Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Filmmaker claims only a fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti

February 1, 2015
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Filmmaker claims only a fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti

Raoul Peck Photo: Getty Images By Richard Johnson Bad news for Sean Penn, Beyoncé, Wyclef Jean and all the other celeb humanitarians who have raised billions of dollars trying to rebuild Haiti. It didn’t work. So says Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck, who screened his documentary, “Fatal Assistance,” last week in Harlem. The Maysles Documentary...
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‘The Recyclers of Port-Au-Prince Toxic Dump Scavengers 5 Years After the Earthquake

January 30, 2015
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‘The Recyclers of Port-Au-Prince Toxic Dump Scavengers 5 Years After the Earthquake

(Photograph by Giles Clarke/Getty Images Reportage) In a 200-acre-plus dump 5 kilometers north of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, hundreds of men, women and children scavenge day and night through the burning wasteland. They earn $12 to $15 a day — on a good day — for recycling plastics as well as clothing, household items and...
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Miami doctors treat patients in Haiti via webcam

January 29, 2015
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Miami doctors treat patients in Haiti via webcam

By SCOTT TRAVIS Miami Herald MIAMI – Five years after they treated earthquake victims in a Port-au-Prince hospital, some University of Miami physicians are again assisting Haitian patients, now from 1,100 miles away. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has launched a telemedicine program that provides doctors at a Haiti hospital with...
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Visualizing Haiti’s new and improving health landscape-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

January 25, 2015
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Visualizing Haiti’s new and improving health landscape-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

humanosphere.org 0 Children walk in a settlement north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Life is still a struggle in Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, but such settlements offer a measure of freedom and improved living conditions compared to the city. AP By Lauren Hashiguchi, special to Humanosphere Five years after a massive earthquake...
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Preservationists fight to save Haiti’s gingerbread homes

January 23, 2015
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Preservationists fight to save Haiti’s gingerbread homes

In this Jan. 16, 2015 photo, a worker prepares a brick to be used in an earthquake damaged “gingerbread house,” during restoration work in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Local craftsmen working for the Haitian nonprofit Knowledge & Freedom Foundation, or FOKAL, are learning how to restore the homes to their former splendor. Since masonry and carpentry...
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Five Years After: Cruising Up An Uncrowded Coast In Haiti

January 21, 2015
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Five Years After: Cruising Up An Uncrowded Coast In Haiti

This is the last of several posts on Haiti as a developing tourist destination since the 2010 earthquake. For new hotel options and touring the capital Port-au-Prince, see last week’s earlier posts here, here and here. The secret beach, or hidden resort are tropes of the travel world. It’s a safe bet to say, however, that a stretch of Haiti’s coast...
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Protesters Gather at Clinton Foundation to Complain of ‘Missing Money’ from Haiti Recovery

January 13, 2015
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Protesters Gather at Clinton Foundation to Complain of ‘Missing Money’ from Haiti Recovery

Protesters gathered outside the Clinton Foundation in New York City to complain about “missing money” from the Haiti recovery effort from the 2010 earthquake: “New Yorkers with roots in Haiti say the picture isn’t so rosy,” said the NY1 anchor. The protesters claimed that the $10 billion meant to help...
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Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake

January 13, 2015
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Somber gatherings mark 5th anniversary of Haiti earthquake

By Associated Press January 12 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Somber Haitians gathered early Monday to remember the devastating January 2010 earthquake that killed relatives and neighbors while shattering much of the overcrowded capital and surrounding area in one of the worst natural disasters of modern times. Hundreds of women in white dresses and men in...
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Politics still holding country back

January 12, 2015
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Politics still holding country back

BY LAURENT LAMOTHE LaurentLamothe@gmail.com FIVE YEARS LATER: Downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on December 29, 2014 (top) and January 14, 2010, two days after it was hit by the eartkquake (bottom). STF AFP/Getty Images Five years ago on Jan. 12, 2010, the worst earthquake in its history struck Haiti. More than 200,000 of my compatriots died...
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5 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?

January 12, 2015
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5 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Where Did The $13.5 Billion Go?

Richard Knox NPR After the earthquake in 2010, about 1,000 people were living in tents on the median of Highway 2, one of Haiti’s busiest roads. Five years later, tens of thousands of people in Port-au-Prince still live in tents and other temporary housing. David Gilkey/NPR Haiti’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010,...
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Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built

January 12, 2015
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Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PEDIATRIC CARE: Yno Bertrand keeps a watchful eye over her infant daughter Carme-Suze Philippe inside a tent doubling as the pediatric ward of Haiti’s main and largest public hospital in Port-au-Prince, the Hospital of the State University of Haiti. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF PORT-AU-PRINCE In the aftermath of the...
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Building permanent housing remains Haiti’s biggest challenge following the 2010 earthquake

January 12, 2015
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Building permanent housing remains Haiti’s biggest challenge following the 2010 earthquake

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF For Islande Lima, the one-bedroom house that came with indoor plumbing and a second unfinished bedroom was supposed to be a fresh start, a chance to live in dignified housing after losing her home in Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. But soon after she moved into the...
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Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake

January 12, 2015
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Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com The Morne, a Cabrit housing development in Haiti, was built for victims of the earthquake. But the government has had a difficult time attracting residents to the development on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF PORT-AU-PRINCE When Jackson Morrisseau learned that he was approved for a new...
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Family remembers daughter lost in Haiti earthquake on 5th anniversary of her death

January 11, 2015
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Family remembers daughter lost in Haiti earthquake on 5th anniversary of her death

HYDE PARK, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) — Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the deadly earthquake that hit Haiti, and Haitians around the world will hold memorial services honoring those who died that day. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed over 200,000 people, including Rutland native Britney Gengel. She was in Haiti on a humanitarian mission when...
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Haiti better off 5 years after quake, though still troubled

January 11, 2015
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Haiti better off 5 years after quake, though still troubled

Children pump water from a well at their new community in the arid hills north of the Capital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 9, 2014. On the sunbaked hillsides Haitians are taking care of things on their own even as the government is requesting U.S. help in planning the growing towns. Though impoverished, Haitian...
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Voodoo priests, doctors on frontline of Haiti’s mental healthcare

January 9, 2015
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Voodoo priests, doctors on frontline of Haiti’s mental healthcare

By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years after a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and reducing homes to rubble, few survivors would say they were traumatised or suffering depression as a result of the disaster. Haitians do not tend to use the word ‘depression’ to describe symptoms...
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Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors

January 8, 2015
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Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors

A Haitian man pauses while collecting bricks from a building destroyed by the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years after an earthquake flattened much of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and destroyed Guiyolette Fenfen’s home, the 29-year-old is still living in a...
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New Home, New Life

January 8, 2015
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New Home, New Life

It had been a week since Nicole started preparing all the details. Labelled boxes separating her family’s belongings were piled in every corner of the house. But the large cardboard ones were special, for they contained each and every child’s toys. Soon they would finally move to the brand new buildings of SOS Children’s...
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Microsoft still believes in feature phones, launches $29 Nokia 215

January 5, 2015
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Microsoft still believes in feature phones, launches $29 Nokia 215

The Nokia 215 lacks a 3G connection, but has Twitter and Facebook integration. Credit: Microsoft The 2G phone can remain on standby for 29 days between charges and has Twitter and Facebook integration By Mikael Ricknäs IDG News Service | Jan 5, 2015 4:52 AM PT Launching a feature phone at the beginning of...
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