Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

In Haiti, the ‘big truck’ is still going by

January 11, 2014
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In Haiti, the ‘big truck’ is still going by

BY JAMES ENGLISH james.english@tcu.edu This month marks the fourth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and the one-year anniversary of the most important written work to emerge from the rubble thus far — Jonathan Katz’s The Big Truck That Went By. Katz, a veteran journalist who lived in Haiti before, during and after the...
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Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

January 11, 2014
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Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

`NYTimes Editorial:Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from outside that Haiti still needs to rebuild and become more self-sufficient, is mostly gone. The...
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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

January 11, 2014
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The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake

January 10th, 2014 02:18 PM ET The forgotten victims of Haiti’s earthquake By Chiara Liguori, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Chiara Liguori is Amnesty International’s Caribbean researcher. The views expressed are the writer’s own. Four years ago this Sunday, a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead and more than 2...
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5.0 Earthquake in CUBA

January 9, 2014
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5.0 Earthquake in CUBA

Quake depth of 20 KM-5.0 Magnitude felt 38 KM North of Corralillo, Cuba See UPDATED LINK HERE
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Haiti no longer among US imminent danger areas

January 4, 2014
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Haiti no longer among US imminent danger areas

Jamaica Observer: WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of Defence (DOD) says Haiti is no longer among some locations designated as “imminent danger pay (IDP) areas”. The DOD said that the earthquake-ravaged, French-speaking Caribbean country, along with eight other “land areas” would no longer be designated as an IDP, effective June...
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Daily Life In Haiti: A Peek Into The Still-Recovering Caribbean Nation

January 2, 2014
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Daily Life In Haiti: A Peek Into The Still-Recovering Caribbean Nation

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and tragedy of worlds you may have never before seen. Backed by a docked cargo ship, a Haitian fisherman casts a net just off shore, in Port au Prince,...
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Haitian president urges his country to come together

January 2, 2014
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Haitian president urges his country to come together

. Demonstrators step on a poster with the image of Haitian President Michel Martelly on November 29, 2013 in Port-au-Prince during a protest to denounce what they said was US interference in the country (AFP Photo/Louis-Joseph Olivier) Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haiti’s President Michel Martelly urged his fellow citizens to come together to rebuild the...
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Country singer Paul Brandt inspired to give back in Haiti

December 31, 2013
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Country singer Paul Brandt inspired to give back in Haiti

By Paula Worthington, Calgary Herald Paul Brandt plays for kids in Repatriote. Photograph by: Photo courtesy Paula Worthingto , Handout HAITI — The narrow streets of Port-au-Prince are an array of sights, sounds and contrasts. Bunches of bold-coloured “tap tap” buses rattle past muted grey cinder walls, and a dusty haze hangs over Haiti’s...
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Should where you live determine whether you live or die from a preventable disease?-We DON’T Think So

December 31, 2013
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Should where you live determine whether you live or die from a preventable disease?-We DON’T Think So

Should where you live determine whether you live or die from a preventable disease? We don’t think so, which is why we work with 41 partners in the Americas and Caribbean to save lives every day! Elba Luz Villalobos Navarro is an older woman from El Salvador with long, gray hair and a kind...
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5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

December 30, 2013
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5 Haitian migrant women drown, among men, as smuggler’s boat capsizes

http://womennewsnetwork.net The islands where migrant Haitians navigate on smugglers boats can be seen here. From Haiti many migrants hope to reach the coast of Florida in the U.S. or Turks and Caicos Islands or the Bahamas where they hope they will be able to find jobs and adequate income for their families. (WNN) Port-au-Prince,...
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What we learn from Haiti, the Republic of NGOs

December 30, 2013
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What we learn from Haiti, the Republic of NGOs

philstar.com “The problem is I don’t know who is receiving aid, what they are doing with it and where it goes.” That was a statement made by Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive, according to reports from the BBC. Three years on from Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the country’s UN deputy special envoy, Dr. Paul...
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Humanitarian assistance mission provides help to Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Humanitarian assistance mission provides help to Haiti

By Airman 1st Class Klynne Pearl Serrano, 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs / Published December 30, 2013 Tech. Sgt. William Hyde and Staff Sgt. Doug Tadevich help a Haitian citizen offload a pallet onto a forklift Dec. 19, 2013, at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Airmen assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing delivered 136,000 pounds...
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Rival tablet manufacturers launch in Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Rival tablet manufacturers launch in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Two tech companies have launched rival ventures to build Android tablets in Haiti, a country with little recent experience in electronics manufacturing. Startups Surtab SA and Handxom SA began production last month and plan to sell the 7-inch touchscreen devices to phone stores nationwide and markets overseas. Surtab says it has...
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Distribution of educational toys at the Accommodation Centre of Delmas

December 30, 2013
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Distribution of educational toys at the Accommodation Centre of Delmas

29/12/2013 10:16:02 Friday, one month after the inauguration of the Accommodation Centre of Delmas (CAD) http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-9859-haiti-social-inauguration-of-the-first-transit-center-for-street-children.html , Charles Jean-Jacques, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, on the occasion of the holiday season and new year, proceeded to the distribution of educational toys to some 200 residents of this center for street children supported...
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Mission of Hope develops holistic model for rebuilding Haiti

December 30, 2013
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Mission of Hope develops holistic model for rebuilding Haiti

With the four-year anniversary of Haiti’s devastating, 7.0 magnitude earthquake just two weeks away, Mission of Hope (MOH) a Christian nonprofit headquartered in Haiti, has developed a holistic model for long-term development and rebuilding that works and is sustainable. “The earthquake didn’t just affect people physically, but it affected the lives of millions of...
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Martelly Visits the infrastructure built in the neighborhoods of Nerette and Morne Hercule

December 29, 2013
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Martelly Visits the infrastructure built in the neighborhoods of Nerette and Morne Hercule

Friday, President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the Mayor of Petion-ville, Ms. Jolicoeur Yvanca Brutus, officials of the Unit of Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (UCLBP) and representatives of UN agencies went in Nerette and Morne Hercule (Petion-ville), two of the first neighborhoods rehabilitated after the earthquake of January 2010, under the 16/6 project....
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IF IT’S NOT BROKE – DON’T FIX IT!!!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER?? – RUMOR SEES EDUCATION MINISTER VANNEUR PIERRE REPLACED BY DAUGHTER OF GERARD GOURGUE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

December 29, 2013
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IF IT’S NOT BROKE – DON’T FIX IT!!!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER?? – RUMOR SEES EDUCATION MINISTER VANNEUR PIERRE REPLACED BY DAUGHTER OF GERARD GOURGUE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

December 29, 2013 MICHAEL COLLINS Years ago, Gerard Gourgue, as head of his school, took funds set aside for poor childrens’ scholarships and paid his daughter’s tuition. He was not poor and, by doing this, he denied some poor children chance at a better life. As a member of the CNG, immediately after Jean-Claude...
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Spare a thought for Haiti this Christmas

December 24, 2013
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Spare a thought for Haiti this Christmas

Marie Matte Mayan, 26, sleeps on the floor with her twins, Maudeline and Maudena Pierre, at a shelter Sunday in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, after being deported by Dominican Republic authorities. (PHOTOS: AP) AT this time of year, as most people celebrate Christmas, the poor and less fortune suffer the psychological pangs of material deprivation. It...
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Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

December 24, 2013
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Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher. The store’s Christian missionary owners offer their well-heeled customers a heart-warming...
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Rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars

December 23, 2013
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Rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars

The rehabilitation of the Champ-de-Mars, the largest public square in Port-au-Prince, will begin in January and should be completed in June 2014, if there is no setback. According to the engineer Clément Bélizaire of the Unit for Housing Construction and of Public Buildings (ULCBP), the main monuments and elements of Champ-de-Mars, will keep their...
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