ACAPS OVERVIEW

Overview

Haiti is regularly affected by natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, and droughts. At least 2.6 million people Haiti are in need of humanitarian assistance as of January 2019, out of wich almost 50% are children. The resilience of the population is extremely low, and the political and economic situation is fragile. ?

Food insecurity persists in Haiti, and is driven by the combined effects of natural hazards and poor socioeconomic conditions. ?

Haiti continues to fight outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria. The diphtheria outbreak began in 2014, while the cholera outbreak started in the aftermath of the destructive earthquake of 2010. Recurring natural disasters, as well as the weakness of Haiti’s health system, are contributing factors to the persistence of these diseases. ?

INFORM measures Haiti's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2019 to be high at 6.5/10. Lack of Coping Capacity is of particular concern, at 7.4/10.?

Latest Developments

2019-10-10

Ongoing protests against the current Haitian President have intensified across the country in recent weeks. According to local sources, 17 people have been killed and nearly 200 injured since violence escalated around four weeks ago. The protests have had a direct impact on local infrastructure, most notably the health sector where hospitals have been forced to close due to access constraints, and a lack of medical supplies and staff. Education has also been affected, where according to some sources nearly 2 million children are unable to attend school due to closures as a result of the unrest. Many humanitarian organisations have had to suspend their operations, including WFP, due to security concerns and lack of fuel. Demonstrations calling for the resignation of the Haitain President, Jovenel Moise, have been recurring throughout the country for over a year; in June, protests resulted in 2 deaths and 4 injuries. However, the heightened level of violence in recent weeks reflects the deteriorating  economic and political situation. ?

Key Figures

People in Need
2,625,000
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3

Impact: 2.9

Humanitarian Conditions: 3.5

Complexity: 2.3

Access Constraints: 1

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
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Response Overview

Projects

Documents
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HDX datasets

10 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange: