Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Teaching Creole in Haiti

August 10, 2014
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Teaching Creole in Haiti

To the Editor: Re “A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes,” by Michel DeGraff and Molly Ruggles (Op-Ed, Aug. 2): I agree that children acquire necessary reading and writing skills best in the language most familiar to them: Kreyòl for Haitians. But while Kreyòl is the key to strong educational foundations for Haitian youths, it...
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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake- 3km SSE of Licey al Medio, Dominican Republic

August 10, 2014
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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake- 3km SSE of Licey al Medio, Dominican Republic

Summary Location and Magnitude contributed by: USGS National Earthquake Information Center General +- 50 km 30 mi Powered by Leaflet Dominican Republic 19.407°N, 70.589°W Depth: 26.9km (16.7mi) Event Time 2014-08-09 15:27:34 UTC 2014-08-09 11:27:34 UTC-04:00 at epicenter 2014-08-09 08:27:34 UTC-07:00 system time Location 19.407°N 70.589°W depth=26.9km (16.7mi) Nearby Cities 3km (2mi) SSE of Licey...
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Two American coaches with young Haitians

August 9, 2014
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Two American coaches with young Haitians

As part of the sports diplomacy program, Tony Sanneh and Thomas Rongen, two American football (soccer) coaches arrived in Port Au Prince this week to take part in a sports program for youth in Haiti, from August 3 – 9, 2014 with partnership from the Haitian National Police (PNH) and the Community Policing Unit,...
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Local Boy Helps Build Haiti House

August 6, 2014
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Local Boy Helps Build Haiti House

Cohen’s drawing of the house he wants to build in Haiti. A local child has a dream of building a house. Cohen Heady, a seven-year-old who will be starting second grade at Eisenhower Elementary School this year, has been working on a project for nearly a year to build a house for a family...
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A Prescription for Haiti’s NGO-Related Problems: Heal Thyself-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 6, 2014
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A Prescription for Haiti’s NGO-Related Problems: Heal Thyself-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Rick Cohen: July 28, 2014; Foreign Policy How quickly our sector drops issues! Remember the vigorous debate about the benefits and damage from the international assistance delivered to Haiti in the wake of the nation’s devastating January 2010 earthquake? Clare Lockhart, the founder and executive director of the Institute for State Effectiveness, and...
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Haiti looks to welcome back tourists-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 6, 2014
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Haiti looks to welcome back tourists-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

An empty beach is seen on the Ile a Vache, an island in front of the city of Les Cayes, Haiti. Clement Sabourin/AFP/Getty Images Not too many people think of Haiti as a modern tourist destination. The Caribbean nation is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere — with a history of...
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The MSSP concerned about Ebola and yellow fever-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 6, 2014
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The MSSP concerned about Ebola and yellow fever-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: A statement from the Ministry of Public Health, bearing the signature of Dr. Florence D. Guillaume, Minister of Health bring to the attention of the Haitian population that all arrangements are made, particularly at the level of its internal structures such as the National Laboratory of Public Health (LNSP), the Directorate of...
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A Japanese company interested in manufacturing TVs in Haiti

August 4, 2014
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A Japanese company interested in manufacturing TVs in Haiti

Haiti Libre: Following the echo that we made in our pages on July 26 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11676-haiti-news-some-news-here-and-there.html , on the possible installation of a Japanese manufacturing plant of televisions in Haiti, we are able to specify, that as part of the transition to digital television scheduled June 17, 2015, a meeting was recently held in Miami...
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A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

August 2, 2014
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A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

NY Times Opinion By MICHEL DeGRAFF and MOLLY RUGGLES CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — IN a classroom in Port-au-Prince, Chantou, 9, sits silently at her desk. Nervously watching the teacher, she hopes to be invisible. Like most of her 60 classmates, she understands little of the French from the lecture. But if her memorized lesson is...
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

July 30, 2014
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A Helping of Raspberry Pi (and Other News)

Image: Jared Smith / CC BY-SA The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, easy-to-use, and incredibly low-cost computer. Nonprofits, schools, and libraries are using them to teach (and learn!) computer programming, electronics, hardware skills, and more. See what the Raspberry Pi buzz is all about. Can’t keep up with all the latest tech news? We’ve...
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

July 29, 2014
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major milestone, researchers say Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800...
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

July 28, 2014
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Democracy Lab Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It’s time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country’s future. BY Clare Lockhart , Johanna Mendelson Forman JULY 28, 2014 Note: This article is an abridged version of a longer report, “Escaping the Crisis Trap: New...
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Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

July 28, 2014
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Haiti to vaccinate 200,000 against cholera

Jamaica Observer: PORT-OF-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti is set to vaccinate 200,000 people against cholera starting in August, with support from the Pan American Health Organization(PAHO)/World Health Organization. The campaign will be carried out in three areas chosen by Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population because they are considered high-risk zones. “Vaccination is...
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Laying the First Stone of the Sub-Police Station of Gris Gris

July 28, 2014
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Laying the First Stone of the Sub-Police Station of Gris Gris

Haiti Libre: After 2 year effort the authorities of the city of Côtes-de-fer with officials of the National Police of Haiti in the region, in order to provide this commune of a Sub-Police Station, earlier this week the high command of the PNH South East together with those responsible from the regional office Southeast...
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Funding to Boost Notre Dame Haiti Program

July 28, 2014
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Funding to Boost Notre Dame Haiti Program

July 27, 2014 News Release South Bend, Ind. – The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will...
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American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

July 28, 2014
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American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

American Airlines will become the first U.S. major carrier to offer daily, nonstop service to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, the country’s second largest city By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world. After a modified 757 transporting then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in October 2012 became the first large aircraft to...
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UN Secretary General Fails to Come Clean on Haiti’s Cholera Cover Up by Stanley Lucas

July 27, 2014
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UN Secretary General Fails to Come Clean on Haiti’s Cholera Cover Up by Stanley Lucas

Earlier this week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon traveled to Haiti giving hope to the Haitian people and officials that the UN would issue a long overdue apology for their role in introducing the cholera epidemic in Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake that claimed 320,000 lives. After the usual...
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Living Conditions in Haiti’s Capital Improve, but Rural Communities Remain Very Poor

July 26, 2014
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Living Conditions in Haiti’s Capital Improve, but Rural Communities Remain Very Poor

World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Rural poverty is often higher and more difficult to fight than poverty in urban areas. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Extreme poverty declined from 31 to 24% between 2000 and 2012 in Haiti. However, extreme poverty rates have stayed largely the same in rural areas for 12 years. Only 11%...
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Haitian President, Prime Minister meet diaspora in North Miami-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 26, 2014
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Haitian President, Prime Minister meet diaspora in North Miami-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

updated July 26 Haitian President Michel Martelly adds some entertainment to the town hall meeting Saturday at North Miami Senior High. Al Diaz / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/19/4244935/haitian-president-prime-minister.html#storylink=cpy Haiti’s government brings its town hall gathering to North Miami where officials touted their success and promised to follow up. By jacqueline charles...
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Congress passes law promoting transparency in Haiti’s reconstruction-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 26, 2014
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Congress passes law promoting transparency in Haiti’s reconstruction-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Concerned about the slow disbursement of U.S. dollars in Haiti and problems with projects, U.S. lawmakers pass legislation giving them more oversight. By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Nearly five years after a devastating earthquake nearly flatten Haiti’s capital, the U.S. Congress on Friday passed legislation aimed at shedding light on how U.S. funds are used...
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