Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera

April 24, 2014
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Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera

NY Times Editorial Board: The problem of ending Haiti’s cholera epidemic does not stem from an absence of planning. There is a 10-year plan to eradicate cholera from Hispaniola, the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, by 2022. Within the 10-year plan is a two-year plan to get the 10-year plan up and...
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Some Haitian quake displaced camps growing again

April 24, 2014
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Some Haitian quake displaced camps growing again

Trenton Daniel Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Many of the camps for Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake are growing again, even as the overall population of people displaced by the disaster continues to fall, according to a study released Monday. The International Organization for Migration, a Geneva-based humanitarian group backed by 155...
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Up-to-date data geocoding helps bring success to Haiti recovery

April 24, 2014
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Up-to-date data geocoding helps bring success to Haiti recovery

Dina Abdel-Fattah for AidData – WNN Breaking An aerial view of downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti shows the vast devastation that hit the region after the earthquake in January 12, 2010 . In 2014 financial and development aid for Haiti is still very needed. Today AidData is helping the Haitian Ministry of Planning, and partners like...
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Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

April 24, 2014
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Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

April 22, 2014 Posted by Guest Blogger The mayor of Grande-Saline in rural Artibonite, Haiti enlisted support from Oxfam in 2011 to address flood control. Through a cash-for-work program, two 132-member work teams helped clean out drainage channels that serve about 2,000 people in the area. Photo: Chris Hufstader / Oxfam America A new...
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WHEN THE CHIP ARE DOWN – UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE IMPOTENT OR UNWILLING TO KEEP PEACE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 23, 2014
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WHEN THE CHIP ARE DOWN – UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE IMPOTENT OR UNWILLING TO KEEP PEACE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, said on Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians there last week. Uganda sent troops into South Sudan shortly after fighting broke out between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir...
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

April 23, 2014
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

This story begins with the earthquake, but it is not about the earthquake. Marie Ginie was 14 when the earthquake destroyed her home. No one was inside that day, and each of her siblings and both of her parents were unharmed. Time passed and 15 months later Marie Ginie’s mother and father had rebuilt...
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Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’

April 23, 2014
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Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — In January 2010 a seven-point magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 250,000 people and damaging its infrastructure, including some water systems. Even before the quake, Haiti’s water systems were fragile, and just months after the quake the country was hit with a devastating cholera outbreak — the first in...
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

April 22, 2014
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly TAIPEI, Taiwan (CMC) — Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived here yesterday for a four-day state visit. Martelly, accompanied by his wife, Sophia, met yesterday with his Taiwanese counterpart David YL Lin A and signed a technical assistance agreement to increase rice production in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country. Martelly’s 30-member...
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

April 20, 2014
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and SOMINI SENGUPTA A young Haitian fishing in the Latem River, known to be contaminated. The country is still struggling to stem a cholera epidemic. Ian Willms for The New York TimeCHAPOTEAU, Haiti — For three years, the United Nations has refused to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly...
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By jacqueline charles, The Miami HeraldMcClatchy-Tribune Regional NewsDec. 14, 2012–PETIONVILLE — The long-awaited soiree in the middle of the week attracted an invitation-only crowd of 800, including foreign diplomats, local celebrities and Haiti’s well-heeled and politically connected — all of whom had been waiting years for the final reveal. As they munched on passed...
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