Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

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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Nobel group honors Sean Penn for work helping Haiti quake victims

March 20, 2012
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Nobel group honors Sean Penn for work helping Haiti quake victims

Washington Post: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Actor Sean Penn is being honored by a group of Nobel laureates for his relief work in Haiti following the country’s devastating January 2010 earthquake. Penn is to receive the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The event will be held in...
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Haiti: Human Rights Organization Alarmed at Rise of Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 17, 2012
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Haiti: Human Rights Organization Alarmed at Rise of Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

RNDDH Director Pierre Esperance PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH) is deeply concerned by the rise of insecurity and organized violence in Haiti, particularly in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, at a time when the Haitian authorities talk about establishing a rule of law in the...
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Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

March 17, 2012
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Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

By NPR People: Adam Davidson Why are some nations rich and others poor? In a new book called Why Nations Fail, a pair of economists argue that a lot comes down to politics. To research the book, the authors scoured the world for populations and geographic areas that are identical in all respects save...
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Shelters Don’t Shelter Haiti’s Needy-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 16, 2012
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Shelters Don’t Shelter Haiti’s Needy-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Rosemie Durandisse stands with one her children in front of her temporary home. Credit:Fritznelson Fortuné/IPSHILLS ABOVE LÉOGÂNE, Haiti, Mar 15, 2012 (IPS/Haiti Grassroots Watch) – Almost half of the emergency shelters distributed by the British organisation Tearfund in the mountains above Léogâne remain uninhabited six months after they were built.A two-month investigation by the...
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