Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haitian teen gets new leg at Genesis

August 18, 2015
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Haitian teen gets new leg at Genesis

Deirdre Baker Joverly Charles, 15, of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is in Davenport for two to four weeks to receive a new prosthesis and physical therapy. She is accompanied in Davenport by Judy Foster, a mission worker in Haiti. Joverly lost her leg in the country’s 2010 earthquake. A 15-year-old girl from Haiti is a patient at Genesis...
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U.N. role in Haiti cholera epidemic

August 17, 2015
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U.N. role in Haiti cholera epidemic

(CNN) - There is a humanitarian crisis happening in our own hemisphere, but it’s not likely you’ve heard of it. Thousands have died, threatening the economic and social stability of an entire country. And most tragic of all, it was inadvertently caused by a critically important international organization, which has not yet taken full...
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Dominican Republic resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal

August 16, 2015
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Dominican Republic resumes deportation of migrants deemed illegal

Reuters/Reuters – People wait to talk to an enumerator with The International Organization for Migration (IOM) at a camp for returned Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans, near the border between the Dominican Republic By Jorge Pineda SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) – The Dominican Republic deported five people of Haitian descent on Saturday under a controversial migration policy...
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Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 14, 2015
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Multiple Scandals in Haiti Expose Weakness of Current Development Model – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

TRNN’s Jessica Desvarieux explores the root cause of the scandals involving USAID and the American Red Cross, and looks at whether there is a way to get donations directly to local communities with accountability. –   August 14, 2015 JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: When the earthquake in Haiti hit more than five years ago,...
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UN must step up, apologize, and help drive cholera from Haiti

August 13, 2015
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UN must step up, apologize, and help drive cholera from Haiti

Between March and June of 2012, an oral cholera vaccine was distributed in the Artibonite Valley region of Haiti. By The Editorial Board August 12, 2015 When an earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010, rescue workers from all over the world responded with medicine, food, and supplies for rebuilding. Unfortunately, a crew of United Nations...
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Migrants returning to Haiti from Dominican Republic struggle to find a place back home

August 11, 2015
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Migrants returning to Haiti from Dominican Republic struggle to find a place back home

Published August 12, 2015 Fox News Latino The growing encampments on the Haitian side of the border, which lack water, electricity or other services, are starting to resemble the squalid settlements that emerged following the devastating January 2010 earthquake, though they remain far smaller. ANSE-A-PITRES, Haiti (AP) –  Thousands of Haitians and people of...
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Has the international community failed Haiti?

August 6, 2015
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Has the international community failed Haiti?

Owen Bennett-Jones. BBC Since its shattering earthquake five years ago Haiti has received billions of dollars of foreign aid. But for all the international largesse the country remains impoverished and ill-governed and many believe this weekend’s delayed elections – like so many other election days in Haiti – will be marred by politically-motivated violence....
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Five years after the American Red Cross efforts to rebuild Haiti

August 6, 2015
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Five years after the American Red Cross efforts to rebuild Haiti

Tech.MIT.edu By Claire Lazar OPINION EDITOR August 6, 2015 Summer investigation raises doubts about post-earthquake relief Following the January 2010 earthquake that killed over 200,000 Haitians and left more than a million homeless, donations flooded in from governments, financial institutions, and individuals around the world. U.S. households donated a total of more than $1.4...
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Half of Clintons’ charitable giving in 2014 went to their own foundation

August 5, 2015
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Half of Clintons’ charitable giving in 2014 went to their own foundation

By Alana Goodman Half of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable giving last year went to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the latest financial disclosures from their private foundation. The Clintons earned more than $28 million in 2014 and claimed around $3 million in income as charitable tax...
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Site cleaning begins at Haiti’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

July 29, 2015
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Site cleaning begins at Haiti’s Holy Trinity Cathedral

More than five and a half  years after a catastrophic earthquake destroyed Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, on July 20 workers began cleaning the site, sectioning off the work area, removing bricks, terracotta tiles, sections of the cathedral’s walls and other remnants that eventually will be incorporated into the construction of...
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Project seeks to build Lego-style homes from rubble in Haiti

July 28, 2015
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Project seeks to build Lego-style homes from rubble in Haiti

Holland-based The Mobile Factory aims to turn debris from 2010 earthquake into Lego-style blocks for sustainable housing near Port-au-Prince The Star.com Themobilefactory.org Haitian families will be able to build their own homes in a pilot project, expected to be launched this year, that uses stackable bricks made from rubble as building blocks. By: Jillian...
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Girls and women key to Haiti’s future

July 28, 2015
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Girls and women key to Haiti’s future

BY DONNA SHALALA clintonfoundation.org As the former President of the University of Miami, I was proud to help strengthen UM’s decades-long relationship with our neighbors in Haiti. Both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake, UM faculty, staff, and students worked, often with Project Medishare and alongside Haitian partners, to build the kinds of...
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JetBlue and Marriott Port-au-Prince Team Up to Give Back to Haiti

July 28, 2015
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JetBlue and Marriott Port-au-Prince Team Up to Give Back to Haiti

July 27, 2015 at 1:37 PM | by Charyn Pfeuffer | You’ve got to love a great partnership. From now until August 29th, 2015, anyone planning on flying JetBlue to Port-au-Prince from Fort Lauderdale, Boston or JFK will be able to stay at Marriott Port-au-Prince for a fantastic flat rate of $125 per night...
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Solar power to light up communities in Haiti

July 25, 2015
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Solar power to light up communities in Haiti

Miami Herald.com By Ismail Ercan iercan@MiamiHerald.com Haiti has long been plagued by electrification issues, with more than 70 percent of the population not having access to reliable electricity on a daily basis. A new solar light kit may help solve the problem. Called Klere Ayiti — or Light Up Haiti — the project is...
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Clintons’ charities got £50million of British aid cash: UK government accused of trying to buy influence with US power family

July 25, 2015
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Clintons’ charities got £50million of British aid cash: UK government accused of trying to buy influence with US power family

The charity’s board includes former president Bill and candidate Hillary It has had £48.9million from the UK – more than £20million last year alone Critics say its a symptom of controversial pledge on foreign aid spending Some claim charity is inefficient and taxpayers could simply be funding management charges By Daniel Martin and Gethin...
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“OVERVIEW OF US POLICY TOWARD HAITI PRIOR TO THE ELECTIONS” TESTIMONY OF THOMAS C ADAMS

July 24, 2015
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“OVERVIEW OF US POLICY TOWARD HAITI PRIOR TO THE ELECTIONS” TESTIMONY OF THOMAS C ADAMS

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATION COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WESTERN HEMISPHERE, TRASNATIONAL CRIME, CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES “OVERVIEW OF U.S. POLICY TOWARD HAITI PRIOR TO THE ELECTIONS” TESTIMONY OF THOMAS C. ADAMS HAITI SPECIAL COORDINATOR OFFICE OF THE HAITI SPECIAL COORDINATOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE BEFORE THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE...
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Red Cross Unable to Account for Haiti Spending? Internal Docs Come to Light

July 24, 2015
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Red Cross Unable to Account for Haiti Spending? Internal Docs Come to Light

NonProfitQuarterly.org By Ruth McCambridge Today is the deadline for the Red Cross to provide answers to the questions posed by Senator Chuck Grassley some time ago. The questions largely pertain to the organization’s accounting of $500 million in spending in Haiti after the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake. But yesterday, ProPublica and NPR...
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Red Cross Response on Haiti Further Inflames Grassley

July 24, 2015
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Red Cross Response on Haiti Further Inflames Grassley

Rebecca Koenig The American Red Cross defended its relief activities in Haiti in documents released Thursday, saying its management expenses were for functions “indispensable to conduct our activities.” The documents were a response to a request by Sen. Charles Grassley for information about how it spent donation dollars after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti,...
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Members of Congress call for more transparency in US aid to Haiti

July 22, 2015
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Members of Congress call for more transparency in US aid to Haiti

Antillean.com Following a number of high-profile exposés of mismanagement of aid money to Haiti, Congress has called on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to make more information available regarding its aid contracts. Washington, D.C., July 20, 2015 (AMG) — Following a number of high-profile exposés of mismanagement of aid money to Haiti...
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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

July 21, 2015
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Confidential Documents: Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent

The documents also raise questions about the accuracy of the Red Cross’ count of how many Haitians it helped, concluding the figures on one project were “fairly meaningless. by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR, July 21, 2015, 11:01 a.m. The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer detailed questions...
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