Haiti – News : Zapping…
Storm Laura : death of a 10-year-old girl
“According to preliminary reports received, a 10-year-old girl died after a tree fell on a house in downtown Anse-à-Pitres. The process of evacuating high-risk areas is continuing with the support of local authorities,” informs the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC)
Special storm :
Intervention operations capacities :
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is coordinating with humanitarian partners to draw up the updated map of operational capacities, in preparation for a possible response. Pre-positioned stocks, including food and non-food items, are available in risk areas, including masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The World Health Organization (WHO) deployed teams on Saturday in the departments of North and South and pre-position medical kits. Transport and storage services are available to support a possible response.
Assessment of the situation :
The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) helicopter will be available from Sunday, depending on weather conditions, to assess the situation.
The DGPC and its partners are planning a joint helicopter assessment mission on Monday. Other partners have teams waiting for possible assessment missions
Towards the closure of schools :
The Ministry of Education is considering the possible closure of schools that also serve as emergency shelters. Emergency evacuation coordinators are on standby across the country and are also tasked with overseeing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in emergency shelters (such as face masks and wash point facilities hands).
Cap-Haitien prepares for the arrival of Laura :
The city of Cap-Haitien is preparing for the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Laura. Therefore, the Municipal administration appeals to people living in risk areas, where there may be landslides and floods, to remain vigilant and to listen to weather reports and messages from the authorities.
Towards the opening of binational markets 6 days a week
As part of the post-Covid-19 stimulus measures, the new Dominican Minister of Agriculture, Limber Cruz said this week “We will strengthen trade with Haiti, our closest trading partner, by opening up border markets until 6 or 7 days a week”
Reopening of the DNL game library
The National Book Directorate is pleased to announce the reopening of its game library to the general public, from Monday, August 24, 2020. On the menu, associative cultural equipment, toys, board games, exercise games (symbolic and assemblies), rules, and play areas, will be available to the general public, members of the game library, in particular children who will be welcomed and trained. N.B. : Wearing a mask remains compulsory in DNL spaces.