Haiti: Humanitarian Snapshot (August 2017)
The humanitarian context in Haiti is marked by the continued downward trend of cholera. For the period of January to August 2017, 9,531 suspected cases have been registered in the country, a decrease of 66% compared to the same period in 2016. On the other hand, the humanitarian community continues to observe the binational situation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Between July 2015 and August 2017, 222,102 Haitians returned to Haiti (deportation and voluntary return), of which 5,488 were deported during the month of August 2017. Seven (7) years after the 2010 earthquake, 37,967 internally displaced persons still remain in 27 camps. The food security condition is worrying with 2.35 million people in severe acute food insecurity. At the same time, a greater part of the 2.1 million people affected by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 are still in need of humanitarian assistance.
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