Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time

January 20, 2017
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Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time

FILE PHOTO: A woman, 60, who is suffering from malaria rests in her house at Kagorwa Pygmy camp on Idjwi island in the Democratic Republic of Congo  (Copyright Reuters 2017) DAVOS, Switzerland –  When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will...
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Haiti’s cholera fight hits global stage at World Economic Forum in Davos

January 19, 2017
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Haiti’s cholera fight hits global stage at World Economic Forum in Davos

Haiti’s cholera fight hits global stage at World Economic Forum in Davos By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com The British doctor in charge of helping the United Nations raise millions of dollars to support Haiti’s anti-cholera efforts is taking his case to some of the world’s most deep-pocket power brokers. David Nabarro arrived at the World...
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Irish/New York Foundation Receives Clinton Award for Work in Haiti

January 16, 2017
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Irish/New York Foundation Receives Clinton Award for Work in Haiti

News provided by Andrew Grene Foundation Jan 16, 2017, 08:04 ET NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On January 12, 2010, Andrew Grene, an Irish citizen, lost his life in the earthquake in Haiti, where he had been working as a Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations. He was the sole Irish...
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Andrew Gene Foundation

January 16, 2017
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Andrew Gene Foundation

Who we are What we do Get involved News Donate Get Fundraising Video Player Our mission is to give the Haitian people the resources to develop themselves through education and microfinance donate £10 a month enables a child to go to high school fundraising ideas and inspiration We are looking for sponsors For our...
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On this day, the ground convulsed in Haiti, killing thousands

January 13, 2017
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On this day, the ground convulsed in Haiti, killing thousands

At 4:53 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti suffered its worst natural disaster. More than 300,000 people died and an equal number were injured; 1.5 million were left homeless. Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com As Haiti remembered the country’s tragic earthquake seven years ago with prayers and songs, Haitians in South Florida also...
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7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Ai

January 13, 2017
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7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Ai

The resilience of the Haitian people has endured through years of natural disasters. On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, claiming up to 316,000 lives and displacing more than 1.5 million people. Today ― seven years later ― 2.5 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid, according to a new...
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140 Indian soldiers to be given cholera vaccination in Haiti

January 10, 2017
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NEW DELHI: Nearly 140 Indian soldiers, who are part of UN peace-keeping force in Haiti, will be administered cholera vaccine after the UN reportedly ordered a probe on how they had landed in the Caribbean country without the mandatory vaccination. Haiti has been grappling with a cholera outbreak and the UN has been part...
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Sean Penn Draws Big Stars for Haiti During Golden Globes Weekend

January 10, 2017
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Sean Penn Draws Big Stars for Haiti During Golden Globes Weekend

HAITI RISINGTMZ.com Sean Penn drew some big names at his Haiti fundraiser during Golden Globes weekend. Jason Siegel, David Blaine, Courtney Love, Joel Edgerton, Bill Maher, Jeffrey Tambor, Beck and lots of others showed up to the Friends Haiti Rising Gala at the Montage Hotel in Bev Hills. Looks like a good time.
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Fighting Haiti’s cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

January 3, 2017
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Fighting Haiti’s cholera outbreak requires more funds: UN

medicalxpress.com The cholera outbreak that hit Haiti after Hurricane Matthew slammed the island has been contained but persists due to lack of funding, according to the United Nations. An epidemic of the waterborne disease—which spread after a massive earthquake shook the nation in 2010—saw a resurgence after Matthew devastated the country in early October....
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Dirty Job Shows Why Cholera Still Kills in Haiti

December 28, 2016
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Dirty Job Shows Why Cholera Still Kills in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The men strip off their clothes, wrap themselves in rags and plug their nostrils with tobacco to hide the stench. They squeeze into a cramped outhouse with a reeking pit to scoop buckets of human excrement with their bare hands. It’s just another night’s work for this four-man team of “bayakou”...
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The House of No

December 28, 2016
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The House of No

(This article was written in 2014 but was never posted-  blogs.pjstar.com) I want to tell you about an eighteen-month-old baby girl named Wilgesta who was rejected this past week for heart surgery. Wilgesta is an 18-month-old toddler in Haiti who was born with a hole in the ventricular wall of her heart which is...
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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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Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 30 (26 December 2016)

December 28, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew – Situation Report No. 30 (26 December 2016)

Download PDF (308.06 KB) Main Points The CERF approved two project proposals worth just over US$ 3.5 million for rapid restoration of safe education services, protection assistance to most vulnerable evicted from temporary shelters and support to an estimated 30,000 people in areas of return. The three-month USD 139 million Flash Appeal to respond...
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The complicated story of NGOs in post-disaster Haiti

December 20, 2016
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The complicated story of NGOs in post-disaster Haiti

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the deadliest quake ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, and nearly seven years later, Haitians are still feeling its after-effects in profound ways. One consequence of the disaster is man-made: the proliferation of foreign-run non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, in Haiti. These organizations, which arrived to help rebuild the...
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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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General Assembly Adopts Resolution Committing to New Approach on Haiti Cholera Outbreak

December 17, 2016
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General Assembly Adopts Resolution Committing to New Approach on Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Delegates also Pass Text on Sport as Means to Promote Development, Peace GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 64TH MEETING (AM) GA/11878 16 DECEMBER 2016 Adopting two texts without a vote this morning, the General Assembly committed to implementing the Secretary-General’s newly presented approach to cholera in Haiti, with speakers welcoming the “long-anticipated” move and...
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A new approach to cholera in Haiti: Report by the Secretary-General (A/71/620)

December 13, 2016
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A new approach to cholera in Haiti: Report by the Secretary-General (A/71/620)

from UN General Assembly Published on 12 Dec 2016 — View Original Download PDF (336.78 KB) Summary On 19 August 2016, the Secretary-General announced a new approach by the United Nations to cholera in Haiti. In his accompanying public statement, he indicated that he deeply regrets the terrible suffering the people of Haiti have...
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Nearly 7 years after quake, 50,000 in Haiti still in camps

December 13, 2016
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Nearly 7 years after quake, 50,000 in Haiti still in camps

In this Dec. 2, 2016 photo, Adrienne St. Fume stands outside her shelter in the Delmas tent camp set up set up nearly seven years for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The mother of three said she figured the shack built of plywood scraps and plastic tarp would be temporary...
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Veteran civil rights attorney providing clean water, life to Haiti

December 11, 2016
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Veteran civil rights attorney providing clean water, life to Haiti

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Civil rights attorney Ed Buckley has built more than 330 artesian wells and water reservoirs, providing water for nearly 350,000 people in Haiti since he founded the nonprofit Water Life Hope in 2005. He is pictured here with some of the region’s children at one of the newest wells. CONTRIBUTED Posted:...
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Chaotic post-hurricane relief efforts in Haiti

December 11, 2016
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Chaotic post-hurricane relief efforts in Haiti

Haiti is still waiting for the final results of the November 20 presidential election, but time is running out. For more than a year, an electoral crisis has paralyzed the economic development of the country, which was hit by a devastating hurricane in early October. Haitians are still waiting for humanitarian aid, while relief...
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