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13 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

After the devastating destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda on November 8th 2013, which affected over 14 million people and cost the lives of at least 6,000 people, thousands of families still live in fear and unsafe conditions. As part of the humanitarian recovery and rehabilitation response, ACTED with support from Agence Française de Développement (AFD), ALSTOM Foundation and Lafarge implemented a multi-sector project which included the construction of 126 resilient shelters – “Eastwinds Residences” and supporting income generating activities of 38 beneficiaries.

10 Sep 2017 description
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Situation update on September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma, 5 on saphir Simpson scale, passed over Haiti that night. The north-east and north-west were severely affected, particularly the coastline. The amount of water that is falling predicts flooding on the coast and inland. The most impacted areas are: Port-de-Paix - Jean Rabel in the North-West, the Ouanaminthe area on the border with the Dominican Republic also severely affected and Gonaives in the Upper Artibonite.

10 Sep 2017 description
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Point de situation au 8 septembre au matin

08 Sep 2017 description
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L’ouragan Irma s’apprête à passer au large d’Haïti. Avec des vents d’une violence inédite, soufflant jusqu’à 300 km/h. Irma a déjà ravagé les Petites Antilles et touché Porto Rico, et se rapproche aujourd’hui dangereusement des côtes de la République dominicaine et d’Haïti, qu’il devrait frôler jeudi 7 septembre au soir.

18 Jul 2017 description
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On this sunny Wednesday morning of June, some thirty people gathered in the church of the Savanne, Les Cayes city, on the occasion of a community workshop to raise awareness and discuss solutions to prevent violence against children. "Child protection is our responsibility. Each one of us has a key role to play in the community to prevent its members from being subject to violence, and to tackle violence", says the Chairman of the Protection Committee. Participants agreed with the president’s speech, punctuated by laughter and cries of young children playing near the place.

18 Jul 2017 description
report ACTED

In October 2016, Jérémie, the chief town of the Grand'Anse department, was one of the most affected by Hurricane Matthew, with extreme on access to water because of destroyed infrastructures, mudflows and difficult sanitary conditions. This paved the way to a new cholera outbreak. The number of suspected cases doubled between September and October.

11 Jul 2017 description
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En octobre 2016, Jérémie, chef-lieu du département de la Grand’Anse, a été une des localités les plus touchées par l’ouragan Matthew, dont les conséquences ont été particulièrement extrêmes sur l’accès à l’eau potable, entre infrastructures détruites, coulées de boue et conditions sanitaires difficiles. Cette situation a entraîné une recrudescence de choléra, avec un nombre de cas suspects multiplié par deux entre septembre et octobre.

07 Jul 2017 description
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En ce mercredi de juin, une trentaine de personnes se sont réunies dans l’église du quartier de Savanne, aux Cayes, à l’occasion d’un atelier communautaire de sensibilisation et d’échanges sur la prévention des violences subies par les enfants. « Nous sommes responsables de la protection des enfants. Chacun de nous a un rôle à jouer dans la communauté pour empêcher que ses membres ne subissent des violences, et pour lutter contre elles », exhorte Le président du Comité de protection.

27 Jun 2017 description
report ACTED

Three years after experiencing the destruction caused by typhoon Haiyan, ACTED deployed enumerators to assess the current situation of families in Eastern Samar.

23 Jun 2017 description
report ACTED

Huit mois après l’ouragan Matthew, de nombreuses familles du Grand Sud, la région la plus touchée, vivent encore au quotidien dans des conditions difficiles à cause des dégâts causés par le cyclone. Le logement étant un des secteurs prioritaires, ACTED continue ses efforts pour apporter une solution durable aux populations.

04 May 2017 description
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Le mois d’avril marque le début de la saison des pluies en Haïti. Du 20 au 23 avril dernier, plus de six mois après le passage ravageur de l'ouragan Matthew sur les départements du Sud et de la Grand’Anse, le Sud a été touché par des intempéries intenses. Quatre jours de fortes pluies ininterrompues ont causé des inondations, coupé les routes, entraîné l’effondrement du pont de Port Salut, dont dépend l’accès à six communes, et ont conduit à des pertes agricoles et de bétail considérables.

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

05 Apr 2017 description
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Port-au-Prince, 4 avril 2017 - Le 4 octobre 2016, l'ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L'œil de l'ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand'Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d'importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l'Artibonite et de l'Ouest. Cette catastrophe a frappé le pays à une période de grande vulnérabilité, suite à trois années de sécheresse sévère, liée au phénomène El Niño, entre autres aléas naturels récurrents.

05 Apr 2017 description
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Port-au-Prince, 4 April 2017 - On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane's eye directly affected the Sud and Grand'Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. This disaster struck the country during a period of great vulnerability, after three years of severe drought, linked to the El Niño phenomenon, among other recurrent natural hazards. The food insecurity situation, already worrying in 2015 with 47.5% of the families affected in the drought zones (CNSA, 2015), has significantly worsened.

04 Apr 2017 description
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Le 4 octobre 2016, le passage de l'ouragan Matthew sur Haïti a laissé la population en état de choc. Les départements du Grand Sud, frappés directement par l'œil de l'ouragan, se relèvent difficilement après la catastrophe, qui a causé près de 500 morts et 246 blessés, et détruit un nombre considérable d'infrastructures.

16 Mar 2017 description
report ACTED

Myanmar, and especially Rakhine State, is part of the most disaster-affected regions in the world in terms of frequency, scale, and severity, and is particularly negatively impacted by tropical cyclones and floods. In 2015, cyclone Komen made landfall in Northern Rakhine State, resulting in massive floods and landslides, exacerbating the monsoonal flooding. Coupled with overall underdevelopment, reoccurring conflicts, and low resilience, the population in Rakhine State is extremely vulnerable to changes in weather patterns and are often ill-prepared to withstand the impact of disasters.

16 Mar 2017 description
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De jeunes enfants, patients du centre de santé de Cavaillon, dans le département du Sud, observent les allées et venues des ouvriers, attirés par leurs gilets orange fluo. Dans la salle d'attente, les mamans patientent avec leurs jeunes enfants, et autour d’eux, le personnel s’affaire. Le centre reçoit plus d'une quarantaine de patients par jour.

23 Feb 2017 description
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Raising an alert to the START Network about the crisis sparked by typhoon Nock-ten, which struck the Philippines on 25th December 2016, ACTED and other INGOs enabled the quick release of a START Fund* to respond to the emergency within 45 days. ACTED joined the START Network in May 2016: the emergency response to typhoon Nock-ten is the first operation implemented with funding from the START Network.

Providing Shelter kits to address urgent needs of vulnerable families

06 Feb 2017 description
report ACTED

Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) lashed the Philippines on Christmas Day 2016, particularly the province of Catanduanes. Some 400,000 houses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged. ACTED, in consortium with Action Against Hunger and Handicap International, is providing an integrated emergency for water, hygiene, sanitation and shelter assistance to over 3,200 families people by facilitating distributions of hygiene and shelter repair kits. 1,400 shelter repair kits are being distributed by the teams, while 140 cash for workers are hired to support the repair.

26 Jan 2017 description
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Sanitation infrastructure in the Philippines was significantly damaged by typhoon Yolanda, which struck the Philippines in 2013. To prevent the increased risk of waterborne diseases, ACTED implemented a system of septic tanks and latrines, that started to cause problems of fecal sludge discharge after several years. ACTED thus proposes an eco-friendly, innovative solution to faecal sludge management.

Assessing faecal sludge management in Eastern Samar