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‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti

May 24, 2017
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‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti

A child is screened for malnutrition in a mobile clinic in Les Anglais, on the western coast of Haiti’s southern peninsula. (Credit: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation) Health experts say the international community has turned a blind eye to widespread food insecurity in Haiti, where communities across nearly every region of the island are approaching risk of famine. In March,...
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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

May 21, 2017
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Single mosquito bite might be enough to transmit multiple viruses, study finds

Mosquito bites aren’t just a nuisance but can be a serious public health threat as seen during the mosquito-borne Zika outbreak that spread through much of the globe last year. A new study published today in the Nature Communications journal reports that mosquitoes might be even more adept at spreading disease than previously thought....
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Haiti agency says 5 dead from recent downpours

May 19, 2017
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Haiti agency says 5 dead from recent downpours

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Downpours in Haiti have caused rivers to burst their banks and resulted in at least five deaths in recent days. Haiti’s civil protection agency announced Thursday that four people have been swept away trying to cross rain-swollen rivers. The deaths include a 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman whose bodies were...
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Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Volume to Reach 112.6 Metric Tons (MT) by 2024 – TMR

May 17, 2017
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Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Volume to Reach 112.6 Metric Tons (MT) by 2024 – TMR

ALBANY, New York, May 16, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — ALBANY, New York, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Transparency Market Research (TMR) delivers key insights on the global vetiver oil market in its upcoming outlook titled, “Haitian Vetiver Oil Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2016 – 2024″....
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – NO A DROP TO DRINK

May 13, 2017
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – NO A DROP TO DRINK

There is no shortage of water in Haiti. Yet, everywhere on the island, Haitians travel for miles to get water, pay dearly for it if they can find it, and sometimes die on their journey to collect it, like so many antelopes snatched by predators on their way to drink. How does a thing...
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President Jovenel Moïse distributes tractors

May 10, 2017
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President Jovenel Moïse distributes tractors

Friday, during his second visit to Maissade (Central Department) in less than 8 days, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Deputy Romel Baugé (Commune of Maissade), of the Deputy and President of the Lower House Cholzer Chancy (Ennery), and Senator of the Center, Willot Joseph, proceeded to the handing of thirty tractors to farmers of the...
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Former Vikings Jack Brewer, Byron Chamberlain Give Back to Haitian Community

May 9, 2017
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Former Vikings Jack Brewer, Byron Chamberlain Give Back to Haitian Community

Photos by Karston Tannis Jack Brewer has long-enjoyed spending time giving back in Haiti, but bringing along former Vikings teammate Byron Chamberlain made his most recent trip that much more special. Brewer (2002-03) and Chamberlain (2001-02) recently returned from a Global Ambassadors tour to the Caribbean country. While the trip marked Chamberlain’s first to...
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Costs and Benefits of Improving Rice Yields for Farmers in Haiti

May 6, 2017
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Costs and Benefits of Improving Rice Yields for Farmers in Haiti

By Alex Russell At one time, rice farmers in Haiti could meet demand for all Haitians. Today, national rice production accounts for less than one-fifth of consumption. Increasing the amount of rice farmers can grow could be key to reducing poverty and improving food security in Haiti, especially among the 1.6 million people who...
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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather

April 28, 2017
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Haiti and Dominican Republic – Severe Weather

Download PDF (614.06 KB) Situation Heavy rain has been affecting the Central Caribbean islands over the past few weeks, causing floods and landslides. In Haiti, the South, South-East, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments are the most affected. According to local authorities, 10 000 houses have been damaged and 350 000 people are affected in the...
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Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

April 28, 2017
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Downpours ruin spring harvest in beleaguered southwest Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Officials say flooding in southwest Haiti has wiped out much of the beleaguered region’s spring harvest. Days of rain triggered flooding across southwest Haiti, drowning crops and causing at least four deaths in the area that was overwhelmed by Hurricane Matthew last year. The head of Haiti’s U.N. Office for...
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Partners in Agriculture plans new facility, continues fight against hunger in Haiti

April 26, 2017
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Partners in Agriculture plans new facility, continues fight against hunger in Haiti

For 18 years, Greenville’s Gillaine and Charles Warne have grown food and taught sustainable agriculture in Haiti to eliminate malnutrition. Now they’re feeding thousands with three farms, a family security program, and a vocational school. In 1999, Gillaine Warne made her first trip to Haiti’s Central Plateau through Christ Episcopal Church after Father Fritz...
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How Agricultural Priorities Could Help Haiti

April 24, 2017
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How Agricultural Priorities Could Help Haiti

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Haitian economy, and one of the most important priorities for the new president. Millions of Haitians depend on the land, so it makes sense to examine how to expand the rural economy. The research project Haiti Priorise is releasing new research papers on agricultural priorities. Along with a...
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Farmers Plant Millions of Trees in Haiti

April 18, 2017
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Farmers Plant Millions of Trees in Haiti

Following an extensive tour of pubic screenings, “Kombit: The Cooperative” is now available for free on YouTube. Check out this uplifting story of how small-scale family farmers planted 5 million trees in Haiti: This documentary film by Found Object tells the story of how the Smallholder Farmers Alliance came into being through an innovative partnership...
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FRIENEMIES – THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI

April 13, 2017
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FRIENEMIES – THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI

MICHAEL COLLINS – April 13, 2017 When  searching for possible  Intellectual Authors behind  THE ROCKS OF ARCAHAIE,  there are many. Near the top of the list must be the Dominican Republic. We share this island with the Dominican Republic and should work, as partners, to make life better for all. Of course, this is...
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Civil society groups against mining in Haiti

April 6, 2017
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Civil society groups against mining in Haiti

(Photo: CMC) PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Civil society organisations here have called on the new Haitian government to abandon plans for allowing for the exploitation of metal mining in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. In a statement, the civil society groups, including the Platform of Haitian Human Rights Organizations (POHDH), the...
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Hurricane Matthew – Six months on

April 4, 2017
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Hurricane Matthew – Six months on

from CBM Published on 02 Apr 2017 — Six months after Hurricane Matthew, CBM response is ensuring that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives. Most powerful storm in ten years On 4 Oct 2016, Haiti was hit by the most powerful...
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Tour of Moïse of projects in progress of the Artibonite Valley

April 1, 2017
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Tour of Moïse of projects in progress of the Artibonite Valley

Haiti Libre: Thursday, President Jovenel Moïse made a tour of the Artibonite Valley to assess the progress of the rehabilitation and cleaning works of canals in various communes in the department. Accompanied by, among others, Senator Carl Murat Cantave, Franco Jean Pierre, Director General of the Development Agency of the Artibonite Valley (ODVA) and...
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‘One 17 Challenge’ underway

March 26, 2017
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‘One 17 Challenge’ underway

Third annual fund raiser for Project 117 puts 17 participants to the test Alyx Arnett Jeffrey Bennett had the smells of rice and beans wafting through his dental office, Bennett & Jones Dental Care, last week as he took the rice and beans challenge. Last Monday through Friday, that’s all he ate all week...
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