Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Deployment of blue helmets to Haiti about diplomacy, not peacekeeping: Defence Minister Peter MacKay

June 19, 2013
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Deployment of blue helmets to Haiti about diplomacy, not peacekeeping: Defence Minister Peter MacKay

 OTTAWA — The Conservative government has no plans to re-embrace peacekeeping despite sending 34 soldiers to serve alongside Brazilian blue helmets in Haiti, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Wednesday. Canada’s role in peacekeeping has dropped off precipitously over the past decade, to the point where the country ranked 57th out of 114 troop-contributing...
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Gangs of Cairo? Egyptian minister fights culture war Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis – WFP

June 19, 2013
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Gangs of Cairo? Egyptian minister fights culture war  Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis – WFP

A boy from a family made homeless by the 2010 earthquake stands inside one of 385 informal tent cities in the Delmas suburb of Port-au-Prince, on April 18, 2013. REUTERS/Marie Arago BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An estimated 1.5 million Haitians face hunger because of poor harvests and rising food prices, as the Caribbean...
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U.S. lawmakers unhappy with UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic

June 19, 2013
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U.S. lawmakers unhappy with UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Last updated: Jun 18, 2013 – 7:28:57 AM UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - This world body continues to deny any liability for illness and deaths caused by the 2011 spread of cholera experts say UN peacekeepers brought to Haiti and has yet to respond to a letter from 19 members...
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Quebec wants Haiti earthquake victims to stay in Canada

June 19, 2013
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Quebec wants Haiti earthquake victims to stay in Canada

Government moratorium on deportations could be lifted CBC News Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:36 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 18, 2013 10:04 PM ET The Quebec government is hoping Ottawa will allow thousands of Haitians who fled after the 2010 earthquake to stay in Canada. Facebook 4 Twitter 1 Share 5 Email The Quebec...
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Canada to send peacekeeping troops to Haiti

June 19, 2013
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Canada to send peacekeeping troops to Haiti

Deployment of an infantry platoon was approved in October 2012 The Canadian Press Posted: Jun 18, 2013 7:26 PM ET A Canadian soldier carries supplies as troops arrive at a temporary medical centre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in January 2010. A handful of Canadian troops are about to take part in peacekeeping operation in Haiti...
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MARTELLY/LAMOTHE GOVERNMENT CLOSING IN ON ELIMINATION OF MOSQUITO BORNE PARASITE

June 15, 2013
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MARTELLY/LAMOTHE GOVERNMENT CLOSING IN ON ELIMINATION OF MOSQUITO BORNE PARASITE

Health experts says they are getting closer to the elimination of lymphatic filariasis in the Caribbean country of Haiti, according to a CDC press release. Haiti, in conjunction with several public health partners, began administering a community treatment program in 2005, but was stymied due to funding limitations and the crippling 2010 earthquake.  Adequate...
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LAMOTHE GOVERNMENT MOVES A STEP CLOSER TOWARDS ERADICATING ELEPHANTIASIS

June 14, 2013
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LAMOTHE GOVERNMENT MOVES A STEP CLOSER TOWARDS ERADICATING ELEPHANTIASIS

by June 13, 2013 3:16 PM Boys at the L’Ecole Les Freres Clement elementary school in Jacmel, Haiti, line up to take deworming pills that protect against elephantiasis. Maggie Steber for The Washington Post/Getty Images Haiti has finally carried out a nationwide campaign to get rid of the parasitic worms that cause elephantiasis. Haiti...
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U.N. condemns eviction of about 150 Haiti families

June 11, 2013
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U.N. condemns eviction of about 150 Haiti families

5:33 p.m. EDT June 10, 2013 Residents of Acra camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake watch as a makeshift ambulance transports the body of their neighbor Frantz Ceisme to the state morgue, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 23, 2013. The U.N. is now condemning the evictions of about 150 families.(Photo: Dieu Nalio Chery,...
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2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti woes mount-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 11, 2013
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2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti woes mount-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

In this May 22, 2013 photo, a malnourished 5-year-old Dieufort Jean stands in his kitchen holding a spoon as he waits for a meal in the community of Mabriole near the town of Belle Anse in Haiti. Mabriole town official Geneus Lissage fears that death is imminent for these children if Haitian authorities and...
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Le Président Martelly inaugure la Place publique de Pignon

June 8, 2013
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Le Président Martelly inaugure la Place publique de Pignon

Le Président Martelly inaugure la Place publique de Pignon Vendredi, le Président Michel Martelly, en présence de parlementaires et d’autorités locales, a inauguré la place publique de Pignon (Nord du pays), offrant ainsi à la population de cette commune, un espace attrayant pour se divertir. Construite par la firme SECO SA, cette superbe place...
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Le Président de la République inaugure le Lycée National Henri

June 8, 2013
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Le Président de la République inaugure le Lycée National Henri

Le Président de la République inaugure le Lycée National Henri Christophe de Milot A l’intérieur du Lycée National Henri Christophe de Milot Vue d’une salle classe du lycée Le Chef de l’Etat coupant le ruban inaugural Des habitants venus assister à la cérémonie d’inauguration Intervention du Président de la République à l’inauguration du Lycée...
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New UK embassy to boost trade in earthquake-hit Haiti

June 7, 2013
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New UK embassy to boost trade in earthquake-hit Haiti

by buildingaschool The UK’s new embassy in Port-au-Prince opens next week – the first time in nearly 50 years that the country has had a diplomatic presence. The embassy will be in the grounds of the Canadian embassy on Delmas 75 and will be run by Chargé d’affaires Rick Stearn, moving to Haiti from...
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Inauguration officielle du Lycée National de Dondon

June 7, 2013
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Inauguration officielle du Lycée National de Dondon

Vue d’ensemble du Lycée National de Dondon fraîchement inauguré par le Président de la République, S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly Façade principale du Lycée National de Dondon Le Chef de l’Etat coupant le ruban inaugural Le Chef de l’Etat au milieu des parlementaires, des autorités locales et d’autres personnalités pour inaugurer le Lycée National de...
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Spanish national team visits Miami for tuneup against Haiti

June 6, 2013
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Spanish national team visits Miami for tuneup against Haiti

Spain will meet Haiti in a friendly Saturday in preparation for the Confederations Cup, but the Spaniards plan to enjoy their time in Miami as well by attending the NBA Finals. By Fernando Peinado fpeinado@MiamiHerald.com David Beckham was in town last week and now more global soccer stars are visiting Miami. Reigning World Cup...
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Dominican Republic rejects mining project

June 4, 2013
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Dominican Republic rejects mining project

BBC: The Dominican Republic government has rejected a request by Glencore Xstrata to explore nickel in a mountainous area of the country. The Loma Miranda project would have a negative impact on communities living there, the authorities said. The area, in central Vega province, is mostly covered by tropical forest. The Dominican Republic shares...
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The Haiti School Project Responds To Our Show “It’s Hard To Do Good”

June 4, 2013
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The Haiti School Project Responds To Our Show “It’s Hard To Do Good”

he folks over at the recently sent us this letter in response to our show on their project, . Two questions were discussed in the podcast that interest us greatly. First, was donated money used effectively and efficiently to help people in Haiti? Your opening statement for the podcast was: “One of the hardest...
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BLACKMAIL!!!

June 3, 2013
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BLACKMAIL!!!

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar (L) and China’s President Xi Jinping Lucky Nu-Look Zenglen | May 18, 2013 Hollywood, Florida, USA PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (defend.ht) – Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries that support China’s “One China” policy will be able to benefit from $3 billion in...
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How the U.N., the Media, and the Military Mishandled Haiti’s Quake

June 3, 2013
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How the U.N., the Media, and the Military Mishandled Haiti’s Quake

Jesse Walker|Jun. 3, 2013 2:18 pm “Post-disaster myths are amazingly durable in the face of countervailing evidence,” writes Jonathan Katz, who covered the Haitian earthquake for the AP. Falsely convinced that violence would spike in the aftermath of the quake, the authorities “shifted priorities unnecessarily”: UN peacekeepers, whose ranks also swelled after the quake,...
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FLASH!!! Haiti: La Route Nationale #1 (N1), entièrement bloquée a l’entrée des Gonaives.

June 3, 2013
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FLASH!!! Haiti: La Route Nationale #1 (N1), entièrement bloquée a l’entrée des Gonaives.

Haiti: Gonaives - La Route Nationale #1 (N1) est entièrement bloquée, ce matin au niveau de “Au Poteau”, un petit quartier situé a l’entrée de la ville des Gonaives. Des riverains réclament l’électrification de leur zone et pour se faire, ils ont, dans les premières heures de la nuit, dressés des barricades avec des tronc...
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