Haiti

UN emergency fund authorizes $3.5 million for restoring education services in Haiti

The United Nations fund aimed at rapid humanitarian response for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict has approved $3.5 million for restoring safe education services for schools and other relief activities in storm-hit southwest Haiti.

General Assembly calls on Member States to support new UN approach to cholera in Haiti

Recognizing the moral responsibility of the United Nations to the victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, the General Assembly today welcomed the new UN approach to tackling the disease – formally launched earlier this month by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – and called on all 193 of the world body’s Members States to provide the two-track plan their full support.

UN inaugurates water project in Haiti benefiting 60,000 people as part of fight against cholera

Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), inaugurated on 8 December a water capture and distribution project in the town of Merger, an hour outside of the Caribbean nation’s capital Port au Prince.

With right Haiti response “cholera will go”

With the resources to keep responding effectively and improvements in water and sanitation for all Haitians, “cholera will go”.

That’s according to David Nabarro, the UN Special Adviser responsible for the organization’s on-going cholera response in Haiti.

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In post-storm Haiti, UN responding with food security and assistance programmes

Responding to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, particularly to the agriculture sector, United Nations agricultural and emergency food relief agencies are deploying programmes that address both the immediate and long-term food needs in the affected areas.

UN’s Ban apologizes to people of Haiti, outlines new plan to fight cholera epidemic and help communities

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today apologized to the people of Haiti, expressing deep regret for the loss of life and suffering caused by the country’s cholera epidemic, and outlined the way forward including immediate steps to stem the outbreak and long-term support for those affected – while also highlighting the need for adequate funding of the proposal.

Haiti: UN’s new approach on cholera puts people at heart of the response

The response to cholera in Haiti will be a “long and thorough battle,” but the United Nations will stand by the Haitian people and authorities, Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said on the eve of the launch of the world body's new approach to tackling the epidemic in the country.

More than 729,000 Haitians vaccinated against cholera in UN-supported campaign

A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)-backed vaccination campaign has reached more than 729,000 people in Haiti’s areas devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which hit the country last month, the health agencies said.

Damages to agricultural sector in storm-hit Haiti estimated at $580 million – UN agency

Post-disaster assessments by the United Nations food security and emergency food relief agencies in hurricane-hit Haiti have revealed “extensive” damage to crops, livestock and fisheries as well as to infrastructure such as irrigation – with the most affected areas having up to 100 per cent crop damage or destruction.

In storm-hit Haiti, ‘physical rehabilitation and psycho-social support go hand-in-hand’ – UNESCO

Hurricane Matthew disrupted education in Haiti for more than 100,000 children, affecting some 770 schools, 150 of which are still being used as shelters, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is working to restore education – one of the vital signs of recovery after a natural disaster.