Earthquake/CHOLERA

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Haitians gamble on a better life in Chile. But the odds aren’t always in their favor

March 2, 2018
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Haitians gamble on a better life in Chile. But the odds aren’t always in their favor

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.comMarch 01, 2018 07:00 Am Updated March 01, 2018 09:55 AM Para leer esta historia en español, haga clic aquí. SANTIAGO, CHILE — A day’s work. That’s all Benissont Joseph needed. As he stood by the side of a dusty road in a country more that 3,500 miles from home, clutching...
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Haiti U.N. protest continues as government cancels participation in cholera meeting- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 1, 2018
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Haiti U.N. protest continues as government cancels participation in cholera meeting- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacqueline Charles February 28, 2018 08:54 PM A day after recalling its United Nations ambassador for consultations in a protest over a U.N. official’s remarks about oil-loan corruption allegations, the Haitian government on Wednesday canceled its participation in a high-level U.N. retreat on cholera in New York. Hosted by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres...
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Scandale Sexuel: licenciements et démissions au sein de la Croix-Rouge- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 25, 2018
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Scandale Sexuel: licenciements et démissions au sein de la Croix-Rouge- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Les révélations de cas d’infractions sexuelles ne cessent de surgir dans les rangs des organisations humanitaires depuis le scandale Oxfam en Haïti. Les dernières nouvelles concernent la Croix-Rouge. Au fait, il est rapporté que des membres du personnel de cette organisation ont été licenciés et d’autres ont démissionné pour inconduite sexuelle. J’ai demandé à...
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Haiti sex scandal leaves mark on all charities- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 25, 2018
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Haiti sex scandal leaves mark on all charities- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Martin Thomas Sydney Morning Herald The revelations of sexual misconduct by British Oxfam staff in Haiti have rocked the aid sector, including in Australia. Donors to several Australian agencies cancelled their financial support in wake of the news that Oxfam workers helping survivors after the 2010 earthquake had paid some of them for...
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British charity backed by Meghan Markle denies staff sexually abused Haiti earthquake survivors- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 18, 2018
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British charity backed by Meghan Markle denies staff sexually abused Haiti earthquake survivors- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Zoe DrewettSunday 18 Feb 2018 9:00 am Feb 18, 2018 EDITOR: One must view any situation within the elements involved. People have pride and would refuse most suggestions. However, if you were the ladies in these two photograhps, what would you do if offered food/shelter, even for a night, in return for sex? You...
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The Revolutionary Drummer Boy Turned Haitian King

February 18, 2018
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The Revolutionary Drummer Boy Turned Haitian King

The wild story of a 12-year-old American Revolutionary drummer boy who went on to rule Haiti. Gil Troy 02.17.18 9:14 PM ET Once upon a time, even the wild story of a 12-year-old American Revolutionary drummer boy becoming King of Haiti couldn’t interest Americans because he – along with his fellow soldiers – was...
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Haiti: Cholera figures, December 2017 (as of 29 January 2018)

February 15, 2018
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Haiti: Cholera figures, December 2017 (as of 29 January 2018)

SEE THE PDF HERE The year 2017 recorded the lowest number of suspected annual cholera cases since the beginning of the epidemic in 2010. This favorable development was as a result of effective and coordinated response, timely clinical care and improved epidemiological surveillance system which made it possible to reach an incidence rate of...
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Haiti May Revoke Oxfam’s Right to Operate in the Country: Minister

February 14, 2018
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Haiti May Revoke Oxfam’s Right to Operate in the Country: Minister

FILE PHOTO: An Oxfam sign is seen on a kiosk on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares Reuters By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – The Haitian government could revoke British charity Oxfam’s right to operate in the disaster-stricken Caribbean island, a senior government official said, potentially deepening the...
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We need to increase the foreign aid budget following the Oxfam Haiti scandal

February 12, 2018
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We need to increase the foreign aid budget following the Oxfam Haiti scandal

Organisations whose net contributions to humanity are overwhelmingly positive can never be judged by the misdeeds of a few Matthew Norman Independent Voices Penny Mordaunt has threatened to cut aid funding of charities in the wake of the scandal PA As the charitable sex scandal deepens following new allegations of abuse, the Government needs...
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Oxfam crisis spreads as Haiti suggests aid workers exploited children for sex

February 12, 2018
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Oxfam crisis spreads as Haiti suggests aid workers exploited children for sex

By Avi Selk and Eli Rosenberg A top executive at the international charity Oxfam resigned Monday as the British government considered defunding the humanitarian group after accusations that its workers prostituted survivors of some of the worst disasters this century. “I am ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility,” Oxfam’s deputy chief executive,...
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Oxfam deputy head Penny Lawrence resigns after Haiti sex scandal, says she is ashamed, ‘takes full responsibility’- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 12, 2018
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Oxfam deputy head Penny Lawrence resigns after Haiti sex scandal, says she is ashamed, ‘takes full responsibility’- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

London: The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity’s handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad. “As programme director at the time, I am ashamed that this happened on my watch and I take full responsibility,” Penny Lawrence...
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OXFAM – FORGET ABOUT THE ORGIES – WHAT ABOUT THE STOLEN FUNDS??

February 11, 2018
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OXFAM – FORGET ABOUT THE ORGIES – WHAT ABOUT THE STOLEN FUNDS??

Feb  11, 2018 I was involved with some ONG activities, following the disastrous quake. Very few organizations impressed me since most ONGs belonged to incestuous circles in which the Haitians were never represented. But, OXFAM is one group that really left a negative impression. OXFAM is not simply one organization, it is a multiplicity,...
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Haiti tablet company continues to defy odds Surtab putting more focus on education applications

February 7, 2018
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Haiti tablet company continues to defy odds Surtab putting more focus on education applications

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In our final report on Haiti tonight, we take you back to a factory in Port-au-Prince that’s providing high-tech hope and changing so many lives in the process. Four years ago, Local 10 was the first to feature the Surtab company. The small tech firm opened Haiti’s first tablet computer factory. We...
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Trenton makes a wish to help children of Haiti

February 7, 2018
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Trenton makes a wish to help children of Haiti

By Kuhl, Nick on February 7, 2018. Nikki Jamieson Southern Alberta Newspapers – Picture Butte ssnews@sunnysouthnews.com A 13-year old in Picture Butte is getting clean water to children in Haiti with his wish. Trenton Dyck was diagnosed with stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) in October 2017. When the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada approached...
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Why it’s gotten harder for LGBT people in Haiti since the earthquake- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 7, 2018
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Why it’s gotten harder for LGBT people in Haiti since the earthquake- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The name of Haiti’s most prominent LGBT rights organization is Kouraj (Haitian Creole for courage) — with good reason. The group’s headquarters have moved three times after attacks. The current office is on a side street, unmarked, with a plainclothes security guard out front. But inside there’s no question where you are. The reception area is...
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At Haitian-Dominican border, shelter protects children vulnerable to human trafficking

February 5, 2018
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At Haitian-Dominican border, shelter protects children vulnerable to human trafficking

Children at Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús, a church-run shelter for potentially trafficked children and unaccompanied minors trying to cross the Haiti-Dominican Republic border. (GSR photo / Chris Herlinger) by Chris Herlinger Feb. 5, 2018 inIn September, 15-year-old Prospélanda Aimé tried to cross the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic with an older...
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Bad news, the cost of Dominican VISA increases by more than 50%- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 4, 2018
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Bad news, the cost of Dominican VISA increases by more than 50%- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: Friday the Haitians received with surprise and anger the bad news of the increase by the Dominican Republic of more than 50% of the price of VISA entry to the neighboring territory. From now, the Multiple one-year Visa (the most sought after by Haitians) already very expensive which cost 230 US dollars,...
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‘We don’t need the US. They took our riches’: Young Haitian girl hailed a hero after cutting takedown of American relief effort

February 4, 2018
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‘We don’t need the US. They took our riches’: Young Haitian girl hailed a hero after cutting takedown of American relief effort

A Haitian schoolgirl has been hailed the nation’s “next President” after footage of her criticising America’s aid legacy attracted an outpouring of praise online. SEE HER SPEAK HERE The child, who has not been identified, told American TV host Conan O’Brien that Haiti did not need the help of America who “took our riches”. “They...
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Joint Base Charleston’s 315th Airlift Wing to deliver Haitian relief mission Saturday

February 3, 2018
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Joint Base Charleston’s 315th Airlift Wing to deliver Haitian relief mission Saturday

By Prentiss Findlay The 315th Airlift Wing from Joint Base Charleston is delivering relief supplies to Haiti.  AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery Dieu Nalio Chery Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing are scheduled to deliver nearly 100,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Haiti on Saturday. Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Joint Base Charleston will...
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Queen Creole: Mélissa Laveaux on telling Haiti’s story through folksong, spirituals and Vodou

February 2, 2018
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Queen Creole: Mélissa Laveaux on telling Haiti’s story through folksong, spirituals and Vodou

The Canadian singer’s striking new album is themed around the US occupation of her parents’ homeland – but is a lilting, joyful record about omens, civil treachery and sexuality Laura Snapes Thu 1 Feb 2018 13.10 EST Last modified on Fri 2 Feb 2018 05.28 EST On a dull January afternoon, Mélissa Laveaux arrives at her...
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