Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

June 22, 2017
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The End of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti

What It Means for the Country’s Future By Michael Deibert Under an ash gray sky threatening rain this past April, dozens of people in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil (Sun City) gathered across the street from the local police station to survey a flat patch of earth where goats normally graze. As surveyors...
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

June 22, 2017
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UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure

UN Security Council visits Haiti ahead of peacekeeper departure Port-au-Prince (AFP) – The United Nations Security Council began a visit to Haiti on Thursday to assess the poorest country in the Americas three months before ending its 13-year peacekeeping mission there. The delegation will meet President Jovenel Moise as well as representatives of civil...
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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes and school in Haiti

June 21, 2017
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Cliff Avril makes good on sack promise, builds homes and school in Haiti

RENTON, Wash. — Defensive end Cliff Avril took a seat on the couch outside the Seattle Seahawks‘ locker room, started scrolling through his Instagram account and took a moment to reflect. “This is crazy,” Avril told ESPN.com. “I’ve been to a lot of places since the season ended.” Avril, 31, has been one of...
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FLASH – FLASH- FLASH REGISTER FOR TPS EXTENSION BEFORE JULY 25!!!!

June 20, 2017
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FLASH – FLASH- FLASH REGISTER FOR TPS EXTENSION BEFORE JULY 25!!!!

(Photo: Submitted) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Rockland advocates are warning Haitians who arrived after the devastating 2010 earthquake that they have just weeks to re-register for a federal program granting them the right to stay in the United States until January 2018. Temporary Protected Status designation, or TPS, was granted to Haitians following the earthquake, which claimed more than 200,000 lives....
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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

June 18, 2017
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From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

A Haitian program to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win proposition, reducing waste, helping fight water-borne disease and giving employees like Magoiana Fremond the chance to send her kids to school and let them “eat every day.” The project, simple but effective, has had a remarkable impact. Laure Bottinelli...
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After canceling with TPS families, Haitian president tells recipients to ‘calm down’ – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 18, 2017
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After canceling with TPS families, Haitian president tells recipients to ‘calm down’ – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com When Evica learned she and 24 others had scored a meeting with Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian migrant, who scrapes a living sorting through used clothing, rummaged through her closet and pulled out her Sunday best. A gray jacket and matching blouse with a hint of glitter, paired with...
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U.N. pushes to finance Haiti’s cholera cleanup with leftover peacekeeping dollars

June 15, 2017
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U.N. pushes to finance Haiti’s cholera cleanup with leftover peacekeeping dollars

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com With most U.N. member nations, including the United States, refusing to contribute toward a $400 million trust fund to eliminate an imported cholera epidemic from Haiti, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres has cobbled together another way to get the money. Guterres wants member countries to voluntarily turn over $40.5 million...
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Two Ideas For Haitian Development Whose Time May Have Come

June 9, 2017
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Two Ideas For Haitian Development Whose Time May Have Come

Huff Post: There are as many different ideas to improve the well-being of Haiti as there are Haitians. After talking to more than 700 people to identify all of the nation’s biggest challenges and most promising solutions, the project Haiti Priorise has asked specialist economist researchers to focus on 85 key ideas across topics...
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New Investigation Reaffirms: Clintons Are Poison for Democrats- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 8, 2017
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New Investigation Reaffirms: Clintons Are Poison for Democrats- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Bill and Hillary Clinton. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On June 1, Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson initiating a Senate investigation into recent news claims from Bangladesh government officials that Hillary Clinton, while serving as secretary of state, pressured the Bangladesh prime minister to end an investigation into Clinton Foundation...
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Immigration activists and lawyers offer Haitians hope, vowing TPS fight is not over- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 5, 2017
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Immigration activists and lawyers offer Haitians hope, vowing TPS fight is not over- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com For 29 years, Evette Prosper has called the United States home. It’s where she attended school, got married and gave birth to two children, now 8 and 7. An only child, Prosper doesn’t know where her father is. And both her Haitian mother, and her grandmother — who migrated with...
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Haiti fears deportations will mean surge of child servants

June 5, 2017
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Haiti fears deportations will mean surge of child servants

In this May 23, 2017 photo, Watson Saint Fleur balances water for sale on his head in the streets of Petion-Ville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Watson is 12 but he’s never attended a day of school. He’s toiled in hardship doing household chores and peddling plastic bags of drinking water along city streets...
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Trump Won’t Pay a Penny For U.N. Cholera Relief Fund in Haiti

June 5, 2017
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Trump Won’t Pay a Penny For U.N. Cholera Relief Fund in Haiti

The Trump administration will rebuff a recent U.N. appeal to contribute millions of dollars to a cash-short trust fund established last year to provide relief to victims of a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 9,000 Haitians and sickened more than 800,000 more, according to U.S. and U.N. officials. The move will be...
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A look at the relief work done in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew

June 5, 2017
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A look at the relief work done in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew

FOX News: Lance Plyler has a habit of showing up where the world is in chaos. And, last October, few places were more in need than Haiti, on the western side of Hispaniola. “What’s unique to Haiti is just the multiple layers of disasters, one after the other,” Plyler said. He’s a physician who...
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Haiti wants use IDB to finance nearly $1 billion of projects

June 5, 2017
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Haiti wants use IDB to finance nearly $1 billion of projects

Haiti Libre: Saturday, as part of the visit of the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in August, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, in the presence of Ministers Jude Alix Patrick Salomon (Economy), Carmel André Béliard (Agriculture), Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet (Education) and Josué Pierre-Louis, General Coordinator of the Office of Management and...
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3D printer technology project makes prosthetic limbs for amputees in Haiti

June 5, 2017
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3D printer technology project makes prosthetic limbs for amputees in Haiti

Humanosphere: By Lisa Nikolau on 5 June 2017 0 A child amputee sits up in her hospital bed in Jacmel. She is one of the many victims of the violent earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. (Credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino) One of the biggest 3D printing technology projects in the developing world...
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Development expert: ‘Haiti would be better off without international aid’

June 3, 2017
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Development expert: ‘Haiti would be better off without international aid’

By Cécile Barbière | EURACTIV.fr | translated by Samuel White May 30, 2017 (updated: May 30, 2017) The 2010 earthquake in Haiti left 5bn cubic metres of detritus to be cleared. Haiti is one of many poor countries where international aid has failed to fulfil its objectives. Despite billions of dollars...
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TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: UN Peacekeepers: How another Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

May 28, 2017
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TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: UN Peacekeepers: How another Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

AMER AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN BOB BARR WITH URUGUAYAN COMCHIEF ED MARGER WITH JOHNY JEAN’S FATHER By katy daigle and paisley dodds, associated press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — May 26, 2017, 4:23 PM ET The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the...
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For Haitians who came to U.S. after earthquake, another deportation reprieve

May 26, 2017
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For Haitians who came to U.S. after earthquake, another deportation reprieve

A woman carries water through a refu­gee camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 6, 2010, weeks after a devastating earthquake hit the country. (John Moore/Getty Images) By Maria Sacchetti May 22 Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly granted a six-month extension Monday to 58,000 Haitian immigrants who have been spared from deportation since a...
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Departments of State and Homeland Security have very different views on Haiti

May 26, 2017
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Departments of State and Homeland Security have very different views on Haiti

In this Aug. 17, 2012 photo, printers sit on a desk on the roof the earthquake damaged National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CREDIT: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery The U.S. government apparently sees Haiti through two lenses. On the one hand, it’s a country where conditions are good enough for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
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UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

May 24, 2017
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UN wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the proposal to the UN General Assembly to address a major shortfall in the USD 400 million needed to help Haiti recover from the epidemic united nations, May 24 The United Nations is proposing that USD 40.5 million from the unspent budget of the UN mission in Haiti be...
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