Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Face off over condoms at schools-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 20, 2011
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Face off over condoms at schools-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 20 2011 at 11:08am By Bianca Capazorio and Lyse Comins: A mooted government plan to distribute free condoms at schools has caused a heated debate, with religious groups, NGOs and school principals facing off on the issue. Department of Basic Education spokesman Granville Whittle said that the department had not indicated that it...
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Cholera control center funded by S. Korea, Canada opens in Haiti

June 20, 2011
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Cholera control center funded by S. Korea, Canada opens in Haiti

TMC news.com: Santo Domingo, Jun 19, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) — The Dominican Churches Social Service, or SSID, has opened a Cholera Attention Center in the community of Boom Repos in Port-au-Prince, a center funded with about $250,000 provided by South Korean and Canadian cooperation entities, the Dominican institution announced Sunday. Haiti has been...
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Defender Lescinel Jean-Francois joins Sheffield United

June 20, 2011
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Defender Lescinel Jean-Francois joins Sheffield United

BBC: Former Swindon Town defender Lescinel Jean-Francois has joined Sheffield United on a two-year deal. The 24-year-old Haiti international’s contract at Swindon expired this summer and he will be reunited with former Robins boss Danny Wilson. Wilson brought the former Paris St Germain youngster to the County Ground in January 2009. Jean Francois had...
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Haiti’s Horrendous Teenage Prostitution Problem

June 20, 2011
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Haiti’s Horrendous Teenage Prostitution Problem

With fewer shelters, more girls—many orphans from the quake—have no choice but to have sex just to scrape by. Lisa Armstrong reports on their brutal reality and the aid groups trying to help. June 17, 2011 6:36 PM EDT The women who work the streets near Champs de Mars, Port au Prince’s main park,...
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Arcade Fire in Haiti: ‘So much joy …’

June 19, 2011
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Arcade Fire in Haiti: ‘So much joy …’

For Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Haiti’s struggle to cope with last year’s earthquake has been poignant – her parents fled the island under Baby Doc’s regime. So when the band returned to play a unique show in a remote mountain town, she was swept away by the emotion. Here, she tells the story....
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PERE CICO’S AFE NEG COMBITE LAUNCHES PROJECTS

June 18, 2011
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PERE CICO’S AFE NEG COMBITE LAUNCHES PROJECTS

June 17, 2011 Pere Cico’s Kenscoff-based Afe Neg Combite has launched a number of projects for people in the Kenscoff area. Included are 6 primary schools, 2 secondary units and one high school. The ANC has just completed a distribution of seeds and fertilizer, plus a lot of solar-powered lights. The ANC is one...
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WikiLeaks Haiti: The Post-Quake ‘Gold Rush’ for Reconstruction Contracts

June 18, 2011
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WikiLeaks Haiti: The Post-Quake ‘Gold Rush’ for Reconstruction Contracts

The Nation:Disaster capitalists were flocking to Haiti in a “gold rush” for contracts to rebuild the country after the January 12, 2010, earthquake, according to a secret cable from US Ambassador Kenneth Merten. The February 1, 2010, cable was obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to the Haitian newspaper Haïti Liberté, which is collaborating...
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Recycling hotel soap to save lives

June 17, 2011
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Recycling hotel soap to save lives

By Ebonne Ruffins, CNN “By Ebonne Ruffins, CNN”; CNN Hero: Derreck Kayongo // STORY HIGHLIGHTS CNN Hero Derreck Kayongo, a Uganda native, started the Global Soap Project in 2009 The group recycles partially used hotel soaps and sends them to impoverished nations Kayongo says many children are dying because they lack access to basic...
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Clinton launches Haiti housing project-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 16, 2011
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Clinton launches Haiti housing project-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Reconstruction efforts; Will bring new industries, thousands of jobs to country: former U.S. president. By RENÉ BRUEMMER, The Gazette Former United States president and special United Nations envoy Bill Clinton (left) confers with Haitian President Michel Martelly during the inauguration of a construction project of 400 houses for 400 families in Les Zoranger, north...
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Vaccine summit raises $4 billion, but will it be wasted?

June 15, 2011
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Vaccine summit raises $4 billion, but will it be wasted?

(CBS/AP) “For the first time in history, children in developing countries will receive the same vaccines against diarrhea and pneumonia as children in rich countries.” That was the victorious message Bill Gates delivered after a global vaccine summit held in London, on June 13. His foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with...
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