Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

MINUSTAH IS DEAD – BILLIONS $$ WASTED: MINUSTAH DIDN’T EVEN PROTECT THE STATUS QUO THEY FOUND UPON ARRIVAL

October 19, 2017
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MINUSTAH IS DEAD – BILLIONS $$ WASTED: MINUSTAH DIDN’T EVEN PROTECT THE STATUS QUO THEY FOUND UPON ARRIVAL

October 20, 2017 Aristide stole the 2000 Presidential elections and managed to hold on until February, 2004. Immediately after Aristide’s voluntary departure February, 2004 – for American- funded exile, and the start of his expensive propaganda campaign promoting the concept of a “Geopolitical Kidnap,” the population asked  ex-FAdH members to put their uniforms on...
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Secretary-General Welcomes United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti as Previous Operation’s Stabilization Mandate Ends

October 17, 2017
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Secretary-General Welcomes United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti as Previous Operation’s Stabilization Mandate Ends

SG/SM/18750-PKO/678 The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General welcomes the establishment today of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), following the end of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) mandate on 15 October. The closure of MINUSTAH is a...
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Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

October 13, 2017
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Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave a damaged nation in their wake

http://theconversation.com Victims of violence by U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti say that the agency has neither investigated nor offered recompense for deaths and injuries that occurred during anti-gang raids. Daniel Aguilar/Reuters- On Oct. 15, 2017, the United Nations will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from Haiti, ending its 13-year mission there. One might expect mixed feelings...
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Haiti requests 18-month TPS extension from Trump administration

October 12, 2017
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Haiti requests 18-month TPS extension from Trump administration

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com October 09, 2017 5:18 PM Haiti’s government has written to the Trump administration to formally ask for an 18-month extension of temporary protection from deportation for thousands of Haitians living in the United States. The request, delivered Friday to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was written by the country’s...
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Nearly 5 million Haitians undernourished

October 12, 2017
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Nearly 5 million Haitians undernourished

Haiti Libre: A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) entitled “Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in Latin America and the Caribbean” indicates that in Haiti are observed the highest levels of malnutrition “Nearly 47% of the population does not meet their minimum food needs, which is equivalent...
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Seven years after devastating earthquake, Haitians find little relief- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 11, 2017
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Seven years after devastating earthquake, Haitians find little relief- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Nearly 40,000 people live in camps built in the aftermath of 2010′s devastating earthquake, and the camps are getting more populated day by day even though they have little water and electricity. A woman looks out from her vendor’s stall where she sells milk, charcoal, oil and rice in the Delmas tent camp set...
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Oscars 2018, a double first for Haiti

October 8, 2017
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Oscars 2018, a double first for Haiti

BY-Haiti Libre.com Thursday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science announced that 92 countries were selected for the Oscar 2018 Best Foreign Language Film, for next prestigious cinema awards ceremony. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on January 23, 2018. The high-glamor award ceremony will be held on March 4 in Hollywood....
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UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 5, 2017
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UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. peacekeeping mission has helped maintain order in Haiti through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end. The last of the blue-helmeted soldiers are leaving amid concerns that the police and justice system are still not adequate to ensure security in the country. U.N....
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Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’

October 5, 2017
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Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’

NY Times: By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS OCT. 5, 2017 A young Paul Farmer in Haiti, in a still from “Bending the Arc.” Credit Partners in Health/AbramoramaA feel-good documentary that’s literally about making people feel good, “Bending the Arc” dives into the quagmire of global health care with the sunny insouciance and can-do brio of its...
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Can an active hurricane season lead to an increase in earthquakes?

September 27, 2017
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Can an active hurricane season lead to an increase in earthquakes?

With Mexico still reeling from devastating earthquakes and aftershocks that occurred around the time that major hurricanes plowed through the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, some might wonder whether the two natural disasters are somehow related. As Irma battered Caribbean islands with heavy rainfall and powerful winds, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake...
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Lawmakers: Extend refugee protections

September 26, 2017
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Lawmakers: Extend refugee protections

By J.D. Capelouto, Statehouse Correspondent Updated:   09/26/2017 11:00:45 AM EDT BOSTON — Some Massachusetts lawmakers and advocates are worried that American residents who once fled their unsafe home countries could soon be kicked out of this one. The future of “Temporary Protected Status” for these residents is in jeopardy, putting at risk the...
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Access to drinking water at home declining for 25 years in Haiti

September 26, 2017
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Access to drinking water at home declining for 25 years in Haiti

Haiti Libre: According to a new World Bank study “Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals” carried out in 18 countries around the world including Haiti, it is imperative to act in the sector of water and sanitation to overcome poverty “countries will have to...
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Truckee woman send bikes to hurricane victims

September 25, 2017
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Truckee woman send bikes to hurricane victims

Meg Kiihne loads abandoned bikes into a U-haul on the Playa. Photo/Provided By Ally Gravina, Moonshine Ink Every year, thousands of bikes are left scattered throughout the post-Burning Man Playa. This year, however, the number of abandoned bikes was more than double the usual numbers, with an estimated 4,000 left behind. Typically, the process...
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Hurricane Maria packs a Category 5 punch toward Dominica

September 18, 2017
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Hurricane Maria packs a Category 5 punch toward Dominica

A “potentially catatrosphic” Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5 storm, packing 160 miles per hour winds — with even higher gusts — as it nears Dominica and takes aim at the US territory of Puerto Rico. “The extremely dangerous core of Maria is expected to pass over Dominica within the next hour or...
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In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

September 14, 2017
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In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

John Cary FIXES SEPT. 12, 2017 A child with cholera symptoms being examined in the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated PressNext month marks the seventh anniversary of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti. The disease, which can cause death within hours if left untreated, came less than a year...
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HAITI’S LUCK IS ANOTHER’S MISFORTUNE: WE MUST TAKE TIME GOD HAS GIVEN US TO CREATE A PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE MIND-SET.

September 8, 2017
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HAITI’S LUCK IS ANOTHER’S MISFORTUNE: WE MUST TAKE TIME GOD HAS GIVEN US TO CREATE A PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE MIND-SET.

This is Thursday’s storm coverage. Read the latest with Friday’s live updates on Hurricane Irma » Hurricane Irma, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with sustained winds of up to 155 miles an hour, continued to tear through the Caribbean on Friday, moving through the Bahamas and along the northern coast of Cuba, the...
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HAITI SITS FROZEN- INACTIVE – IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE FREIGHT TRAIN ROARS TOWARDS US

September 6, 2017
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HAITI SITS FROZEN- INACTIVE – IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE FREIGHT TRAIN ROARS TOWARDS US

‘May God save us all’: Mass evacuation as Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean with 185mph winds after swelling to the size of FRANCE as Red Cross braces for ‘major humanitarian response’ Hurricane Irma strengthened to Category 5 storm sparking evacuations from Caribbean and the Florida Keys The Red Cross said it is...
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$170,000 donated by the Sean Penn Organization

September 3, 2017
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$170,000 donated by the Sean Penn Organization

Haiti Libre: The J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) of the American actor Sean Penn, in the presence of representatives of Delmas City Council and the Ministry of Public Health, organized a donation ceremony at its Community Development Center located in Delmas 40 B. With a value of more than 170,000 US dollars, these...
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Red Cross misses an opportunity to repair its image

September 1, 2017
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Red Cross misses an opportunity to repair its image

The American Red Cross had a golden opportunity Thursday to re-establish itself as the pre-eminent U.S. disaster relief organization. It could have dispelled any lingering doubts stemming from previously reported mishandling of donations. Instead the organization blew an opportunity to restore its image at a crucial time when Americans are looking for responsible charities...
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Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

September 1, 2017
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Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

While much of the United States’ focus is still on Texas and the destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey and it’s historic rainfall, powerful Hurricane Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the Caribbean and potentially the United States next week. Irma was named as a tropical...
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