Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti: MSF Reorganizes Post-Earthquake Medical Services

June 20, 2011
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Haiti: MSF Reorganizes Post-Earthquake Medical Services

Doctors Without Borders: Haiti 2011 © Yann Libessart/MSF Patients wait for the physiotherapy in MSF’s new hospital in the Drouillard neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for an earthquake to shatter the lives of millions of Haitians on January 12, 2010. Medical needs were immediate and massive. More than 300,000 people were...
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MINUSTAH HAS WARNED MARTELLY TO “BE PREPARED.”

June 20, 2011
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MINUSTAH HAS WARNED MARTELLY  TO “BE PREPARED.”

June 20, 2011 THE UN HAS STARTED TO WITHDRAW TROOPS AND MARTELLY WAS EXPECTED TO REBUILD THE MILITARY…TO DATE, MARTELLY HAS DONE NOTHING. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES, MICHEL, OR YOU WILL BE A SHORT-TERM PRESIDENT. MARTELLY WAS ORDERED TO WASHINGTON AND TOLD NOT TO BRING GREGORY MAYARD PAUL WITH HIM… FOR THOSE...
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This45: Hal Niedzviecki on Haitian-Canadian novelist Dany Laferrière

June 20, 2011
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This45: Hal Niedzviecki on Haitian-Canadian novelist Dany Laferrière

By Hal Niedzviecki Dany Laferrière. Photo by Karen Bambonye. It seems strange to be given the task of “introducing” a man who has written more than 10 books and recently won major literary prizes in France and Quebec, but there it is: I, and presumably many in English Canada, had forgotten about Dany Laferrière....
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OpEdNews Writer Nienaber Called it: Surge in Haiti Cholera Cases Happening

June 20, 2011
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OpEdNews Writer Nienaber Called it: Surge in Haiti Cholera Cases Happening

By Mac McKinney: Cholera Treatment Center in Mirebalais, Haiti, from an earlier Nienaber article (source) In this OpEdNews/LA Progressive article back in February, Georgianne Nienaber, whom I had accompanied for investigations into the cholera epidemic and sanitation system in Haiti, stated: Cholera can exist in association with aquatic plants, microscopic animals, bivalves, water birds,...
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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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