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Democrats contributed to Haiti's 's***hole' status: Susan Stamper Brown

Topix-Haiti - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:54

Good folks aren't buying Democrats' sleazy virtue signaling over unsavory language President Trump supposedly used during a private meeting with lawmakers. They accuse Trump of making derogatory statements about Haiti and calling some nations "shithole countries" while rejecting a bipartisan immigration deal; a term he later denied using.

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World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: January 19 - 25, 2018

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Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Belize, Botswana, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe

High temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

  2. Although rainfall has increased in some areas of Madagascar since mid-November, the negative impacts of the delayed onset of the rainfall season is still present.
    Rainfall is below average in several western provinces of the island.

  3. Below-average rain during the past month has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions in northwestern Angola.

  4. Unusually high temperatures and dryness have been recorded in southeastern Africa and are expected to continue through January.

World: Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean | Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 – 2017

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Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region. Recent examples include an earthquake in Mexico, floods in Peru, hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean, a landslide in Colombia, and El Niño-related droughts in Haiti and Central America.

USAID provided more than $1 billion to assist disasteraffected populations in the LAC region in the last decade. USAID/OFDA contributed approximately $553 million to support the provision of emergency relief items, logistical activities, and humanitarian coordination, as well as agriculture and food security, health, livelihoods, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. USAID/FFP provided nearly $376 million in market and livelihood recovery; logistical activities; and emergency food and nutrition assistance—including U.S. in-kind food aid, local and regional food procurement, cash transfers for food, food vouchers, and specialized nutrition products—to support disaster-affected populations, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID responded to 106 disasters in LAC and deployed humanitarian teams to the region as needed, including seven Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs). USAID deployed DARTs to islands in the Eastern Caribbean following recent hurricanes in FY 2017, Haiti following Hurricane Matthew in FY 2017, a cholera outbreak in FY 2011, a severe earthquake in FY 2010, a building collapse in FY 2009, and a hurricane in FY 2008, as well as to Chile after an earthquake in 2010. USAID also activated multiple Washington, D.C.-based Response Management Teams to support coordination and response efforts for humanitarian responses throughout the LAC region.

World: Humanitarian Assistance in Review:Latin America and the Caribbean Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 – 2017

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Source: US Agency for International Development Country: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, United States of America, World

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions.
Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of emergencies in the region. Recent examples include an earthquake in Mexico, floods in Peru, hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean, a landslide in Colombia, and El Niño-related droughts in Haiti and Central America.

USAID provided more than $1 billion to assist disasteraffected populations in the LAC region in the last decade. USAID/OFDA contributed approximately $553 million to support the provision of emergency relief items, logistical activities, and humanitarian coordination, as well as agriculture and food security, health, livelihoods, nutrition, protection, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. USAID/FFP provided nearly $376 million in market and livelihood recovery; logistical activities; and emergency food and nutrition assistance—including U.S. in-kind food aid, local and regional food procurement, cash transfers for food, food vouchers, and specialized nutrition products—to support disaster-affected populations, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID responded to 106 disasters in LAC and deployed humanitarian teams to the region as needed, including seven Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs). USAID deployed DARTs to islands in the Eastern Caribbean following recent hurricanes in FY 2017, Haiti following Hurricane Matthew in FY 2017, a cholera outbreak in FY 2011, a severe earthquake in FY 2010, a building collapse in FY 2009, and a hurricane in FY 2008, as well as to Chile after an earthquake in 2010. USAID also activated multiple Washington, D.C.-based Response Management Teams to support coordination and response efforts for humanitarian responses throughout the LAC region.

World: UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 1.4 Billion to Help over 80 Million People in 50 Countries

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Source: Inter Press Service, International Organization for Migration Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

“The world is experiencing more complex emergencies than ever before, with millions of men, women and children struggling to survive,” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM Director of Operations and Emergencies, from the Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. “In terms of internal displacement alone, due to conflict and natural disasters, over 31 million people were newly displaced in 2016 adding to the millions already living in long-term protracted displacement.”

This appeal covers planned activities in crisis prevention and preparedness, emergency response, transition and recovery.

“IOM’s humanitarian programming aims not only to save lives but to help affected communities stabilize, build resilience and find solutions. The long-term impact of our responses is of paramount importance. Whether displaced by drought in Somalia, returning home to a recently liberated neighbourhood in Mosul or a member of the local community in Cox’s Bazar, where over 800,000 Rohingya refugees have settled, millions of people are in need not only of emergency assistance and protection but of innovative support that helps them get back on their feet, more resilient than they were before. This is IOM’s goal for 2018,” said Abdiker.

Information on IOM’s funding needs can be found online in the Humanitarian Compendium.

The planned areas of support include: Shelter and Non-Food Items; Activities to Promote Solutions to displacement, Support Community Stabilization and Transition; Camp Management and Displacement Tracking; Health Support; (Re)integration assistance; Humanitarian Communication; prevention efforts around Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building; Psychosocial Support; Counter-Trafficking and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants; Technical Assistance for Humanitarian Border Management; Housing, Land and Property Support; Transport Assistance to Affected Populations; Migration Policy and Legislation Support; Diaspora and Human Resources Mobilization; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

The countries covered include: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Georgia, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Most of IOM’s funding needs are coordinated either under the country-specific inter-agency Humanitarian Response Plans or Regional Refugee Response Plans. IOM’s humanitarian funding requirements may change throughout 2018 as the settings in which the Organization works change.

In 2017, IOM humanitarian programming amounted to USD 1.1 billion.

IOM’s overall programme and budget can be accessed here.

For more information, please contact Olivia Headon at IOM HQ, Tel: +41794035365 Email: oheadon@iom.int

TBS Airs CONAN Without Borders: Haiti, 1/27

Topix-Haiti - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:45

TBS' CONAN will travel internationally for the eighth time in three years for CONAN Without Borders: Haiti, a primetime special premiering Saturday, January 27 at 10 p.m. on TBS. After hearing President Trump's disparaging remarks about Haiti, O'Brien immediately decided to announce his intentions to visit the island nation.

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World: Internal Displacement Update, Issue 29: 14 December 2017 - 10 January 2018

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:31
Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, United States of America, Viet Nam, World

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

As many as 447,000 people were displaced between 22 December and 6 January in Regions MMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII and ARMM due to Tropical Storm Tembin (known locally as Vinta) which hit the Philippines on 22 December and exited on 24 December. There were 98,000 people still displaced as of 6 January, of which about 76,000 people were staying inside evacuation centers and 22,000 people with family and friends (DROMIC, 6 Jan 2018). According to government sources, the scale of the disaster may have been attributed to two factors: naturally formed dams caused by intense rain broke and flooded the villages below and difficulties in convincing people to evacuate their homes shortly before Christmas. Among the areas battered by Tembin was Marawi, a lakeside city in Lanao del Sur that is still recovering from a five-month siege by a group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Chicago Tribune, 25 Dec 2017; ACAPS, 28 Dec 2017). Tembin also led to significant displacement in Vietnam (see Vietnam entry below).

As many as 47,000 people were displaced between 1 and 10 January in regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, X, and XIII due to Tropical Depression Agaton. here were about 1,600 people still displaced as of 6 January, of which about 1,300 were staying inside evacuation centers and about 300 were staying with relatives (DROMIC, 6 Jan 2018).

Democrats' contribution contributes to Haiti's 'craphole' status

Topix-Haiti - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:07

Good folks aren't buying Democrats' sleazy virtue signaling over unsavory language President Trump supposedly used during a private meeting with lawmakers.

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Haiti: Haïti : Nouveau séisme, le 17 janvier 2018, dans le Sud, la population inquiète

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Source: AlterPresse Country: Haiti

P-au-P, 18 janv. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Un nouveau tremblement de terre, de magnitude 3.4 sur l’échelle de Richter, a été enregistré, le mercredi 17 janvier 2018, dans le département du Sud, indique un bulletin de l’Unité technique de sismologie (Uts) du Bureau des mines et de l’énergie (Bme), dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Son épicentre a été recensé à environ 7.5 km au nord-est de Port-à-Piment, à 17.6 km à l’est des Anglais et à 19 km à l’ouest de Camp-Perrin.

Dans des échanges, plusieurs habitantes et habitants, en divers points du territoire national d’Haïti, expriment leurs inquiétudes face à ces secousses telluriques, qui deviennent de plus en plus fréquentes, ces derniers temps.

A l’occasion du 8e anniversaire du tremblement de terre du mardi 12 janvier 2010, le sismologue et ingénieur géologue haïtien Claude Preptit a encouragé les autorités à adopter un plan d’aménagement des constructions en Haïti..

Par ailleurs, deux légers séismes ont été signalés dans deux départements du pays le mardi 16 janvier 2018, les départements des Nippes et du Sud-Est d’Haïti.

L’un, de ces tremblements de terre, de magnitude 3.29 sur l’échelle de Richter a été recensé dans les Nippes, à Fond-des-Nègres à environ 7.5 km d’Anse-à-Veau et à 18.5 km à l’ouest de Miragôane (Nippes).

L’épicentre de l’autre séisme, de magnitude 3.11, a été localisé à environ 14 km au nord-est de Belle Anse (département du Sud-Est d’Haïti).

Quelques jours avant le 8e anniversaire du tremblement de terre du mardi 12 janvier 2010, qui a fait 300 mille morts et d’importants dégâts matériels, une secousse tellurique - de magnitude 4.5 sur l’échelle de Richter - a été aussi enregistrée, près des Cayes (Sud), dans la matinée du lundi 8 janvier 2018.

L’épicentre du séisme du 8 janvier 2018 a été localisé en mer, à environ 100 km au sud des Cayes, à une profondeur de 20 km, avait précisé l’Uts. [nc emb rc apr 18/01/2018 09:30]

Haiti: Haïti est à un moment charnière pour devenir un pays émergent, affirme le Coordonnateur humanitaire

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Source: UN Radio Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti

Le tableau des besoins humanitaires en Haïti a fortement changé depuis le tremblement de terre il y a huit ans, mais il existe encore des besoins humanitaires importants, a signalé jeudi le Coordonnateur humanitaire des Nations Unies pour le pays, Mamadou Diallo, venu rendre compte du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 devant le Conseil de sécurité à New York.

« Si vous visitez Haïti ce qui vous frappe c'est l'optimisme des gens, leur capacité à dire que leur pays a une chance de pouvoir aller de l'avant, et en particulier la stabilité politique et institutionnelle qu'ils ont retrouvées et la sécurité », a déclaré Mamadou Diallo lors d'un entretien à ONU Info.

« La preuve c'est que le Conseil de sécurité a décidé de maintenir une mission mais de ne pas avoir une composante militaire ce qui est un testament des progrès d'Haïti et de la capacité des institutions de sécurité haïtiennes de prendre en charge le pays », a précisé le Coordonnateur.

Selon l'ONU la situation humanitaire du pays insulaire a évolué en 2017: 1,32 million de personnes vivraient dans une grave insécurité alimentaire par rapport à 1,5 million l’année précédente; le nombre total de cas suspects de choléra a diminué de 67% par rapport à 2016 et le nombre total de migrants expulsés ou rentrés spontanément de la République dominicaine a augmenté de 158.800 en décembre 2016 à 230,300 en octobre 2017.

En 2018, la communauté humanitaire en Haïti mettra l’accent sur l’insécurité alimentaire principalement, l’épidémie de choléra, la situation migratoire binationale, les personnes déplacées vivant dans des camps, les besoins non satisfaits des personnes touchées par les récentes catastrophes et la préparation aux catastrophes naturelles en 2018.

Pour Mamadou Diallo Haïti est à un moment charnière.

« Les investissements que les donateurs sont en train de faire dans le domaine humanitaire sont catalytiques pour renforcer la résilience du pays et créer les conditions pour qu'il puisse réaliser son rêve de devenir une nation emergente dans quelques années ».

(Interview : Mamadou Diallo, Représentant spécial adjoint et Coordonnateur humanitaires des Nations Unies pour Haïti; propos recueillis par Cristina Silveiro)

A time of differing views

Topix-Haiti - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:52

A member of my family used to visit another country where she got a regular holiday job to do some babysitting. One of the children had a reputation of being a troublemaker.

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Haiti: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller Remarks at the opening of the Member States Briefing on Haiti

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Haiti

UN Headquarters, New York, 18 January 2018

As delivered

Good afternoon!

Distinguished delegates, it is a pleasure to be here to open this meeting. I am honored to have the Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations, his Excellency Ambassador Regis, and Dr. Mamadou Diallo, our Deputy Special Representative and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator joining us here this afternoon.

And thank you so much for your interest. We are here to have a meeting on the humanitarian needs in Haiti and the 2017-2018 multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan which was launched in Port-au-Prince last week, to meet the needs that were identified.

And I take this opportunity to thank the Government of Haiti, to thank humanitarian partners, and, Mr. Mamadou Diallo, for your untiring efforts to alleviate the suffering of the people in Haiti.

While the humanitarian situation in Haiti has improved since it was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, deep-seated vulnerability and humanitarian need persist across the country.

More than half of the population of Haiti lives in extreme poverty, and 1.3 million people need food assistance to get by.

Cholera cases are decreasing but the risk of outbreaks remains high.

Displacements remain a critical concern.

And climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of natural disasters, making them a growing threat to people’s lives and livelihoods.

Altogether, 2.8 million people across Haiti will require humanitarian assistance, protection and early recovery assistance this year, of whom humanitarian agencies expect to assist the most vulnerable 80 per cent by mobilizing US$ 252 million through the Humanitarian Response Plan.

UN agencies, NGOs and other partners will turn the response plan into action, complementing the activities of the Government and development agencies to address the underlying root causes of the vulnerability.

OCHA remains firmly committed to continue to support the Government of Haiti and humanitarian and development partners in their efforts to embrace a new way of working to overcome the humanitarian-development divide.

In this transition phase, the Humanitarian Country Team will focus on providing lifesaving aid and protection; strengthening the resilience of the people of Haiti to natural disasters; and supporting early recovery and sustainable livelihoods.

Ladies and gentlemen. The Government of Haiti, with the support of partners, has made great progress.

We have learned crucial lessons since Hurricane Matthew.

Drawing on these lessons, we have all made strides to increase the resilience of the Haitian people through better emergency preparedness and a greater focus on early recovery.

As the current chair of CARICOM, Haiti will lead efforts to build a regional partnership to reinforce preparedness and response to natural disasters.

But more needs to be done. By implementing the Humanitarian Response Plan, with the strong backing of donors and partners, we will be able to build a better future for Haiti’s most vulnerable people.

I would now like to invite his excellency the Permanent Representative of Haiti to the United Nations, to deliver his remarks.

Je vous en prie.

We are all Haitians today

Topix-Haiti - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:42

I AM A FIRST GENERATION IMMIGRANT. FROM A SHITHOLE. Yes, Taiwan in the early 70s was not nearly as much of a shithole as, say, Haiti is today.

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Haiti: Haiti: Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of 18 January 2018)

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:10
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Haiti

The Wall Street Journal: Trump administration shuts Haiti out of seasonal worker program

Topix-Haiti - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:55

Rule tightening follows end to humanitarian program that allowed tens of thousands of Haitians to live and work in U.S. A man removes the garbage in a flooded street in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The government notice cites high rates of fraud and abuse among Haitian recipients of the seasonal worker visas, and high rates of Haitians staying in the U.S. after their visas have expired.

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Haiti: How a Girl Named Rose Defeated Malnutrition in Haiti

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:23
Source: International Medical Corps Country: Haiti

Written by International Medical Corps Despite international commitment to end hunger once and for all, hundreds of millions of people still lack sufficient access to proper nutrition. The situation is particularly challenging in developing nations, where more than 13 percent of a countries’ total population go hungry.

Food insecurity is driven by various causes; conflict, climate change and slow economies all contribute. The consequences of undernutrition are grim and include impaired growth and development in children. This can lead to poor school performance and loss of productivity, as well as increased risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases and low wages later in life. Perhaps most worryingly, poor nutrition causes 45 percent of all deaths in children under age five.

In Haiti, where nearly 60 percent of the population lives in poverty, food insecurity is a long-standing challenge. Half of all Haitians are undernourished, and 100,000 Haitian children under five years of age suffer from acute malnutrition. Twenty-two percent of children in Haiti are stunted, or irreversibly short for their age.

With funding from the European Union, International Medical Corps provides lifesaving care to Haitian children like nearly three-year-old Rose, who weighed just over 22 pounds when her mother brought her to the health center in the remote mountain village of Foret des Pins.

Rose suffered from repeated fever and diarrhea, and despite her mother’s care and many attempts to get her to eat, Rose completely lacked an appetite. The toddler’s condition was clearly dire, and the medical team immediately admitted her to the center, where she received 24/7 treatment and medical care.

Slowly Rose slowly began to stabilize, much to the relief of her mother, who remained at her daughter’s side throughout treatment. With the goal of preventing malnutrition in the future, Rose’s mother was provided with training on how to keep her daughter healthy, including counselling on proper nutrition for infants and children and the importance of dietary diversity.

After finding her appetite once again and putting on some weight, Rose was finally discharged from inpatient care. Once her mother was provided with instruction on how to give the ready-to-use-therapeutic foods the medical team provided, Rose was able to return home to continue treatment surrounded by her family and community. To ensure Rose’s recovery, her mother brought her to the clinic for regular check-ups to monitor her progress.

Rose continued to improve and was discharged from outpatient treatment after six weeks.

Following her child’s treatment, Rose’s mother decided to join the Mother Club’s program on infant and young child feeding, where parents learn to help prevent, identify and break the cycle of undernourishment in their homes and communities so children can grow into healthy adults. She is also working in her community to raise awareness about undernutrition and assist with malnutrition screening. Training like this has the potential to strengthen an entire community, leaving it less exposed to the perils of malnutrition.

The result? Healthier and happier children like Rose, and a stronger community.

Half Empty-Half Full, Hispaniola Island

Topix-Haiti - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:35

Hispaniola, La EspaA ola, Island is located in the Caribbean island group, the Greater Antilles. Hispaniola is the 22nd-largest island in the world, the second largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba, and it is the eleventh most populous island in the world.

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World: Five migration trends to watch in 2018

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:26
Source: IRIN Country: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia, Czechia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Libya, Myanmar, Niger, Poland, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

Read more on IRIN

Man changes outlook while working in Haiti

Topix-Haiti - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:34

The Warren County native, who's been doing humanitarian work in Haiti since 2013, said that his experience there has changed not only his personal life but his worldview. "I'd never say anything to anyone.

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Haiti's suffering was imposed

Topix-Haiti - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:20

United States-based educator and activist Jesse Hagopian was in Haiti in 2010 when a devastating earthquake levelled much of the island, killing tens of thousands of people. In an article published at his I Am an Educator blog , slightly abridged below, he responds to US President Donald Trump's racist "shithole" comments about Haiti , describing how the Caribbean nation has been systematically impoverished by Western powers.

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