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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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Tackling one-tenth of Haitian deaths and helping the environment-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2017
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Tackling one-tenth of Haitian deaths and helping the environment-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

It sounds almost too good to be true: a single development investment that tackles one of Haiti’s biggest death-tolls and at the same time combats deforestation and pollution. That is what one contribution to the Haiti Priorise project suggests. While some depictions show Haiti to be almost entirely deforested, recent work finds that up...
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UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

March 11, 2017
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UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m...
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Failed policies in Haiti fuel a post-hurricane food crisis

March 7, 2017
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Failed policies in Haiti fuel a post-hurricane food crisis

The church’s roof peeled off an hour before dawn, killing three of the villagers sheltering under it and forcing the rest into a flooded field where they sat hand-in-hand waiting for the hurricane to pass. The next morning, they took stock. Most people had lost their homes, livestock and all their crops. Hurricane Matthew,...
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Hurricane Matthew: UN seeks backing for $2.7bn Haiti recovery plan- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 7, 2017
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Hurricane Matthew: UN seeks backing for $2.7bn Haiti recovery plan- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By: James Richards 7 Mar 17 The United Nations has called for $2.7bn to support the recovery of Haiti, which suffered widespread damage during Hurricane Matthew six months ago. The call comes as the 5th Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas conference opens in Montreal, Canada, later today. Robert Glasser, the...
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Haiti’s Charms and Challenges Keep Former Habitat Exec Mrs. Blake Motivated- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 3, 2017
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Haiti’s Charms and Challenges Keep Former Habitat Exec Mrs. Blake Motivated- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 2, 2017 | Phil BoltonMadam Sonia at the Love A Child Miracle Village in Haiti holding leaves from a Moringa tree often called the ‘Miracle Tree’ for providing numerous health benefits. Elizabeth Blake with Marbury Rainer, who introduced her at the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon.Haiti never seems to be far from Elizabeth...
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Haiti – FLASH : Venezuela becomes the poorest country, ahead of Haiti

February 19, 2017
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Haiti – FLASH : Venezuela becomes the poorest country, ahead of Haiti

While Haiti had occupied for many years the first place of the ranking of countries, as the poorest of the hemisphere, now it is dethroned by Venezuela of this first position unenviable. Indeed, the Venezuelan national survey conducted in Venezuela in 2016 on the living conditions of Venezuelan households confirms that Venezuela has become...
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‘Kombit’ Documents the Struggle to Reforest Haiti (Film Review)

February 1, 2017
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‘Kombit’ Documents the Struggle to Reforest Haiti (Film Review)

http://planetsave.com January 31st, 2017 by Kyle Field We were recently treated to a preview screening of the film “Kombit” which unpacks the work being done by way of a partnership between the non-profit “Smallholder Farmers Alliance” and the Timberland company in Haiti. Haiti has a major issue with deforestation with over 98% of the...
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A Phoenix Rising in Haiti

February 1, 2017
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A Phoenix Rising in Haiti

Smallholder farmers throughout the southwestern region of Haiti have risen up to begin rebuilding following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew last October. One image taken last Friday captures the spirit of this vast enterprise as a farmer (below) works on a new tree nursery next to a giant breadfruit tree felled by the...
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Big Ten universities apply agricultural know-how to help Haiti

January 31, 2017
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Big Ten universities apply agricultural know-how to help Haiti

Kurt Stepnitz In 2016, Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc upon the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean islands. A Category 5 storm, Matthew’s effects were felt as far north as the Canada. Some of Matthew’s worst devastation, however, was visited upon the poor and vulnerable nation of Haiti. The problems facing Haiti are complex and manifold, and...
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Pervasive charcoal trade getting major rethink in Haiti

January 31, 2017
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Pervasive charcoal trade getting major rethink in Haiti

MANICHE, Haiti –  Pungent wood smoke wafts daily across the hinterlands of Haiti’s southern peninsula, where villagers stack smoldering wood beneath dirt mounds to make the charcoal that nearly all the urban households in the country use to cook every meal. For decades, authorities and development workers have denounced such rural charcoal makers for...
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Massive distribution of building materials, three months after Matthew

January 23, 2017
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Massive distribution of building materials, three months after Matthew

MSF.ORG Jeanty Junior Augustin Distribution of aid packages by MSF in the most remote areas of Jérémie and Cayes After providing urgent medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launches a building materials distribution campaign to benefit 10,000 families living in the remote mountains of Sud-Ouest, the island region most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew....
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Partnership Bringing Electricity to Haiti Orphanage

December 28, 2016
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Partnership Bringing Electricity to Haiti Orphanage

AUSTIN — Freedom Solar Power and ABC Home & Commercial Services teamed up to bring a 100 percent sustainable off-grid solar system to an orphanage in Haiti that does not have electricity. The orphanage was built by nonprofit A Child’s Hope. Raleigh Jenkins, president of ABC Home & Commercial Services in Houston, is the...
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The Farmers, Engineers, and Health Workers Helping Rebuild Haiti After Matthew

December 28, 2016
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The Farmers, Engineers, and Health Workers Helping Rebuild Haiti After Matthew

Mary Stokes We visited the most affected region to see how communities are recovering after the storm on October 4th, 2016. Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated the southern provinces of Haiti, rebuilding efforts are underway. In some areas, shiny new corrugated steel panels glimmer under the sun where the hurricane stripped away roofs....
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Sowing seeds of hope for Haiti’s future

December 20, 2016
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Sowing seeds of hope for Haiti’s future

“I’ve seen good intentions among the NGOs,” Daniel Tillias said of the thousands of foreign non-governmental organizations that work in his home country of Haiti — so many that some Haitians refer to their country as the “NGO Republic of Haiti.” “I cannot imagine they would come here with the desire to create a...
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First Steps Towards Farm Recovery in Haiti

December 20, 2016
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First Steps Towards Farm Recovery in Haiti

Last Friday my colleague Timote Georges and I were in the southwest of Haiti meeting with leaders representing the 1,200 farm families that we are assisting to start farming again following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew on October 4th. Hugh Locke and Timote Georges (second and third from left) meeting with representatives of...
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Shipping containers arrive for Marietta City Schools’ Haiti project

December 17, 2016
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Shipping containers arrive for Marietta City Schools’ Haiti project

Mary Kate McGowan MARIETTA — After three years of planning and preliminary work, Marietta School District’s engineering pipeline’s project will now become a reality. Thursday afternoon, trucks delivered six shipping containers to Marietta High School that kindergarten to 12th-grade students will transform into a sustainable lab. “We’ll begin to now have a dedicated space...
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Emergency seed distributions help Haitian farmers grow for winter harvest

December 7, 2016
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Emergency seed distributions help Haitian farmers grow for winter harvest

Men and women line up to receive bags of planting seeds in Jeremie, Grand’Anse Department, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew. © FAO Hurricane Matthew struck blow to agriculture, 1.4 million people in need of food assistance 6 December 2016, Rome− With little time to lose to secure a winter harvest...
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These heart-wrenching photos show what life after Hurricane Matthew is like in Haiti

November 19, 2016
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These heart-wrenching photos show what life after Hurricane Matthew is like in Haiti

Photos By Sarah L. Voisin. Writer Nick Kirkpatrick November 17 Nicole Duce, 43, holds her 5-month-old daughter, Fridzadora Loga, in the badly hit town of Port-Salut, Haiti. Eight people live in the shack, which was constructed after the hurricane destroyed their original home. Two children in the family were killed in the storm. (Sarah...
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Haitian cacao farmers scramble to get their ‘success story’ back on track

November 19, 2016
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Haitian cacao farmers scramble to get their ‘success story’ back on track

PRI The World November 18, 2016 · 4:00 PM EST By Amy Bracken Members of the cacao co-op CAUD (Coopérative Agricol Union Développment) spread cacao beans out in the sun to dry in Dame Marie, Haiti. Credit:Amy Bracken If you’re into chocolate, and you’ve shopped at Whole Foods in the last couple of months,...
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