Title

Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report No. 1

Author Information

OCHA

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Natural Disasters

Keywords

Haiti, earthquake, UN, OCHA, situation report, infrastructure damage, affected persons, missing persons

Description

Per the UN System in Haiti, 650,000 people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance in the three most affected departments (Sud, Grand'Anse and Nippes). Agriculture and related livelihoods have been hard hit in affected areas, threatening to exacerbate food security in a country where 4.4 million people – nearly 40 per cent of the population – were already acutely food-insecure. Some of the most affected areas, such as the Nippes department, have already been struggling with the negative consequences of cyclical droughts and soil erosion in recent years, likely pushing many to resort to negative coping mechanisms as they lack the capacity to deal with the latest crisis.

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Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report No. 1

Per the UN System in Haiti, 650,000 people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance in the three most affected departments (Sud, Grand'Anse and Nippes). Agriculture and related livelihoods have been hard hit in affected areas, threatening to exacerbate food security in a country where 4.4 million people – nearly 40 per cent of the population – were already acutely food-insecure. Some of the most affected areas, such as the Nippes department, have already been struggling with the negative consequences of cyclical droughts and soil erosion in recent years, likely pushing many to resort to negative coping mechanisms as they lack the capacity to deal with the latest crisis.