Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

DNA study links Nepal’s cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

July 7, 2013
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DNA study links Nepal’s cholera bug to Haitian epidemic

The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes that the peacekeepers brought something else too – cholera, triggering an epidemic that made hundreds of thousands of Haitians ill and killed more than 8,000. After sequencing the DNA...
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Impoverished Haiti hopes $160 million to develop high-end tourism industry pays off

July 7, 2013
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Impoverished Haiti hopes $160 million to develop high-end tourism industry pays off

MONTROUIS, Haiti –  The only leisure tourist among the U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, embassy personnel and missionaries on this beach north of the Haitian capital must have been Anne Fournier. She didn’t live or work in Haiti or pretend to help. Fournier was here for fun, traveling to Haiti for the first time with...
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Haiti, through my lens

July 7, 2013
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Haiti, through my lens

When I’m in Haiti, I carry a camera. I document. I record what I find captivating and haunting. Mostly it’s my way of processing and organizing what I see. I’m a visual learner. Sometimes I need to steady myself and my emotion by inserting a camera between myself and the reality I face. I...
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Aspen know-how completes Haiti school

July 7, 2013
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Aspen know-how completes Haiti school

Richard de Campo courtesy photo A crew in Haiti works in scaffolding erected for roof beam framework at a new school earlier this year. A nonprofit organization with Aspen ties helped build the school. Expand Photo Haiti School Project courtesy photo Tim Myers of the mid-Roaring Fork Valley finds time to relax earlier this...
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Earthquakes Fast Facts

July 6, 2013
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Earthquakes Fast Facts

(CNN) — Here’s what you need to know about earthquakes worldwide. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “an earthquake is the ground shaking caused by a sudden slip on a fault. Stresses in the earth’s outer layer push the sides of the fault together. Stress builds up and the rocks slips suddenly, releasing energy...
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Haiti’s quake homeless sees big drop

July 5, 2013
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Haiti’s quake homeless sees big drop

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com More than three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, there are 279,000 people still living in squalid encampments, an 82 percent drop, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Also, the number of tent cities have dropped by 77 percent since the country was struck by a 7.0 massive quake on...
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MORE LIES FROM THE UN UN Chief Tells US It Will Combat Cholera in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 5, 2013
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MORE LIES FROM THE UN  UN Chief Tells US It Will Combat Cholera in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS July 6, 2013 (AP) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told members of the U.S. Congress Friday that the United Nations is committed to helping Haiti overcome a cholera epidemic even though it is refusing to pay compensation to victims who blame U.N. peacekeepers for starting the outbreak. Health...
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Golf outing to raise funds to help orphans in Haiti

July 3, 2013
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Golf outing to raise funds to help orphans in Haiti

Chris and Kelli Wilson visit orphans in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, in May 2011. YORKVILLE – When Chris and Kelli Wilson first saw the devastating plight of Haitian orphans after the 2010 earthquake in the island nation, their first impulse was to open their checkbook and make it better. “We asked our contacts at the Global...
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Genomes of Cholera Bacteria from Haiti Confirm Epidemic Originated from Single Source

July 2, 2013
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Genomes of Cholera Bacteria from Haiti Confirm Epidemic Originated from Single Source

July 2, 2013 — The strain of cholera that has sickened thousands in Haiti came from a single source and was not repeatedly introduced to the island over the past three years as some have thought, according to a new study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology....
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Haiti tries to boost its tourism industry

July 1, 2013
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Haiti tries to boost its tourism industry

By Laura Trevelyan BBC News, Jacmel Can Haiti’s sparkling beaches lure back tourists amid political instability and crushing poverty? Haiti may not be the first Caribbean nation you would associate with tourism. The country’s image is one of political instability and natural disasters. Nevertheless the government there is campaigning to persuade tourists to visit....
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