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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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With continuous support, storm-hit Haiti can make real and tangible progress – UNICEF

November 19, 2016
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With continuous support, storm-hit Haiti can make real and tangible progress – UNICEF

Following the passage of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, there are still children at risk in Haiti, and 600,000 are still in need of aid. Photo: UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne 18 November 2016 – In light of upcoming elections in Haiti – which recently suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew – the United Nations Children’s...
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Haiti: Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 21 (11 November 2016)

November 13, 2016
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Haiti: Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 21 (11 November 2016)

Report from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on 11 Nov 2016 — View Original Download PDF (228.03 KB) This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Team and covers the period from 9 to 11 November 2016. The...
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Haiti faces a ‘major food crisis’, its interim president says

November 13, 2016
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Haiti faces a ‘major food crisis’, its interim president says

11 November 2016 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Privert (in stripy shirt) toured some of the areas worst hit by Hurricane Matthew The international community is falling short in its commitment to Haiti’s recovery, the country’s interim President Jocelerme Privert says. Jocelerme Privert told the BBC that devastating losses from last month’s Hurricane...
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Haiti Opens a Drive to Vaccinate 820,000 as Cholera Flares

November 10, 2016
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Haiti Opens a Drive to Vaccinate 820,000 as Cholera Flares

By REUTERS NOV. 9, 2016 LES CAYES, Haiti — Haiti has begun a large-scale vaccination campaign to battle a cholera flare-up after Hurricane Matthew, but concerns remain about the country’s capacity for longer-term improvements to both water and sanitation infrastructure that are needed to help eradicate the disease. The vaccination campaign, which began this...
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NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY SPONSORED BY TIMBERLAND MAKES COMPELLING CASE FOR BRINGING COTTON FARMING BACK TO HAITI

November 9, 2016
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NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY SPONSORED BY TIMBERLAND MAKES COMPELLING CASE FOR BRINGING COTTON FARMING BACK TO HAITI

NEW FEASIBILITY STUDY SPONSORED BY TIMBERLAND MAKES COMPELLING CASE FOR BRINGING COTTON FARMING BACK TO HAITI Integrating cotton farming, tree planting and food security with a new enterprise model has potential to connect Haitian smallholder farmers to the global economy NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2016 – Today, the nonprofit Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA)...
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Incredible Rescue Team Helps Over 1,000 Animals Injured in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

November 8, 2016
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Incredible Rescue Team Helps Over 1,000 Animals Injured in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

In early October, Hurricane Mathew hit Haiti, leaving the country and its inhabitants in a state of despair. Often in times of natural disaster, people get the bulk of our attention and sympathy while animals get forgotten. One organization, however, shows us that animals and people are not disconnected when it comes to tragedies...
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Rebuilding after ‘apocalyptic’ hurricane a hit to Haiti’s struggling tourism market

November 6, 2016
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Rebuilding after ‘apocalyptic’ hurricane a hit to Haiti’s struggling tourism market

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com PORT-SALUT, Haiti The almond trees have been stripped bare, and the tropical palms and royal poincianas that once brought life to the now eroded seaside oasis are all but gone. The only thing familiar about the long stretch of Pointe-Sable beach in Haiti is its water, which is once more...
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L’argent de campagne sera utilisé pour acheter des semences pour les victimes du grand Sud

November 4, 2016
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L’argent de campagne sera utilisé pour acheter des semences pour les victimes du grand Sud

L’argent de campagne du candidat à la présidence du PHTK sera utilisé pour acheter 25 tonnes (60 milles livres) de semences de pois noir, maïs, giraumont et 100 milles plans de bananes pour venir en aide au secteur agricole des départements dévastés par l’ouragan Matthew, a confié Jovenel Moise. Critiqué concernant son effigie sur...
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NEW YORK TIMES: The Opinion Pages- Who Will Speak for Haiti’s Trees?

October 18, 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES: The Opinion Pages- Who Will Speak for Haiti’s Trees?

NEW YORK TIMES: The Opinion Pages By LAURENT DUBOISOCT. 17, 2016 A hillside near Kenscoff, Haiti, showing the effects of deforestation. Credit Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Durham, N.C. — Flying over the mountains into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a few years ago, I sat next to a volunteer taking her first trip to the...
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Dubai’s Emir flies more than £250,000 of aid to Haiti in his private jet

October 17, 2016
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Dubai’s Emir flies more than £250,000 of aid to Haiti in his private jet

Sheikh Mohammed donated 90 tonnes of emergency supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew Matt Payton United Arab Emirates’ Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Reuters The Emir of Dubai has flown £300,000 of emergency supplies to Haiti on his private jet. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum sent...
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The Herculean task facing Haiti

October 17, 2016
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The Herculean task facing Haiti

Washington Post Maniki Cadet, 67, works in a field removing dead banana trees and shoring up the foundations of others, near Les Cayes, Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 12. (Rebecca Blackwell/ASSOCIATED PRESS) By Editorial Board October 16 at 7:50 PM JEREMIE. LES CAYES. PORT-SALUT. These Haitian towns, blasted and shattered by Hurricane Matthew,...
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Bill Clinton’s Trade Policies Destroyed Haitian Rice Farming, Now Haiti Faces Post-Hurricane Famine

October 14, 2016
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Farrakhan excoriates CLINTON for Ending Haiti’s Chicken and rice production in this video. In 2010, former President Bill Clinton publicly apologized for forcing Haiti to drop tariffs on imported subsidized U.S. rice during his time in office. It wiped out rice farming, seriously damaging Haiti’s ability to be self-sufficient. “It may have been good for...
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U.S. Southern Command sending troops to Haiti for disaster relief

October 6, 2016
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U.S. Southern Command sending troops to Haiti for disaster relief

U.S. Southern Command is sending troops to Haiti to provide relief as Hurricane Matthew tears a path through the Caribbean towards the United States. SOUTHCOM head Adm. Kurt Tidd announced late Wednesday afternoon that he dispatched Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle to Port au Prince, Haiti, to launch Joint Task Force Matthew, aimed at kick-starting...
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U.S. Sends Marines to Haiti as Florida Braces for Hurricane Matthew

October 6, 2016
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U.S. Sends Marines to Haiti as Florida Braces for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, the category 4 storm that barrelled through the Caribbean with 145-mile-per-hour winds and left at least 108 Haitians dead over the past two days, is now headed for the southeastern coast of the United States. “The whole southern coast of Haiti, from the town of Les Cayes to Tiburon, is devastated,” Pierre-Louis...
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‘Nowhere to go,’ shellshock in devastated Haitian port- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 6, 2016
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‘Nowhere to go,’ shellshock in devastated Haitian port- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

People walk in a flooded area after Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares By Makini Brice | LES CAYES, Haiti Huddled in shelters since Hurricane Matthew brought screaming winds through the Haitian port town of Les Cayes, dazed residents emerged on Wednesday to find streets under water and...
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MICHEL MARTELLY IN IMMEDIATE ACTION AS HURRICANE MATTHEW HITS HIS PEOPLE

October 6, 2016
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MICHEL MARTELLY IN IMMEDIATE ACTION AS HURRICANE MATTHEW HITS HIS PEOPLE

October 4, 2016 Ex-President Michel Martelly, with his team, was in immediate action even as Hurricane Matthew was still in motion across Haiti. They were busy distributing needed material to areas hit by the giant storm. We were lucky not to lose more people. The devastation was still widespread as buildings were destroyed or...
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Florida Governor: State Could Be Facing ‘Biggest Evacuation Ever’ With Hurricane Matthew

October 5, 2016
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Florida Governor: State Could Be Facing ‘Biggest Evacuation Ever’ With Hurricane Matthew

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and nearly 2 million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the U.S. hasn’t seen in more than a decade. Matthew was a dangerous and life-threatening Category...
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Carrier George Washington Leaving Tuesday for Anticipated Hurricane Matthew Relief Mission; Amphib Mesa Verde, Hospital Ship Comfort to Follow

October 5, 2016
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Carrier George Washington Leaving Tuesday for Anticipated Hurricane Matthew Relief Mission; Amphib Mesa Verde, Hospital Ship Comfort to Follow

By: Sam LaGrone October 4, 2016 1:31 PM • Updated: October 5, 2016 2:08 AM NOAA Image THE PENTAGON — Ahead of an anticipated disaster relief mission in Haiti, the U.S. Navy is sending to sea aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. to await orders to head South, two...
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