Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

April 24, 2014
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Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

April 22, 2014 Posted by Guest Blogger The mayor of Grande-Saline in rural Artibonite, Haiti enlisted support from Oxfam in 2011 to address flood control. Through a cash-for-work program, two 132-member work teams helped clean out drainage channels that serve about 2,000 people in the area. Photo: Chris Hufstader / Oxfam America A new...
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WHEN THE CHIP ARE DOWN – UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE IMPOTENT OR UNWILLING TO KEEP PEACE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 23, 2014
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WHEN THE CHIP ARE DOWN – UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE IMPOTENT OR UNWILLING TO KEEP PEACE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, said on Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians there last week. Uganda sent troops into South Sudan shortly after fighting broke out between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir...
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

April 23, 2014
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

This story begins with the earthquake, but it is not about the earthquake. Marie Ginie was 14 when the earthquake destroyed her home. No one was inside that day, and each of her siblings and both of her parents were unharmed. Time passed and 15 months later Marie Ginie’s mother and father had rebuilt...
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Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’

April 23, 2014
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Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — In January 2010 a seven-point magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 250,000 people and damaging its infrastructure, including some water systems. Even before the quake, Haiti’s water systems were fragile, and just months after the quake the country was hit with a devastating cholera outbreak — the first in...
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

April 22, 2014
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly TAIPEI, Taiwan (CMC) — Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived here yesterday for a four-day state visit. Martelly, accompanied by his wife, Sophia, met yesterday with his Taiwanese counterpart David YL Lin A and signed a technical assistance agreement to increase rice production in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country. Martelly’s 30-member...
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

April 20, 2014
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and SOMINI SENGUPTA A young Haitian fishing in the Latem River, known to be contaminated. The country is still struggling to stem a cholera epidemic. Ian Willms for The New York TimeCHAPOTEAU, Haiti — For three years, the United Nations has refused to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly...
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By jacqueline charles, The Miami HeraldMcClatchy-Tribune Regional NewsDec. 14, 2012–PETIONVILLE — The long-awaited soiree in the middle of the week attracted an invitation-only crowd of 800, including foreign diplomats, local celebrities and Haiti’s well-heeled and politically connected — all of whom had been waiting years for the final reveal. As they munched on passed...
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Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. The project was part of reconstruction efforts in Haiti, where a devastating earthquake in January...
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

April 16, 2014
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

Discarded clothing often ends up in Haiti, fueling a booming secondhand market. A new recycling trend could help the country’s hard-hit tailors and seamstresses Amy DuFault theguardian.com, Wednesday 16 April 2014 16.14 EDT Haitians waste little of available textiles, unlike major US cities. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP As companies such as Eileen Fisher, H&M...
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

April 16, 2014
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti April 9, 2014 Photo: OAS The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today bid farewell to the Ambassador of Haiti to the hemispheric Organization, Duly Brutus, who will leave the post after ten years to become Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

April 16, 2014
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Haiti Libre: Tuesday, two months after the launch of the accompanying program for the ssociations of Tourist Taxi drivers, theMinistry of Tourism has proceeded, to the symbolic delivery of keys and to the presentation of the first 15 vehicles to drivers guides. Recall that this program is a lending arrangement with a fund of...
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Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

April 16, 2014
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Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

By TRENTON DANIEL AP PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday. The audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development said the project...
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Haiti struggles to educate its youth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2014
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Haiti struggles to educate its youth -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Al Jazeera: Government still struggling to rebuild the education sector since major earthquake struck in 2010. The United Nations wants children across the world to be given the opportunity to complete primary schooling by next year. It is part of the Millennium Development Goals, agreed by world leaders in 2000. But for some children...
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Children of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic being barred from school, forced into labor: report-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2014
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Children of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic being barred from school, forced into labor: report-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

A new report analyzed the impact of 2013 court ruling that could let the government retroactively strip citizenship from people of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic. Researchers say families with school-aged children are being turned away or harassed, leading some children to drop out of school while others are forced into underage...
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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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