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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.
24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service
Neighboring nations did not experience such devastation, with only four deaths in the Dominican Republic and none in Cuba. So why did Haiti take such a hard hit?
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
07 Apr 2016 description
The persistence of cholera, the deterioration of food security, and the binational mixed migration issue, has worsened the humanitarian situation further in 2015.
11 Dec 2015 description
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.
05 Oct 2015 description
Due to a notable deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country since June 2015, the UN requests US$25.5 million for priority interventions until the end of the year.
23 Jul 2015 description
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.
16 Jul 2015 description
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.
14 Jul 2015 description
report Inter Press Service
The under-payment or non-payment of aid has affected mostly civilians in war-torn areas such as Syria and Yemen, as well as survivors of the Nepal and Haiti earthquakes and Ebola outbreak.
26 Jun 2015 description
The report offers a number of recommendations to ensure that counter-trafficking and protection of vulnerable migrants no longer remain at the margins of humanitarian response efforts.
31 Mar 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
26 Feb 2015 description
The study, through a rigorous review of literature and analysis of selected case studies, provides a snapshot of what is known - and often not known regarding investment for education emergencies.
15 Jan 2015 description
Despite some progress, the massive influx of money that followed the earthquake in an effort to “build back better” has not given adequate priority to health care, MSF said.
13 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service
Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 UN personnel, and declared that there is the promise of hope that the progress achieved could be built upon.
12 Jan 2015 description
Using Haiti as a case study, a new paper explores gender-based violence in disaster settings from the perspective of national and international legal frameworks.
12 Jan 2015 description
report Save the Children
The Earthquake in 2010 devastated the already impoverished country. Save the Children unveils lessons learned and challenges to drive more sustainable outcomes for children.
09 Jan 2015 description
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.
08 Jan 2015 description
Five years after the devastating earthquake, forced evictions in the context of reconstruction and infrastructure development projects are increasing.
26 Dec 2014 description
Like most of their peers around the world, countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami had few pre-established rules for managing incoming humanitarian assistance.