply strategies for safer construction.
Humanitarian workers are increasingly turning to ‘medium-low’ or ‘low-tech’ solutions as some of the infrastructure that is needed to implement ‘high-tech’ solutions is non-existent in rapid-onset or complex emergencies.
According to IOM's latest Displacement Tracking Matrix, although 94 per cent of the internally displaced have left camps and other temporary sites, almost 80,000 Haitians remain displaced and still reside in 105 sites.