Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Preservationists fight to save Haiti’s gingerbread homes

January 23, 2015
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Preservationists fight to save Haiti’s gingerbread homes

In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, a worker prepares a brick to be used in an earthquake damaged “gingerbread house,” during restoration work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Local craftsmen working for the Haitian nonprofit Knowledge & Freedom Foundation, or FOKAL, are learning how to restore the homes to their former splendor. Since masonry and carpentry...
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Five Years After: Cruising Up An Uncrowded Coast In Haiti

January 21, 2015
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Five Years After: Cruising Up An Uncrowded Coast In Haiti

This is the last of several posts on Haiti as a developing tourist destination since the 2010 earthquake. For new hotel options and touring the capital Port-au-Prince, see last week’s earlier posts here, here and here. The secret beach, or hidden resort are tropes of the travel world. It’s a safe bet to say, however, that a stretch of Haiti’s coast...
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Protesters Gather at Clinton Foundation to Complain of ‘Missing Money’ from Haiti Recovery

January 13, 2015
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Protesters Gather at Clinton Foundation to Complain of ‘Missing Money’ from Haiti Recovery

Protesters gathered outside the Clinton Foundation in New York City to complain about “missing money” from the Haiti recovery effort from the 2010 earthquake: “New Yorkers with roots in Haiti say the picture isn’t so rosy,” said the NY1 anchor. The protesters claimed that the $10 billion meant to help...
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Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake

January 13, 2015
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Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake

By Associated Press January 12 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Somber Haitians gathered early Monday to remember the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed relatives and neighbors while shattering much of the overcrowded capital and surrounding area in one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. Hundreds of women in white dresses and men in...
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Politics still holding country back

January 12, 2015
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Politics still holding country back

BY LAURENT LAMOTHE LaurentLamothe@gmail.com FIVE YEARS LATER: Downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on December 29, 2014 (top) and January 14, 2010, two days after it was hit by the eartkquake (bottom). STF AFP/Getty Images Five years ago on Jan. 12, 2010, the worst earthquake in its history struck Haiti. More than 200,000 of my compatriots died...
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5 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?

January 12, 2015
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5 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?

Richard Knox NPR After the earthquake in 2010, about 1,000 people were living in tents on the median of Highway 2, one of Haiti’s busiest roads. Five years later, tens of thousands of people in Port-au-Prince still live in tents and other temporary housing. David Gilkey/NPR Haiti’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010,...
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Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built

January 12, 2015
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Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PEDIATRIC CARE: Yno Bertrand keeps a watchful eye over her infant daughter Carme-Suze Philippe inside a tent doubling as the pediatric ward of Haiti’s main and largest public hospital in Port-au-Prince, the Hospital of the State University of Haiti. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF PORT-AU-PRINCE In the aftermath of the...
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Building permanent housing remains Haiti’s biggest challenge following the 2010 earthquake

January 12, 2015
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Building permanent housing remains Haiti’s biggest challenge following the 2010 earthquake

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF For Islande Lima, the one-bedroom house that came with indoor plumbing and a second unfinished bedroom was supposed to be a fresh start, a chance to live in dignified housing after losing her home in Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. But soon after she moved into the...
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Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake

January 12, 2015
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Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com The Morne, a Cabrit housing development in Haiti, was built for victims of the earthquake. But the government has had a difficult time attracting residents to the development on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF PORT-AU-PRINCE When Jackson Morrisseau learned that he was approved for a new...
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