Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

A pilot, a rugged plane and a mission: Saving lives

April 1, 2017
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A pilot, a rugged plane and a mission: Saving lives

By Roy Wenzl rwenzl@wichitaeagle.com In Haiti one day, a doctor turned to the pilot Will White and asked him to pitch in and do some medical work at a clinic looking after desperate poor children. White demurred at first. “I’m a pilot. What good am I gonna do?” But then he set to work...
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What They Knew, and When They Knew It

March 30, 2017
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What They Knew, and When They Knew It

New emails reveal just how soon American officials realized the U.N. had brought cholera to Haiti. What they did next helped pave the way for Trump. By Jonathan M. Katz A protester holds up a sign during a demonstration against the U.N. mission in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 18, 2010.© Allison Shelley /...
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Haiti is still waiting on promised UN help for cholera epidemic

March 30, 2017
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Haiti is still waiting on promised UN help for cholera epidemic

AFP/Getty Images Patients with cholera symptoms received medical attention in a hospital in Randelle, Haiti, in October 2016. Food, medicine and other essential aid was slow to reach areas slammed by Hurricane Matthew, making a raging epidemic worse. March 27, 2017 Late last year, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon offered an apology for the UN’s...
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U.N. Peacekeeping Is a Good Deal for theTrump Administration

March 29, 2017
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U.N. Peacekeeping Is a Good Deal for theTrump Administration

By Heather Peterson | Contributor March 29, 2017, at 6:00 a.m. The Trump administration’s recently released 2018 federal budget outline could mean significant cuts to the $2.5 billion per year the U.S. contributes to United Nations peacekeeping operations. These costs savings would go toward increased U.S. military spending. In theory, this sounds like a...
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Canada and PAHO sign an important agreement for Haiti: Essential Health Care for Mothers and Children (SESAME) project

March 29, 2017
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Canada and PAHO sign an important agreement for Haiti: Essential Health Care for Mothers and Children (SESAME) project

Port-au-Prince, March 28, 2017—A new partnership between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Government of Canada aims to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths addressing reproductive needs of women as well as health care priorities of newborns and infants in Haiti. The SESAME project aims to improve the health,...
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U.S. Should ‘Assert Moral Leadership,’ Contribute To Efforts To Address Cholera In Haiti

March 28, 2017
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U.S. Should ‘Assert Moral Leadership,’ Contribute To Efforts To Address Cholera In Haiti

U.S. Should ‘Assert Moral Leadership,’ Contribute To Efforts To Address Cholera In Haiti Mar 27, 2017 Boston Globe: Haiti is still waiting on promised U.N. help for cholera epidemic Editorial Board “Late last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered an apology for the U.N.’s role in bringing deadly cholera to Haiti … Ban’s long-awaited apology came...
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Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pullout

March 28, 2017
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Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pullout

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise, front right, escorts Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet after their meeting at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press) FOX News PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  Chilean President Michelle Bachelet traveled to Haiti on Monday for talks with government and U.N. officials weeks...
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Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

March 25, 2017
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Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday he expects operations in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars. Herve Ladsous told a farewell news conference Friday that a major U.N. review of the 16 peacekeeping missions ” which cost nearly...
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Desperate Haitians living in caves, eating toxic plants in post-hurricane Haiti

March 25, 2017
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Desperate Haitians  living in caves, eating toxic plants in post-hurricane Haiti

Desperate Haitians  living in caves, eating toxic plants in post-hurricane Haiti Mar 25, 2017 Since Hurricane Matthew, families have taken refuge in a cave in Fonds Rouge Dahere on the outskirts of Jeremie. They lost everything in the storm and are left to fend for themselves in what they call “the hole.” On Wednesday,...
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Suffering countries: Haiti second in international ranking

March 24, 2017
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Suffering countries: Haiti second in international ranking

PUBLISHED ON 24 March, 2017 BY Julie Bourdon Haiti (MNN) — A Gallup report published yesterday says the three countries with the greatest suffering on this globe are South Sudan, Haiti, and Ukraine. We’re going to take a look at one of these countries today, Haiti. The report says that 43 percent of Haiti’s...
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The Sanneh Foundation bringing silver lining to Haiti

March 22, 2017
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The Sanneh Foundation bringing silver lining to Haiti

Fifa.com And life continues on, we can affect it…but we have to do something. A group wearing tracksuits and carting 15 large hockey-equipment bags down the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport terminal is quite a common sight. But this particular story is not common at all. In this case, this group was not off to...
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U.N. Should Be Responsible For Ensuring Cholera Campaign In Haiti Succeeds

March 22, 2017
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U.N. Should Be Responsible For Ensuring Cholera Campaign In Haiti Succeeds

U.N. Should Be Responsible For Ensuring Cholera Campaign In Haiti Succeeds Mar 21, 2017 New York Times: U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti Editorial Board “…The United Nations has the duty to end the cholera crisis because the United Nations caused it. … Only last December did apologize and promise...
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Tough Choices to Improve Haiti’s Emergency Response Network-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 22, 2017
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Tough Choices to Improve Haiti’s Emergency Response Network-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Huffington post: Hundreds or even thousands of lives could be saved every year by improving the ambulance network, or by training paramedics and first aid volunteers, according to new research for Haiti Priorise. In Haiti in 2013 and 2014, more than half-a-million accidents and emergencies resulted in 9000 deaths. Fewer than two percent were...
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UN Fails Miserably to Raise Funds for Haiti

March 21, 2017
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UN Fails Miserably to Raise Funds for Haiti

By Julianna LeMieux — March 20, 2017 Last October, following the UN General Assembly, we wrote of the urgency needed for the global health crisis occurring in Haiti. At that time, the former Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, admitted the role of the UN in starting the cholera epidemic in Haiti in 2010 and spoke directly about the need for a...
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Women allegedly raped by UN peacekeepers in Haiti speak out -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2017
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Women allegedly raped by UN peacekeepers in Haiti speak out -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Ovila WoodNelson – ©aljazeera.com In Haiti By Force: UN Sex Abuse, Fault Lines speaks to Haitian women who say they were raped by UN peacekeepers there. Some of them were under-age at the time; some of them are now single mothers as a result; most described anonymous, violent attacks. “The United Nations Mission in...
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U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti

March 21, 2017
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U.N. Accepts Blame but Dodges the Bill in Haiti

Ny Times editorial board A cholera patient at a clinic in Rendel, Haiti, being bathed with soap and water mixed with Clorox. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York TimesToday’s lesson in evading moral responsibility comes to us from the United Nations. The organization says it is terribly concerned about the cholera epidemic in...
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UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

March 18, 2017
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UN Haiti cholera fund still falls short despite British aid

‘We will continue our efforts to mobilize the funds necessary to this new approach to cholera in Haiti in order to diminish the incidence of cholera in the country,’ UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says By Agence France-Presse Published Fri, Mar 17, 2017 11:13 PM CHOLERA OUTBREAK. Patients with cholera symptoms receive medical attention in...
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U.N. secretary general: Time for peacekeeping mission in Haiti to end

March 17, 2017
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U.N. secretary general: Time for peacekeeping mission in Haiti to end

A UN Peacekeeper takes cover behind Haiti National Police officers while demonstrators throw rocks, during a protest against the country’s electoral council to mark the 25th anniversary of first democratic election in 1990, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dieu Nalio Chery AP By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com It’s time for the United Nations’ 2,300 blue-helmet soldiers in...
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Mission of Hope Completes 90 More New Homes in Haiti

March 16, 2017
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Mission of Hope Completes 90 More New Homes in Haiti

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mission of Hope (MOH) and a group of Arbonne consultants joined together in Minoterie, Haiti today to celebrate the completion of 90 new homes for families displaced by the 2010 earthquake. Minoterie has a high homeless population, as many families were dropped here after the tragic...
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UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

March 11, 2017
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UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m...
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