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Humanity’s global battle with mosquitoes

March 30, 2014
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Humanity’s global battle with mosquitoes

By Lizzie Crouch and Paula McGrath Health check, BBC World Service Yellow fever mosquito All over the world we cannot escape mosquito bites – and the diseases they carry. MOSQUITO FACTS Mosquito-borne diseases result in the deaths of a million people every year Only a few hundred of the species bite humans The females...
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Families Going Hungry as Drought Hits Haiti

March 28, 2014
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Families Going Hungry as Drought Hits Haiti

BOMBARDOPOLIS, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he must turn to work...
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Drought in Haiti ravages crops for farmers

March 28, 2014
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Drought in Haiti ravages crops for farmers

By Associated Press, Published: March 27 BOMBARDOPOLIS, Haiti — Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children. To earn a little money, he...
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FAMINE THREATENS NORTHWEST AS UN DISTRIBUTES FOOD… MANY PEASANTS HAVE ALREADY EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS AND HAVE NOTHING TO PLANT… GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIND CORN SEEDS TO REPLACE THOSE ALREADY LOST-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2014
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FAMINE THREATENS NORTHWEST AS UN DISTRIBUTES FOOD… MANY PEASANTS HAVE ALREADY EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS AND   HAVE NOTHING TO PLANT… GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIND CORN SEEDS TO REPLACE THOSE ALREADY LOST-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation’s poorest people cope with a severe drought, an official with a United Nations agency said Thursday. The World Food Program on Wednesday began handing out cereal, vegetable oil and iodized salt...
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PHL seeks labor pact with Haiti

March 21, 2014
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PHL seeks labor pact with Haiti

GMA NEWS.COM The Philippines is seeking a bilateral labor agreement with Haiti to ensure that Filipinos working in the Caribbean nation would enjoy adequate protection. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. discussed the bilateral labor agreement when he presented his credentials to President Michael Joseph Martelly as Manila’s...
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Haiti Drought Causes ‘Extreme Emergency’

March 20, 2014
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Haiti Drought Causes ‘Extreme Emergency’

By EVENS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday. Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government’s National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the...
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UN Agency in Haiti Distributes Food Amid Drought

March 20, 2014
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UN Agency in Haiti Distributes Food Amid Drought

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation’s poorest people cope with a severe drought, an official with a United Nations agency said Thursday. The World Food Program on Wednesday began handing out cereal, vegetable oil and iodized salt to 10,000 people...
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Dominicans must invest in Haiti to avert a catastrophe

March 19, 2014
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Dominicans must invest in Haiti to avert a catastrophe

Investment opportunity: Artibonito river basin… Santo Domingo.- Vicini Group CEO Juan Vicini on Tuesday proposed dividing the power grid into two systems: profitable and unprofitable, to establish a real (not subsidized) rate for circuits that can afford it, to spur private investment in the sector, and warned that Dominican Republic must invest in Haiti...
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Haiti Drought Causes ‘Extreme Emergency’

March 18, 2014
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Haiti Drought Causes ‘Extreme Emergency’

By EVENS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday. Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government’s National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the...
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Charcoal cutting project failing in Haiti: audit

March 15, 2014
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Charcoal cutting project failing in Haiti: audit

Trenton Daniel Associated Press, Published on Fri Mar 14 2014 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—A U.S. program that seeks to save Haiti’s forests by shifting people away from charcoal stoves has largely failed to reach its goals, according to an audit by the U.S. Agency for International Department. Few Haitians bought the alternative stoves, in large part...
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