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Update on Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

Five months ago, a category-4 hurricane struck Haiti and created a devastating humanitarian emergency, affecting 2.1 million in the country. Emergency response has provided over 1 million people with food assistance, although there remain many critical needs that must still be addressed. Now, emergency response is coming to an end and shifting its focus to promote recovery in all sectors. Part of the report is shown below. Click HERE for the original report. Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 35 (04 March 2017) ReliefWeb March 4, 2017 Situation Overview: Category-4 Hurricane Matthew violently struck southwestern Haiti on 4 October 2016 bringing heavy rainfall in the south, southeast and the north-west, and creating the largest humanitarian emergency in the country since the 2010 earthquake. It caused considerable damage to housing and agricultural sectors. The Directorate of Civil Protection of Haiti (DPC) reported that over five hundred people lost their lives […]

UN Advisor Plans Consortium for Water and Sanitation in Haiti

UN Special Advisor David Nabarro is calling for a consortium to help with the new United Nations plan to fight cholera in Haiti. This consortium would be committed to improving Haiti’s water and sanitation systems, in line with Track One of the new plan.  Nabarro said he will make sure Haitians are in charge of the consortium but there will be “backup,” and that donors to the UN plan want to be sure that the strategy will be “pursued to the finish.” So far, France, Korea and Canada have donated to the plan. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Donor ‘consortium’ needed to bolster Haiti’s long-term recovery and eradicate cholera, UN adviser says ReliefWeb January 17, 2017 17 January 2017 – A senior United Nations adviser called today for a new “consortium” of donors […]

Des conflits sur la frontière haïtiano-dominicaine

Depuis janvier 2015, plus de 2000 Haïtiens en République dominicaine sont rapatriés en Haïti. Cependant, pour plusieurs de ces gens, leurs familles et leurs vies restent en République dominicaine. Le Groupe d’Appui aux Rapatriés et aux Réfugiés d’Haïti demande que leur voisin arrête la séparation des familles. Partie de l’article est ci-dessous. Cliquez ICI pour le texte original. Fin du PNRE : Des retours volontaires et des rapatriements de migrants haïtiens enclenchés sur la frontière haïtiano-dominicaine ReliefWeb June 18, 2015 Du week-end écoulé jusqu’à ce mercredi 17 juin, date butoir du PNRE, un retour «volontaire» en série de plusieurs centaines de migrant(e)s haïtiens a été observé dans divers points frontaliers officiels et non officiels d’Haïti et de la République Dominicaine. Une soixantaine de ressortissant (e)s haïtiens ont été rapatrié(e)s à la frontière de Jimani/Malpasse, le 16 juin 2015. Douze (12) d’entre elles […]

OAS Pressures Haiti to Hold Long-Overdue Elections

The Organization of American States is pressing the Haitian government to hold elections, emphasizing the agreement made in the El Rancho Accord. The problem is, the El Rancho Accord’s method of appointing a Provisional Electoral Council contradicts the Constitution and the Senate has not approved the Accord. Learn more about the delayed elections in our FAQ, here. OAS Permanent Council Urged Haiti to Hold Overdue Elections and Convened a Special General Assembly on Strategic Vision Reliefweb August 27, 2014 The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today adopted a Declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections by the end of 2014, and also convened a Special General Assembly on the Strategic Vision for the Organization to be held […]

Overwhelming majority of Haitians living in displacement camps want to leave but have nowhere to go (Relief Web)

Relief Web August 5, 2011 An overwhelming majority of people living in more than 1,000 displacement camps in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake want to leave but do not have the financial resources to do so, according to the first major intentions survey among earthquake displaced people released today by IOM, ACTED and Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Haiti. Luca Dall’Oglio, IOM Chief of Mission in Haiti, explains, “The intention survey debunks the notion that people are living in the camps out of choice. The survey indicates that it is extreme poverty, worsened by the earthquake which has kept hundreds of thousands of Haitians homeless for so long.” According to IOM data, despite a sharp decrease in the camp population from some 1.5 million last year, over 600,000 Haitians still live in approximately 1,000 displacement camps scattered mostly around […]

Haïti-Logement: L’IJDH et le BAI dénoncent l’éviction des déplacés du stade Sylvio Cator (French)(AlterPresse, ReliefWeb)

Par. AlterPresse, ReliefWeb P-au-P, 22 juil. 2011 [AlterPresse] — L’Institut pour la Justice et la Démocratie en Haïti (IJDH) et le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) dénoncent l’éviction des familles sinistrées du séisme qui vivaient dans le stade Sylvio Cator, au cœur de la capitale. La relocalisation de ces familles enclenchée le 15 juillet dernier s’est avérée complexe. Certaines personnes mecontentes avaient même lancé une manifestation improvisée. Les deux organisations qui signalent l’usage de la force dans l’opération d’éviction, affirment que le gouvernement haïtien a violé les droits de ces familles sinistrées en ne leur offrant pas d’autres alternatives de logement. Certaines familles qui occupaient le stade Sylvio Cator ont été relocalisées vers un site dépourvu de services de base, comme l’eau potable, et offrant des tentes trop petites pour accueillir les sinistrés et toute leur famille, indique la note. […]

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