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Haiti - Humanitarian : About 2,7 billion gourdes of assistance from Europe, for Haiti
30/04/2016 09:52:27

Haiti - Humanitarian : About 2,7 billion gourdes of assistance from Europe, for Haiti
Due to multiple humanitarian crises that continue to affect Haiti, the European Union has decided to increase its support to Haiti in 2016 by deploying 21,4 million € of humanitarian assistance (ie 1,508,651,422 gourdes - InforEuro at 25/04/2016) to fight against food and nutrition insecurity, cholera and the migration crisis and 17 million € (1,198,461,410 gourdes - InforEuro at 25/04/2016) of development assistance deployed to strengthen the response to food and nutrition insecurity in the medium and long term.

Humanitarian aid 21.4 million € :
This new funding will enable the European Union and its humanitarian partners to improve the food security of the most affected households by the prolonged drought, worsened by the influence of the "El Niño"

12.2 million € to food needs and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians;
3 million to strengthen the nutritional management capabilities in the areas most at risk;
1.5 million euros to prepare to drought affecting the Lower Northwest, Upper Artibonite and the South East.

These humanitarian resources also will allow to continue the fight against the cholera that registered in 2015, 36,045 new cases an increase of 24% compared to the previous year [Haiti Cholera Response Fact Sheet, United Nations in Haiti, 2015 (Data From January 1st To December 31st]

This increase in cases justified the mobilization of €4.3 million (including an additional envelope of 200,000€) to assist 1.5 million people in rural areas to better protect themselves against this disease.

Finally, the EU allocates 400,000 euros for immediate assistance to the most vulnerable, repatriated or deported from the Dominican Republic.

Development aid of 17 million € :
In order to link emergency humanitarian response to sustainable development initiatives, an amount of 17 million € of aid will be deployed in several departments in Haiti to strengthen the response to food and nutrition insecurity in the medium and long term. Funded projects will emphasize all necessary measures to sustainably improve the resilience of vulnerable populations to climate hazards such as drought which has hit hard the past two years.

The Ambassadors of the European Union in Haiti, Vincent Degert, declared "Today the European Union sends a new strong message of solidarity with the Haitian people by deploying a total of over 38 million € for the most vulnerable affected by food insecurity, cholera or migration crisis. Response actions for emergencies are closely articulated to initiatives of the European Union for sustainable and inclusive development of Haiti. This allows us to ensure the relay with emergency operations, by registering us in a vision in the longer term."

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