- GENERAL OVERVIEW
- LOGISTICS COORDINATION
- CIVIL/MILITARY LIAISON
- EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS http://www.logcluster.org/ops/hti10a/depots-logistiques-humanitaires-en-haiti
1 GENERAL OVERVIEW
The Health Cluster is reporting that nationwide Cholera cases continue to decrease. This trend is supported by data from the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP). Since the beginning of the epidemic, the MSPP has reported 267,244 cumulative cholera cases, including 142,870 hospitalisations and 4,749 deaths over the country (source: http://www.mspp.gouv.ht , 22 March 2011). In view of the downward trend, some NGOs, who have set up a significant number of Cholera Treatment Centres/Units, are now leaving these facilities and are handing them over to MSPP, but will continue to monitor the situation and are ready to return to support the response.
Earthquake relief efforts are transitioning from emergency to recovery activities. The Shelter Cluster reports that out of 125,000 planned transitional shelters (by the end of 2011), 45 percent are completed. Latest figures from the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster indicate a continuous decrease in the number of IDPs living in camps. The estimated camp population, which peaked in July 2010 with 1.5 million individuals, is now approximately 680,000. 71 percent of those leaving the camps moved to houses; others to a tent or shelter on a plot.
With the rainy season (April-May) and the hurricane season (June-November) approaching, the Humanitarian Community and Government of Haiti are re-enforcing emergency preparedness planning at both, the national and departmental level. The Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) estimates that 300,000 people could be affected this year. The départements Nord, Nord-Ouest and Artibonite are the most vulnerable.
The second round of the presidential election was held on 20 March 2011, just two days after former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned from seven years in exile in South Africa. No major security incidents and/or unrest were reported in the aftermath. One key factor will be how many of the 4.7 million eligible voters cast their ballots (23 percent votes in the first round). On 30 March 2011, the Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP) reported inconsistencies in the tabulation of the votes. Preliminary results are expected to be announced on 04 April 2011, and the final results will be announced in mid-April 2011.