Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Insight: Japan missed tsunami wake-up call for change

March 8, 2012
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Insight: Japan missed tsunami wake-up call for change

TOKYO (Reuters) – Three months after Japan’s March 11 triple disaster, a long-time expert on the country arrived in Tokyo to research a book he intended to entitle “Rebirth of a Nation.” Months later, Richard Samuels is calling his work “The Rhetoric of Crisis.” A year after the huge earthquake, deadly tsunami and the...
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Haiti rebrands itself, but getting there will cost more

March 7, 2012
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Haiti rebrands itself, but getting there will cost more

While many welcome Haiti’s push to rebrand itself from Caribbean disaster zone to tourism Mecca, reviews are mixed over government’s plans to increase air travel tax and add a new tourism card for visitors. By JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — One South Beach-inspired businessman is installing the nation’s first rooftop infinite pool, three restaurants...
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New Haiti govt panel to help clear army camps

March 7, 2012
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New Haiti govt panel to help clear army camps

March 05, 2012|Trenton Daniel, Associated Press Haiti’s government is trying to reclaim training camps, including an old military base, taken over by former soldiers calling for the restoration of the armed forces, President Michel Martelly said Monday. Martelly didn’t give a deadline for when the ex-soldiers need to leave the areas outside the capital...
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Rare reprieve for Haiti’s disabled slated to end as government plans to close camp

March 6, 2012
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Rare reprieve for Haiti’s disabled slated to end as government plans to close camp

TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press8:12 p.m. CST, March 5, 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When doctors amputated her right arm that was crushed by jagged rubble during Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, Marjorie Benoit joined the ranks of Haiti’s outcasts: the blind, the deaf and those missing limbs. But then something unexpected happened for the 33-year-old mother...
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Tunisia leader, Bill Clinton among Nobel nominees

February 28, 2012
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Tunisia leader, Bill Clinton among Nobel nominees

OSLO (Reuters) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton may be among the hundreds of nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, rights activists say. The list of nominees, which is now officially closed for this year, is secret and Nobel officials would not comment...
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FEATURE-Haiti’s homeless face housing lottery

February 23, 2012
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FEATURE-Haiti’s homeless face housing lottery

23 Feb 2012 20:39 Source: alertnet // Anastasia Moloney By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (AlertNet) – For the past month, Yvenna Calixte has been searching for a room and a way out of the Champ de Mars camp, where she lives with thousands of other Haitians left homeless by the 2010 earthquake. Champ de Mars...
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UN Must Take Responsibility for Haiti Cholera Outbreak

February 23, 2012
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UN Must Take Responsibility for Haiti Cholera Outbreak

JURIST Guest Columnists Maria-Elena Kolovos and Beatrice Lindstrom of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux say that for the Haitian cholera victims to be properly compensated for their injuries, the UN must respect its own rules and take accountability for its malfeasance instead of attributing the epidemic to “a confluence of circumstances” beyond its control…...
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Energetic Microbiologist-Turned-Ambassador Puts Out a Call to Action for Medical Laboratory Volunteers for Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic Read more: Energetic microbiologist-turned-ambassador puts out a call to action for medical laboratory volunteers for Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic

February 22, 2012
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Energetic Microbiologist-Turned-Ambassador Puts Out a Call to Action for Medical Laboratory Volunteers for Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic  Read more: Energetic microbiologist-turned-ambassador puts out a call to action for medical laboratory volunteers for Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic

From volunteer services, to replaced equipment, to outdated NCCLS materials, anything can be of help in poor countries where no medical laboratories come anywhere close to those of the caliber many of us take for granted. Carla Orner never sleeps. No one as busy as she is has time to waste on even a...
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Two years after the earthquake, Haiti is trying to clear tent cities

February 21, 2012
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Two years after the earthquake, Haiti is trying to clear tent cities

By William Booth, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — International aid worker Emmett Fitz­gerald has to get 20,000 very poor people squatting in front of the National Palace to pack up their tarps and tin, their plastic buckets and soiled mats — to empty the most notorious camp in Haiti and go home. The hard part: What...
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HAITIAN QUAKE FUNDS STOLEN BY FIFA CHIEF

February 15, 2012
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HAITIAN QUAKE FUNDS STOLEN BY FIFA CHIEF

Stabroeknews.com: The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) now has a fresh issue to deal with: the reported disappearance of Haiti Aid funds. On the weekend, the UK Sunday Times reported that former FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF ex-president Jack Warner received money destined for the impoverished nation to assist its football after Haiti suffered...
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