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

Tropical Storm Laura reached Haiti on 23 August, causing heavy rains, flash floods, and landslides. The departments most affected were Sud-Est, Sud, Ouest and Nippes. 31 people have died and 8,800 houses are partially or completely damaged. The flooding has caused destruction to roads and bridges and blocked access to affected areas. Anse-a-Pitres (Sud-Est department) is accessible only by air or sea. The storm also caused agricultural damage. Losses are extensive in numerous communes of Sud-Est department, estimated at 50-80% for certain crops. Crop losses are particularly worrying in a country with six million people living below the poverty line and a deepening food security crisis. The main needs are safe drinking water, food, shelter, and non-food items.?

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Key Figures

People in Need
4,000,000
Key figures are for the entire response and are not CCCM-specific.

INFORM Global Crisis Severity Index

Crisis Severity: 3.5

Impact: 3.2

Humanitarian Conditions: 4.2

Complexity: 2.5

Access Constraints: 2

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: