Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s troubled peacemakers A massive wrong

May 20, 2012
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Haiti’s troubled peacemakers A massive wrong

Apr 27th 2012, 6:14 by The Economist online. MINUSTAH, the UN’s 9,000-member peacekeeping force in Haiti, has been blamed for a cholera outbreak there. Unfortunately, the tribunal for addressing complaints like these was never set up. AUDIO
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HAITI: Funding Dries Up Even as Rains Worsen Cholera Deaths

May 19, 2012
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HAITI: Funding Dries Up Even as Rains Worsen Cholera Deaths

PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 18, 2012 (IPS) – As predicted, the beginning of the rainy season in Haiti brought exponential increases in the numbers of people sickened and killed by cholera. While the number of new cases in December was about 300 per day nationwide, this week one centre in the capital alone reported receiving 95...
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‘Pay the f*** up!’ Sean Penn turns the air blue in Cannes with expletive-ridden plea at Haiti Relief benefit

May 19, 2012
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‘Pay the f*** up!’ Sean Penn turns the air blue in Cannes with expletive-ridden plea at Haiti Relief benefit

By Baz Bamigboye In Cannes It was the most lavish party in Cannes, with tickets going for a whopping $7,500 a pop. But Sean Penn didn’t let the prestigious tone of the Haiti: Carnival In Cannes gala stop him from turning the air blue with some carefully chosen words during a speech on behalf...
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Sean Penn and Friends Raise Over $1Mil at Cannes Bash

May 19, 2012
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Sean Penn and Friends Raise Over $1Mil at Cannes Bash

Sean Penn is serious about Haiti. He and director Paul Haggis combined their charitable efforts last night with supermodel Petra Nemcova’s HelpingHands.org, and they raised over $1 million at an elegant, fun dinner packed with A list names. In the big Argo “tent” that caters dinners behind the Palais: Gerard Butler, Jessica Chastain, Ben...
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Is this Minustah’s ‘Abu Ghraib moment’ in Haiti?

May 10, 2012
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Is this Minustah’s ‘Abu Ghraib moment’ in Haiti?

GuardianUK:Video, edited by ABC News, showing the alleged sexual assault of a young man in Haiti by Minustah (UN) peacekeeping soldiers The video is profoundly disturbing. It shows four men, identified as Uruguayan troops from the UN mission in Haiti (Minustah), seemingly in the act of raping an 18-year-old Haitian youth. Two have the...
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Haiti ‘rape victim’ set for court testimony

May 10, 2012
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Haiti ‘rape victim’ set for court testimony

A 19-year-old Haitian man who has accused six Uruguayan soldiers of raping him while serving with the UN’s peacekeeping mission to the country will testify on Thursday to a judge who is investigating the case. Uruguayan judge Alejandro Guido and supreme court spokesman Raul Oxandabarat told The Associated Press news agency that the alleged victim,...
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Haiti’s Hotel Boom: Only for the Rich-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 10, 2012
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Haiti’s Hotel Boom: Only for the Rich-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The reconstruction effort in Haiti is faithfully following trickledown economic policies, which will exacerbate income inequality in the country. May 9, 2012 | An earthquake rocked Haiti in January 2010, causing widespread devastation. Photo Credit: Marco Dormino/ United Nations The recent news out of Haiti is that Port au Prince is currently undergoing a...
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Haiti Unprepared in the Face of Resurgent Cholera

May 10, 2012
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Haiti Unprepared in the Face of Resurgent Cholera

Haiti 2011 © Frederik Matte/MSF Patients affected by cholera receive treatment at an MSF cholera treatment center in Port-au-Prince. PORT-AU-PRINCE, MAY 9, 2012—Cholera cases are on the rise in Haiti following the onset of the rainy season, and the country is not adequately prepared to combat the deadly disease, the international medical humanitarian organization...
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UN Haiti peacekeepers face outcry over alleged rape

May 9, 2012
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UN Haiti peacekeepers face outcry over alleged rape

PORT-AU-PRINCE: The UN mission in Haiti faced public anger on Monday over allegations that Uruguayan UN troops raped an 18-year-old local man, in the latest incident to threaten the reputation of UN peacekeepers in the poor Caribbean state. Outrage in the earthquake-ravaged nation has been rising over a video shot by a cell phone...
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FDA review favors first drug for HIV prevention

May 8, 2012
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FDA review favors first drug for HIV prevention

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer AP Photo WASHINGTON (AP) — A pill that has long been used to treat HIV has moved one step closer to becoming the first drug approved to prevent healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that Gilead...
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