Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Engel Opening Statement for Full Committee Hearing “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?”-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 10, 2013
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Engel Opening Statement for Full Committee Hearing “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?”-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot Engel, the Senior Democratic Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, delivered the following statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Full Committee hearing “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?” “Mr. Chairman, I’d like to begin by thanking you for holding this hearing.  I have been focused on U.S. policy toward Haiti for...
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What is Happening in Haiti?

October 9, 2013
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What is Happening in Haiti?

After the deadly 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, many progress has been made in terms of infrastructures investment, job creation and the relocation of much of the 1.5 millions that the earthquake had made homeless. The earthquake had destroyed much of the Capital’s hotels making it even more difficult to accommodate outside...
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UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

October 9, 2013
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UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC News with Dieumene Bastien in Haiti. By Anna Schecter Producer, NBC News Survivors and family members of nearly 700,000 Haitians who have contracted cholera are suing the United Nations for billions of dollars, accusing the U.N. of covering up its role in starting the worst outbreak of...
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Haiti’s displaced – How long must they clamour until they are heard?

October 8, 2013
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Haiti’s displaced – How long must they clamour until they are heard?

Makeshift IDP camp in Gaston Magwon in Carrefour, a neighbourhood in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince © Amnesty International By Chiara Liguori, researcher for the Caribbean at Amnesty International Justine had her life torn apart when the January 2010 earthquake struck Haiti. Her parents and several of her siblings were among the more than 200,000...
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International UN Official Pushes Compensation for Haiti Victims

October 8, 2013
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International UN Official Pushes Compensation for Haiti Victims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti October 8, 2013 (AP) By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press A United Nations official on Tuesday made a rare case for compensation for the thousands of Haitians who have died of a cholera outbreak in the Caribbean nation. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay didn’t say who she thought should pay,...
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The camps in Croix-des-Bouquets emptied

October 8, 2013
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The camps in Croix-des-Bouquets emptied

The authorities of Croix-des-Bouquets announced that there was no more IDPs in the town of Croix-des-Bouquets. The 26 camps were closed and each family was relocated to its place of origin or elsewhere in a home of their choice. This relocation has affected 8,000 people including 1,050 children under five years and 268 vulnerable....
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Sean Penn sponsors Haitian runners for New York City Marathon

October 7, 2013
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Sean Penn sponsors Haitian runners for New York City Marathon

The actor’s organization J/P HRO continues rebuilding Haiti with medical, relocation, structural and community development programs. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday, October 6, 2013, 11:31 AM Jim Spellman/WireImage ‘We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon –...
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Importante rencontre entre le Chancelier haïtien, Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Richard CASIMIR, et l’Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti

October 5, 2013
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Importante rencontre entre le Chancelier haïtien, Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Richard CASIMIR, et l’Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti

Importante rencontre entre le Chancelier haïtien, Son Excellence Monsieur Pierre-Richard CASIMIR, et l’Ambassadeur de la République Dominicaine en Haïti, Son Excellence Monsieur Ruben Silie VALDES, autour de la décision prise par le Tribunal Constitutionnel de la République Dominicaine le 26 septembre dernier, de ravir des droits acquis aux dominicains d’origine haïtienne .
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NOTE DE PRESSE DE LA CONFÉRENCE DES ÉVÊQUES CATHOLIQUES D’HAÏTI

September 28, 2013
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NOTE DE PRESSE DE LA CONFÉRENCE DES ÉVÊQUES CATHOLIQUES D’HAÏTI

NOTE DE PRESSE DE LA CONFÉRENCE DES ÉVÊQUESCATHOLIQUES D’HAÏTI 1. Au cours de notre CXIIIe Assemblée ordinaire tenue du 23 au 27 septembre 2013, nous, Évêques catholiques d’Haïti, avons eu l’occasion d’accueillir différents acteurs de la vie nationale. Malgré les difficultés auxquelles le pays est confronté, nous avons eu la satisfaction de découvrir combien chacun d’eux porte au fond de son cœur et dans ses projetsun grand amour pour le...
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Haïti, l’île martyre

September 28, 2013
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Haïti, l’île martyre

Chassés brutalement du camp de la Place Sainte-Anne, où ils avaient trouvé un abri depuis le séisme du 12 janvier 2010, ces réfugiés se sont rassemblés dans ce qu’il reste de l’église, où ils implorent l’aide de Dieu. Crédits photo : Gaël Turine/AgenceVu REPORTAGE – Trois ans après le séisme du 12 janvier 2010,...
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The theatre behind the scenes at the UN General Assembly

September 28, 2013
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The theatre behind the scenes at the UN General Assembly

The world’s media were waiting this week for a historic handshake between the presidents of US and Iran, but despite a frenzy of anticipation, it did not happen. That is par for the course on reporting the UN General Assembly, says the BBC’s Nick Bryant, where what is not said may be as important...
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Can You Imagine

September 28, 2013
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Can You Imagine

(Eighteen year old girl with razor blade wound today in Soleil.) Cite Soleil is an infamous slum in Port-au-Prince. It supposedly has hundreds of thousands of people…no one knows how many for sure or really cares. Can you imagine if Peoria and its surrounding communities with hundreds of thousands of people had a 90%...
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Experts fear crisis over ruling stripping citizenship from Haitian-Dominicans

September 28, 2013
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Experts fear crisis over ruling stripping citizenship from Haitian-Dominicans

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic –  Experts warned Friday that a Dominican court decision to strip citizenship from children of Haitian migrants could cause a human rights crisis, potentially leaving tens of thousands of people stateless, facing mass deportation and discrimination. Officials promised to create a path to Dominican citizenship, but gave no details about...
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Haiti PM: United Nations has moral responsibility in Haiti cholera outbreak

September 27, 2013
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Haiti PM: United Nations has moral responsibility in Haiti cholera outbreak

By Aaron Morrison and Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations has “a moral responsibility” in the deadly cholera outbreak that has killed more than 8,500 Haitians and sickened another 600,000-plus, the head of Haiti’s government said Thursday in his debut before the global body. With President Michel Martelly among a list...
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“A New Haiti Emerges”

September 27, 2013
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“A New Haiti Emerges”

Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe at the UN on Thursday (UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen its share of significant setbacks since the 2010 earthquake, but a new country is starting to emerge, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. In a speech to...
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Toms Shoes will invest $10 million in Haiti

September 27, 2013
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Toms Shoes will invest $10 million in Haiti

Wednesday, Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, ” announced at the meeting of Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) held in New York, and attended by the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, that TOMS shoes one of the largest American companies specialized in the manufacture of shoes, will invest $10 million in building a shoe...
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Launching of works at Wharf Jérémie (Cité Soleil)

September 27, 2013
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Launching of works at Wharf Jérémie (Cité Soleil)

On Tuesday, the President Michel Martelly, officially launched the work of social-community infrastructures of Wharf of Jérémie , located in the town of Cité Soleil. It is a project of construction of a Centre for Technical and Vocational Training of 32 classrooms, of offices of the Port Authority, a green...
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​Le Président de la République en tournée dans le Sud pour soutenir le développement socio-économique et culturel dans ce département

September 27, 2013
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​Le Président de la République en tournée dans le Sud pour soutenir le développement socio-économique et culturel dans ce département

∙      Inauguration d’un restaurant communautaire à La Savanne, aux Cayes ∙      Visite de supervision des travaux de réaménagement de la Plage La Tourterelle ∙      Ouverture officielle du 17e Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle à Port-Salut Port-au-Prince, vendredi 27 Septembre 2013 : Le Président de la République, S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly, a entamé, ce...
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Haiti Through Dialogue and Dance

September 25, 2013
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Haiti Through Dialogue and Dance

Sue Wang: Promoting a culture to an audience of both natives and foreigners simultaneously is a tricky challenge. Cambridge READS, however, seemed to stumble upon a solution: an interaction of two arts, in this case lively dancing paired with a talk by a best-selling author. The writer is Edwidge Danticat, whose latest book, “Claire...
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How Haiti Is Coming Back One Entrepreneur At A Time

September 25, 2013
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How Haiti Is Coming Back One Entrepreneur At A Time

When most people hear of Haiti, it’s usually get about the earthquake and about mind-numbing poverty within 1,000 miles of one of the world’s richest nations. This blog is the opposite message. This is one of the best messages of hope I have heard about Haiti. When Denis O’Brien of Ireland expanded his company,...
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