Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haitians to U.N.: Please Leave

November 28, 2011
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Haitians to U.N.: Please Leave

On October 14, the U.N. Security Council voted to renew the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), paving the way for the peacekeeping force’s eighth year of operations in the Caribbean nation. The unanimous decision was made with little discussion of allegations that peacekeepers in Haiti have committed serious abuses,...
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Questions Raised Over Allotment of Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Fund

November 27, 2011
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Questions Raised Over Allotment of Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Fund

FoxNews:In the months following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a charity run by hip-hop star Wyclef Jean spent a pittance of the money it took in on disaster relief and doled out millions in questionable contracts. Yele Haiti’s coffers swelled to $16 million in 2010, the most the charity had ever received. But less...
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Wyclef Jean His Haitian Charity Accused of Funny Money Business

November 27, 2011
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Wyclef Jean His Haitian Charity Accused of Funny Money Business

tmz.com/Wyclef Jean and his former charity, Yele Haiti, are facing new allegations that the bulk of the money they raised for the people of Haiti after the earthquake was misappropriated … and some went right into his family’s pocket … allegedly. Yele Haiti took in $16 million in 2010, according to records obtained by...
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Absent Haiti quake panel slows reconstruction

November 25, 2011
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Absent Haiti quake panel slows reconstruction

(AP)  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Almost two years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, less than half of the $4.6 billion in pledged aid has been disbursed and political squabbling is threatening to bring coordinated reconstruction efforts to an abrupt halt. An ambitious panel tasked with overseeing efforts to rebuild Haiti, co-chaired by former U.S. President...
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Cholera killing hundreds a month in Haiti

November 23, 2011
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Cholera killing hundreds a month in Haiti

A man stricken with cholera waits for relatives to visit at a cholera treatment centre run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in Port-au-Prince October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Swoan Parker By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (AlertNet) – Just over a year after the cholera epidemic hit Haiti, hundreds of Haitians are dying of cholera every...
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Haiti official: I don’t know about killings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

November 23, 2011
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Haiti official: I don’t know about killings-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

News24.com: Les Cayes – One of 13 Haitian police officers being tried in the killings of inmates during a prison riot in the chaotic aftermath of the 2010 earthquake testified that he doesn’t know who caused the deaths. The assertion by Sylvestre Larack, who oversaw the prison, seemed to stun many in the crowded...
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Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Not Waning; Vaccination to Begin

November 22, 2011
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Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Not Waning; Vaccination to Begin

The United States’ most prominent public health agency is calling the cholera epidemic in Haiti “the worst cholera outbreak in recent history.”  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cholera continues to spread across Haiti a year after it was first identified, despite better access to clean water.  This, as the United...
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GAO reports on delays in US quake aid for Haiti

November 20, 2011
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GAO reports on delays in US quake aid for Haiti

By TRENTON DANIEL: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti U.S.-funded projects seeking to help Haiti rebuild after last year’s earthquake have suffered numerous delays, a report by the U.S. Congress’ chief auditor said Thursday. The report from the Government Accountability Office focused on energy, ports and shelter projects for which the U.S. Agency for International Development and the...
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Lack of soap means illness, death for millions of children

November 16, 2011
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Lack of soap means illness, death for millions of children

CNN:By Ashley Fantz It still makes Fatoma Dia’s eyes widen whenever the Hilton hotel cleaning worker sees a bar of barely used soap on a bathroom counter. “This,” she says, picking it up with a gloved hand and dropping it in a brown bucket, “is valuable where I come from.” The 35-year-old grew up...
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A true Marshall plan for Haiti By Glenn Hubbard, The Financial Times

November 15, 2011
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A true Marshall plan for Haiti By Glenn Hubbard, The Financial Times

The tragedy in Haiti has attracted an outpouring of aid from governments and non-governmental organisations in the developed world. That is only for the good. But what happens after, when the immediate crisis is past and Haiti moves from relief to recovery? Perhaps the most striking precedent is Europe after the second world war. Like Haiti...
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