Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s homeless earthquake victims drop significantly, but worry continues

April 8, 2014
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Haiti’s homeless earthquake victims drop significantly, but worry continues

The number of people internally displaced by Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake and living in squalid camps has dropped by 91 percent. By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com They once numbered as many as 1.5 million, living underneath tattered tents and in squalid camps dotted across Haiti’s congested capital and nearby cities. But four years after the...
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The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2014
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The pathogen detectives: sourcing the post-earthquake cholera outbreak in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Scinetificamerican.com By S.E. Gould Natural disasters such as earthquakes can have far-reaching effects beyond the damage caused on the day they occur. The 2010 earthquake in Haiti damaged the already limited sanitation systems leading to areas without adequate toilet and washing facilities; perfect for the spread of infection diseases. Sure enough 9 months following...
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Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2014
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Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

(Reuters) – For decades the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-à-Vache off Haiti’s south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most adventurous backpackers and yachters. Then in 2012, helicopters started dropping off big shots: Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, Bill Clinton, ad agency models...
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Treaty’s tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

April 4, 2014
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Treaty’s tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

By TRENTON DANIEL  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Foreigners seeking to adopt a child from Haiti will now have better assurances the new family member wasn’t trafficked. The Hague Adoption Convention took effect in Haiti this week after Haitian officials demonstrated their country has adopted legislation to follow the treaty’s provisions. Under the pact’s terms,...
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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

April 4, 2014
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Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

By Agence France-Presse Friday, April 4, 2014 17:07 EDT The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country. “The situation is worrying,” said Peter de Clercq, an official at the United Nations, which runs the international food...
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Haiti and Hurricane Katrina inspire revolutionary new disaster shelter

April 4, 2014
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Haiti and Hurricane Katrina inspire revolutionary new disaster shelter

The Guardian.uk Cheap, portable, reusable Exo shelters aim to improve how governments come to the aid of victims of natural disasters • The shelters redefining emergency housing – in pictures Exo units by Reaction Housing are cheaper than other forms of disaster relief and is safer, reusable and faster to deploy. Following the earthquake...
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Haiti cholera plan drags as rain begins

April 4, 2014
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Haiti cholera plan drags as rain begins

By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com When Haiti’s health ministry reported it had only registered 2,228 cases of cholera at the end of a two-month period this year, it was the first time since the outbreak exploded almost four years ago that so few people had become sickened by the disease. But the dramatic drop earlier...
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Senior UN official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera

April 1, 2014
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Senior UN official urges donor community to ramp up efforts to tackle cholera

The cholera outbreak which has affected Haiti since October 2010 appears to have abated but is still considered the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Photo Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH 1 April 2014 – The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the...
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Celebrity traveler Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 31, 2014
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Celebrity traveler Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 29, 2014|By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun It’s practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College’s creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces, Bell is widely acclaimed for his Haitian...
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IMF approves funds for Haiti

March 30, 2014
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IMF approves funds for Haiti

WASHINGTON (CMC) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is providing US$2.5 million to Haiti as it praised the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country for its economic performance “despite difficult circumstances”. The Washington-based financial institution said it has completed the seventh review of Haiti’s performance under its programme supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF)...
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Haitian Cholera Outbreak Highlights Need for Infrastructure, Not Blame-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 28, 2014
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Haitian Cholera Outbreak Highlights Need for Infrastructure, Not Blame-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

A cholera epidemic has infected more than 700,000 people and killed over 8,000 in Haiti over the last few years, a country of just over 10 million people. Why did the epidemic strike Haiti, when the disease has been absent from that region for a century? And why has the outbreak been so difficult...
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FAMINE THREATENS NORTHWEST AS UN DISTRIBUTES FOOD… MANY PEASANTS HAVE ALREADY EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS AND HAVE NOTHING TO PLANT… GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIND CORN SEEDS TO REPLACE THOSE ALREADY LOST-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 27, 2014
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FAMINE THREATENS NORTHWEST AS UN DISTRIBUTES FOOD… MANY PEASANTS HAVE ALREADY EATEN THEIR SEED STOCKS AND   HAVE NOTHING TO PLANT… GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIND CORN SEEDS TO REPLACE THOSE ALREADY LOST-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation’s poorest people cope with a severe drought, an official with a United Nations agency said Thursday. The World Food Program on Wednesday began handing out cereal, vegetable oil and iodized salt...
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Haiti’s Fate Is Decided In Washington: How International Organizations Are Carrying The Poorest Nation In The Americas

March 24, 2014
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Haiti’s Fate Is Decided In Washington: How International Organizations Are Carrying The Poorest Nation In The Americas

By Patricia Rey Mallén on March 24 2014 9:37 AM A UN military vehicle patrols the slum area of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Reuters/Swoan Parker Four years after a devastating earthquake that wrecked the country in early 2010 and killed up to as many as 160,000 people, Haiti still bears scars. With a...
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Pastor Wallace Turnbull decorated by the President Martelly

March 23, 2014
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Pastor Wallace Turnbull decorated by the President Martelly

Haiti Libre: Friday at the National Palace, President Michel Martelly, decorated Pastor Wallace Turnbull (American origin, born in 1925), founder of the Conservative Baptist Mission of Haiti, with the Order of Honor and Merit, grade “Commandeur”. The ceremony, that took place in presence of the wife of the pastor, Mrs. Eleanor Turnbull, Mayors Pétion-Ville...
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Colette Lespinasse «Woman of Courage Haiti 2014»

March 23, 2014
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Colette Lespinasse «Woman of Courage Haiti 2014»

Haiti Libre: This Friday, as part of the “International Women of Courage” program, initiated for 3 years by the State Department to recognize the initiatives and actions undertaken by women around the world who play a prominent role in their society, Pamela White, Ambassador of the United States in Haiti, during a ceremony at...
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4.5M Earthquake Off Coast of Haiti

March 22, 2014
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4.5M Earthquake Off Coast of Haiti

Caribbean Journal; Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck northeast of the coast of Les Cayes, Haiti on Friday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 9:11 PM local...
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Décoration en l’honneur du Pasteur Wallace Turnbull hier soir au Palais National

March 22, 2014
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Décoration en l’honneur du Pasteur Wallace Turnbull hier soir au Palais National

Pastor Wallace very well deserved Congrats Honneur et mérite est décerné au Grade de commandeur au Réverand Pasteur Wallace Turnbull, pour son dévouement et sa contribution au développement des activités communautaires à travers le pays Honneur et mérite est décerné au Grade de commandeur au Réverand Pasteur Wallace Turnbull, pour son dévouement et sa...
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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 21, 2014
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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

A makeshift latrine hangs over the water at the edge of Cite de Dieu, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John W. Poole / NPR/John W. Poole / NPR It’s been more than three years since cholera struck Haiti. And the epidemic continues today. The deadly bacteria have killed more than 8,500 people. And it...
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PHL seeks labor pact with Haiti

March 21, 2014
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PHL seeks labor pact with Haiti

GMA NEWS.COM The Philippines is seeking a bilateral labor agreement with Haiti to ensure that Filipinos working in the Caribbean nation would enjoy adequate protection. In a statement, the Philippine Embassy said Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. discussed the bilateral labor agreement when he presented his credentials to President Michael Joseph Martelly as Manila’s...
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Foot soldiers in Haiti’s fight against cholera

March 19, 2014
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Foot soldiers in Haiti’s fight against cholera

By Michelle Marrion As Haiti struggles to overcome the largest cholera outbreak of the century, water and sanitation agents are working in their own communities to promote best practices and provide vital support to combat spread of the disease. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 18 March 2014 – Jean Petit Marseille, Coordinating Engineer in Central District for...
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