Earthquake/CHOLERA

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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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Haitians in legal ‘limbo’ deserve a solution, Archbishop Wenski says

January 30, 2018
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Haitians in legal ‘limbo’ deserve a solution, Archbishop Wenski says

by Kevin Jones Miami, Fla., Jan 30, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The future of tens of thousands of Haitian migrants is unclear, after the Trump administration decided not to extend legal protections for them. While the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has filed a legal challenge to the decision,...
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With State Of The Union Guests, Democrats Send Trump A Message

January 30, 2018
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With State Of The Union Guests, Democrats Send Trump A Message

Nearly 30 Democratic lawmakers have invited Dreamers to Trump’s first State of the Union address. By Marina Fang WASHINGTON — Each year, Capitol Hill lawmakers can bring guests to the president’s State of the Union address, often selecting people who represent a political message. Ahead of Donald Trump’s first State of the Union on Tuesday,...
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Haiti: Humanitarian Snapshot (December 2017)

January 30, 2018
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Haiti: Humanitarian Snapshot (December 2017)

Infographic from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Published on 31 Dec 2017 — View Original Download PDF (1.21 MB) The humanitarian context in Haiti notably evolved in 2017. According to the IPC reports published in February and October 2017, the number of people living in food insecurity (crisis phase) decreased from...
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Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones, UN agencies report to Security Council

January 29, 2018
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Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones, UN agencies report to Security Council

A mother, displaced with her family, feeds her 18-month-old daughter at a shelter in a village rural Damascus. (file) Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa Print 29 January 2018 – Food insecurity – or lack of access to enough food – continues to worsen in places torn by conflict, United Nations agencies reported Monday, listing Yemen, South...
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The Digicel Foundation inaugurates its 174th school

January 28, 2018
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The Digicel Foundation inaugurates its 174th school

Haiti Libre: The Digicel Haiti Foundation this week opened the PJ Mara de Jolivert National School located in the commune of Bassin Bleu in the Northwest department. Mr. Denis O’Brien, founder of the Digicel Foundation, was in attendance along with a delegation from Ireland and numerous local authorities including the Departmental Director of National...
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In Honor of His Father, Cliff Avril Is Building Schools in Haiti

January 27, 2018
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In Honor of His Father, Cliff Avril Is Building Schools in Haiti

Cliff Avril Family Foundation Quickly Inspired by his Haitian dad’s faith in the value of education, the longtime NFL defensive end has built three schools for more than 500 kids in the village of La Chanm (with an assist from Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett) By Kalyn Kahler January 26, 2018 Cliff Avril always...
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Pope Francis with president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse

January 26, 2018
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Pope Francis with president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, met with the Holy Father in the Apostolic Palace. The two discussed the country’s main social problems, especially poverty. Haiti has yet to recover from natural disasters like a 2010 earthquake or Hurrican Matthew in 2016. Social crisis is coupled with a political one. Jovenel Moïse was elected...
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LATIN AMERICA As U.S. Slows Immigration, One Latin American Nation Embraces It

January 22, 2018
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LATIN AMERICA As U.S. Slows Immigration, One Latin American Nation Embraces It

By Paul Kiernan and Ryan Dube SANTIAGO, Chile—Every night, a commercial airliner full of Haitians arrives in this city’s international airport carrying families who have bid adieu to their poor island nation for a new life here. As the Trump administration aims to curb immigration, one of Latin America’s richest and safest countries has opened...
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Haiti – Japan : $34M donation for the Croix des Missions and the Route Neuve bridges

January 20, 2018
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Haiti – Japan : $34M donation for the Croix des Missions and the Route Neuve bridges

Haiti Libre: Friday, President Jovenel Moïse, accompanied by Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, in the presence of Fritz Caillot, the Minister of Public Works, the Japanese Ambassador to Haiti, Yoshiaki Hatta, of Senator of the South, Hervé Fourcand, Mayors and Deputies of the communes of Croix des Bouquets, Tabarre and Cité Soleil, participated in...
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