Haiti Humanitarian Situation Report No. 6

Haiti Humanitarian Situation Report No. 6

Un enfant reçoit son vaccin au cours du clinique mobile déployée au Lycée des Jeunes Filles, Port-au-Prince.
MDM/Almoza

Points forts

  • The month of August saw an uptick of violence in the Metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, namely in the neighbourhoods of Carrefour Feuilles and Solino which resulted in a sudden significant displacement of population – by end of August over 20,000 new internally displaced people (IDPs) were registered across more than 25 sites – many of which remain schools and churches. In support of the Government and in collaboration with partners, in August, UNICEF provided a priority emergency response to the newly displaced – including mobile health-nutrition clinics, WASH services, and child protection including GBV support.
  • Preparation for the new school year is also underway, with continued concern for those students still living in armed group-controlled areas and/or displaced– in collaboration with the ministry and with support of education actors, solutions are being discussed. Almost 18,000 school kits have been prepositioned in southern and northern departments in preparation for the return to school.
  • Concerns for resurgences of cholera during the coming cyclone and heavy rains season continue with Artibonite, Centre and Ouest departments being particularly affected. As of August, UNICEF was able to assist over 700,000 people with safe water, while 560,000 received critical WASH supplies including cholera kits.
  • To respond effectively to the imminent humanitarian needs, while building conditions for more shock-responsive systems in Haiti, UNICEF requires US$245.9 million. As of August, UNICEF’s humanitarian appeal has a funding gap of US$198 million (80 per cent).
Haiti Humanitarian Situation Report No. 6
Auteur
UNICEF Haiti
Date de publication
Langues
Anglais