The end of the month of November also marked the end of the 2017 hurricane season. Even though Haiti was spared from the major hurricanes that hit the region, hurricanes Irma and Maria, still had an impact on the country, notably the Nord-Est department, which was classified in crisis phase (IPC phase 3) in the IPC report for October 2017 - February 2018. Grand'Anse department was also classified in crisis phase. The IPC report further revealed that about 1.32 million people are severely food insecure in Haiti.
Meanwhile, one million of those affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 are still in need of humanitarian assistance. According to the Border Monitoring Report, between July 2015 and October 2017, 230,299 Haitians returned to Haiti (deportation or voluntary return). The binational situation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic continues to generate movements back to Haiti but lack of funding has led to the discontinuation of the border monitoring activities. The downward trend of cholera is maintained with 12,990 suspected cases and 141 deaths recorded between January and November 2017, a decrease of 67% and 66% respectively compared to the same period in 2016.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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