Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: UN Peacekeepers: How another Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

May 28, 2017
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TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: UN Peacekeepers: How another Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

AMER AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN BOB BARR WITH URUGUAYAN COMCHIEF ED MARGER WITH JOHNY JEAN’S FATHER By katy daigle and paisley dodds, associated press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — May 26, 2017, 4:23 PM ET The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the...
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For Haitians who came to U.S. after earthquake, another deportation reprieve

May 26, 2017
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For Haitians who came to U.S. after earthquake, another deportation reprieve

A woman carries water through a refu­gee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 6, 2010, weeks after a devastating earthquake hit the country. (John Moore/Getty Images) By Maria Sacchetti May 22 Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly granted a six-month extension Monday to 58,000 Haitian immigrants who have been spared from deportation since a...
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Departments of State and Homeland Security have very different views on Haiti

May 26, 2017
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Departments of State and Homeland Security have very different views on Haiti

In this Aug. 17, 2012 photo, printers sit on a desk on the roof the earthquake damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CREDIT: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery The U.S. government apparently sees Haiti through two lenses. On the one hand, it’s a country where conditions are good enough for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
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UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

May 24, 2017
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UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the proposal to the UN General Assembly to address a major shortfall in the USD 400 million needed to help Haiti recover from the epidemic united nations, May 24 The United Nations is proposing that USD 40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN mission in Haiti be...
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Haitians get six months protection from deportation but told to put affairs in order

May 22, 2017
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Haitians get six months protection from deportation but told to put affairs in order

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Haitian nationals who have been protected from deportation from the U.S. for more than seven years since an earthquake struck their homeland won one more temporary reprieve Monday: The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will extend the benefit, which expires on July 22, for another six months. But...
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Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel

May 21, 2017
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Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel

LONDON — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. As the cash-strapped U.N. health agency pleads...
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Jonathan Meeks hopes his NFL status can help Haiti

May 20, 2017
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Jonathan Meeks hopes his NFL status can help Haiti

By Bret McCormick bmccormick@heraldonline.com Jonathan Meeks and his fiancee, Anitra, sponsor the support of a Haitian child for $35 a month. But on a recent trip to the country they were unable to see their sponsor for a simple reason: the child would have had to hike six hours through Haiti’s forested and mountainous...
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Brazil Assumes Control of Chilean, Uruguayan, and Peruvian Bases in Haiti

May 18, 2017
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Brazil Assumes Control of Chilean, Uruguayan, and Peruvian Bases in Haiti

Chilean, Uruguayan, and Peruvian service members are leaving MINUSTAH in Haiti. The Brazilian contingent will remain until October. Taciana Moury/Diálogo | 18 May 2017 International Relations Brazilian service members will remain in Haiti until October. (Photo: Army Public Affairs Office) The Brazil-led United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has been one of the...
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – NO A DROP TO DRINK

May 13, 2017
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WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE – NO A DROP TO DRINK

There is no shortage of water in Haiti. Yet, everywhere on the island, Haitians travel for miles to get water, pay dearly for it if they can find it, and sometimes die on their journey to collect it, like so many antelopes snatched by predators on their way to drink. How does a thing...
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Former Vikings Jack Brewer, Byron Chamberlain Give Back to Haitian Community

May 9, 2017
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Former Vikings Jack Brewer, Byron Chamberlain Give Back to Haitian Community

Photos by Karston Tannis Jack Brewer has long-enjoyed spending time giving back in Haiti, but bringing along former Vikings teammate Byron Chamberlain made his most recent trip that much more special. Brewer (2002-03) and Chamberlain (2001-02) recently returned from a Global Ambassadors tour to the Caribbean country. While the trip marked Chamberlain’s first to...
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AP Exclusive: US Wants Tally of Haitian Immigrants’ Crimes

May 9, 2017
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AP Exclusive: US Wants Tally of Haitian Immigrants’ Crimes

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 9, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is taking the unusual step of hunting for evidence of crimes committed by Haitian immigrants as it decides whether to allow them to continue participating in a humanitarian program that has shielded tens of thousands from deportation since an earthquake destroyed much of their country....
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Cholera cases down 60 percent in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 8, 2017
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Cholera cases down 60 percent in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The number of cholera cases reported in Haiti through Apr. 8 this year is down significantly compared to the same periods in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). A total of 4,871 suspected cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 69 deaths to date. This represents a...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

May 7, 2017
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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at a benefit for Haiti Takes Root — a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti — alongside Sean Penn, who co-hosted the event at Sotheby’s New York on Friday. Penn, 56, is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of J/P Haitian...
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

April 28, 2017
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

BY PATRICIA ELIZEE patricia@elizeelawfirm.com Currently, an estimated 58,000 Haitians are living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a special immigration status meant to be temporary. It is given to foreign nationals from countries where the United States thinks that it would be inhumane to send them back because of...
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

April 27, 2017
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Sixteen U.S. Senate Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, are urging the Trump administration not to return tens of thousands of Haitians to Haiti as the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is recommending. James McCament, the acting director of U.S....
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Renew protected status for Haitians

April 24, 2017
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Renew protected status for Haitians

Boston Globe- There was at least one immigrant group that President Trump didn’t demonize relentlessly while he was campaigning for the White House. “Whether you vote for me or not, I really want to be your biggest champion,” he said to a group of Haitian-Americans in Miami’s Little Haiti last fall. Now the Haitian...
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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

April 24, 2017
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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

UF News A mathematical model of cholera transmission in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake suggests that current approaches to cholera control and elimination, which focus primarily on improving sanitation, are not likely to solve the problem.  However, eradication of cholera is possible with use of oral cholera vaccine. “We need to focus on routine...
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Let them stay: U.S. must show compassion to threatened Haitians

April 22, 2017
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Let them stay: U.S. must show compassion to threatened Haitians

Haiti has suffered one catastrophe after another (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 22, 2017, 4:10 AM When an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing a quarter million people, the United States channeled its better angels and let 50,000 Haitian nationals residing here stay until the catastrophe on the...
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LAMOTHE FOUNDATION: Solar energy arrives in houses of Panyol

April 21, 2017
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LAMOTHE FOUNDATION: Solar energy arrives in houses of Panyol

The Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation (FLGL) and Digicel’s RE-Volt company install a solar kit in some fifty households in Panyol (Kenscoff). Energy is the fourth priority of action put forward by the Panyol actors on the road to the social transformation of the community. People do not have access to electricity to get...
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Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

April 18, 2017
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Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

An investigation by the AP revealed that 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers sexually abused nine Haitian youths in a sex ring spanning three years. (Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) Following the overthrow of Haitian President Bertrand Aristide in February 2004, the United Nations deployed nearly 900 “peacekeepers” to the tiny island nation in hopes of...
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