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Haiti Unrest Situation Report #2


Haiti Unrest Situation Report #2
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Highlights:  

·         There are now 15,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the capital since February 29th:

o   At least 50% of the IDPs are children.

o   7,500 people fled the capital’s metropolitan area since the start of the unrest. 

·         The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) has multiple reports of gender-based violence.

·         A total of 5.5 million people (50% of the population) need humanitarian aid, the UN and its partners are targeting 3.6 million people for assistance this year.

·         Healthcare and Public Health Update:

o   Active cholera outbreaks have been reported in the Nord-Est, Ouest, Artibonite and Centre department.

o   Hôpital Universitaire la Paix:

ü  Continues to operate with the support of Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in terms of medicines and medical supplies.

ü  The hospital has activated its mass casualty plan to increase its capacities to receive a greater number of patients.

o   The Hôpital Universitaire d’Etat d’Haiti hospital remains closed.

o   The National Blood Transfusion Center has received the supplies needed to resume activities. Blood bags should be available shortly.

o   On March 13th, the World Food Programme (WFP) transferred eight trucks carrying medical supplies to their local partners in the southern part of the country.  The medical supplies will be delivered to 80 healthcare facilities. 

·         Food Security Update:

o   The WFP on March 15th reported that 44% of the country’s population is acutely food insecure.

o   Despite limited funds and access, the WFP and its local partners have expanded from three to 16 assistance sites.  These sites have distributed over 100,000 meals to 23,000 IDPs as of March 14th.

o   WFP hot meal service in the capital will shut down next week if new funding isn’t secured.

o   WFP reports that gang violence has also affected the countryside.  Satellite imagery shows abandoned fields which will result in shrinking food production.

·         Humanitarian Funding:

o   OCHA reports that only 2.5% of the humanitarian response is currently funded.

o   The European Union on March 13th allocated 20 million Euros for humanitarian aid.

o   The United States of America has allocated $33 million in additional aid as of March 11th. 

·         On March 13th, U.S. Southern Command deployed a U.S. Marine Fleet-Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) to maintain strong security capabilities at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and conduct relief in place for Marines stationed at the Embassy. 

·         The U.S. Embassy remains open, and limited operations continue, focused on assistance to US citizens and supporting Haitian led efforts to secure a peaceful transition of power.

 

Sources:

·         Haiti Emergency Situation Report No. 7 (As of 15 March 2024)

·         Haiti Emergency Situation Report No. 6 (As of 13 March 2024)

·         OCHA Haiti Twitter Page

·         WFP Haiti Twitter Page

·         IOM Haiti Twitter Page

·         US Southern Command Twitter Page

·         Partners in Health Twitter Page

 

 

Resources:

 

Partners in Health, Monetary Donations for Haiti (New)

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