Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

You Probably Don’t Want To Know About Haiti’s Sewage Problems

July 31, 2017
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You Probably Don’t Want To Know About Haiti’s Sewage Problems

July 29, 20177:00 AM ET Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday Rebecca Hersher People dump trash and raw sewage into canals that run through Port-au-Prince, Haiti. When it rains, the canals overflow and flood poor neighborhoods. John W. Poole/NPR The rain began on Good Friday. It fell into the roofless ruins of Port-au-Prince’s Catholic cathedral....
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CANADIAN TOOTH FAIRY: A tighter aid budget in Haiti means Canada must do more with less – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 28, 2017
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CANADIAN TOOTH FAIRY: A tighter aid budget in Haiti means Canada must do more with less – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BJORN LOMBORG Special to The Globe and Mail Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center Host to a large diaspora population, Canada has long focused much of its official and private aid toward Haiti – the hemisphere’s poorest country. Recently though, it has pulled back: Haiti fell from top recipient of aid in...
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United States at the UN, highlight important progress in Haiti

July 27, 2017
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United States at the UN, highlight important progress in Haiti

Last week at the last Security Council, in which Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, presented the “Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti”, various countries spoke in turn. Michèle J. Sison, Representative of the United States, welcomed the “significant progress” made so far. She...
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These Haitians Found Refuge From Earthquakes, Cholera, and Poverty. Now Trump Plans to Send Them Bac

July 27, 2017
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These Haitians Found Refuge From Earthquakes, Cholera, and Poverty. Now Trump Plans to Send Them Bac

Natalie Baptiste- Mother Jones.com People walk down a street in Port-au-Prince.Ricardo Arduengo/AP In Haiti, 26-year-old Marie struggled to make ends meet. Unlike many in the northern city of Gonaïves, where she lives, she did have a paying job—she was a secretary for a transportation company—but after buying groceries and caring for her ailing mother, her monthly...
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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 24, 2017
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UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 24 2017 UNITED NATIONS — The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice, and combat poverty especially in rural areas, saying peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation. Sandra Honore said Haiti today “is...
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Skal Labissiere went to Haiti. Why the Kings forward says it was important to go home

July 22, 2017
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Skal Labissiere went to Haiti. Why the Kings forward says it was important to go home

By Noel Harris nharris@sacbee.com Traveling is not allowed in basketball. However, for some Kings players this offseason, that word has taken on a much different meaning. Days after Sacramento center Willie Cauley-Stein visited Vietnam to work on his painting skills, another Kings player got on a plane and traveled to his homeland. In a...
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A MUST READ ON EARTHQUAKE

July 22, 2017
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A MUST READ ON EARTHQUAKE

How Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts Pulled Off a Huge Con Job, With the Help of Mainstream Media Money that was promised to provide “tens of thousands of people with permanent homes” reportedly only made it to a total of six. PORT-AU-PRINCE – AUGUST 22: The collapsed Presidential Building in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on August 22,...
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Canada Warns Against Travel To Six Areas In This Caribbean Nation

July 20, 2017
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Canada Warns Against Travel To Six Areas In This Caribbean Nation

By NAN Contributor News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. July 17, 2017: The Canadian government is warning nationals against travel to six areas in one Caribbean country. The updated July 12th warning urges Canadians to exercise a high degree of caution when travelling to Haiti and to avoid travelling to six areas there. Global Affairs...
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THIS IS A “MUST READ:”Secret aid worker: we learned the hard way that all funding has strings attached- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 18, 2017
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THIS IS A “MUST READ:”Secret aid worker: we learned the hard way that all funding has strings attached- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

With more than 10 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector, working in logistics and supply chain, I have faced many challenges. The most frustrating by far? Seemingly arbitrary and nonsensical donor requirements. I don’t think we should bite the hand that feeds us – indeed, we should remember that institutional donors are the only...
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UN Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims

July 14, 2017
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UN Assembly backs $40.5 million for Haiti cholera victims

By Edith M. Lederer | AP July 13 at 7:05 PM UNITED NATIONS — The General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday backing the U.N. chief’s appeal to member states to transfer $40.5 million in unspent funds from Haiti’s peacekeeping mission to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people. The resolution, adopted...
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Bill Gates and Carlos Slim invest US$25 million in bioscience center in Texcoco, Mexico

July 3, 2017
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Bill Gates and Carlos Slim invest US$25 million in bioscience center in Texcoco, Mexico

Bill Gates and Carlos Slim (Notimex) The Carlos Slim Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have together invested $25 million in a new bioscience complex for agricultural research in Texcoco, Mexico. Called the International Center for the Improvement of Corn and Wheat (Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento del Maíz y Trigo, or “CIMMYT”),...
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UN Engineered Cholera Epidemic kills 30,000: Help Haitians Find Justice Today- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 30, 2017
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UN Engineered Cholera Epidemic kills 30,000: Help Haitians Find Justice Today- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Did you know that: 1. In October 2010, United Nations troops introduced Vibrio cholerae to Haiti, infecting over one million men, women and children, killing over 30 thousand people. Have your local, national, or international media ever reported on this fact? 2. Since the first outburst of the UN cholera epidemic to the present...
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With little money to combat cholera in Haiti, U.N. names new fundraising chief- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 27, 2017
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With little money to combat cholera in Haiti, U.N. names new fundraising chief- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacqueline Charles Miami Herald A former top State Department official and head of the United Nations’ World Food Program has been tapped to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy to finance the U.N.’s plan to clean up cholera in Haiti — a disease introduced there by U.N. peacekeepers. Josette Sheeran’s appointment as a high-level...
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U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Effort to Atone

June 27, 2017
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U.N. Brought Cholera to Haiti. Now It Is Fumbling Effort to Atone

Ny Times: By RICK GLADSTONEJUNE 26, 2017 A small clinic in Rendel overflowing with cholera patients last year. The disease was first brought to Haiti by United Nations peacekeepers sent to the country after the 2010 earthquake. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York TimesEven as the United Nations expresses growing alarm over a...
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Over 50 and tired of rejection, I moved to Haiti to volunteer-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 27, 2017
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Over 50 and tired of rejection, I moved to Haiti to volunteer-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

After hundreds of job applications, I decided to bring my skills elsewhere Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 14:00 Anne Heffernan in Haiti ‘The children come by foot, for many miles, on rocky, stony and often mucky surfaces with older children taking responsibility for younger ones, who give piggy-backs for speed or to cross the river.’...
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UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti

June 25, 2017
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UN is breaking its promise to people of Haiti

CNN: Stephen Lewis is the former deputy executive director of UNICEF and the former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations. He co-directs AIDS-Free World, a global advocacy organization working to address the underlying causes of HIV and AIDS. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)For years the United Nations denied bringing...
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The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 24, 2017
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The U.N. owes Haiti relief from cholera epidemic it introduced- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BY ADOLFO PÉREZ ESQUIVEL, JODY WILLIAMS, SHIRIN EBADI, RIGOBERTA MENCHÚ TUM, AND BETTY WILLIAMS Seven years after its soldiers sparked the world’s worst cholera epidemic in Haiti, the United Nations is finally preparing to close its MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission there. As Nobel Peace laureates committed to the U.N.’s ideal of universal human rights, we...
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

June 22, 2017
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UN: Josette Sheeran to raise funds for Haiti cholera victims

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Josette Sheeran who formerly led the U.N. World Food Program as his special envoy for Haiti with a mandate to raise money for a trust fund to help victims of a cholera outbreak that has afflicted over 800,000 people. Guterres announced Tuesday that Sheeran, who heads the Asia Society,...
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

June 22, 2017
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Haitian minors claim UN peacekeepers fathered their children

For more than a decade, the United Nations has established a peacekeeping mission in the country, one of the longest-running in the world. In October, that will come to an end. Their presence has been controversial because U.N. peacekeepers face accusations of sexual abuse. Some of those claims come from teenagers who will bear...
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

June 22, 2017
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

What It Means for the Country’s Future By Michael Deibert Under an ash gray sky threatening rain this past April, dozens of people in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil (Sun City) gathered across the street from the local police station to survey a flat patch of earth where goats normally graze. As surveyors...
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