Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

What we learn from Haiti, the Republic of NGOs

December 30, 2013
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What we learn from Haiti, the Republic of NGOs

philstar.com “The problem is I don’t know who is receiving aid, what they are doing with it and where it goes.” That was a statement made by Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive, according to reports from the BBC. Three years on from Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the country’s UN deputy special envoy, Dr. Paul...
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Humanitarian assistance mission provides help to Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Humanitarian assistance mission provides help to Haiti

By Airman 1st Class Klynne Pearl Serrano, 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs / Published December 30, 2013 Tech. Sgt. William Hyde and Staff Sgt. Doug Tadevich help a Haitian citizen offload a pallet onto a forklift Dec. 19, 2013, at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Airmen assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing delivered 136,000 pounds...
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Rival tablet manufacturers launch in Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Rival tablet manufacturers launch in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Two tech companies have launched rival ventures to build Android tablets in Haiti, a country with little recent experience in electronics manufacturing. Startups Surtab SA and Handxom SA began production last month and plan to sell the 7-inch touchscreen devices to phone stores nationwide and markets overseas. Surtab says it has...
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Distribution of educational toys at the Accommodation Centre of Delmas

December 30, 2013
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Distribution of educational toys at the Accommodation Centre of Delmas

29/12/2013 10:16:02 Friday, one month after the inauguration of the Accommodation Centre of Delmas (CAD) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-9859-haiti-social-inauguration-of-the-first-transit-center-for-street-children.html , Charles Jean-Jacques, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, on the occasion of the holiday season and new year, proceeded to the distribution of educational toys to some 200 residents of this center for street children supported...
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Mission of Hope develops holistic model for rebuilding Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Mission of Hope develops holistic model for rebuilding Haiti

With the four-year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating, 7.0 magnitude earthquake just two weeks away, Mission of Hope (MOH) a Christian nonprofit headquartered in Haiti, has developed a holistic model for long-term development and rebuilding that works and is sustainable. “The earthquake didn’t just affect people physically, but it affected the lives of millions of...
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Martelly Visits the infrastructure built in the neighborhoods of Nerette and Morne Hercule

December 29, 2013
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Martelly Visits the infrastructure built in the neighborhoods of Nerette and Morne Hercule

Friday, President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the Mayor of Petion-ville, Ms. Jolicoeur Yvanca Brutus, officials of the Unit of Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (UCLBP) and representatives of UN agencies went in Nerette and Morne Hercule (Petion-ville), two of the first neighborhoods rehabilitated after the earthquake of January 2010, under the 16/6 project....
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IF IT’S NOT BROKE – DON’T FIX IT!!!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER?? – RUMOR SEES EDUCATION MINISTER VANNEUR PIERRE REPLACED BY DAUGHTER OF GERARD GOURGUE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

December 29, 2013
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IF IT’S NOT BROKE – DON’T FIX IT!!!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER?? – RUMOR SEES EDUCATION MINISTER VANNEUR PIERRE REPLACED BY DAUGHTER OF GERARD GOURGUE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

December 29, 2013 MICHAEL COLLINS Years ago, Gerard Gourgue, as head of his school, took funds set aside for poor childrens’ scholarships and paid his daughter’s tuition. He was not poor and, by doing this, he denied some poor children chance at a better life. As a member of the CNG, immediately after Jean-Claude...
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Spare a thought for Haiti this Christmas

December 24, 2013
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Spare a thought for Haiti this Christmas

Marie Matte Mayan, 26, sleeps on the floor with her twins, Maudeline and Maudena Pierre, at a shelter Sunday in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, after being deported by Dominican Republic authorities. (PHOTOS: AP) AT this time of year, as most people celebrate Christmas, the poor and less fortune suffer the psychological pangs of material deprivation. It...
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Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

December 24, 2013
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Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher. The store’s Christian missionary owners offer their well-heeled customers a heart-warming...
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Rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars

December 23, 2013
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Rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars

The rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars, the largest public square in Port-au-Prince, will begin in January and should be completed in June 2014, if there is no setback. According to the engineer Clément Bélizaire of the Unit for Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (ULCBP), the main monuments and elements of Champ-de-Mars, will keep their...
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UNASUR, Argentina fund Haiti program to help fight hunger

December 22, 2013
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UNASUR, Argentina fund Haiti program to help fight hunger

PM Lamothe (on the right), Ambassador Mattarollo (center) and Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Raul sebaste (left), signing an agreement to help poor families in Haiti to produce their own food Published on 21 December 2013 by Joe Colas HCNN The Union of South-American Nations and Argentina joined the Haitian government in funding the extension of...
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HIV rates in Haiti drop over decade

December 21, 2013
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HIV rates in Haiti drop over decade

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince says the number of Haitians who have tested positive for HIV has declined over the past decade. The diplomatic mission says the drop is nearly 10 percent and the country’s infection rate is now at 3.67 percent. The figures come from Haiti’s Ministry of Public...
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One less route to Haiti: Haiti Aviation shuts down after five months

December 21, 2013
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One less route to Haiti: Haiti Aviation shuts down after five months

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Haiti Aviation, the Haitian-operated airline that distinguished itself from the competition by busing customers to their final destination after their arrival, has had its wings clipped. Flights were abruptly suspended Thursday, stranding passengers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and in Miami. Falcon Air, which had been leasing a 150-seat aircraft and six...
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US: Sets new limits for Haiti apparel imports

December 20, 2013
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US: Sets new limits for Haiti apparel imports

By Richard Woodard | 19 December 2013 The US Department of Commerce has set a new limit on duty-free apparel imports from Haiti for 2014 under the HOPE Act. Under the terms of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership for Encouragement Act (HOPE), a limit is set on the amount of duty-free apparel that...
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CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

December 20, 2013
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CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

Dozens of cruise ships set sail each week in winter from Miami Beach, Fla., and many of them make stops at multiple ports in the Caribbean, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that a mosquito-borne virus has been found for the first time in the Western Hemisphere. (Richard Sheinwald /...
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Dominican Republic, Haiti to resume immigration talks, Venezuela says

December 18, 2013
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Dominican Republic, Haiti to resume immigration talks, Venezuela says

(Reuters) – The Dominican Republic and Haiti have agreed to resume immigration talks that broke down last month, Venezuela said on Tuesday, as the two nations seek to resolve differences over a Dominican court ruling that could strip citizenship from people of Haitian descent. The Dominican Republic last month broke off talks with Haiti...
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Haiti Faults Orphanage Run by Well-off US Church-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 18, 2013
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Haiti Faults Orphanage Run by Well-off US Church-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By BEN FOX Associated Press At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher. The store’s Christian missionary owners offer their well-heeled customers...
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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

December 17, 2013
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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

Solar energy is clean, green and can help to solve Haiti’s power crisis. Now the world’s largest solar hospital is lighting the way. The new hospital in Mirebalais has 1,800 rooftop solar panels. Solar energy could offer a solution to Haiti’s power problems. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Mirebalais is just an hour’s drive north-east...
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12 JANVYE 2010 – 12 JANVYE 2014: APRE 4 LANE NOU GEN 150 MIL MOUN

December 17, 2013
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12 JANVYE 2010 – 12 JANVYE 2014: APRE 4 LANE NOU GEN 150 MIL MOUN

APRE 4 LANE NOU GEN 150 MIL MOUN ANBA TANT TOUJOU – KOTE TOUT MILLIARD DOLA KE YO BAY POU AYITI YO PASE? GEN MOUN KI DI 6 MILLIARD? GENYEN KI DI 9 OU 10 — KI KOTE LAJAN BILATERAL AK MULTILATERAL YO PASE? KOTE LAJAN MILTILATERAL YO PASE? LETA DAYITI RECEVWA MWENS KE...
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Why We Need To Learn To See Haiti Through Different Eyes

December 16, 2013
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Why We Need To Learn To See Haiti Through Different Eyes

In his recent piece in the McKinsey Voices on Society, Olivier Barrau (@obarrau), CEO of the Alternative Insurance Company in Haiti, makes a strong case for changing the fatalistic mindset in Haiti, which he considers to be one of the reasons why the insurance market in Haiti remains highly underdeveloped. Olivier’s focus on changing...
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