Hurricane Matthew that hit the Caribbean in October 2016 has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. This is at a time when the country already faces an increase in the number of cholera cases, and severe food insecurity and malnutrition. UN needs help from the private sector to provide humanitarian relief and recovery in Haiti.
The Ministry of Interior and Local collectivities of Haiti through the Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) and the National Emergency Operations Center (COUN) is coordinating the overall response. At the departmental level, the Departmental Emergency Operations Centers (COUDs) are the lead coordination entities. To fulfil their role at the fullest extent, the COUN and COUDs will be strengthened with additional capacity.
$1.6 million is required to support 102 humanitarian partners at field and national levels. Priority Actions include:
1. Strengthen humanitarian coordination mechanisms and strategies required at national and local level to respond to hurricane-related emergency needs.
2. Strengthen support to the Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) and the National Emergency Operations Center (COUN).