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19 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- L’Institut haïtien de technologie et d’animation (Iteca) tire la sonnette d’alarme sur la crise humanitaire qui risque de s’installer sur l’ensemble de la commune de Gros-Morne (Artibonite, nord), suite notamment au séisme du 6 octobre 2018, ayant secoué le Grand Nord.

Cette crise pourrait surgir dans le contexte post-sécheresse et inondation ainsi que post-séisme du 6 octobre, avertit-il, dans une note transmise à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

17 Oct 2018 description

Irregular rainfall still affecting the region’s staple production

17 Oct 2018 description

A WHO Special Initiative in collaboration with UNFCCC and the Fijian Presidency of the COP-23 (SIDS in the Caribbean Region)

Introduction

Humanity entered a new millennium with unprecedented challenges on a planetary scale. Carbon dioxide emissions, loss of biodiversity, loss of forests, water use, ocean acidification, have all been rapidly increasing for the past 100 to 200 years.

17 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 16 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- 79 écoles sont détruites ou endommagées, dans les départements du Nord-Ouest, du Nord et de l’Artibonite, suite au tremblement de terre de magnitude 5.9, sur l’échelle de Richter, survenu le samedi 6 octobre 2018.

C’est ce qu’a fait savoir le ministre de l’éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle (Menfp), Josué Agénor Cadet, lors d’une conférence de presse, le lundi 15 octobre 2018 et à laquelle a assisté l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

26 écoles publiques et 29 écoles privées ont été affectées dans le Nord-ouest.

17 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 16 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse]--- Le Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh) dénonce plusieurs actes de violation des droits humains perpétrés par des agents de la Police nationale d’Haïti (Pnh), dans une note dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Il exige que des mesures nécessaires soient prises contre les policiers fautifs afin de redorer, dit-il, le blason de cette institution fragilisée.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 16 2018 (IPS) - Although their contribution to global warming is negligible, Caribbean nations are bearing the brunt of its impact. Climate phenomena are so devastating that countries are beginning to prepare not so much to adapt to the new reality, but to get their economies back on their feet periodically.

16 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 12 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse]--- Le Collectif des organisations de défense des droits des migrants et rapatriés (Coddemir) exhorte l’Etat à garantir une prévention efficace des risques des catastrophes naturelles dans le pays.

Dans une note dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse, le Coddemir demande aux autorités d’assurer la protection des vies et des biens des citoyens, à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la prévention des catastrophes naturelles, le vendredi 12 octobre.

14 Oct 2018 description

In the wake of the October 6 earthquake, Action Against Hunger’s teams in Haiti are supporting local authorities in monitoring the impacts of the disaster and preparing to help affected populations.

On Saturday, October 6, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti, followed by strong aftershocks on Sunday and Monday. The epicenter of the quake was located roughly 12 miles from the city of Port-de-Paix, on Haiti’s northwestern coast.

13 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3499

Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3499

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

12 Oct 2018 description
report American Red Cross

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Haiti on October 6, 2018 frightening residents across the country. At least 17 people lost their lives and more than 400 people have been injured by the strong tremor. In its wake, thousands of households are affected. The Haitian Red Cross and American Red Cross have been providing critical aid in the earthquake’s aftermath.

DAMAGE IN THE EPICENTER

12 Oct 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti on 6 October, and was followed by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock on 7 October and a magnitude 4.2 aftershock on 8 October. The departments affected by seismic activity were Artibonite, North and North-West. So far, 17 people have died and at least 421 have been injured. The earthquakes destroyed 353 houses and damaged 7,430. An estimated 31,132 people were affected, although needs assessments are still being completed.

12 Oct 2018 description

Déficit de lluvia en corredor seco continua

MENSAJES CLAVE

• Lluvia deficitaria se continúa observando en el corredor seco centroamericano.

• La distribución irregular de lluvia amenaza el desarrollo normal de los cultivos.

• El pronóstico de condiciones ENSO favorece el desarrollo del fenómeno de El Niño y la continuidad de lluvias por debajo del promedio para el resto del año 2018.

RENDIMIENTOS ARRIBA DEL PROMEDIO EN TEMPORADA DE PRIMERA

12 Oct 2018 description

New York, NY (October 11, 2018) – On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:11 p.m, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 kilometers northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, killing 17 and injuring hundreds of people. Port-au-Paix is 135 miles, was the hardest hit.

Our team based in Port-de-Paix was able to respond immediately, joining the front line of the disaster to provide emergency relief to victims with health services, medicine at Hospital Beraca. We were also able to bring much needed medical equipment and supplies to support the efforts of local staff.

12 Oct 2018 description

Miragoâne, Haiti - In order to support the Haitian Ministry of Health (MoH) in reducing maternal and neonatal deaths, PAHO/WHO assists the Health Departmental of Nippes (DSNi) in improving the quality of health care through capacity building and training for the health workers.

12 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 11 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Plusieurs autorités locales demandent au pouvoir central de venir en aide aux familles victimes du séisme du samedi 6 octobre 2018, de magnitude 5.9, qui a secoué le Grand Nord.

Le député de Port-de-Paix (Nord), Jean-Marie Forestal, critique la manière dont le gouvernement gère l’aide humanitaire dans cette commune.

Il estime que la distribution des kits alimentaires n’est pas la réponse appropriée pour faire face aux problèmes.

12 Oct 2018 description

Summary of the situation

In 2017, a total of 13,803 suspected cases of cholera were reported on the island of Hispaniola: 13,681 cases (including 159 deaths) in Haiti and 122 cases (including 4 deaths) in the Dominican Republic. To date in 2018, a total of 3,224 suspected cholera cases have been reported in Hispaniola, 96% in Haiti. In addition, Mexico reported a cholera case in June 2018.

The following is a summary of the situation in each country.