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Haiti - Politic : Expertise France settles durably in Haiti

haitilibre - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00

Antonio Rodrigue, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of France in Haiti, Mrs. Elisabeth Beton Delègue, signed on January 11 an agreement relating to the establishment in Haiti of Expertise France, the French Agency...

10 Principles Toward More Sharing and Less Sprawl

Planetzine - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
A manifesto for street livability, health, and humanity in the era of driverless cars.

iciHaiti - Politic : Advocacy for a Haitian diplomacy at the service of the Nation

haitilibre - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:44

The speaker Me Richadson Louius, expert in International Relations and Director of the Haitian Center for International Relations for Development appealed for Haiti to regain its place on the international scene...

Sudan: Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin | Issue 01 | 1 – 14 January 2018

UN OCHA maps - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:25
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan

HIGHLIGHTS

• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.

• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.

• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.

• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.

• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.

FIGURES 2017

# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO) 4.8 million

# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO) 3 million GAM caseload (2017 HNO) 2.2 million

South Sudanese refugees - total (Pre-2013 (Post-2013 (31 Dec 2017) 772,715 352,462) 420,253)

Other refugees and asylum seekers, UNHCR (30 June 2017) 167,784

FUNDING

365 .4 million US$ received in 2017

45.4% funded (FTS, as of 31 Dec 2017)

The government’s Voluntary Return and Resettlement Commission (VRRC)—with the support of a national NGO Manal—has facilitated the return of a group of some 500 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs)—about 2,500 people—to return to their Turba village, near El Malam town in Alwehda locality, in South Darfur. The IDPs had been hosted 40 km away in Shangil Tobay IDP camp, in North Darfur. In December, their leadership had informed a government delegation visiting Shangil Tobay of their interest in returning to their home village, said a report from VRRC.

Also in December, the same government delegation visited Turba village—the return area—and met with local authorities and the neighbouring community, who expressed their willingness to receive the returnees.

The returnees were provided with cereal, blankets, mats, 195 plastic sheets and 90 tents at Turba village. A mission led by the VRRC, supported by the Recovery, Return and Reintegration (RRR) sector, will be conducted soon to assess the conditions of return and to be better informed on Government and communities plans for the area which will ensure the sustainability of the return

Syrian Arab Republic: Syria - Ein Issa IDP Camp General Infrastructure as of November 2017

Relief Web Maps - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:21
Source: REACH Initiative Country: Syrian Arab Republic

Haiti - FLASH : Haiti 3rd worst country in the world in terms of access to electricity

haitilibre - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:17

In the latest report The Spectator Index published this week, Haiti is ranked for the year 2017, as the 3rd worst country in the world out of 137 countries in terms of access to electricity...

[WATCH] Haitian temporary workers no longer eligible for US visas - Eyewitness News

Haiti environment - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:16

[WATCH] Haitian temporary workers no longer eligible for US visas
Eyewitness News
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5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics - WTVA

Security Situation - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:56

5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics
WTVA
The Department of Homeland Security is expected to kick Haiti off a list of countries eligible for the temporary permits because of "high levels of fraud and abuse and a high rate of overstaying" when the visas end. This raises eyebrows because it ...

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5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics - WTVA

Haiti environment - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:56

5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics
WTVA
Haitians will be barred from getting temporary agricultural and seasonal visas. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to kick Haiti off a list of countries eligible for the temporary permits because of "high levels of fraud and abuse and a ...

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5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics - CNN

Haiti environment - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:52

CNN

5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics
CNN
Haitians will be barred from getting temporary agricultural and seasonal visas. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to kick Haiti off a list of countries eligible for the temporary permits because of "high levels of fraud and abuse and a ...

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5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics - CNN

Security Situation - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:52

CNN

5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics
CNN
Haitians will be barred from getting temporary agricultural and seasonal visas. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to kick Haiti off a list of countries eligible for the temporary permits because of "high levels of fraud and abuse and a ...

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5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics - WTHITV.com

Haiti environment - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:44

5 things for January 18: Shutdown, Bannon, Haiti, laundry pods, Olympics
WTHITV.com
Haitians will be barred from getting temporary agricultural and seasonal visas. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to kick Haiti off a list of countries eligible for the temporary permits because of "high levels of fraud and abuse and a ...

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Haiti - Diplomacy : 2 new ambassadors accredited in Haiti

haitilibre - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:37

Yesterday Wednesday, the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, received the credentials of two new ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary accredited in Haiti...

iciHaiti - Politic : Towards the finalization of the National Spatial Planning Scheme

haitilibre - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:11

Tuesday, the Directorate of Spatial Planning, Local and Regional Development of the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation launched the first work of finalization of the National Spatial Planning Scheme...

Ophelia Dahl: We Face Down Disasters, Man Made And Natural, By Standing Together - WBUR

haiti earthquake - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:06

WBUR

Ophelia Dahl: We Face Down Disasters, Man Made And Natural, By Standing Together
WBUR
Volunteers left Haiti with far more than they offered the earthquake's victims. The perseverance and dignity of Haiti's people, in the face of unceasing racism, injustice and violence, has strengthened many leaders in the U.S.'s own battles for justice ...

Days After 'Shithole' Controversy, Trump Administration Bans Haiti From Applying for Low-Skilled Work Visa - Newsweek

Security Situation - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:06

Newsweek

Days After 'Shithole' Controversy, Trump Administration Bans Haiti From Applying for Low-Skilled Work Visa
Newsweek
Following reports that President Donald Trump referred to several countries, including Haiti, as "shitholes" (reports the president partially denied), on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now barred people from the Caribbean ...
Haiti, Belize, Samoa No Longer Eligible for Temporary US Work VisasVoice of America
Trump to ban Haitian immigrants after alleged 'shithole' slurNew York Post
DHS to block Haitians from temporary visasCNN
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Haiti - FLASH : No longer H-2A and H-2B visa for Haiti

haitilibre - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:45

The Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States of America has determined, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, that...

South Sudan: South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 01 | 18 January 2018

UN OCHA maps - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:39
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.

• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.

• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.

• As part of the ongoing cholera response, health partners have deployed cholera vaccines to complement traditional prevention strategies in highrisk locations.

FIGURES

No. of Internally Displaced People 1.9 million

No. of refugees in neighboring countries 2.0 million

No. of people food insecure (Jan-March 2018) 5.1 million

FUNDING (2017)

$1.17 billion funding received in 2017*

71% of appeal funding received in 2017

$1.6 billion requirements for South Sudan 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan

700,000 South Sudanese fled as refugees in 2017

Conflict, hunger and disease, among other factors, forced nearly 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017, the latest refugee data shows. More than 70 per cent of those fled in the first half of 2017, which saw multiple military offensives in Upper Nile, Jonglei, and the Greater Equatoria region.
Nearly 4 million people – about one in three South Sudanese - have been displaced, including more than 1.9 million internally displaced and over 2.0 million who have fled as refugees to neighbouring Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Tens of thousands crossed into Uganda in the first half of 2017 following increased hostilities in East, Central, and Western Equatoria. Uganda now hosts over one million South Sudanese refugees; of those more than 85 per cent are women and children. The number of South Sudanese living in six refugee camps in northern Uganda rose to 1.03 million in October, but dropped to 986,000 by the end of December.

Others crossed to Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR), which are hosts to more than million South Sudanese refugees. Families crossing the border have cited the security situation, hunger, and disease as the primary driving factors. The number of South Sudanese forced to leave their country in 2017 is slightly lower than the 760,000 people who left in 2016.

According to partners in the region, security concerns were mainly fueled by fear of indiscriminate killings, ethnically motivated attacks, torture, looting and burning of homes, and forced recruitment of young people by armed groups in South Sudan. Many travelled on foot for several days through the bush, afraid of militant groups and roadblocks on main roads to the border.

The situation in South Sudan remains dire, over four years after fighting broke out in December 2013. Between February and June 2017, famine was declared in parts of Unity, mainly driven by conflict and a collapsing economy, according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). The food security analysis model projected in its October report that nearly half of the population – 5.1 million people – will not have enough to eat, between January and March 2018. The spread of diseases such as cholera, malaria, and kala-azar are compounding the situation.

Donald Trump administration ends programme allowing Haitians to enter US on low-skilled worker visas - The Independent

Security Situation - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:28

The Independent

Donald Trump administration ends programme allowing Haitians to enter US on low-skilled worker visas
The Independent
Donald Trump's administration has announced it is ending a programme permitting Haitians to enter the US on low-skilled worker visas, a measure introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama after the Caribbean nation was struck by a devastating earthquake ...

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