Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

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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Haiti Drought Causes ‘Extreme Emergency’

March 20, 2014
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Haiti Drought Causes ‘Extreme Emergency’

By EVENS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday. Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government’s National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the...
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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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Dominicans must invest in Haiti to avert a catastrophe

March 19, 2014
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Dominicans must invest in Haiti to avert a catastrophe

Investment opportunity: Artibonito river basin… Santo Domingo.- Vicini Group CEO Juan Vicini on Tuesday proposed dividing the power grid into two systems: profitable and unprofitable, to establish a real (not subsidized) rate for circuits that can afford it, to spur private investment in the sector, and warned that Dominican Republic must invest in Haiti...
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Presentation of Project Metrocable of Port-au-Prince-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 16, 2014
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Presentation of Project Metrocable of Port-au-Prince-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Thursday, the Company POMA, a global leader in the transport by cable, which carries 6 million passengers per hour on 5 continents in 73 countries, presented to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) the Project Metrocable of Port-au-Prince, a new mode of urban public transport. Developed in 5 phases, the project will have...
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Resolving Displacement After Disasters: Insights From Haiti

March 14, 2014
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Resolving Displacement After Disasters: Insights From Haiti

Editor’s note: Megan Bradley discusses the new study, Supporting Durable Solutions to Urban, Post-Disaster Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities in Haiti, that examines the question of durable solutions to displacement in Port-au-Prince, recognizing that the challenges faced in Haiti may be a source of insight for responses to other urban, post-disaster displacement crises – which...
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Chicago filmmaker experiences life in Haiti while documenting philanthropist’s project

March 13, 2014
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Chicago filmmaker experiences life in Haiti while documenting philanthropist’s project

Jack Newell teaches Louis Davens how to work the camera. | Provided photo What am I doing here and why don’t I leave? Filmmaker Jack Newell and veteran builder Tim Myers wondered those same things shortly after undertaking very different but long interrelated projects in the small and poverty-stricken Haitian town of l’Artibonite, about...
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Brazilian commander to take over Haiti U.N. peacekeeping force

March 13, 2014
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Brazilian commander to take over Haiti U.N. peacekeeping force

By Aaron Morrison Special to the Miami Herald UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday appointed Lt. Gen. Jose Luiz Jaborandy, Jr., a Brazilian military commander, to head the peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Jaborandy will on Saturday take command of the more than 5,000-strong force, known as MINUSTAH, after countries lending troops to...
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Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System

March 13, 2014
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Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System

by Jonathan M. Katz Russell Leon works under the cover of darkness as part of a small crew sworn to secrecy. He is a bayakou, a manual laborer who empties the cesspools that collect deep bogs of human waste under Haiti’s back-yard latrines. In a country with no working sewers and roads that are...
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Martelly – Lamothe, the right team for Haiti

March 13, 2014
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Martelly – Lamothe, the right team for Haiti

By Adma Riché, Haii Hebdo The main objective of any political party or organization is to take power and occupy posts at all levels. Once a party reaches that goal, it is customary that the losing party or parties align themselves in opposition to the ruling party. In democracies like that of the United...
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