Earthquake/CHOLERA

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Canada sees ‘unprecedented’ surge in asylum seekers

August 18, 2017
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Canada sees ‘unprecedented’ surge in asylum seekers

(CNN)Canada is facing an “unprecedented” number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said. “We’ve never seen those numbers,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. “Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we’ve never seen such numbers coming in.”...
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Caribbean as two other systems brew in Atlantic

August 18, 2017
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Caribbean as two other systems brew in Atlantic

Two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days. Three batches of thunderstorms are moving westward across the tropical Atlantic. From west to east, the systems have been dubbed Tropical Storm Harvey and 92L. The third system is likely to...
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Haitian Amputees Bring Inspiring Stories, Soccer Skills to Highland Lakes

August 18, 2017
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Haitian Amputees Bring Inspiring Stories, Soccer Skills to Highland Lakes

BURNET — Francillon Chery lost an arm and a leg during the 2010 earthquake that devastated his country of Haiti. He tried to find refuge in a church when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake ripped through the Caribbean island nation on Jan. 12 of that year. Everything points to a man who should be depressed and...
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Haiti: Cholera figures (as of 30 June 2017) – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 17, 2017
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Haiti: Cholera figures (as of 30 June 2017) – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The number of suspected cases of cholera continued to decline at the national level in June 2017. The effective coordination of the various actors has made it possible to control all the new outbreaks of the epidemic while continuing to reduce the level of transmission of the disease in the most persistent areas. Community...
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Getting refugee status in Canada isn’t easy, Quebec premier reminds asylum-seekers- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 12, 2017
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Getting refugee status in Canada isn’t easy, Quebec premier reminds asylum-seekers- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:33PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:24PM EDT SHERBROOKE, Que. — Would-be asylum-seekers need to understand it isn’t easy to get refugee status in Canada, Quebec’s premier said Saturday. Philippe Couillard said it’s important that anyone who is considering joining the surge...
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For Haitians in U.S., the road to refuge runs straight to Canada — and arrest

August 12, 2017
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For Haitians in U.S., the road to refuge runs straight to Canada — and arrest

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com August 12, 2017 8:13 PM CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. The Canadian police officer at the border was adamant: If you cross here, you will immediately be arrested. The Haitian woman dragged her bulging suitcase across the dirt-covered mound to the Canadian side anyway. She was determined. And so were the mother and...
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The fight against fatal childhood diseases in Haiti gets a boost

August 12, 2017
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The fight against fatal childhood diseases in Haiti gets a boost

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com August 11, 2017 4:54 PM In Haiti, 69 children out of every 1,000 born alive still die before their fifth birthday. And many of those deaths are from diseases that are preventable by vaccination. Still, the country has one of the lowest immunization rates — 58 percent — in the...
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

August 11, 2017
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

Evan Vucci / AP In this June 17, 2016, photo, a fisherman drives a boat during then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s tour of the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located near the Arctic Circle in Ilulissat, Greenland. By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 | 3:32 p.m. WASHINGTON — Last year’s global...
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You Probably Don’t Want To Know About Haiti’s Sewage Problems

July 31, 2017
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You Probably Don’t Want To Know About Haiti’s Sewage Problems

July 29, 20177:00 AM ET Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday Rebecca Hersher People dump trash and raw sewage into canals that run through Port-au-Prince, Haiti. When it rains, the canals overflow and flood poor neighborhoods. John W. Poole/NPR The rain began on Good Friday. It fell into the roofless ruins of Port-au-Prince’s Catholic cathedral....
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CANADIAN TOOTH FAIRY: A tighter aid budget in Haiti means Canada must do more with less – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 28, 2017
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CANADIAN TOOTH FAIRY: A tighter aid budget in Haiti means Canada must do more with less – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BJORN LOMBORG Special to The Globe and Mail Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Host to a large diaspora population, Canada has long focused much of its official and private aid toward Haiti – the hemisphere’s poorest country. Recently though, it has pulled back: Haiti fell from top recipient of aid in...
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United States at the UN, highlight important progress in Haiti

July 27, 2017
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United States at the UN, highlight important progress in Haiti

Last week at the last Security Council, in which Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, presented the “Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti”, various countries spoke in turn. Michèle J. Sison, Representative of the United States, welcomed the “significant progress” made so far. She...
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These Haitians Found Refuge From Earthquakes, Cholera, and Poverty. Now Trump Plans to Send Them Bac

July 27, 2017
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These Haitians Found Refuge From Earthquakes, Cholera, and Poverty. Now Trump Plans to Send Them Bac

Natalie Baptiste- Mother Jones.com People walk down a street in Port-au-Prince.Ricardo Arduengo/AP In Haiti, 26-year-old Marie struggled to make ends meet. Unlike many in the northern city of Gonaïves, where she lives, she did have a paying job—she was a secretary for a transportation company—but after buying groceries and caring for her ailing mother, her monthly...
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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 24, 2017
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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 24 2017 UNITED NATIONS — The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice, and combat poverty especially in rural areas, saying peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation. Sandra Honore said Haiti today “is...
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Skal Labissiere went to Haiti. Why the Kings forward says it was important to go home

July 22, 2017
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Skal Labissiere went to Haiti. Why the Kings forward says it was important to go home

By Noel Harris nharris@sacbee.com Traveling is not allowed in basketball. However, for some Kings players this offseason, that word has taken on a much different meaning. Days after Sacramento center Willie Cauley-Stein visited Vietnam to work on his painting skills, another Kings player got on a plane and traveled to his homeland. In a...
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A MUST READ ON EARTHQUAKE

July 22, 2017
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A MUST READ ON EARTHQUAKE

How Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts Pulled Off a Huge Con Job, With the Help of Mainstream Media Money that was promised to provide “tens of thousands of people with permanent homes” reportedly only made it to a total of six. PORT-AU-PRINCE – AUGUST 22: The collapsed Presidential Building in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on August 22,...
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Canada Warns Against Travel To Six Areas In This Caribbean Nation

July 20, 2017
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Canada Warns Against Travel To Six Areas In This Caribbean Nation

By NAN Contributor News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. July 17, 2017: The Canadian government is warning nationals against travel to six areas in one Caribbean country. The updated July 12th warning urges Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Haiti and to avoid travelling to six areas there. Global Affairs...
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THIS IS A “MUST READ:”Secret aid worker: we learned the hard way that all funding has strings attached- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 18, 2017
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THIS IS A “MUST READ:”Secret aid worker: we learned the hard way that all funding has strings attached- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

With more than 10 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector, working in logistics and supply chain, I have faced many challenges. The most frustrating by far? Seemingly arbitrary and nonsensical donor requirements. I don’t think we should bite the hand that feeds us – indeed, we should remember that institutional donors are the only...
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UN Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims

July 14, 2017
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UN Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims

By Edith M. Lederer | AP July 13 at 7:05 PM UNITED NATIONS — The General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday backing the U.N. chief’s appeal to member states to transfer $40.5 million in unspent funds from Haiti’s peacekeeping mission to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people. The resolution, adopted...
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Bill Gates and Carlos Slim invest US$25 million in bioscience center in Texcoco, Mexico

July 3, 2017
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Bill Gates and Carlos Slim invest US$25 million in bioscience center in Texcoco, Mexico

Bill Gates and Carlos Slim (Notimex) The Carlos Slim Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have together invested $25 million in a new bioscience complex for agricultural research in Texcoco, Mexico. Called the International Center for the Improvement of Corn and Wheat (Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento del Maíz y Trigo, or “CIMMYT”),...
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UN Engineered Cholera Epidemic kills 30,000: Help Haitians Find Justice Today- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 30, 2017
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UN Engineered Cholera Epidemic kills 30,000: Help Haitians Find Justice Today- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Did you know that: 1. In October 2010, United Nations troops introduced Vibrio cholerae to Haiti, infecting over one million men, women and children, killing over 30 thousand people. Have your local, national, or international media ever reported on this fact? 2. Since the first outburst of the UN cholera epidemic to the present...
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