In 2018, Haiti was affected by drought and an earthquake in a particularly unstable economic, political and social context. In one year, the number of acutely food insecure people increased by one million, from 1.3 million (CPI analysis October 2017) to 2.3 million (IPC analysis December 2018). A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the departments of Nord, Nord-Ouest and Artibonite in October 2018, affecting 157,000 people. In addition, the cholera epidemic and population movements persisted. Nearly 819,000 suspected cases of cholera were recorded between October 2010 and December 2018 and 244,000 people of Haitian origin returned from the Dominican Republic between June 2015 and December 2018. The revised 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan of US$252.2 million was financed to the tune of 13.2%, or US$33.4 million, to enabling the humanitarian community to end displacement and support the recovery of people affected by Hurricane Matthew, to continue the fight against the cholera and diphtheria epidemics and to guarantee access to food and the prevention to care of acute malnutrition. US$9.9 million, 29.8% of the total funding for the HRP, were received from the CERF UFE1 window.
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