Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Connecting with Haiti: Local prof uses old BlackBerrys to help Haitian principals

April 19, 2013
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Connecting with Haiti: Local prof uses old BlackBerrys to help Haitian principals

WATERLOO — Wondering what to do with your old BlackBerry? Steve Sider has a plan for it. The assistant professor in the faculty of education at Wilfrid Laurier University plans to take used BlackBerrys to Haiti next month and give them to school principals there. The smartphones will be used by the principals to...
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Michaëlle Jean in Washington

April 19, 2013
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Michaëlle Jean in Washington

Haiti Libre Thursday, April 18, Michaëlle Jean, the UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, will take part in Washington, at ministerial meetings of the World Bank (WB) and of International Monetary Fund (IMF) devoted to “Learning for All”. The Ministers of Education and Finance of Haiti, of Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India,...
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Brazil issues work permits for Haitian migrants to Acre

April 17, 2013
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Brazil issues work permits for Haitian migrants to Acre

Acre, in the Amazon region, has asked for additional funding to cope with the influx. More than 900 Haitian immigrants to the Brazilian state of Acre have been allowed to stay in Brazil. A federal task force sent to Acre to deal with a rising influx of migrants issued them with residency and work...
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US aid to Haiti: Top implementing partners-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 17, 2013
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US aid to Haiti: Top implementing partners-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

As Haiti rebuilds, questions continue to hound the country’s government and its donors about how aid money is being spent. When it comes to U.S. assistance to Haiti, much of the aid dollars, it appears, have gone to the “usual suspects”: big international nongovernmental organizations and development consultancies. This contrasts with the U.S. Agency...
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Haiti Still in Need Following Hurricane Sandy

April 16, 2013
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Haiti Still in Need Following Hurricane Sandy

An HI representative gives a ShelterBox kit demonstration to a group of aid recipients, Haiti 2013. We were forced to live under a tarp for several weeks before we received a ShelterBox. International disaster relief organization, ShelterBox continues to distribute humanitarian aid to the many families in Haiti that remain in need after Hurricane...
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Haiti news: The Silence after the Quake

April 16, 2013
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Haiti news: The Silence after the Quake

Haiti’s earthquake that buried her father alive, has left Darline an orphan and her country completely in ruins. Director: Tessa Boerman “We all lost someone … children, family members, friends, lovers. Haiti is the first black country that fought for liberty and justice. This is a big achievement. We didn’t die because we survived...
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Haiti – Warning : Ban on «Tyno» in Haiti

April 16, 2013
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Haiti – Warning : Ban on «Tyno» in Haiti

Dr. Marie Guirlaine R. Charité, Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), advises health professionals, importers and distributors of pharmaceutical products in particular and the public in general, that the importation, distribution and use of “Tyno ®” are prohibited throughout the national territory. This cough syrup, non homologated in Haiti,...
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Haiti cholera mutations could lead to more severe disease

April 16, 2013
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Haiti cholera mutations could lead to more severe disease

eurekalert.org Strain is evolving to be more like virulent 1800s cholera CHICAGO — The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin gene mutations that may account for the severity of disease and is evolving to be more like an 1800s version of cholera, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The...
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Number of people displaced by Haiti quake now 320,050, down 79 percent from peak 1.5 million

April 15, 2013
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Number of people displaced by Haiti quake now 320,050, down 79 percent from peak 1.5 million

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  A humanitarian agency in Haiti says the number of people still displaced by the earthquake three years ago is 320,050. That’s a 79 percent decrease since the number of people living in settlements after the quake peaked at 1.5 million a few months after the 2010 disaster. The International Organization of...
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Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance

April 14, 2013
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Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance

Subodh Varma, TNN Apr 12, 2013, 06.36PM IST NEW DELHI: Ants know when an earthquake is about to strike, researchers have discovered. Their behavior changes significantly prior to the quake and they resume normal functioning only a day after it. Gabriele Berberich of the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany presented these findings on Thursday at...
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