Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Students making change for Respire Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Students making change for Respire Haiti

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL — Several fundraisers were held at Zachary High School recently, including the Kiss the Pig contest to help raise money for a student mission trip to Respire Haiti. Nine ZHS students and one from Silliman went with special education teacher Jamie Byrd, who teaches there part of the...
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Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti

.View gallery . . ST. MARC, Haiti (AP) — A pilot program was launched Wednesday to battle deadly cervical cancer in impoverished Haiti, which has the world’s highest rate of the preventable disease. Roughly 3,000 Haitian women get cervical cancer each year and about half of them die from the illness. But pointing to...
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Honduras, Myanmar & Haiti top of climate change risk list

December 3, 2015
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Honduras, Myanmar & Haiti top of climate change risk list

Photo: dpa-tmn (AFP) Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods, landslides and droughts that killed more than half a million people, climate analysts reported Thursday, warning of more frequent disasters if Earth’s overheating cannot be tamed. Scientists point to the mounting threat from...
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Cholera : 15 communes in Red Alert

November 19, 2015
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Cholera : 15 communes in Red Alert

With the heavy rains of October, the health actors have observed a resurgence of cholera cases in several communes, notably in the departments of Artibonite, West, South East, South and North. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in its situation report from October 18 to 29, affirms that in these departments more than 400...
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Haiti’s cholera outbreak: it’s time for some accountability

November 17, 2015
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Haiti’s cholera outbreak: it’s time for some accountability

by Fran Quigley Earlier this year, the Haitian people and their supporters commemorated the fifth anniversary of the horrific earthquake that struck the country in 2010. Last month marked the fifth anniversary of the horrific cholera outbreak that followed. More of us know about the earthquake. But the cholera was worse. A demonstrator holds...
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U.S. Political Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed

November 12, 2015
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U.S. Political Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed

When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people, former President Bill Clinton said that the reconstruction would provide an opportunity to “build back better.” Some $9.6 billion was pledged by the international community, including the U.S. government. But nearly six years later, although about $7.6 billion has been...
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PADF and American Red Cross Upgrade Emergency Shelters in Northern Haiti

November 10, 2015
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PADF and American Red Cross Upgrade Emergency Shelters in Northern Haiti

Improved shelters are safer and more accessible to residents during emergencies WASHINGTON, Nov 09, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is working with the American Red Cross to rehabilitate and upgrade 19 evacuation shelters throughout Northern Haiti to ensure local communities are better prepared for future disasters. With $1.2 million...
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Feed the Hungry packs more than a half-million meals for Haiti

November 4, 2015
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Feed the Hungry packs more than a half-million meals for Haiti

About 3,500 volunteers help during 2-day event at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center Food bags contained dehydrated vegetables, a scoop of vitamin powder, a cup of rice and a cup of soy in a plastic bag Each bag makes about 6 meals The He’s Alive Church group, foreground left, begins packing the meals during...
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From Bishop’s Falls to Haiti: Inmates participate in eyeglasses program

October 30, 2015
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From Bishop’s Falls to Haiti: Inmates participate in eyeglasses program

Glasses will travel with Team Broken Earth to Haiti CBC News Posted: Oct 29, 2015 9:00 PM NT Last Updated: Oct 29, 2015 9:00 PM NT Inmates and correctional staff at the Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre have teamed up with the Lions Club to restore old eyeglasses for people in need. (Doug Wells/The Des...
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