Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’

October 5, 2017
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Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’

NY Times: By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS OCT. 5, 2017 A young Paul Farmer in Haiti, in a still from “Bending the Arc.” Credit Partners in Health/AbramoramaA feel-good documentary that’s literally about making people feel good, “Bending the Arc” dives into the quagmire of global health care with the sunny insouciance and can-do brio of its...
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Can an active hurricane season lead to an increase in earthquakes?

September 27, 2017
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Can an active hurricane season lead to an increase in earthquakes?

With Mexico still reeling from devastating earthquakes and aftershocks that occurred around the time that major hurricanes plowed through the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, some might wonder whether the two natural disasters are somehow related. As Irma battered Caribbean islands with heavy rainfall and powerful winds, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake...
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Lawmakers: Extend refugee protections

September 26, 2017
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Lawmakers: Extend refugee protections

By J.D. Capelouto, Statehouse Correspondent Updated:   09/26/2017 11:00:45 AM EDT BOSTON — Some Massachusetts lawmakers and advocates are worried that American residents who once fled their unsafe home countries could soon be kicked out of this one. The future of “Temporary Protected Status” for these residents is in jeopardy, putting at risk the...
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Access to drinking water at home declining for 25 years in Haiti

September 26, 2017
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Access to drinking water at home declining for 25 years in Haiti

Haiti Libre: According to a new World Bank study “Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals” carried out in 18 countries around the world including Haiti, it is imperative to act in the sector of water and sanitation to overcome poverty “countries will have to...
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Truckee woman send bikes to hurricane victims

September 25, 2017
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Truckee woman send bikes to hurricane victims

Meg Kiihne loads abandoned bikes into a U-haul on the Playa. Photo/Provided By Ally Gravina, Moonshine Ink Every year, thousands of bikes are left scattered throughout the post-Burning Man Playa. This year, however, the number of abandoned bikes was more than double the usual numbers, with an estimated 4,000 left behind. Typically, the process...
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Hurricane Maria packs a Category 5 punch toward Dominica

September 18, 2017
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Hurricane Maria packs a Category 5 punch toward Dominica

A “potentially catatrosphic” Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5 storm, packing 160 miles per hour winds — with even higher gusts — as it nears Dominica and takes aim at the US territory of Puerto Rico. “The extremely dangerous core of Maria is expected to pass over Dominica within the next hour or...
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In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

September 14, 2017
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In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

John Cary FIXES SEPT. 12, 2017 A child with cholera symptoms being examined in the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated PressNext month marks the seventh anniversary of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti. The disease, which can cause death within hours if left untreated, came less than a year...
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HAITI’S LUCK IS ANOTHER’S MISFORTUNE: WE MUST TAKE TIME GOD HAS GIVEN US TO CREATE A PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE MIND-SET.

September 8, 2017
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HAITI’S LUCK IS ANOTHER’S MISFORTUNE: WE MUST TAKE TIME GOD HAS GIVEN US TO CREATE A PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE MIND-SET.

This is Thursday’s storm coverage. Read the latest with Friday’s live updates on Hurricane Irma » Hurricane Irma, an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm with sustained winds of up to 155 miles an hour, continued to tear through the Caribbean on Friday, moving through the Bahamas and along the northern coast of Cuba, the...
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HAITI SITS FROZEN- INACTIVE – IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE FREIGHT TRAIN ROARS TOWARDS US

September 6, 2017
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HAITI SITS FROZEN- INACTIVE – IN THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE FREIGHT TRAIN ROARS TOWARDS US

‘May God save us all’: Mass evacuation as Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean with 185mph winds after swelling to the size of FRANCE as Red Cross braces for ‘major humanitarian response’ Hurricane Irma strengthened to Category 5 storm sparking evacuations from Caribbean and the Florida Keys The Red Cross said it is...
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$170,000 donated by the Sean Penn Organization

September 3, 2017
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$170,000 donated by the Sean Penn Organization

Haiti Libre: The J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) of the American actor Sean Penn, in the presence of representatives of Delmas City Council and the Ministry of Public Health, organized a donation ceremony at its Community Development Center located in Delmas 40 B. With a value of more than 170,000 US dollars, these...
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Red Cross misses an opportunity to repair its image

September 1, 2017
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Red Cross misses an opportunity to repair its image

The American Red Cross had a golden opportunity Thursday to re-establish itself as the pre-eminent U.S. disaster relief organization. It could have dispelled any lingering doubts stemming from previously reported mishandling of donations. Instead the organization blew an opportunity to restore its image at a crucial time when Americans are looking for responsible charities...
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Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

September 1, 2017
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Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

While much of the United States’ focus is still on Texas and the destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey and it’s historic rainfall, powerful Hurricane Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the Caribbean and potentially the United States next week. Irma was named as a tropical...
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End of operations of the Brazilian battalion in Haiti

August 31, 2017
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End of operations of the Brazilian battalion in Haiti

Haiti Libre: This Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in Camp Jaborandy, located in Tabarre, next to the park of the Unibank, will take place the closing ceremony of the end of operations of the Brazilian battalion and the Brazilian engineering company in Haiti. The two units will cease operations on the following...
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Who is encouraging Haitians to cross the border? Canada wants to know

August 28, 2017
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Who is encouraging Haitians to cross the border? Canada wants to know

The Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages promising safe haven in Canada claim to have the blessing of the Canadian government. Creole-language radio stations offer up consultants giving free and paid consultations for Haitians seeking residency across the U.S. border. Border cities such as Montreal are welcoming immigrants with open arms, or so the stories...
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U.S. welcome mat shuns Haitian immigrants- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 25, 2017
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U.S. welcome mat shuns Haitian immigrants- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Immigration from the Caribbean island nation of Haiti continues to be dismally low throughout the U.S., which has spurred an exodus to Canada for fear of deportation. The welcome mat to U.S. citizenship introduced 10,200 newly naturalized citizens on Aug. 22, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. During Fiscal Year 2017, the USCIS L.A....
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Court Dismisses Remaining Lawsuit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 25, 2017
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Court Dismisses Remaining Lawsuit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The last remaining class-action lawsuit against the United Nations over the cholera epidemic in Haiti was thrown out Thursday by a federal judge, who upheld the organization’s assertion of diplomatic immunity. In an order filed in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Judge Sandra L. Townes said the lawsuit, which accused the United Nations of...
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Haitian Students Thank Venezuela for Medical Training

August 25, 2017
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Haitian Students Thank Venezuela for Medical Training

The recent graduates praised the teachings of Chavez which showed them a new perspective on society and public health. Some 58 medical students from the IV Cohort of Haitian Doctors graduated Tuesday after studying in Venezuela’s Latin American School of Medicine, offering praise and thanks for the experience. “Today, we want to say THANK...
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Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Haiti sometimes reminds me of growing up in Galway

August 24, 2017
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Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Haiti sometimes reminds me of growing up in Galway

Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Haiti sometimes reminds me of growing up in Galway By Ailish O’Reilly  Galway Advertiser, Thu, Aug 24, 2017 Ailish pictured overseeing the programmes PROGRAMME MANAGER FOR HAVEN You either love or hate Haiti, and I loved it from the first trip. My life has changed in...
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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

August 23, 2017
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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The number of migrants illegally entering Canada more than tripled in July and August, hitting...
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No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 23, 2017
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No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Patrick Lejtenyi and Rob Gillies | AP August 23 at 12:04 AM MONTREAL — Men and women with furrowed brows sat in pews alongside their children at a Montreal church as volunteers explained what to expect now that they have crossed into Canada from the United States seeking asylum. They would receive temporary housing stipends and access...
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