Haiti: Humanitarian Snapshot (February 2017)


The humanitarian context in Haiti has been worsened by the hurricane Matthew, which violently struck Haiti on 4 October causing widespread damage, flooding and displacement. Nearly 2.1 million people were affected throughout the country (mainly in Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes departments). It was estimated that 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance. Cholera epidemic is still high with 41,421 cases registered between January and 31 December 2016. The binational mixed-migration crisis has surpassed the Humanitarian Response Plan planning figures (more than 168 thousand individuals voluntarily interviewed since June 2015). The food security situation, which improved slightly during the second half of 2016 due to strong improvement in rainfall (during spring growing season March-July), was aggravated again by Matthew with an estimated 1.5 million in food insecurity among them 280K are highly food insecure.


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