Haiti: Humanitarian Snapshot (June 2017)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 04 Jul 2017 View Original

The humanitarian context in Haiti remains challenging as the country continually faces humanitarian crises such sudden onset natural disasters, droughts and return of migrants from the Domini can Republic. Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 severely worsened the pre-existing humanitarian situation, affecting more than 2 million people with 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Despite the immediate humanitarian response provided so far, the humanitarian needs post-Hurricane Matthew persist. More than 2.35 million people are experiencing severe acute food insecurity. In addition, 31 camps are currently still hosting 46,691 IDPs in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. The conditions of return of Haitian migrants from the Dominican Republic are monitored closely, with 204,911 returnees registered on 29 June. Adding to the caseload is 6,941 cases of cholera recorded between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

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