Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

April 17, 2017
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UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

Residents fill their containers at a water capture and distribution project point in a town an hour outside of Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH 17 April 2017 – Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking...
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U.N. peacekeepers are leaving after more than two decades, but where does that leave Haiti?

April 17, 2017
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U.N. peacekeepers are leaving after more than two decades, but where does that leave Haiti?

U.N. peacekeepers from Brazil patrol the Cite Soleil slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in February. (Dieu Nalio Chery / Associated Press) Ann M. SimmonsContact Reporter The United Nations’ recent announcement that it would end its peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October, removing its soldiers and leaving a smaller contingent of police, has been met with...
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Extend Temporary Protected Status for eligible Haitians

April 16, 2017
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Extend Temporary Protected Status for eligible Haitians

Miami Herald Editorial Board Change is coming at Haiti and its people at a furious pace: Thursday, the U.N. Security Council voted to end its 13-year peacekeeping operation there. Haiti has a new president, its third democratically elected leader since 2006. The United States has a new president, too, which could affect policy. But...
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Removal of U.N. peacekeepers is a positive action

April 16, 2017
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Removal of U.N. peacekeepers is a positive action

Post Gazette By the Editorial Board The unanimous decision Thursday by the U.N. Security Council to withdraw the U.N. peacekeeping force from Haiti is probably overdue and should be welcomed by the United Nations, by Haiti and by the United States as a large contributor to peacekeeping costs. The U.N. forces, in Haiti since...
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MINUSTAH -THE ABYSS AND OTHER CHALLENGES

April 14, 2017
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MINUSTAH -THE ABYSS AND OTHER CHALLENGES

MICHAEL COLLINS, April I shouldn’t be stunned, surprised, or even disappointed at the incredibly stupid things those supposedly in control said about MINUSTAH’s departure.    There should be no surprise when fools like this maneuver the world into situations where which millions die. Most situations would actually resolve themselves more efficiently with no one at...
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Nikki Haley Proclaims UN Peacekeepers Made ‘Great Contribution’ to Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2017
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Nikki Haley Proclaims UN Peacekeepers Made ‘Great Contribution’ to Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Atlanta Black Star.com UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, April 11, that U.N. peacekeeping has made “a great contribution” to Haiti and the Security Council’s expected vote to withdraw all troops from the Caribbean nation by mid-October is an example of how peacekeeping missions should change as a country’s political...
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AP investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

April 13, 2017
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AP investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Here are key findings on AP’s investigation into in the U.N.’s peacekeeping crisis: 1. The AP reviewed 12 years of UN data on sexual misconduct and exploitation, and found an estimated 2,000 allegations against peacekeepers and personnel – signaling the crisis is much larger than previously known. 2. More than...
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Justice elusive for victims of U.N. child sex ring

April 13, 2017
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Justice elusive for victims of U.N. child sex ring

A U.N. peacekeeper opens a gate Aug. 15 at the U.N. base in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to an AP investigation, some 150 allegations of abuse and exploitation were reported in Haiti between 2004 and 2016. The allegations involved U.N. peacekeepers and other personnel. Dieu Nalio Chery/The Associated Press Posted:...
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Statement to the Security Council Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, Sandra Honoré on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

April 12, 2017
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Statement to the Security Council Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, Sandra Honoré on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

Madam President, I would like to express my gratitude to the United States Presidency of the Security Council, for convening today’s session on Haiti. Je saisis l’opportunité pour saluer la présence du Représentant permanent d’Haïti. Me gustaría agradecer, de manera particular, a todos los países que contribuyen tropas y personal policial a la MINUSTAH...
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UN Security Council to Vote to Close Haiti Peacekeeping Mission

April 12, 2017
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UN Security Council to Vote to Close Haiti Peacekeeping Mission

FILE – Children play in the street while United Nations peacekeepers from Brazil patrol in the Cite Soleil slum, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 22, 2017. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to close a13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti this year and replace it with a smaller...
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‘I was devastated by what was going on’ – Garda sergeant given award for charity work

April 12, 2017
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‘I was devastated by what was going on’ – Garda sergeant given award for charity work

News Irish News 1 Garda Sergeant Ann Byrne Cathal McMahon April 12 2017 3:05 AM When a devastating earthquake struck the island of Haiti in 2010 most Irish people followed the shocking reports closely in the news, some even donated to the charities working in the area. But one garda sergeant decided that she...
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Bruns speaks at Rotary on group

April 11, 2017
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Bruns speaks at Rotary on group

Sun Staff Wade Bruns, board member of the International Farmers Organization for Sustainable Development and Valley City area farmer, spoke to the Jamestown Rotary Club at its recent meeting. This organization is a 501(c)(3) organization started by farmers in the Northwood, N.D., area to provide training for farmers in Haiti. It was started with...
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Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals

April 6, 2017
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Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals

By: David McFadden – @inquirerdotnet Associated Press / 12:44 PM April 06, 2017 In this photo, taken March 29, 2017, Loubert Gouin moves a broken coffin containing the remains of an exhumed corpse, at an old grave in the national cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Cemetery workers say they generally dump the bones in a...
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Haiti has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Americas

April 4, 2017
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Haiti has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Americas

Despite the many efforts of the Haitian government to reduce tuberculosis, including free patient care in 256 specialized centers financed by the State Treasury. In 2016 there were 212 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (Source: UNDP), and in 2016 there were 194 out of 100,000, Haiti remains the country with the highest incidence in the...
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Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti

April 3, 2017
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Six months post-hurricane, hunger gnaws at southern Haiti

Amelie BARON AFP News2 April 2017 Hurricane Matthew slammed into Jeremie and then killed more than 700 people and caused some $2.8 billion in damage as it trailed across Haiti in October, 2016 Crouching beside the makeshift shelter shared with his parents and five siblings, Fanfan Edouard slowly sharpens his machete. But there’s no...
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REMEMBER JOHNY JEAN – RAPED BY 5 URUGUAYAN SAILORS IN PORT SALUT – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 3, 2017
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REMEMBER JOHNY JEAN – RAPED BY 5 URUGUAYAN SAILORS IN PORT SALUT – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Reports of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers include Haiti, CAR, DRC and South Sudan Number of reported cases worldwide has risen since 2015 Abusers to be “held criminally responsible” – Saunders “It’s an absolute joke. The UN has been saying this since 1948: zero tolerance.” – Dantò 1946 Convention on Privileges and Immunities being...
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New Emails Reveal Obama, Clintons Led Cover Up of Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

April 1, 2017
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New Emails Reveal Obama, Clintons Led Cover Up of Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

In October 2010, United Nations Peacekeepers from Nepal infected Haiti’s most significant river system with cholera, inciting the first cholera outbreak in the country in over a century. So far, the epidemic has taken over 10,000 lives, and some estimate that the disease has infected up to 800,000 people. Those who caused the outbreak—and covered...
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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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