Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

World Bank head Jim Yong Kim calls for renewed urgency in Haiti’s cholera fight

April 12, 2014
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World Bank head Jim Yong Kim calls for renewed urgency in Haiti’s cholera fight

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Hassene Dridi / AP By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com The head of the World Bank is calling for a renewed sense of urgency and more coordination from the international community to help Haiti eliminate cholera, which has killed thousands of Haitians since its outbreak in October 2010. “Cholera can...
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Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti

April 12, 2014
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Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake. France-based Raoul Peck’s latest film, “Murder in Pacot,” uses a traditional stranger-comes-to-town plot line to examine how...
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY DISTRIBUTES SOCCER BALLS

April 12, 2014
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY DISTRIBUTES SOCCER BALLS

April 11, 2014 President Martelly visited Pilate to distribute One World Futbols to the soccer community there. These indestructible soccer balls are the basis of a Chevrolet-sponsored program that see them distributed throughout the Third World.  Soccer is seen as a key to creating teamwork, and cooperation among young people, a foundation that will...
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Hilton Worldwide to build hotel in Haiti

April 11, 2014
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Hilton Worldwide to build hotel in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hilton Worldwide says it will build a new hotel in Haiti. The company announced Thursday that the 152-room hotel will be built near the Port-au-Prince international airport. It will open in 2016 and will be owned by a Haitian company named CAB, S.A. Hotel rooms meeting international standards were once...
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Northern Haiti port to be expanded after U.S. fails to get investors for new facility

April 11, 2014
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Northern Haiti port to be expanded after U.S. fails to get investors for new facility

After failing to get takers for a new port, the U.S. government will now expand an existing port in northern Haiti. By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com After months of unsuccessfully trying to get private investors to cough up millions of dollars for the construction of a new, multimillion dollar port in northeastern Haiti, the U.S....
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Le Général John Kelly dit noter du progrès considérable dans divers domaines et applaudit les efforts du Président Martelly visant à améliorer les conditions de vie de la population haïtienne

April 11, 2014
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Le Général John Kelly dit noter du progrès considérable dans divers domaines et applaudit les efforts du Président Martelly visant à améliorer les conditions de vie de la population haïtienne

Le Président de la République, S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly, a accueilli, le mercredi 9 Avril 2014, à l’Aéroport international Toussaint Louverture, le Commandant Général du Commandement Sud des Forces armées des Etats-Unis, John F.  Kelly, en visite officielle en Haïti. Le Chef de l’Etat, accompagné du Général Kelly, s’est rendu à Morne à Cabris...
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Haiti’s homeless earthquake victims drop significantly, but worry continues

April 8, 2014
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Haiti’s homeless earthquake victims drop significantly, but worry continues

The number of people internally displaced by Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake and living in squalid camps has dropped by 91 percent. By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com They once numbered as many as 1.5 million, living underneath tattered tents and in squalid camps dotted across Haiti’s congested capital and nearby cities. But four years after the...
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The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2014
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The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Scinetificamerican.com By S.E. Gould Natural disasters such as earthquakes can have far-reaching effects beyond the damage caused on the day they occur. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti damaged the already limited sanitation systems leading to areas without adequate toilet and washing facilities; perfect for the spread of infection diseases. Sure enough 9 months following...
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Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2014
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Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

(Reuters) – For decades the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-à-Vache off Haiti’s south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most adventurous backpackers and yachters. Then in 2012, helicopters started dropping off big shots: Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, Bill Clinton, ad agency models...
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Treaty’s tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

April 4, 2014
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Treaty’s tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

By TRENTON DANIEL  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Foreigners seeking to adopt a child from Haiti will now have better assurances the new family member wasn’t trafficked. The Hague Adoption Convention took effect in Haiti this week after Haitian officials demonstrated their country has adopted legislation to follow the treaty’s provisions. Under the pact’s terms,...
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