The humanitarian context in Haiti notably evolved in 2017. According to the IPC reports published in February and October 2017, the number of people living in food insecurity (crisis phase) decreased from 2.35 million to 1.32 million during these two periods. Displaced persons remaining in camps following the 2010 earthquake reduced from 46,691 in 31 camps to 37,667 in 26 camps. In addition, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance following Hurricane Matthew reduced from 1.4 million in October 2016 to 1 million in October 2017. The cumulative number of returnees and/or deportees from the Dominican Republic voluntarily registered at the border since July 2015 increased from 158,810 in December 2016 to 230,300 in October 2017. Finally, the number of suspected cholera cases recorded in 2017 decreased by 67% compared to 2016. These results, however, remain fragile because of the persistent humanitarian needs that can lead to the deterioration of the situation.
Published on 31 Dec 2017 — View Original
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