Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti aid tracked by BBC in use by quake survivors

January 28, 2010
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Haiti aid tracked by BBC in use by quake survivors

By Rajesh Mirchandani BBC News, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Fifty tonnes of aid supplies tracked by the BBC from Oxfordshire in the UK are nearing the end of their journey to Haiti’s quake-hit capital Port-au-Prince. Apart from a few stretches littered with potholes, the road from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince is in quite good condition....
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Clinton: More immigrants from Haiti may be allowed

January 28, 2010
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Clinton: More immigrants from Haiti may be allowed

Federal officials try to prevent earthquake victims from risking dangerous voyages William E. Gibson – Sun Sentinel WASHINGTON (MCT) – U.S. officials are talking about allowing more Haitian immigrants to come to this country because of the devastation in their homeland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated on Monday. She stopped far short of...
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Paul Shirley Haiti Advice: “Maybe Use A Condom Once In A While”

January 28, 2010
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Paul Shirley Haiti Advice: “Maybe Use A Condom Once In A While”

NEW YORK (CBS) Former professional NBA player Paul Shirley has some choice advice for the victims of the 7.0 earthquake that rocked Haiti: “use a condom once in a while” and stop building “shack-towns.” Photo: Paul Shirley. The outrageous comments were part of a blog post Shirley wrote which explained why he wouldn’t be...
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Montreal hosts Haiti aid talks

January 28, 2010
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Montreal hosts Haiti aid talks

Activists decry militarization, profiteering, and political exclusion By Niko Block and Michael Lee-Murphy Published: 6:26 am On Monday, Montreal hosted the Ministerial Preparatory Conference on the reconstruction of Haiti. The meeting was attended by high ranking delegates who set out to establish a framework for the delivery of aid and the long-term reconstruction effort. Assistance...
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Engineer: Construction crux of Haiti earthquake tragedy

January 27, 2010
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Engineer: Construction crux of Haiti earthquake tragedy

BY DOUG OAKLEY Contra Costa Times WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Haiti’s construction industry is to blame for hundreds of thousands of deaths in a tragedy that will repeat itself unless their building practices change, a Berkeley, Calif., engineer said Tuesday. In one of the first technical reports on this month’s earthquake, Eduardo Fierro, president...
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Haitian girl saved from rubble after 15 days

January 27, 2010
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Haitian girl saved from rubble after 15 days

By Charlie Onians and Alex Ogle (AFP) – PORT-AU-PRINCE — Rescuers Wednesday dragged a Haitian girl alive from the rubble 15 days after a devastating quake, in a rare moment of joy for a country where victims still face a desperate shortage of aid. A French search team saved the 16-year-old after neighbors heard...
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Canada calls on developed nations to forgive Haiti’s debt

January 27, 2010
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Canada calls on developed nations to forgive Haiti’s debt

OTTAWA—Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is calling on developed countries to forgive Haiti’s debt so the country can concentrate on climbing out from under the rubble and not a mountain of debt. Flaherty said Wednesday that when G7 finance ministers meet in Iqaluit on Feb. 5 and 6, he will also be urging the ministers...
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2 weeks after Haiti quake, food aid falls short

January 27, 2010
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2 weeks after Haiti quake, food aid falls short

By VIVIAN SEQUERA and BEN FOX, Associated Press Writers PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Street vendors openly sell U.S.-donated rice by the cupful from bags marked “not for resale.” At a homeless camp, a young woman told of thieves who tried to sell her own food back to her. As she spoke, a gang of youths...
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Daily Report-WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27, 2010

January 27, 2010
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Daily Report-WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27, 2010

5 more aftershocks!! More buildings collapse. Drove past our office location for the first time and saw the pile of rubble that was once a three story building. There is no recognizable structure. Just a pile of debris in small component pieces. 32 MINUSTAH people were laid to rest beneath this impenetrable mass, to...
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FLASH FLASH FLASH PREVAL PLAN TO MAINTAIN POWER

January 27, 2010
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FLASH    FLASH     FLASH     PREVAL PLAN TO MAINTAIN POWER

Doesn’t matter that a lot of people will starve because of this!! Preval, with MINUSTAH support, planned to control all relief supplies, channeling them   exclusively through the hands of his UNITE party’s candidates. This would guarantee their win in this year’s elections. The people would see them as Saviors. This was too obvious a...
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Haiti’s orphans: Why they remain in limbo

January 27, 2010
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Haiti’s orphans: Why they remain in limbo

By Jessica Ravitz(CNN) — There’s nothing like images of infants and children in distress to make outsiders yearn to help, which is why the unfolding story of Haiti’s orphans — the most helpless of earthquake victims — has kept people riveted. But what can be done and what should be the focus of attention...
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NASA to inspect Haitian quake fault lines

January 27, 2010
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NASA to inspect Haitian quake fault lines

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) — NASA says it has added several science overflights of earthquake faults in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to a previously scheduled airborne radar project. The space agency’s Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, left NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California Monday aboard a modified NASA...
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Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar

January 27, 2010
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Haiti govt gets only 1 cent of every US aid dollar

By MARTHA MENDOZA The Associated Press Wednesday, January 27, 2010; 11:22 AM – Only 1 cent of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Less than two weeks after President...
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Haiti earthquake disaster update: Man rescued after buried in rubble for 2 weeks

January 27, 2010
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Haiti earthquake disaster update: Man rescued after buried in rubble for 2 weeks

On Tuesday, a crowed of looters pulled a man out of the rubble of a building that had toppled after the powerful Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, according to the Associated Press. Reuters reports that Rico Dibrivell, 35, was dressed only in underpants and appeared to have no serious injuries. Dibrivell, who claims to have...
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Haiti president pleads for tents(but that is not a genuine request-read more); nearly 500 schools destroyed by quake

January 26, 2010
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Haiti president pleads for tents(but that is not a genuine request-read more); nearly 500 schools destroyed by quake

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES and DAVID OVALLE jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PORT-AU-PRINCE — One family has used a Haitian flag to pitch its tent at Mais Gate, a shantytown for the homeless near Port-au-Prince airport. Another fashioned its tent from a five-by-five cloth adorned with an image of Jesus. Residents say only about a dozen of nearly 1,000...
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John Travolta flies plane in second Haiti Mercy Mission

January 26, 2010
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John Travolta flies plane in second Haiti Mercy Mission

John Travolta landed a plane in Haiti on Monday to personally deliver supplies to survivors in the earthquake-ravaged nation. The “Pulp Fiction” star touched down in the Boeing commercial jet with his actress wife, Kelly Preston, a number of relief volunteers and 80 medics. The plane was also stocked with food and medical supplies....
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83 million tune in to Haiti telethon

January 26, 2010
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83 million tune in to Haiti telethon

Many eyes on Haiti show More than 83 million people tuned in Friday night for at least a portion of the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which aired commercial-free on dozens of networks. The fund raising effort, spearheaded by actor George Clooney and MTV Networks, had an average audience of more than 24 million...
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US death toll in Haiti quake nearing 100

January 26, 2010
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US death toll in Haiti quake nearing 100

The Associated Press Tuesday, January 26, 2010; 2:22 PM WASHINGTON — The State Department says the number of U.S. fatalities in the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is nearing 100. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters Tuesday that confirmed U.S. deaths now number 60, and another 37 Americans were killed but their identities...
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Pentagon sees scaling back in Haiti in 3-6 months

January 26, 2010
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Pentagon sees scaling back in Haiti in 3-6 months

26 Jan 2010 15:15:42 GMT Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. military could begin scaling back its involvement in Haiti within three to six months as other international organizations assume larger roles providing security and disaster relief, senior Pentagon officials said on Tuesday. Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, director of the Defense...
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Haiti earthquake may have exposed gas, aiding economy

January 26, 2010
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Haiti earthquake may have exposed gas, aiding economy

BY JIM POLSON Bloomberg News The earthquake in Haiti this month may have left clues to petroleum reservoirs that could aid economic recovery in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, a geologist said. The Jan. 12 earthquake was on a fault line that passes near potential gas reserves, said Stephen Pierce, a geologist who worked...
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