Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

In Haiti, Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

March 27, 2012
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In Haiti, Bureaucratic Delays Stall Mass Cholera Vaccinations

Credit: John W. Poole / NPR A hundred thousand people in Haiti are ready and waiting to get vaccinated against cholera. The vaccine is sitting in coolers. Vaccination teams are all trained. Willing recipients are registered and entered into databases. The impending mass vaccination project aims to show that vaccinating against cholera is feasible...
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Red Cross in Haiti considers building hotel, conference center in Caribbean nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2012
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Red Cross in Haiti considers building hotel, conference center in Caribbean nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Washington Post: By Associated Press, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is considering building a hotel and conference center in Haiti on part of a $10.5 million property that it bought after the 2010 earthquake. The hope is that profits could sustain the work of Haiti’s local...
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Hurricane experts eye 2012 season

March 26, 2012
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Hurricane experts eye 2012 season

Despite an unprecedented early spring heat-wave that helped break records across the country last week, it’s the warming waters halfway across the world that have the attention of scientists and storm chasers as they begin the annual National Hurricane Convention this week in Orlando. That warmth in the waters of the Equatorial eastern Pacific...
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Sean Penn turned to alcohol in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 26, 2012
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Sean Penn turned to alcohol in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Actor and activist Sean Penn is keen to cut back on his alcohol intake after turning to booze at night during the ongoing relief effort in Haiti. The “Milk” star has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and money for the impoverished nation since it was struck by a devastating earthquake in 2010, even setting...
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Watch Footage from Arcade Fire’s Trips to Haiti

March 26, 2012
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Watch Footage from Arcade Fire’s Trips to Haiti

Arcade Fire released video footage yesterday from their March 2011 and February 2012 visits to Haiti. The footage was recorded by the band and Bec Rollins from the organization Partners in Health. The video also includes a short performance by Ti Zwazo, a gardener for Partners in Health and artist who opened for Arcade...
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UN urges Haiti to revive reconstruction panel

March 24, 2012
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UN urges Haiti to revive reconstruction panel

The Associated Press via MiamiHerald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A United Nations official is urging Haitian authorities to revive a panel to coordinate reconstruction efforts following the 2010 earthquake. Helen Clark of the U.N. Development Program says the absence of the commission is blocking debris removal, housing projects and other attempts to rebuild Haiti. The...
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Solar Lights Haiti Schools, Powers Businesses

March 22, 2012
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Solar Lights Haiti Schools, Powers Businesses

When a devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010 and killed more than 316,000 people, countries around the world sent humanitarian aid and rescue teams. But with much of the impoverished nation left without power, energy companies were busy finding ways to send what they could as well. Soon after the quake, New...
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Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?

March 21, 2012
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Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?

by Isabeau Doucet / The Bureau of Investigative Journalism After the Caribbean fault lines ripped apart Port-au-Prince, one of the poorest and most densely populated capital cities in the world, over two years ago, Haiti became the recipient of the most generous outpouring of solidarity in the form of disaster relief donations in the history of...
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Johnny Jean to Testify in Uruguay Against U.N. Peacekeepers

March 20, 2012
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Johnny Jean to Testify in Uruguay Against U.N. Peacekeepers

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 14:50 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht/AHP) – The young Port Salutin, Johnny Jean will leave the country to South America to testify in a Uruguayan court against peacekeepers accused of violating him. “This is a step in the right direction,” said Chief Information Officer of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in...
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Mexico hit by strong earthquake near Acapulco

March 20, 2012
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Mexico hit by strong earthquake near Acapulco

A large earthquake has struck near Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 7.6 and put the epicentre at 15 miles (25km) east of Ometepec, in Guerrero state. Witnesses in the capital, Mexico City, sending office workers rushing out onto the streets. There...
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