Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 13, 2013
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Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti August 13, 2013 The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Haiti about the security situation in Haiti. This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 28, 2012, to update information regarding the crime level, lack of adequate infrastructure – particularly in medical facilities...
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International Taiwan Leader Starts Caribbean Tour in Haiti

August 13, 2013
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International Taiwan Leader Starts Caribbean Tour in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti August 13, 2013 (AP) Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou and Haiti’s President Michel Martelly celebrated the official start of construction Tuesday on a new Supreme Court building to replace the one destroyed in the Haitian capital in a devastating January 2010 earthquake. The two presidents laid the ceremonial first stone during Ma’s one-day...
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One-man mission in Haiti spearheads new wave of British diplomacy

August 12, 2013
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One-man mission in Haiti spearheads new wave of British diplomacy

Britain’s first chargé d’affaires in Haiti in nearly half a century is greeted with mix of enthusiasm, scepticism and suspicion` Rashmee Roshan Lall in Port au Prince theguardian.com, Monday 12 August 2013 13.01 EDT The Jalousie de Petionville neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince. Haiti badly needs more housing. Photograph: Orlando Barría/EPA Britain’s first chargé d’affaires in...
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The United Nations’ duty in Haiti’s cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 12, 2013
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The United Nations’ duty in Haiti’s cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Editorial Board, Published: August 11 Washington Post IT IS now all but certain that Haiti’s cholera epidemic, which has killed more than 8,000 people and sickened more than 600,000, is directly traceable to a battalion of U.N. peacekeeperswho arrived in the country after the 2010 earthquake. The United Nations and its peacekeepers have done...
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How should the US deliver food aid?

August 9, 2013
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How should the US deliver food aid?

By David Loyn International development correspondent, BBC News BBC News: Food shipped from America has saved the lives of millions of people since the Food for Peace programme was set up in 1954, but the strict rules demanding almost all of the food has to be sourced in the US and sent on American...
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Haiti to receive President of Republic of China

August 9, 2013
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Haiti to receive President of Republic of China

Chinese (Taiwanese) President Ma Tinj-jeou PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Haiti will receive the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on Tuesday during his visit through the Caribbean and Latin America. President Ma Yinj-jeou will be received by President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and will participate in a ceremony to...
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Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials

August 8, 2013
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Malaria vaccine shows early promise in clinical trials

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Living but weakened forms of the parasites were used in the new vaccine A malaria vaccine has shown promising results in early stage clinical trials, according to researchers. Researchers found the vaccine, which is being developed in the US, protected 12 out of 15 patients from...
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Mission One for U.N. in Haiti: When helping others, please try not to kill them

August 8, 2013
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Mission One for U.N. in Haiti: When helping others, please try not to kill them

Few countries in the world face the absolutely dire conditions encountered in Haiti, a country I spent a lot of time in during the 1990s. I didn’t need to go there after the massive 7.0 earthquake in 2010 to surmise that Haiti had gone from abject misery to abominably unimaginable catastrophic misery. It was...
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Haiti: Report Blames U.N. Camp for Deadly Cholera Outbreak

August 8, 2013
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Haiti: Report Blames U.N. Camp for Deadly Cholera Outbreak

By KARLA ZABLUDOVSKY Published: August 7, 2 Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines. Adding to assertions that United Nations peacekeepers inadvertently brought a strain of cholera to Haiti, a new Yale University report holds the organization responsible for a recent outbreak and concludes that it should help the victims. Sewage from a...
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Sen. Nelson Returns From Trip To Haiti

August 7, 2013
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Sen. Nelson Returns From Trip To Haiti

August 7, 2013 10:36 AM Senator Bill Nelson (Source: CBS4) MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will brief Haitian-American leaders in Miami on Wednesday when he returns from a four day visit to their homeland. In addition to meeting with Haitian President Michel Martelly, Nelson also made stops at the U.S. Coast Guard...
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