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World: Logistics Emergency Teams - Annual Report 2017

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:06
Source: World Food Programme, Logistics Cluster Country: Bangladesh, Haiti, Madagascar, Myanmar, Peru, United Arab Emirates, World, Yemen

In brief: The Logistics Emergency Teams

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) comprises four global logistics and transportation companies: UPS, A.P. Moeller Maersk, Agility and DP World.

The LET partnership is facilitated by the World Economic Forum since 2005 and it is now entering its twelfth year.

During this time the LET has provided support to the Logistics Cluster, led by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), during emergency responses to large-scale humanitarian crises.
The Logistics Cluster is a coordination mechanism that helps to ensure an efficient and effective emergency response. It comprises humanitarian actors committed to addressing logistics needs in humanitarian contexts by ensuring coordination, information management and, where necessary, by coordinating access to logistics services.

The LET has responded to 12 major emergencies and provided essential information to the Logistics Capacity Assessments (LCAs) process to help humanitarians prepare emergency responses. The Logistics Cluster supported more than 512 humanitarian organisations in 2017.

El Salvador: CIDH expresa preocupación ante decisión de Estados Unidos sobre Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS)

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:19
Source: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Country: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, United States of America

Washington, DC - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su profunda preocupación por la decisión de Estados Unidos de poner fin al programa de Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para nacionales de El Salvador, misma que fue anunciada por el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) el 8 de enero y que finalizará el 9 de septiembre de 2019. La CIDH insta a los Estados Unidos para regularizar la situación migratoria de las personas beneficiarias del TPS y otros grupos de personas migrantes que se encuentran presentes en ese país por largo tiempo y que carecen de soluciones duraderas como un estatus migratorio permanente. La CIDH exhorta además a los Estados Unidos a reconsiderar su política de cerrar canales legales para que personas migrantes y refugiados puedan acceder o permanecer en una situación migratoria regular en los Estados Unidos.

El Estatus de Protección Temporal se extiende a las personas migrantes, en situación regular o irregular, que estén físicamente presentes en los Estados Unidos, en una fecha determinada, debido a las condiciones en el país de origen que impiden temporalmente el regreso seguro de las personas nacionales del país, como conflictos armados en curso y desastres naturales. El TPS fue otorgado a las personas salvadoreñas después de dos terremotos devastadores en 2001, y sus permisos se han renovado justificadamente cada 18 meses desde entonces. Estimaciones recientes indican que unas 200.000 personas salvadoreñas están actualmente en Estados Unidos bajo el TPS. En los últimos meses, el DHS también anunció el fin del TPS para las personas ciudadanas de Haití, Nicaragua y Sudán, lo que afectará a otras 50.000 personas beneficiarias.

La Comisión observa que la mayoría de las personas beneficiarias de TPS han vivido en Estados Unidos desde hace décadas y han desarrollado vínculos familiares, sociales y económicos a lo largo de este tiempo, habiendo arribado un gran número de estas personas antes de los 16 años. Según estudios al alcance de la CIDH, el 89% de las personas beneficiarias de TPS de nacionalidad salvadoreña, hondureña y nicaragüense participan en la fuerza de trabajo y el 80% paga impuestos. Dichos estudios revelan que más de 270.000 niños y niñas ciudadanos estadounidenses se verían afectados por la pérdida del estatus de protección especial que ampara a sus padres y/o madres.

La CIDH no identifica las razones objetivas para que opere un cambio en las sólidas justificaciones substantivas que han fundamentado durante años la existencia y continuidad del TPS, y considera de la mayor gravedad que dicha decisión abra la posibilidad a la deportación masiva de cientos de miles de personas. La deportación de personas beneficiarias de TPS de nacionalidad salvadoreña podría poner en riesgo obligaciones internacionales de Estados Unidos en materia de derechos humanos.

La Comisión también recuerda que las buenas prácticas internacionales apuntan a que en situaciones de terminación de programas de carácter temporal de larga duración, que resultaron en la efectiva integración local de los migrantes y refugiados, se debe buscar prioritariamente soluciones duraderas para estabilizar sus derechos a un proyecto de vida; como por ejemplo, regularizar la situación de las personas beneficiadas con un estatus migratorio permanente, así como la alternativa de crear un proceso hacia la adquisición de la nacionalidad.

En todo caso, de conformidad con los estándares interamericanos, la Comisión recuerda que todo proceso que pueda resultar en la expulsión o deportación de una persona extranjera, debe ser individual, de modo a evaluar las circunstancias personales de cada sujeto, lo cual requiere, como mínimo, identificar a la persona y aclarar las circunstancias particulares de su situación migratoria. Asimismo, dicho procedimiento no debe discriminar en razón de nacionalidad, color, raza, sexo, lengua, religión, opinión política, origen social u otro estatus, y ha de observar las garantías mínimas del debido proceso.

El Comisionado Luis Ernesto Vargas Silva, Relator sobre los Derechos de los Migrantes, expresó que: "someter a la amenaza de deportación a las personas beneficiarias de TPS en los Estados Unidos, despojarlas de la autorización de trabajo legal y desarraigarlas, perjudica de manera desproporcional tanto a las personas beneficiarias de TPS como a sus familias y a sus comunidades. Esta decisión crea un grave riesgo de separación familiar para decenas de miles de personas”. Por su parte, la Comisionada Margarette May Macaulay, Relatora de país para los Estados Unidos y para El Salvador, advirtió que: “cualquier eventual decisión de deportación de una persona salvadoreña beneficiaria del TPS debe tomar en cuenta los fuertes lazos familiares y culturales que han creado con los Estados Unidos durante décadas, incluyendo los impactos en familiares de nacionalidad estadounidense, así como sus aportes a esa sociedad”.

La Comisión reitera que la política del Estado de cerrar vías legales para alcanzar u obtener estatus o protección internacional en los Estados Unidos pone innecesariamente en peligro los derechos de las personas migrantes y sus familias. Esta política se ha venido desarrollando a partir de las tres Órdenes ejecutivas sobre migración y política de personas refugiadas emitidas en enero de 2017 y se materializó, entre otras acciones, mediante el anunciado fin de las protecciones TPS, DACA, los programas de Refugiados y Libertad Condicional de Menores Centroamericanos (CAM); la ampliación de las prioridades de deportación y el aumento de las detenciones por razones migratorias; la disminución en el número de personas refugiadas que han sido aceptadas; y la política de construir un muro físico a lo largo de la frontera sur de los Estados Unidos.

En el actual contexto de diálogo entre los poderes públicos sobre la suerte de los programas migratorios, la CIDH hace un llamado a las máximas autoridades estadunidenses a tratar el fenómeno de la migración de manera tal que promueva el principio de la no discriminación, la lucha contra la xenofobia y el respeto por la dignidad tanto de las personas migrantes como de sus países de origen, en consistencia con los principios y valores democráticos consagrados en los instrumentos interamericanos de protección de derechos humanos.

La Comisión urge a los Estados Unidos a reconsiderar su decisión de dar fin a los programas de TPS y restablecerlos en el corto plazo; a la vez que insta a Estados Unidos a crear canales regulares, seguros, accesibles y asequibles para que las personas beneficiarias de TPS y otras personas migrantes reciban un estatus migratorio permanente y regular. Cualquiera de esas medidas promulgadas debe tomar en consideración factores tales como las circunstancias individuales bajo las cuales la persona migrante ingresó a los Estados Unidos, la duración de su presencia en el país, los vínculos con la familia y la comunidad en el país, y sus contribuciones a la sociedad. En ese sentido, la Comisión reitera su llamado a los Estados Unidos para que valore medidas de solución duraderas para sus regularizaciones permanentes y garantice que la situación de toda persona, sin excepción, sea analizada de forma individual por parte de autoridades debidamente capacitadas con las debidas garantías dirigidas a evitar la discriminación, en el marco de respeto al derecho internacional.

La CIDH afirma su interés en trabajar con el gobierno de los Estados Unidos en la búsqueda de soluciones que garanticen la plena vigencia de los derechos humanos de las personas migrantes y las personas que necesitan protección internacional.

La CIDH es un órgano principal y autónomo de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), cuyo mandato surge de la Carta de la OEA y de la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos. La Comisión Interamericana tiene el mandato de promover la observancia y la defensa de los derechos humanos en la región y actúa como órgano consultivo de la OEA en la materia. La CIDH está integrada por siete miembros independientes que son elegidos por la Asamblea General de la OEA a título personal, y no representan sus países de origen o residencia.

No. 006/17

World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: January 19 - 25, 2018

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:04
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Belize, Botswana, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

High temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

  2. Although rainfall has increased in some areas of Madagascar since mid-November, the negative impacts of the delayed onset of the rainfall season is still present.
    Rainfall is below average in several western provinces of the island.

  3. Below-average rain during the past month has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions in northwestern Angola.

  4. Unusually high temperatures and dryness have been recorded in southeastern Africa and are expected to continue through January.

World: Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean | Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 – 2017

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:20
Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region. Recent examples include an earthquake in Mexico, floods in Peru, hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean, a landslide in Colombia, and El Niño-related droughts in Haiti and Central America.

USAID provided more than $1 billion to assist disasteraffected populations in the LAC region in the last decade. USAID/OFDA contributed approximately $553 million to support the provision of emergency relief items, logistical activities, and humanitarian coordination, as well as agriculture and food security, health, livelihoods, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. USAID/FFP provided nearly $376 million in market and livelihood recovery; logistical activities; and emergency food and nutrition assistance—including U.S. in-kind food aid, local and regional food procurement, cash transfers for food, food vouchers, and specialized nutrition products—to support disaster-affected populations, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID responded to 106 disasters in LAC and deployed humanitarian teams to the region as needed, including seven Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs). USAID deployed DARTs to islands in the Eastern Caribbean following recent hurricanes in FY 2017, Haiti following Hurricane Matthew in FY 2017, a cholera outbreak in FY 2011, a severe earthquake in FY 2010, a building collapse in FY 2009, and a hurricane in FY 2008, as well as to Chile after an earthquake in 2010. USAID also activated multiple Washington, D.C.-based Response Management Teams to support coordination and response efforts for humanitarian responses throughout the LAC region.

World: Humanitarian Assistance in Review:Latin America and the Caribbean Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 – 2017

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 22:20
Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, United States of America, World

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.
Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region. Recent examples include an earthquake in Mexico, floods in Peru, hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean, a landslide in Colombia, and El Niño-related droughts in Haiti and Central America.

USAID provided more than $1 billion to assist disasteraffected populations in the LAC region in the last decade. USAID/OFDA contributed approximately $553 million to support the provision of emergency relief items, logistical activities, and humanitarian coordination, as well as agriculture and food security, health, livelihoods, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. USAID/FFP provided nearly $376 million in market and livelihood recovery; logistical activities; and emergency food and nutrition assistance—including U.S. in-kind food aid, local and regional food procurement, cash transfers for food, food vouchers, and specialized nutrition products—to support disaster-affected populations, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID responded to 106 disasters in LAC and deployed humanitarian teams to the region as needed, including seven Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs). USAID deployed DARTs to islands in the Eastern Caribbean following recent hurricanes in FY 2017, Haiti following Hurricane Matthew in FY 2017, a cholera outbreak in FY 2011, a severe earthquake in FY 2010, a building collapse in FY 2009, and a hurricane in FY 2008, as well as to Chile after an earthquake in 2010. USAID also activated multiple Washington, D.C.-based Response Management Teams to support coordination and response efforts for humanitarian responses throughout the LAC region.

World: UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 1.4 Billion to Help over 80 Million People in 50 Countries

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:39
Source: Inter Press Service, International Organization for Migration Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

“The world is experiencing more complex emergencies than ever before, with millions of men, women and children struggling to survive,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM Director of Operations and Emergencies, from the Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. “In terms of internal displacement alone, due to conflict and natural disasters, over 31 million people were newly displaced in 2016 adding to the millions already living in long-term protracted displacement.”

This appeal covers planned activities in crisis prevention and preparedness, emergency response, transition and recovery.

“IOM’s humanitarian programming aims not only to save lives but to help affected communities stabilize, build resilience and find solutions. The long-term impact of our responses is of paramount importance. Whether displaced by drought in Somalia, returning home to a recently liberated neighbourhood in Mosul or a member of the local community in Cox’s Bazar, where over 800,000 Rohingya refugees have settled, millions of people are in need not only of emergency assistance and protection but of innovative support that helps them get back on their feet, more resilient than they were before. This is IOM’s goal for 2018,” said Abdiker.

Information on IOM’s funding needs can be found online in the Humanitarian Compendium.

The planned areas of support include: Shelter and Non-Food Items; Activities to Promote Solutions to displacement, Support Community Stabilization and Transition; Camp Management and Displacement Tracking; Health Support; (Re)integration assistance; Humanitarian Communication; prevention efforts around Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building; Psychosocial Support; Counter-Trafficking and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants; Technical Assistance for Humanitarian Border Management; Housing, Land and Property Support; Transport Assistance to Affected Populations; Migration Policy and Legislation Support; Diaspora and Human Resources Mobilization; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

The countries covered include: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Most of IOM’s funding needs are coordinated either under the country-specific inter-agency Humanitarian Response Plans or Regional Refugee Response Plans. IOM’s humanitarian funding requirements may change throughout 2018 as the settings in which the Organization works change.

In 2017, IOM humanitarian programming amounted to USD 1.1 billion.

IOM’s overall programme and budget can be accessed here.

For more information, please contact Olivia Headon at IOM HQ, Tel: +41794035365 Email: oheadon@iom.int

World: Internal Displacement Update, Issue 29: 14 December 2017 - 10 January 2018

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:31
Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, United States of America, Viet Nam, World

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

As many as 447,000 people were displaced between 22 December and 6 January in Regions MMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII and ARMM due to Tropical Storm Tembin (known locally as Vinta) which hit the Philippines on 22 December and exited on 24 December. There were 98,000 people still displaced as of 6 January, of which about 76,000 people were staying inside evacuation centers and 22,000 people with family and friends (DROMIC, 6 Jan 2018). According to government sources, the scale of the disaster may have been attributed to two factors: naturally formed dams caused by intense rain broke and flooded the villages below and difficulties in convincing people to evacuate their homes shortly before Christmas. Among the areas battered by Tembin was Marawi, a lakeside city in Lanao del Sur that is still recovering from a five-month siege by a group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Chicago Tribune, 25 Dec 2017; ACAPS, 28 Dec 2017). Tembin also led to significant displacement in Vietnam (see Vietnam entry below).

As many as 47,000 people were displaced between 1 and 10 January in regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, X, and XIII due to Tropical Depression Agaton. here were about 1,600 people still displaced as of 6 January, of which about 1,300 were staying inside evacuation centers and about 300 were staying with relatives (DROMIC, 6 Jan 2018).

Haiti: Haïti : Nouveau séisme, le 17 janvier 2018, dans le Sud, la population inquiète

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:17
Source: AlterPresse Country: Haiti

P-au-P, 18 janv. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Un nouveau tremblement de terre, de magnitude 3.4 sur l’échelle de Richter, a été enregistré, le mercredi 17 janvier 2018, dans le département du Sud, indique un bulletin de l’Unité technique de sismologie (Uts) du Bureau des mines et de l’énergie (Bme), dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Son épicentre a été recensé à environ 7.5 km au nord-est de Port-à-Piment, à 17.6 km à l’est des Anglais et à 19 km à l’ouest de Camp-Perrin.

Dans des échanges, plusieurs habitantes et habitants, en divers points du territoire national d’Haïti, expriment leurs inquiétudes face à ces secousses telluriques, qui deviennent de plus en plus fréquentes, ces derniers temps.

A l’occasion du 8e anniversaire du tremblement de terre du mardi 12 janvier 2010, le sismologue et ingénieur géologue haïtien Claude Preptit a encouragé les autorités à adopter un plan d’aménagement des constructions en Haïti..

Par ailleurs, deux légers séismes ont été signalés dans deux départements du pays le mardi 16 janvier 2018, les départements des Nippes et du Sud-Est d’Haïti.

L’un, de ces tremblements de terre, de magnitude 3.29 sur l’échelle de Richter a été recensé dans les Nippes, à Fond-des-Nègres à environ 7.5 km d’Anse-à-Veau et à 18.5 km à l’ouest de Miragôane (Nippes).

L’épicentre de l’autre séisme, de magnitude 3.11, a été localisé à environ 14 km au nord-est de Belle Anse (département du Sud-Est d’Haïti).

Quelques jours avant le 8e anniversaire du tremblement de terre du mardi 12 janvier 2010, qui a fait 300 mille morts et d’importants dégâts matériels, une secousse tellurique - de magnitude 4.5 sur l’échelle de Richter - a été aussi enregistrée, près des Cayes (Sud), dans la matinée du lundi 8 janvier 2018.

L’épicentre du séisme du 8 janvier 2018 a été localisé en mer, à environ 100 km au sud des Cayes, à une profondeur de 20 km, avait précisé l’Uts. [nc emb rc apr 18/01/2018 09:30]

Haiti: Haïti est à un moment charnière pour devenir un pays émergent, affirme le Coordonnateur humanitaire

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:12
Source: UN Radio Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti

Le tableau des besoins humanitaires en Haïti a fortement changé depuis le tremblement de terre il y a huit ans, mais il existe encore des besoins humanitaires importants, a signalé jeudi le Coordonnateur humanitaire des Nations Unies pour le pays, Mamadou Diallo, venu rendre compte du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 devant le Conseil de sécurité à New York.

« Si vous visitez Haïti ce qui vous frappe c'est l'optimisme des gens, leur capacité à dire que leur pays a une chance de pouvoir aller de l'avant, et en particulier la stabilité politique et institutionnelle qu'ils ont retrouvées et la sécurité », a déclaré Mamadou Diallo lors d'un entretien à ONU Info.

« La preuve c'est que le Conseil de sécurité a décidé de maintenir une mission mais de ne pas avoir une composante militaire ce qui est un testament des progrès d'Haïti et de la capacité des institutions de sécurité haïtiennes de prendre en charge le pays », a précisé le Coordonnateur.

Selon l'ONU la situation humanitaire du pays insulaire a évolué en 2017: 1,32 million de personnes vivraient dans une grave insécurité alimentaire par rapport à 1,5 million l’année précédente; le nombre total de cas suspects de choléra a diminué de 67% par rapport à 2016 et le nombre total de migrants expulsés ou rentrés spontanément de la République dominicaine a augmenté de 158.800 en décembre 2016 à 230,300 en octobre 2017.

En 2018, la communauté humanitaire en Haïti mettra l’accent sur l’insécurité alimentaire principalement, l’épidémie de choléra, la situation migratoire binationale, les personnes déplacées vivant dans des camps, les besoins non satisfaits des personnes touchées par les récentes catastrophes et la préparation aux catastrophes naturelles en 2018.

Pour Mamadou Diallo Haïti est à un moment charnière.

« Les investissements que les donateurs sont en train de faire dans le domaine humanitaire sont catalytiques pour renforcer la résilience du pays et créer les conditions pour qu'il puisse réaliser son rêve de devenir une nation emergente dans quelques années ».

(Interview : Mamadou Diallo, Représentant spécial adjoint et Coordonnateur humanitaires des Nations Unies pour Haïti; propos recueillis par Cristina Silveiro)

Haiti: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller Remarks at the opening of the Member States Briefing on Haiti

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Haiti

UN Headquarters, New York, 18 January 2018

As delivered

Good afternoon!

Distinguished delegates, it is a pleasure to be here to open this meeting. I am honored to have the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations, his Excellency Ambassador Regis, and Dr. Mamadou Diallo, our Deputy Special Representative and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator joining us here this afternoon.

And thank you so much for your interest. We are here to have a meeting on the humanitarian needs in Haiti and the 2017-2018 multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan which was launched in Port-au-Prince last week, to meet the needs that were identified.

And I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Haiti, to thank humanitarian partners, and, Mr. Mamadou Diallo, for your untiring efforts to alleviate the suffering of the people in Haiti.

While the humanitarian situation in Haiti has improved since it was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, deep-seated vulnerability and humanitarian need persist across the country.

More than half of the population of Haiti lives in extreme poverty, and 1.3 million people need food assistance to get by.

Cholera cases are decreasing but the risk of outbreaks remains high.

Displacements remain a critical concern.

And climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of natural disasters, making them a growing threat to people’s lives and livelihoods.

Altogether, 2.8 million people across Haiti will require humanitarian assistance, protection and early recovery assistance this year, of whom humanitarian agencies expect to assist the most vulnerable 80 per cent by mobilizing US$ 252 million through the Humanitarian Response Plan.

UN agencies, NGOs and other partners will turn the response plan into action, complementing the activities of the Government and development agencies to address the underlying root causes of the vulnerability.

OCHA remains firmly committed to continue to support the Government of Haiti and humanitarian and development partners in their efforts to embrace a new way of working to overcome the humanitarian-development divide.

In this transition phase, the Humanitarian Country Team will focus on providing lifesaving aid and protection; strengthening the resilience of the people of Haiti to natural disasters; and supporting early recovery and sustainable livelihoods.

Ladies and gentlemen. The Government of Haiti, with the support of partners, has made great progress.

We have learned crucial lessons since Hurricane Matthew.

Drawing on these lessons, we have all made strides to increase the resilience of the Haitian people through better emergency preparedness and a greater focus on early recovery.

As the current chair of CARICOM, Haiti will lead efforts to build a regional partnership to reinforce preparedness and response to natural disasters.

But more needs to be done. By implementing the Humanitarian Response Plan, with the strong backing of donors and partners, we will be able to build a better future for Haiti’s most vulnerable people.

I would now like to invite his excellency the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, to deliver his remarks.

Je vous en prie.

Haiti: Haiti: Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of 18 January 2018)

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:10
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Haiti

Haiti: How a Girl Named Rose Defeated Malnutrition in Haiti

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:23
Source: International Medical Corps Country: Haiti

Written by International Medical Corps Despite international commitment to end hunger once and for all, hundreds of millions of people still lack sufficient access to proper nutrition. The situation is particularly challenging in developing nations, where more than 13 percent of a countries’ total population go hungry.

Food insecurity is driven by various causes; conflict, climate change and slow economies all contribute. The consequences of undernutrition are grim and include impaired growth and development in children. This can lead to poor school performance and loss of productivity, as well as increased risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases and low wages later in life. Perhaps most worryingly, poor nutrition causes 45 percent of all deaths in children under age five.

In Haiti, where nearly 60 percent of the population lives in poverty, food insecurity is a long-standing challenge. Half of all Haitians are undernourished, and 100,000 Haitian children under five years of age suffer from acute malnutrition. Twenty-two percent of children in Haiti are stunted, or irreversibly short for their age.

With funding from the European Union, International Medical Corps provides lifesaving care to Haitian children like nearly three-year-old Rose, who weighed just over 22 pounds when her mother brought her to the health center in the remote mountain village of Foret des Pins.

Rose suffered from repeated fever and diarrhea, and despite her mother’s care and many attempts to get her to eat, Rose completely lacked an appetite. The toddler’s condition was clearly dire, and the medical team immediately admitted her to the center, where she received 24/7 treatment and medical care.

Slowly Rose slowly began to stabilize, much to the relief of her mother, who remained at her daughter’s side throughout treatment. With the goal of preventing malnutrition in the future, Rose’s mother was provided with training on how to keep her daughter healthy, including counselling on proper nutrition for infants and children and the importance of dietary diversity.

After finding her appetite once again and putting on some weight, Rose was finally discharged from inpatient care. Once her mother was provided with instruction on how to give the ready-to-use-therapeutic foods the medical team provided, Rose was able to return home to continue treatment surrounded by her family and community. To ensure Rose’s recovery, her mother brought her to the clinic for regular check-ups to monitor her progress.

Rose continued to improve and was discharged from outpatient treatment after six weeks.

Following her child’s treatment, Rose’s mother decided to join the Mother Club’s program on infant and young child feeding, where parents learn to help prevent, identify and break the cycle of undernourishment in their homes and communities so children can grow into healthy adults. She is also working in her community to raise awareness about undernutrition and assist with malnutrition screening. Training like this has the potential to strengthen an entire community, leaving it less exposed to the perils of malnutrition.

The result? Healthier and happier children like Rose, and a stronger community.

World: Five migration trends to watch in 2018

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:26
Source: IRIN Country: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Czechia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Libya, Myanmar, Niger, Poland, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

Read more on IRIN

Haiti: Eight years after the earthquake, Haitians need support to boost resilience for sustainable development

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:50
Source: UN Development Programme Country: Haiti

12 January 2018 - Eight years ago today a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing 200,000 people, including 102 United Nations personnel. More than 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced. Today, our hearts are with the Haitian women, men and children and all our colleagues’ families and friends who lost their loved ones during this tragic event.

Haiti is among the countries most exposed to natural disasters, and its vulnerability increases with climate change, the degradation of the environment and the irrational use of space, especially in cities.

From 1975 to 2012, disasters linked to climate have caused annual damages and losses amounting to approximately 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Eight years ago, in just a few minutes the earthquake caused the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere to lose 120 percent of its GDP.

Haiti’s path to recovery has been particularly difficult, also considering the country’s challenges as a Small Island Developing State: extremely vulnerable to debt, unemployment, climate change and sea level rise.

But Haitians have also shown tremendous resilience after the earthquake and every year subsequently as they face a new hurricane season. Many continue to face multiple challenges, including displacement, food insecurity and lack of access to clean water and sanitation, and country still needs international support as Haitians pave their own way towards sustainable development.

Results:

  • UNDP has partnered with the people of Haiti to build back better after the earthquake and after several hurricanes in the past eight years.

  • Over 300,000 Haitians were temporarily employed—40 percent of them women—to remove debris, recycle material, and help rebuild their communities - All debris was removed - Over 2,300 km2 were protected, 400 hectares reforested - Learn more

  • After Hurricane Matthew: from recovery to Sustainable Development

  • Meet Oriental Meliance, a young Haitian and learn about his hope beyond the earthquake. Watch the video

World: Humanitarian Funding Update December 2017 - United Nations Coordinated Appeals

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:25
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Peru, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, World, Yemen

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

Six appeals announced on 1 December as part of the GHO 2018 were officially launched in December 2017. These were the Humanitarian Response Plans for Ukraine, South Sudan and Niger; the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2018-2019 and the Regional Refugee Response Plans for Burundi and Nigeria. Funding details of these appeals will be provided in the January 2018 monthly funding update.

Widespread armed clashes continued to create insecurity, especially in the south-east and in the north of Central African Republic, impacting negatively on the humanitarian situation. The number of people in need rose from 2.2 million in early 2017 to 2.5 million in December. The number of displaced people rose from 385,000 to over 633,000 in the same period. Underfunding remains one of the biggest impediments to stepping up the humanitarian response in CAR.

Over 865,000 Rohingya refugees, including 655,000 who have arrived since 25 August 2017, are sheltering in Bangladesh, making this the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Recent increases in diphtheria cases and the potential for much larger outbreaks of other communicable diseases underscore the criticality of effective health and WASH interventions. The UN and partners in Bangladesh are currently developing a Rohingya Refugee Crisis Joint Response Plan shaping operations from March to December 2018.

Conflict and insecurity in 2017 directly affected over 1.6 million people in Libya. Political rivalries, fragmented institutions, insecurity, and a fast deteriorating economy all deepen vulnerabilities. At least 3,119 people died or went missing in attempting the Mediterranean crossing to Europe in 2017, with Libya the primary point of departure. Arrivals report exploitation, abuse and torture in Libya, where they cannot access services and live in fear of arbitrary detention. In 2018, some 1.1 million in Libya will require humanitarian assistance. Additional funds are crucial to support Libya’s most vulnerable.

Since April 2017 internal Palestinian dynamics have contributed to a significant decline in the situation in the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory. At the heart of this deterioration is an aggravation of Gaza’s longstanding electricity crisis, which is affecting all two million people in Gaza. The Gaza Crisis Urgent Funding Appeal launched on 3 July sought $25.2 million to support life-saving interventions in the health, water, sanitation and hygiene and food security sectors. This appeal is just under half funded. CERF contributed $4.2 million to the appeal and the oPt Humanitarian Fund contributed $4.5 million. The The signing of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement in October 2017 has not led to an improved humanitarian situation and donor support is still needed. In 2018, 1.9 million people will require humanitarian assistance. Please see icons overleaf for information on urgent funding needs in Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Mali, Cameroon and DPRK.

In 2017, the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided $418.2 million to enable urgent, life-saving assistance in 36 countries. CERF was one of the first responders to warning signs of famine in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. CERF rapidly scaled up response efforts for refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, and it was fast to allocate emergency funding when Hurricane Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean region. CERF also provide $145 million to sustain aid operations in thirteen neglected emergencies, reaching more than seven million people. CERF hit a record high income of $513 million for 2017. This is a vote of confidence ahead of 2018 fundraising efforts towards a larger CERF.

2017 was the fourth consecutive record year for country-based pooled funds (CBPF), with 26 donors contributing $824 million for humanitarian operations in 18 countries. Of that amount, $350 million was directed to the four countries at risk of famine conditions (Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen) and $117 million to the whole-of-Syria response. The 18 CBPFs disbursed $647 million, enabling 636 humanitarian organizations to carry out 1,194 life-saving projects across all clusters targeting almost 80 million crisis-affected people. International NGOs received the most (44%), followed by UN agencies (30%), national NGOs (25%) and Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations (1%).

Haiti: Huit ans après le tremblement de terre

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:02
Source: UN Development Programme Country: Haiti

Les Haïtiens ont besoin de soutien pour renforcer la résilience et atteindre un développement durable

Il y a huit ans aujourd'hui, un tremblement de terre dévastateur frappait Haïti, tuant 200 000 personnes dont 102 membres du personnel des Nations Unies. Plus de 300 000 personnes ont été blessées et plus d'1,5 million d'Haïtiens déplacés. Aujourd'hui, nos coeurs sont avec les femmes, hommes et enfants haïtiens et les familles et amis de nos collègues qui ont perdu leurs proches au cours de cet événement tragique.

Haïti fait partie des pays les plus exposés aux catastrophes naturelles et sa vulnérabilité augmente avec le changement climatique, la dégradation de l'environnement et l'utilisation irrationnelle de l'espace, en particulier dans les villes.

De 1975 à 2012, les catastrophes liées au climat ont causé des dégâts et des pertes d'environ 2% du produit intérieur brut (PIB) par an. Il y a huit ans, en quelques minutes, le tremblement de terre a fait perdre au pays le plus pauvre de l'hémisphère occidental 120% de son PIB.

Le chemin de la relance a été particulièrement difficile, compte tenu également des défis que le pays rencontre en tant que petit État insulaire en développement : vulnérable à la dette, au chômage, au changement climatique et à l'élévation du niveau de la mer.

Mais les Haïtiens ont su faire preuve d'une grande résilience après le tremblement de terre et aussi chaque année, quand ils font face à une nouvelle saison d'ouragans et à de multiples défis, notamment le déplacement, l'insécurité alimentaire, le manque d'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement. C'est pourquoi, alors qu'il se dirige vers le développement durable, le pays a toujours besoin du soutien de la communauté internationale.

Résultats:

  • Le PNUD s'est associé au peuple d'Haïti pour reconstruire après le tremblement de terre et après plusieurs ouragans au cours des huit dernières années.
  • Plus de 300 000 Haïtiens, dont 40 % de femmes, ont été employés temporairement pour enlever les débris, recycler les matériaux et aider à reconstruire leurs communautés
  • Tous les débris ont été enlevés
  • Plus de 2 300 km2 ont été protégés, 400 hectares reboisés

Pour en savoir plus:

Haiti: Eight years after the earthquake

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:51
Source: UN Development Programme Country: Haiti

Haitians need support to boost resilience for sustainable development

Eight years ago today a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing 200,000 people, including 102 United Nations personnel. More than 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced. Today, our hearts are with the Haitian women, men and children and all our colleagues’ families and friends who lost their loved ones during this tragic event.

Haiti is among the countries most exposed to natural disasters, and its vulnerability increases with climate change, the degradation of the environment and the irrational use of space, especially in cities.

From 1975 to 2012, disasters linked to climate have caused annual damages and losses amounting to approximately 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Eight years ago, in just a few minutes the earthquake caused the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere to lose 120 percent of its GDP.

Haiti’s path to recovery has been particularly difficult, also considering the country’s challenges as a Small Island Developing State: extremely vulnerable to debt, unemployment, climate change and sea level rise.

But Haitians have also shown tremendous resilience after the earthquake and every year subsequently as they face a new hurricane season. Many continue to face multiple challenges, including displacement, food insecurity and lack of access to clean water and sanitation, and country still needs international support as Haitians pave their own way towards sustainable development.

Results:

  • UNDP has partnered with the people of Haiti to build back better after the earthquake and after several hurricanes in the past eight years.

  • Over 300,000 Haitians were temporarily employed—40 percent of them women—to remove debris, recycle material, and help rebuild their communities

  • All debris was removed

  • Over 2,300 km2 were protected, 400 hectares reforested

Learn more:

World: Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations - FAO/WFP update for the UN Security Council, January 2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:30
Source: World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, World, Yemen

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

This recent surge in hunger resulted in the worst-case scenario in South Sudan, with famine declared in February, and alerts of a high risk of famine for Somalia, Yemen and northeastern Nigeria in 2017.
Conflict remains the main reason behind this reversal. Data shows that the majority of hungry people live in countries affected by conflict – 489 million out of the 815 million people. And almost 75 percent of the world’s stunted under-five year olds live in countries affected by conflict – 122 million out of the 155 million children.1 That means an entire generation will likely grow up to face diminished productive capacity, income-earning potential and social skills with far-reaching implications for many communities and countries.

According to the Global Report on Food Crises 2017, about 108 million people faced crisis-level food insecurity in 2016 and required urgent humanitarian assistance – up from 80 million the previous year. Critically, the report showed that 10 out of the 13 major food crises in the world were driven by conflict.

Conflicts adversely impact food insecurity in many different ways. They cause mass displacements, deep economic recessions, drive up inflation, disrupt employment and erode finances for social protection and health, and make basic necessities, including food, less available and accessible. Where people’s livelihoods rely significantly on agriculture, conflict undermines agricultural supply chains and marketing channels from production to harvesting, processing, transportation and marketing. Conflict undermines resilience and often forces individuals and households to engage in increasingly destructive and irreversible coping strategies that threaten their future livelihoods, food security, nutrition and dignity.

While conflict affects food security and nutrition, deteriorations in food security can exacerbate tensions and risks of conflict. The combination of poverty and hunger, lack of opportunities, unequal access to jobs, land or wealth, is a volatile mix that can create feelings of anger and hopelessness. These grievances can be exploited by individuals and groups with a desire to encourage violence. Not being able to afford enough food can be a trigger for violence and instability, particularly when institutions are weak and economic disparities are broad.

With the Presidential Statement of the 9 August 2017 (S/PRST/2017/14), the United Nations Security Council reiterated its commitment to work with the SecretaryGeneral to “pursue all possible avenues to end conflicts, including through addressing their underlying root causes in an inclusive and sustainable manner”. Investments in crisis prevention and recovery call for a robust understanding of the humanitarian consequences of conflict, agreement on the number of people in need and coordinated efforts to respond to the crises. Without peace, it is impossible to achieve a world free of hunger; and while there is hunger, a peaceful world where human rights are respected will remain elusive.

Against this background and in the context of increasing humanitarian crises, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme are committed, alongside Member States, to provide decision makers and the public at large with transparent and harmonized information to increase accountability by all.

Dan Gustafson
FAO Deputy Director-General (Programmes)

Amir Abdulla
WFP Deputy Executive Director

Haiti: FAO: Renforcer la résilience des éleveurs et du bétail en Haïti

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:31
Source: UN Radio Country: Haiti

Depuis le tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010 en Haïti, cette île des Caraïbes n'a pas été épargné par des évènements climatiques extrêmes tels que Sandy, Matthew, ou encore Maria. Sa situation géographique, entre la mer des Caraïbes et l'océan Atlantique la rend vulnérable à ces aléas climatiques et qui, selon les experts, devraient devenir de plus en plus fréquents dans les années à venir.

Le secteur de l'élevage, moyen d'existence pour nombreux haïtiens, paie un lourd tribut. Ainsi l'Ouragan Matthew a entrainé des pertes de l'ordre de 60% du gros bétail et de 85% des volailles. Nombre des animaux ayant survécu au choc sont tombés malades. Etant donné les coûts exorbitants des traitements vétérinaires ou parfois l'indisponibilité des médicaments vétérinaires, les éleveurs peinent à soigner leur bétail. Grâce à des cliniques vétérinaires mobiles à travers l' île, l'élevage reprend ses forces. Elles ont permis de traiter le bétail mais aussi rendre ces communautés plus résilientes au changement climatique.

Dans l'objectif de faciliter l'accès régulier du bétail aux soins vétérinaires dans les communautés, des séances de sensibilisation, formation, recyclage ont été réalisées, en parallèle aux Cliniques mobiles de santé animale. À ce jour, 25 Agents vétérinaires et 200 Agro-éleveurs ont bénéficié de formation et/ou de recyclage en santé et nutrition animales. Ces derniers ont appris à fabriquer des Blocs Multi-Nutritionnels (BMN) pour le bétail, en utilisant les produits locaux (son de blé ou de riz, sel, poudre d'os, plantes locales : Moringa ou Lucena, mélasse, entre autres) dont l'achat contribue également à stimuler l'économie locale.

(Reportage d'Anaïs Hotin de la FAO)

Haiti: Haïti-Séisme : Une exposition pour mieux sensibiliser les Haïtiens aux risques sismiques

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:15
Source: AlterPresse Country: Haiti

P-au-P, 12 janv. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- A l’occasion du 8e anniversaire du tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010, une exposition a eu lieu, le vendredi 12 janvier 2018, au Champs de Mars, principale place publique de la zone métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, pour sensibiliser les Haïtiennes et Haïtiens sur les risques sismiques, observe l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

32 tableaux publicitaires repartis en 4 thématiques ont été présentés à cette exposition tenue non loin du Kiosque Occide Jeanty.

Ces pièces véhiculent des messages de sensibilisation pour se préparer aux phénomènes naturels comme les séismes et pour mieux construire.

« Des professionnels mieux outillés pour construire des communautés plus résistantes aux séismes », lit-on sur un tableau.

Des messages appellent à « continuer à renforcer les capacités de surveillance, d’alerte et d’évacuation aux tsunamis, nous organiser en famille pour mieux nous protéger et protéger ceux et celles qui nous sont chers ».

« Une formation aux gestes qui sauvent fera la différence en cas d’urgence ou de catastrophe », véhiculent d’autres.

Joseph Edgard Celestin, cadre d’appui en communication à la Protection civile, invite tout le monde à prendre conscience pour éviter d’éventuelles catastrophes en cas de séisme.

Un long chemin est déjà fait, des gens sont sensibilisés, spécialement dans le Grand Nord, indique-t-il..

Le message de la protection civile pour cette année est : « donnons aux jeunes un pays résistant aux séismes ».

Après le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010, la Protection civile a développé des manuels adressés aux professionnels évoluant dans le domaine de la construction pour les aider à mieux construire.

Il est important que les Haïtiens sachent comment se protéger, avance Yolène Surena, coordonnatrice de l’unité de coordination de projet au sein de la Protection civile.

Appuyée par des partenaires comme le Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (Pnud), l’Union européenne et la Banque mondiale, cette exposition a été déjà réalisée dans huit (8) communes du pays comme Milot, Quartier Morin, Cap-Haïtien (département du Nord), Ouanaminthe, Fort-Liberté (département du Nord-Est) , Saint-Louis du Nord, Anse-à-Foleur et Port-de-Paix (département du Nord-Ouest). [la emm gp apr 15/01/2018 13:00]

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