Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Safety still a luxury for Haitian builders

January 12, 2014
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Safety still a luxury for Haitian builders

Better-funded projects are built to survive earthquakes By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press Published: January 11, 2014, 10:14 PM A Marriott hotel, center, and Digicel office, right, are being built in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, shown Dec. 25. (Dieu Nalio Chery/AP) Workers make cinder blocks for construction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Dec. 26. Most of Haiti’s...
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Four years after the earthquake, Haiti looks to turn disaster into promise

January 12, 2014
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Four years after the earthquake, Haiti looks to turn disaster into promise

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com CANAAN, Haiti — The sun-baked cinderblocks in Claude Saint-Elys’ dirt yard are an eroding reminder of the dream: a two-bedroom house with enough room for him, his wife and five surviving children. “We have rocks and blocks. That’s it,” Saint-Elys, who lost his 5-year-old son in the Jan. 12, 2010...
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Haiti’s French/Creole divide

January 12, 2014
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Haiti’s French/Creole divide

PIERRE By JACQUES PIERRE jacques.pierre@duke.edu It was sunny as usual in Little Haiti, a small Haitian enclave in Miami where the predominant language is Haitian Creole. I was there that day in May 2012 to celebrate Haitian Flag Day, and my invitation from the Office for Haitian Cultural Affairs said speakers could lecture in...
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Celebs show philanthropic side at Haiti benefit

January 12, 2014
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Celebs show philanthropic side at Haiti benefit

Michael Douglas arrives at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Invision / Photo by Colin Young-Wolff By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — While many stars are awash in the gifts and parties...
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

January 11, 2014
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

The Guardian.com Government-backed campaign aims to double Caribbean country’s forest cover by 2016 Haiti was once covered in verdant forests but land clearance for colonial plantations was followed by tree felling for cooking fuel. Photograph: Olivier Coret/Corbis Haiti aims to plant 50m trees a year in a pioneering reforestation campaign to address one of...
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Seize équipes pour disputer la nouvelle saison

January 11, 2014
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Seize équipes pour disputer la nouvelle saison

En présence de Gary Nicolas (vice-président), Monique André, Pierre André Myrville, Gabriel Rigaud Junior, Varieno Saint-Fleur (membres), Carlo Marcelin, (secrétaire général) de la FHF et Wilner Étienne (directeur technique national), le président de la FHF, Yves Jean-Bart, annonce que le championnat national se jouera avec seize équipes. La nouvelle saison est prévue pour le...
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Canada’s Aid to Haiti Supports Its Own Economic Interest Not Haiti’s Development – Report

January 11, 2014
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Canada’s Aid to Haiti Supports Its Own Economic Interest Not Haiti’s Development – Report

An alliance of Quebec human rights groups raised an alarm Thursday as it released a study that questions the efficacy and ethics of Canada’s efforts to help Haiti rebuild four years after that country’s devastating earthquake. The study, commissioned by Concertation pour Haiti, an alliance of Quebec groups that works to promote human rights...
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Haiti Doesn’t Build Stronger After Quake, Gaps Remain

January 11, 2014
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Haiti Doesn’t Build  Stronger After Quake, Gaps Remain

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti January 11, 2014 (AP) By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press On a steep hillside on the edge of Haiti’s capital, Pacha Jeudy slaps soupy cement onto jagged cinderblocks and stacks them into a wobbly wall. The home looks likely to collapse in a big earthquake, just as his neighbors’ houses did in the...
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Questions About the Haitian Reconstruction’s Housing Projects

January 11, 2014
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Questions About the Haitian Reconstruction’s Housing Projects

Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:14 By Ayiti Kale Je , Haiti Grassroots Watch | News Analysis Port-au-Prince - Four years after the January 12 2010 earthquake, questions haunt the four main post-disaster housing projects built by the governments of René Préval and Michel Martelly. Who lives in them? Who runs them? Can the residents...
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Haiti’s prime minister meets with press to outline achievements 4 years after big earthquake

January 11, 2014
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Haiti’s prime minister meets with press to outline achievements 4 years after big earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Haitian government delivered a progress report Friday on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that wracked the deeply poor Caribbean nation. With senior officials at his side, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe led a presentation to journalists that outlined accomplishments in such areas as housing, education, tourism and...
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Haiti PM Highlights Headway 4 Years After Quake

January 11, 2014
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Haiti PM Highlights Headway 4 Years After Quake

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Haiti’s prime minister said Friday that his government has made headway in rebuilding the country following a devastating earthquake four years ago, citing a drop in the number of people living in settlements camps and the construction of thousands of new houses. With senior officials at his side, Prime...
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Make 2014 a Year of Recommitment to Haiti

January 11, 2014
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Make 2014 a Year of Recommitment to Haiti

A few years back, I was in Haiti on assignment and had the honor of spending Easter morning with a Haitian colleague, the Reverend Herode Guillomettre, high up in the hills overlooking the capital of Port-au-Prince. Guillomettre heads the Christian Center for Integrated Development, known in Creole as SKDE, one of Church World Service‘s...
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In Haiti, the ‘big truck’ is still going by

January 11, 2014
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In Haiti, the ‘big truck’ is still going by

BY JAMES ENGLISH james.english@tcu.edu This month marks the fourth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and the one-year anniversary of the most important written work to emerge from the rubble thus far — Jonathan Katz’s The Big Truck That Went By. Katz, a veteran journalist who lived in Haiti before, during and after the...
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Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

January 11, 2014
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Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

`NYTimes Editorial:Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from outside that Haiti still needs to rebuild and become more self-sufficient, is mostly gone. The...
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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

January 11, 2014
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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

January 10th, 2014 02:18 PM ET The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake By Chiara Liguori, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Chiara Liguori is Amnesty International’s Caribbean researcher. The views expressed are the writer’s own. Four years ago this Sunday, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2...
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5.0 Earthquake in CUBA

January 9, 2014
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5.0 Earthquake in CUBA

Quake depth of 20 KM-5.0 Magnitude felt 38 KM North of Corralillo, Cuba See UPDATED LINK HERE
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Haiti no longer among US imminent danger areas

January 4, 2014
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Haiti no longer among US imminent danger areas

Jamaica Observer: WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of Defence (DOD) says Haiti is no longer among some locations designated as “imminent danger pay (IDP) areas”. The DOD said that the earthquake-ravaged, French-speaking Caribbean country, along with eight other “land areas” would no longer be designated as an IDP, effective June...
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Daily Life In Haiti: A Peek Into The Still-Recovering Caribbean Nation

January 2, 2014
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Daily Life In Haiti: A Peek Into The Still-Recovering Caribbean Nation

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and tragedy of worlds you may have never before seen. Backed by a docked cargo ship, a Haitian fisherman casts a net just off shore, in Port au Prince,...
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Haitian president urges his country to come together

January 2, 2014
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Haitian president urges his country to come together

. Demonstrators step on a poster with the image of Haitian President Michel Martelly on November 29, 2013 in Port-au-Prince during a protest to denounce what they said was US interference in the country (AFP Photo/Louis-Joseph Olivier) Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s President Michel Martelly urged his fellow citizens to come together to rebuild the...
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Country singer Paul Brandt inspired to give back in Haiti

December 31, 2013
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Country singer Paul Brandt inspired to give back in Haiti

By Paula Worthington, Calgary Herald Paul Brandt plays for kids in Repatriote. Photograph by: Photo courtesy Paula Worthingto , Handout HAITI — The narrow streets of Port-au-Prince are an array of sights, sounds and contrasts. Bunches of bold-coloured “tap tap” buses rattle past muted grey cinder walls, and a dusty haze hangs over Haiti’s...
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