Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

April 16, 2014
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

Discarded clothing often ends up in Haiti, fueling a booming secondhand market. A new recycling trend could help the country’s hard-hit tailors and seamstresses Amy DuFault theguardian.com, Wednesday 16 April 2014 16.14 EDT Haitians waste little of available textiles, unlike major US cities. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP As companies such as Eileen Fisher, H&M...
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

April 16, 2014
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti April 9, 2014 Photo: OAS The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today bid farewell to the Ambassador of Haiti to the hemispheric Organization, Duly Brutus, who will leave the post after ten years to become Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

April 16, 2014
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Haiti Libre: Tuesday, two months after the launch of the accompanying program for the ssociations of Tourist Taxi drivers, theMinistry of Tourism has proceeded, to the symbolic delivery of keys and to the presentation of the first 15 vehicles to drivers guides. Recall that this program is a lending arrangement with a fund of...
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Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

April 16, 2014
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Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

By TRENTON DANIEL AP PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday. The audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development said the project...
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Haiti struggles to educate its youth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2014
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Haiti struggles to educate its youth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Al Jazeera: Government still struggling to rebuild the education sector since major earthquake struck in 2010. The United Nations wants children across the world to be given the opportunity to complete primary schooling by next year. It is part of the Millennium Development Goals, agreed by world leaders in 2000. But for some children...
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Children of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic being barred from school, forced into labor: report-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2014
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Children of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic being barred from school, forced into labor: report-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

A new report analyzed the impact of 2013 court ruling that could let the government retroactively strip citizenship from people of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic. Researchers say families with school-aged children are being turned away or harassed, leading some children to drop out of school while others are forced into underage...
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World Bank head Jim Yong Kim calls for renewed urgency in Haiti’s cholera fight

April 12, 2014
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World Bank head Jim Yong Kim calls for renewed urgency in Haiti’s cholera fight

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Hassene Dridi / AP By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com The head of the World Bank is calling for a renewed sense of urgency and more coordination from the international community to help Haiti eliminate cholera, which has killed thousands of Haitians since its outbreak in October 2010. “Cholera can...
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Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti

April 12, 2014
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Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake. France-based Raoul Peck’s latest film, “Murder in Pacot,” uses a traditional stranger-comes-to-town plot line to examine how...
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY DISTRIBUTES SOCCER BALLS

April 12, 2014
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY DISTRIBUTES SOCCER BALLS

April 11, 2014 President Martelly visited Pilate to distribute One World Futbols to the soccer community there. These indestructible soccer balls are the basis of a Chevrolet-sponsored program that see them distributed throughout the Third World.  Soccer is seen as a key to creating teamwork, and cooperation among young people, a foundation that will...
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Hilton Worldwide to build hotel in Haiti

April 11, 2014
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Hilton Worldwide to build hotel in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hilton Worldwide says it will build a new hotel in Haiti. The company announced Thursday that the 152-room hotel will be built near the Port-au-Prince international airport. It will open in 2016 and will be owned by a Haitian company named CAB, S.A. Hotel rooms meeting international standards were once...
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