Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s religious ground rumbles-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 16, 2010
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Haiti’s religious ground rumbles-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Growth of evangelicals, Protestants could have deep political influence on a rebuilding nation. By Kenneth Kidd PETIONVILLE, HAITI–The iron gates that lead from the small chapel to the main church have been chained shut. Paper signs in Creole and French plead for help with rebuilding. The main part of St. Pierre Catholic Church is...
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation under fiscal scrutiny

March 15, 2010
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation under fiscal scrutiny

By Susan Kinzie Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 16, 2010 By Friday morning, just days after the earthquake hit, Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation had raised more than $1.5 million. Undoubtedly, Jean’s celebrity helped draw in donors: He’s an internationally known musician from Haiti who won a Grammy with the Fugees and went...
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Absence of U.S. flag in Haiti sparks controversy -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 15, 2010
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Absence of U.S. flag in Haiti sparks controversy -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Alan Gomez and Oren Dorell, USA TODAY The many nations helping Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake that struck there have set up their own military compounds and fly their flags at the entrances. France’s tricolor, Britain’s Union Jack and even Croatia‘s coat of arms flap in the breeze. But the country whose...
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Haiti’s Do-It-Yourself Recovery-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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Haiti’s Do-It-Yourself Recovery-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By LAWRENCE DOWNES Port-au-Prince, Haiti The unwritten rules of driving in the capital — just tap the horn, keep your cool, be polite — keep traffic moving, even in a streetscape clotted with earthquake rubble and trash and shadowed by mass death. Cars, the jitneys known as tap-taps, motorbikes, pedestrians, even dogs accept them....
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The art of survival in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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The art of survival in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Rum and refugees apart, Haiti’s biggest export is art — vibrant, fantastical, brilliantly coloured paintings full of detail and symbolism, the best of which fetch many thousands of dollars in the United States and Europe. Haiti has suffered every sort of adversity — slavery, war, brutal dictatorships, desperate poverty, floods, landslides — but the...
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Haitian parents with U.S.-born children are in a bind 1,300 quake survivors fear to return to devastated nation, but their time here is running out-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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Haitian parents with U.S.-born children are in a bind 1,300 quake survivors fear to return to devastated nation, but their time here is running out-Added COMMETNARY By Haitian-Truth

MIAMI Of the thousands of Haitian nationals airlifted to America after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, some have an extra tie to this nation: U.S.-born children. Unlike their countrymen who immigrated to the United States and are now eligible for temporary protected status, these parents lived with their children in Haiti, but would travel...
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International adoption delayed for a Haitian orphan

March 14, 2010
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International adoption delayed for a Haitian orphan

By Kathie Klarreich Correspondent 
posted March 14, 2010 at 10:05 am EDT Pierre Payen, Haiti — Chris and Leslie Rollings knew, when they took tiny 15-day-old Olivia home from Heartline Ministries orphanage in January 2008, that it could take years to be legally recognized as her adoptive parents. Having run a nongovernmental agency for...
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UN chief sees dangers up-close in Haiti quake camp-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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UN chief sees dangers up-close in Haiti quake camp-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Haiti to investigate a shortage of shelter and increased violence in Haiti’s teeming earthquake camps. Ban’s four-hour visit Sunday is his second since the Jan. 12 earthquake ravaged the Caribbean nation, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving 1.3 million homeless. His first stop is...
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Remains Found 2 Months After Haiti Quake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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Remains Found 2 Months After Haiti Quake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Aid Groups Say Gov’t Slow to Relocate Those in Squalid Camps; Several Hurt in Building Collapse (CBS/AP) Haitian survivors on Friday marked the two-month anniversary of a devastating earthquake that leveled most of the capital, while workers continued to recover the remains of quake victims from under the rubble of several buildings. Around 700...
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In Haiti, funerals become eulogies for a nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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In Haiti, funerals become eulogies for a nation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com LEOGANE, Haiti — Two separate funeral bands file past one another in concurrent ceremonies for the different set of mourners, whose wails pierce through white tents crammed with family and friends for the final viewing of the departed lying in open caskets. The scene depicts yet another day of tragedy...
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Haitian recovery takes root in field of skepticism-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2010
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Haitian recovery takes root in field of skepticism-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — By any human standard, the sprawling tent city across from the collapsed National Palace in the Haitian capital remains a living hell. Large families huddle in rickety shacks thrown together with tarps, sticks, twine — whatever can be scavenged. People bathe in the street with a bucket of water and a...
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Called from the suburbs to a Haitian mountaintop

March 13, 2010
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Called from the suburbs to a Haitian mountaintop

By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Odette. Benita. Valancia. Atanie. Each Sunday morning, members of White Stone Church spread photos of the girls’ grinning, impish faces across a folding table before 10 a.m. worship, then prayed for the day the children might join them. When the churchgoers closed their eyes and...
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Old and poor in Haiti suffer mightily after the quake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 13, 2010
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Old and poor in Haiti suffer mightily after the quake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By William Booth Saturday, March 13, 2010 PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — It was always hard to be old in Haiti, but after the earthquake, to be old and poor feels like a curse, say those who are both. “We struggle to maintain a little dignity, but look at us,” said Lauranise Gedeon, who sat, embarrassed,...
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Secretary Clinton to Host Appreciation Event for Haiti Earthquake Task Force Volunteers

March 13, 2010
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Secretary Clinton to Host Appreciation Event for Haiti Earthquake Task Force Volunteers

Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC March 12, 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks to Haiti earthquake task force volunteers to express the U.S. Government’s appreciation for their help during the crisis on Monday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of State. U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten...
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Lawmakers Question Direct U.S. Aid to Haiti

March 13, 2010
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Lawmakers Question Direct U.S. Aid to Haiti

Manuel Quinones, CNC News Now that House and Senate lawmakers have approved measures calling for the elimination of Haiti’s foreign debts, they face a more controversial decision on providing aid to the country’s government. Haitian President Rene Preval was at the White House and on Capitol Hill Wednesday.  He knows lawmakers of both parties...
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Released aid workers in Haiti are Czech, Belgian-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 12, 2010
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Released aid workers in Haiti are Czech, Belgian-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PRAGUE — An official says two European aid workers kidnapped in Haiti and later released were from the Czech Republic and Belgium. Lucia Duricova of the Czech office of Doctors Without Borders confirmed the nationalities Friday. She said the two women are fine but declined to give any further details. Initial reports suggested the...
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Lack of doctors, rehab threaten Haitians’ recovery

March 11, 2010
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Lack of doctors, rehab threaten Haitians’ recovery

Haitians injured in the January earthquake face leaving hospitals for camps that lackrehabilitation facilities. BY FRANCES ROBLES frobles@MiamiHerald.com FOND PARISIEN, Haiti — In the turmoil that followed Haiti’s earthquake, Eugette Thimo waited with a broken foot for five days in a hospital yard littered with the dead. The delay to see a doctor eventually...
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Kidnapping raises risks for aid workers in Haiti

March 11, 2010
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Kidnapping raises risks for aid workers in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE — The first kidnappings of aid workers in Haiti jolted the thousands-strong foreign relief operation in the quake-torn nation Thursday, adding to the staggering challenges it faces two months after the country’s deadly disaster. Two European women workers with the French-based aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) were released early...
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Lost in the ruins: Haiti’s best and brightest

March 10, 2010
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Lost in the ruins: Haiti’s best and brightest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — They kept the books, had the training and fixed the computers. They were the educated few of Haiti, an up-and-coming generation of nurses, technicians, office managers and college students. Now they’re gone — just when their struggling country needs them most. The Jan. 12 earthquake struck just before 5 p.m., destroying...
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Haitian president drops the ball on addressing corruption concerns

March 10, 2010
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Haitian president drops the ball on addressing corruption concerns

RENÉ PRÉVAL, president of Haiti, has been in Washington discussing how to help his earthquake-ravaged country ahead of a major international donors conference this month. Unsurprisingly, given Haiti’s history of wasted and purloined foreign aid, he is being asked about the perils of corruption and what measures the Haitian government might devise to minimize...
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