Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Northern Haiti port to be expanded after U.S. fails to get investors for new facility

April 11, 2014
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Northern Haiti port to be expanded after U.S. fails to get investors for new facility

After failing to get takers for a new port, the U.S. government will now expand an existing port in northern Haiti. By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com After months of unsuccessfully trying to get private investors to cough up millions of dollars for the construction of a new, multimillion dollar port in northeastern Haiti, the U.S....
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Le Général John Kelly dit noter du progrès considérable dans divers domaines et applaudit les efforts du Président Martelly visant à améliorer les conditions de vie de la population haïtienne

April 11, 2014
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Le Général John Kelly dit noter du progrès considérable dans divers domaines et applaudit les efforts du Président Martelly visant à améliorer les conditions de vie de la population haïtienne

Le Président de la République, S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly, a accueilli, le mercredi 9 Avril 2014, à l’Aéroport international Toussaint Louverture, le Commandant Général du Commandement Sud des Forces armées des Etats-Unis, John F.  Kelly, en visite officielle en Haïti. Le Chef de l’Etat, accompagné du Général Kelly, s’est rendu à Morne à Cabris...
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Haiti’s homeless earthquake victims drop significantly, but worry continues

April 8, 2014
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Haiti’s homeless earthquake victims drop significantly, but worry continues

The number of people internally displaced by Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake and living in squalid camps has dropped by 91 percent. By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com They once numbered as many as 1.5 million, living underneath tattered tents and in squalid camps dotted across Haiti’s congested capital and nearby cities. But four years after the...
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The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2014
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The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Scinetificamerican.com By S.E. Gould Natural disasters such as earthquakes can have far-reaching effects beyond the damage caused on the day they occur. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti damaged the already limited sanitation systems leading to areas without adequate toilet and washing facilities; perfect for the spread of infection diseases. Sure enough 9 months following...
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Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2014
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Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

(Reuters) – For decades the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-à-Vache off Haiti’s south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most adventurous backpackers and yachters. Then in 2012, helicopters started dropping off big shots: Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, Bill Clinton, ad agency models...
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Treaty’s tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

April 4, 2014
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Treaty’s tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

By TRENTON DANIEL  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Foreigners seeking to adopt a child from Haiti will now have better assurances the new family member wasn’t trafficked. The Hague Adoption Convention took effect in Haiti this week after Haitian officials demonstrated their country has adopted legislation to follow the treaty’s provisions. Under the pact’s terms,...
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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

April 4, 2014
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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

By Agence France-Presse Friday, April 4, 2014 17:07 EDT The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country. “The situation is worrying,” said Peter de Clercq, an official at the United Nations, which runs the international food...
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Haiti and Hurricane Katrina inspire revolutionary new disaster shelter

April 4, 2014
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Haiti and Hurricane Katrina inspire revolutionary new disaster shelter

The Guardian.uk Cheap, portable, reusable Exo shelters aim to improve how governments come to the aid of victims of natural disasters • The shelters redefining emergency housing – in pictures Exo units by Reaction Housing are cheaper than other forms of disaster relief and is safer, reusable and faster to deploy. Following the earthquake...
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Haiti cholera plan drags as rain begins

April 4, 2014
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Haiti cholera plan drags as rain begins

By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com When Haiti’s health ministry reported it had only registered 2,228 cases of cholera at the end of a two-month period this year, it was the first time since the outbreak exploded almost four years ago that so few people had become sickened by the disease. But the dramatic drop earlier...
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Senior UN official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera

April 1, 2014
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Senior UN official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera

The cholera outbreak which has affected Haiti since October 2010 appears to have abated but is still considered the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH 1 April 2014 – The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the...
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