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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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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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