WFP Special Operation: Logistics and Telecommunications Augmentation and Coordination in Response to the Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Additional Allocation

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On 4 October, Haiti was hit by a category 4 Hurricane, which severely affected 2.1 million people – among which 1.4 million are in need of emergency assistance. Reports revealed major material damages and important livestock and crop losses up to 80%-100% in certain regions. WFP has planned to assist 806’000 people during 3 months, but the emergency response suffers which a 57% shortfall in funding (over USD 48 million) and its Special Operation designed to provide logistic support to the delivery of the response particularly for hard to reach communities in the mountainous parts where assistance has to be airlifted and is only 50% funded.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Assistance matérielle
05.10.2016 - 25.02.2017
CHF  300’000
Contexte Category 4 Hurricane Matthew violently struck southwestern Haiti (Grande-Anse and Sud departments) on 4 October causing the largest humanitarian emergency in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and wave surges also affected Nippes, Ile de la Gonâve, Sud-Est, Artibonite and Nord-Ouest departments. Nearly 1.4 million people are in need of some type of immediate assistance.  According to the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC), there are over 175,000 evacuees in hundreds of shelters, and about 550 reported deaths. In the mountainous parts of Sud department, there are approx.100’000 suffering a particularly severe food insecurity and their remote locations mean that they cannot be reached with material assistance otherwise than through cost intensive airlifting. On 5th October WPF has set up a Special Operation (SO) to provide strategic logistic support for its own emergency operation and to the wider humanitarian community.
Objectifs This Special Operation is intended to prevent and alleviate gaps and bottlenecks in the humanitarian logistics response and provide an uninterrupted supply of lifesaving and life-sustaining goods and services to those affected.
Groupes cibles Victims of the hurricane in rural and urban areas, most of whom living in hard hit Grande Anse Peninsula.
Effets à moyen terme Enhance coordination, predictability, timeliness and efficiency of the emergency logistics response through Logistics Working Group. Support the delivery of humanitarian aid to affected population by augmenting the logistics capacity.

Principaux résultats attendus:  

  • Logistics augmentation including: strategic airlifts (with 2 helicopters) and other air and sea cargo services, temporary inter-agency storage and cargo reception facilities and assessments for emergency road and bridge repairs for access.
  • Logistics coordination, GIS mapping and information management for the logistics response.
  • Provision of emergency telecommunications required for the humanitarian community to respond to the crisis.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

From 8 October to 15 November, WFP has reached 520’000 with a total of 5,400 metric tons of food, making use of 23 trucks, 2 vessels and 2 helicopters. 

To date, over 890 passengers and 118 mt of cargo have been transported to 18 different locations on behalf of thirty-eight organisations

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Programme alimentaire mondial

Autres partenaires

Members of the logistics Working Group as well as NGOs (i.e. Oxfam, CESVI, ASVI), UN and the Red Cross Movement willing to resort to the logistics, transport and communication facilities.

WFP will work closely with the DPC and MINUSTAH.

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs WFP Haiti will establish partnerships for the hurricane response with government institutions and NGOs at central and local levels.
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    300’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    300’000
Phases du projet Phase 58 18.03.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Completed) Phase 46 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 45 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 44 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 43 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 42 05.10.2016 - 25.02.2017   (Completed)

Phase 39 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 38 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 37 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 36 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 35 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 33 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 29 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 28 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed) Phase 26 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)