Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Cholera cases down 60 percent in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

May 8, 2017
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Cholera cases down 60 percent in Haiti – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The number of cholera cases reported in Haiti through Apr. 8 this year is down significantly compared to the same periods in 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). A total of 4,871 suspected cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 69 deaths to date. This represents a...
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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

May 7, 2017
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Leonardo DiCaprio Goes Incognito as He Supports Friend Sean Penn at Haiti Benefit

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted at a benefit for Haiti Takes Root — a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti — alongside Sean Penn, who co-hosted the event at Sotheby’s New York on Friday. Penn, 56, is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of J/P Haitian...
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

April 28, 2017
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Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

BY PATRICIA ELIZEE patricia@elizeelawfirm.com Currently, an estimated 58,000 Haitians are living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a special immigration status meant to be temporary. It is given to foreign nationals from countries where the United States thinks that it would be inhumane to send them back because of...
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

April 27, 2017
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Senate Democrats to Trump administration: Let Haitians stay

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com Sixteen U.S. Senate Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, are urging the Trump administration not to return tens of thousands of Haitians to Haiti as the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is recommending. James McCament, the acting director of U.S....
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Renew protected status for Haitians

April 24, 2017
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Renew protected status for Haitians

Boston Globe- There was at least one immigrant group that President Trump didn’t demonize relentlessly while he was campaigning for the White House. “Whether you vote for me or not, I really want to be your biggest champion,” he said to a group of Haitian-Americans in Miami’s Little Haiti last fall. Now the Haitian...
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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

April 24, 2017
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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says UF researcher

UF News A mathematical model of cholera transmission in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake suggests that current approaches to cholera control and elimination, which focus primarily on improving sanitation, are not likely to solve the problem.  However, eradication of cholera is possible with use of oral cholera vaccine. “We need to focus on routine...
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Let them stay: U.S. must show compassion to threatened Haitians

April 22, 2017
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Let them stay: U.S. must show compassion to threatened Haitians

Haiti has suffered one catastrophe after another (HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 22, 2017, 4:10 AM When an earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing a quarter million people, the United States channeled its better angels and let 50,000 Haitian nationals residing here stay until the catastrophe on the...
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LAMOTHE FOUNDATION: Solar energy arrives in houses of Panyol

April 21, 2017
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LAMOTHE FOUNDATION: Solar energy arrives in houses of Panyol

The Dr. Louis G. Lamothe Foundation (FLGL) and Digicel’s RE-Volt company install a solar kit in some fifty households in Panyol (Kenscoff). Energy is the fourth priority of action put forward by the Panyol actors on the road to the social transformation of the community. People do not have access to electricity to get...
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Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

April 18, 2017
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Analysis: What the UN Could’ve Done to Protect Vulnerable Haitians Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

An investigation by the AP revealed that 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers sexually abused nine Haitian youths in a sex ring spanning three years. (Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images) Following the overthrow of Haitian President Bertrand Aristide in February 2004, the United Nations deployed nearly 900 “peacekeepers” to the tiny island nation in hopes of...
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UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

April 17, 2017
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UN inaugurates water supply system in Lascahobas as part of anti-cholera fight

Residents fill their containers at a water capture and distribution project point in a town an hour outside of Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: Logan Abassi/MINUSTAH 17 April 2017 – Historically, the people in the Madan Mak and Loncy areas of the Lascahobas Commune have always had serious problems with access to safe drinking...
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U.N. peacekeepers are leaving after more than two decades, but where does that leave Haiti?

April 17, 2017
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U.N. peacekeepers are leaving after more than two decades, but where does that leave Haiti?

U.N. peacekeepers from Brazil patrol the Cite Soleil slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in February. (Dieu Nalio Chery / Associated Press) Ann M. SimmonsContact Reporter The United Nations’ recent announcement that it would end its peacekeeping mission in Haiti in mid-October, removing its soldiers and leaving a smaller contingent of police, has been met with...
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Extend Temporary Protected Status for eligible Haitians

April 16, 2017
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Extend Temporary Protected Status for eligible Haitians

Miami Herald Editorial Board Change is coming at Haiti and its people at a furious pace: Thursday, the U.N. Security Council voted to end its 13-year peacekeeping operation there. Haiti has a new president, its third democratically elected leader since 2006. The United States has a new president, too, which could affect policy. But...
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Removal of U.N. peacekeepers is a positive action

April 16, 2017
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Removal of U.N. peacekeepers is a positive action

Post Gazette By the Editorial Board The unanimous decision Thursday by the U.N. Security Council to withdraw the U.N. peacekeeping force from Haiti is probably overdue and should be welcomed by the United Nations, by Haiti and by the United States as a large contributor to peacekeeping costs. The U.N. forces, in Haiti since...
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MINUSTAH -THE ABYSS AND OTHER CHALLENGES

April 14, 2017
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MINUSTAH -THE ABYSS AND OTHER CHALLENGES

MICHAEL COLLINS, April I shouldn’t be stunned, surprised, or even disappointed at the incredibly stupid things those supposedly in control said about MINUSTAH’s departure.    There should be no surprise when fools like this maneuver the world into situations where which millions die. Most situations would actually resolve themselves more efficiently with no one at...
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Nikki Haley Proclaims UN Peacekeepers Made ‘Great Contribution’ to Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 13, 2017
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Nikki Haley Proclaims UN Peacekeepers Made ‘Great Contribution’ to Haiti- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Atlanta Black Star.com UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, April 11, that U.N. peacekeeping has made “a great contribution” to Haiti and the Security Council’s expected vote to withdraw all troops from the Caribbean nation by mid-October is an example of how peacekeeping missions should change as a country’s political...
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AP investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

April 13, 2017
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AP investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Here are key findings on AP’s investigation into in the U.N.’s peacekeeping crisis: 1. The AP reviewed 12 years of UN data on sexual misconduct and exploitation, and found an estimated 2,000 allegations against peacekeepers and personnel – signaling the crisis is much larger than previously known. 2. More than...
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Justice elusive for victims of U.N. child sex ring

April 13, 2017
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Justice elusive for victims of U.N. child sex ring

A U.N. peacekeeper opens a gate Aug. 15 at the U.N. base in the Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to an AP investigation, some 150 allegations of abuse and exploitation were reported in Haiti between 2004 and 2016. The allegations involved U.N. peacekeepers and other personnel. Dieu Nalio Chery/The Associated Press Posted:...
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Statement to the Security Council Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, Sandra Honoré on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

April 12, 2017
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Statement to the Security Council Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, Sandra Honoré on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

Madam President, I would like to express my gratitude to the United States Presidency of the Security Council, for convening today’s session on Haiti. Je saisis l’opportunité pour saluer la présence du Représentant permanent d’Haïti. Me gustaría agradecer, de manera particular, a todos los países que contribuyen tropas y personal policial a la MINUSTAH...
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UN Security Council to Vote to Close Haiti Peacekeeping Mission

April 12, 2017
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UN Security Council to Vote to Close Haiti Peacekeeping Mission

FILE – Children play in the street while United Nations peacekeepers from Brazil patrol in the Cite Soleil slum, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 22, 2017. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to close a13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti this year and replace it with a smaller...
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‘I was devastated by what was going on’ – Garda sergeant given award for charity work

April 12, 2017
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‘I was devastated by what was going on’ – Garda sergeant given award for charity work

News Irish News 1 Garda Sergeant Ann Byrne Cathal McMahon April 12 2017 3:05 AM When a devastating earthquake struck the island of Haiti in 2010 most Irish people followed the shocking reports closely in the news, some even donated to the charities working in the area. But one garda sergeant decided that she...
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