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 which almost 50% are children. Food insecurity persists in Haiti, and is driven by the combined effects of natural hazards and poor socioeconomic conditions. ?

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

Haiti has six confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 23 March; the first two cases were reported on 18 March. The government has declared a state of emergency: airports, ports, and the border with Dominican Republic (excepting passage of goods) are closed. Distributions of essentials and payment to those left unemployed in the industrial sector are in the pipeline. There is a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response plan for Haiti. The country recently confronted a nine-year long cholera epidemic with its last case recorded in February 2019.?

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information related to the outbreak.

10/02/2020: Haiti records one year since the last confirmed cholera case, whereas suspected cases are reported. The cholera outbreak started in 2010 and killed almost 9,800 people. The humanitarian response is now focusing on prevention. If the confirmed cases count remains zero for two more years, the country will be declared cholera free. Haiti remains at risk of outbreaks due to poor WASH and health services.?

05/12/2019: For more information on the humanitarian impact of ongoing protests, please see the relevant paragraph below.

Key Figures

People in Need
3,673,000
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.3

Impact: 2.7

Humanitarian Conditions: 4

Complexity: 2.4

Access Constraints: 2

The above scale is from 0 (Very low) to 5 (Very high)
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
Response Overview

Projects

Documents
Currently there are no documents listed for this country
HDX datasets

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