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Organisations humanitaires à la frontière entre la RD et Haiti

Voici un extrait d’un rapport de l’OCHA en Haïti, sur les organisations à la frontière entre la République dominicaine et Haïti. En date du 22 Octobre, il y avait 60 organisations à la frontière fournissant des services humanitaires. Depuis Juin 2015, une crise a mis au point sur la frontière comme Dominicains d’origine haïtienne et migrants haïtiens ont fui de République Dominicaine à échapper à la discrimination, le harcèlement et la menace d’expulsion. Cliquez ICI pour le rapport complet, avec les graphiques. Aperçu de Qui fait Quoi et Où (3W) au niveau des zones frontalières Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs October 22, 2015 Nombre de paertenaires par type d’organisation ONG internationale                34 ONG nationale                        10 Agence des Nations Unies     […]

Haiti Faces a Humanitarian Crisis with Cholera at the Center

According to the head of the UN Office for the Coordinaton of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Haiti is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis. OCHA says that cholera cases are up 300% in early 2015. According to UN data, nearly 20,000 people have been affected and 170 killed by the disease since the beginning of the year. In all, more than 8,800 Haitians have died of cholera since it appeared in October 2010 and, even today, cases recorded in Haiti surpass the total number of people with the disease elsewhere in the world. On top of the cholera problem, thousands of people are fleeing the Dominican Republic into Haiti. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Cholera, climate change fuel Haiti’s humanitarian crisis: UN Amelie Baron, France24 August 19, 2015 PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) – Climate change, cholera and the […]

New Cholera Figures Raise Concern as Lack of Funding Continues

New outbreaks of cholera have been reported in Haiti’s most at-risk departments, with 2015 already having a much higher number of cholera cases and deaths than 2014. Improved water and sanitation is much-needed to help stem the epidemic but funding for cholera eradication is still only about 31% of what’s needed. Perhaps accountability from the United Nations, which started the epidemic, is what’s needed to boost donor morale? Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti – Health : Important and alarming cholera outbreaks HaitiLibre August 17, 2015 According to OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), despite the efforts of the Haitian Government and national and international partners who have helped to reduce the number of people affected by cholera since the start of the epidemic and were able to control the dramatic situation […]

Post-Quake IDP Camps Continue, Nearly 5 Years Later

Although the government has stopped talking about it and NGOs have stopped funding it, housing remains a big problem in Haiti. The Martelly-Lamothe government successfully emptied the most visible camps but less-visible ones have become permanent settlements. Building codes still have yet to be enforced, though building violations were a major cause of the destruction of the quake. Haiti needs sustainable housing solutions to respect the human rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and close IDP camps once and for all. Failure to Aid Haiti’s Earthquake Homeless Etant Dupain, Let Haiti Live August 19, 2014 Nearly 5 years after the quake, IDPs continue to be evicted from camps despite no sustainable housing solutions or meaningful construction reforms Port-au-Prince, Haiti: More than 20,000 victims of the earthquake on January 12, 2010 are living under the threat of forced evictions from the camps […]

Haiti: Cholera — Funding and Needs (as of December 6, 2011) (OCHA)

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UN humanitarian official speaks about gender-based violence on mission to Haiti

People’s Daily Online Catherine Bragg, UN assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency coordinator, spoke to Haitian women about the problem of gender-based violence (GBV) during a trip to the Caribbean country, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said here Tuesday. Bragg visited the Tabarre Issa and Mais Gate camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) who lost their homes due to the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, OCHA said in a press statement issued here. During her visit, Bragg met with a women’s camp committee, where she consulted with committee members about GBV, which has become an increasing concern in the chaotic months following the natural disaster. “We take this issue very seriously and want to make sure that the perpetrators will be held to account,” Bragg told the women. Bragg said that there […]

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