Port-au-Prince, 7 April 2018: “It could be one of the most important activities happening in Haiti now,” states Michel Ange, team leader of one of the 58 rapid response teams working relentlessly to eliminate cholera in Haiti. “We are saving lives, educating the local population around hygiene practices, and helping to eradicate a killer bacterium.” In 2017, […]
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The Deputy Secretary General of the UN and the Special Envoy for Haiti visit UNICEF’s Cholera frontline teams Haiti, St Michel-de-l’Atalaye, November 4th 2017 – On the occasion of a three-day visit to Haiti, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Ms. Amina J. Mohammed and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for […]
Fort-Liberté. September 11th – It is Monday. One week after the school year started officially in Haiti, schools are once again making a timid effort to reopen their doors. Everyone is eager to turn the page on Irma, yet reality hasn’t quite caught up yet. Even though 12 out of the 13 shelters were evacuated […]
In the most affected communities, UNICEF and partners have established water bladders to ensure drinking water is accessible despite flooded wells.
As hundreds of children, women and men lost their homes and found refuge in temporary shelter colleagues on the ground do their maximum to make sure they get assistance fast.
Irma is moving towards the West at a speed of 24 km/h, with torrential rain, storm surges and life-threatening winds along her path. Tales of destruction have started to trickle in from islands on her way. In Barbuda ninety per cent of all buildings are reported as destroyed or severely damaged; telecommunication systems in the island are down and power supply remains off.
Yesterday UNICEF has started to deploy teams to the locations that will most likely be hit hardest once Irma reaches the Haitian shore.
Port-au-Prince, July 2017 – Rooted in the belief that every human being has not only the right, but also the inner potential to thrive, a new pilot invests in the personal resilience of Haitian adolescents.
Since Hurricane Matthew’s devastating landfall, children in the most-affected departments of Grand’Anse and South have seen more pain and destruction than anyone should live through. And yet, throughout there was a fine line of light. The courage of their parents and those who were present to support them.
The number of suspected cholera cases in Haiti has been on the decrease – from over 350,000 suspected cases in 2011 to just over 41,000 in 2016. Each suspected case of cholera triggers a rapid response to protect against the disease from spreading. The ultimate goal? Eliminate cholera in Haiti by 2022.