Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Squad of small planes set to ferry medicine, musical instruments to Haiti

July 1, 2013
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Squad of small planes set to ferry medicine, musical instruments to Haiti

COPA (Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association) loaded several hundred pounds of medical supplies at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport that are destined for St. Luke Family Hospital in Port au Prince. By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel5:48 p.m. EDT, June 30, 2013 Among the supplies loaded Sunday aboard a squadron of small planes taking part in...
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Tiny Channels Take Salt From Seawater

July 1, 2013
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Tiny Channels Take Salt From Seawater

Jun 28, 2013 01:46 PM ET // by Jesse Emspak Drinking water is a vital need in many parts of the world, and one method of getting it is desalination, which is just taking the salt out of seawater. But the plants require either lots of energy or special filters — and both of...
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Electricité d’Haiti is $ 60 million in debt, says Director General -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 29, 2013
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Electricité d’Haiti is $ 60 million in debt, says Director General -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

DefendHT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The Director General of Electricity d’Haiti (EDH), Andress Apollon said earlier this week that EDH is $ 60 million in debt and the Ministries of Finance and Public Works launched the process for the creation of an inter-ministerial commission to renegotiate contracts with three suppliers Haytrac, Sogener and E...
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MARTELLY STILL BELIEVES PWOMIS SE DET BUT INNER CIRCLE STABS HIM AND LAMOTHE IN BACK… SOPHIA, THIERRY, GREGORY INTERESTED ONLY IN POWER AND GREED – SCREW THE HAITIAN PEOPLE!!!

June 29, 2013
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MARTELLY STILL BELIEVES PWOMIS SE DET BUT INNER CIRCLE  STABS HIM AND LAMOTHE IN BACK… SOPHIA, THIERRY, GREGORY INTERESTED ONLY IN POWER AND GREED – SCREW THE HAITIAN PEOPLE!!!

June 29, 2013 We have seen another week of problems created by Martelly’s inner circle, led by Sophia and the Mayard-Pauls. While President Michel Martelly still endeavors to keep his promises, to his people, Sophia Martelly focuses upon her ongoing effort to control everything not tied down, be it bags of $$ or puddles...
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U.S. post-earthquake aid ‘disappointingly’ delayed and ‘drastically’ scaled back in Haiti

June 28, 2013
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U.S. post-earthquake aid ‘disappointingly’ delayed and ‘drastically’ scaled back in Haiti

USAid criticised in ‘alarming’ report that finds delays, poor leadership and mismanagement after Haiti earthquake Some of the key US-funded projects to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake have been disappointingly delayed and drastically scaled down, a US government watchdog has found. US development agency USAid is spending millions of dollars to build...
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Report Finds Lapses in United States Aid Efforts in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 26, 2013
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Report Finds Lapses in United States Aid Efforts in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

NY times: By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD MEXICO CITY — The agency managing some of the United States’ signature projects to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has yet to spend a large amount of the money Congress authorized and has scaled back planned housing because of delays and complications, according to a report Tuesday...
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Solar Suitcase for Health Care

June 25, 2013
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Solar Suitcase for Health Care

The technology end of portable solar power for health care is now in Haiti for the first time. The use of a WE CARE Solar Suitcase began in Cap Haitien this month with a partnership between the Caribbean Universities Development Foundation (CUDF), Empower Global Inc., WE CARE and the Mayor of Cap Haitien. A...
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Haiti as a leisure destination? Not so fast, study says.

June 25, 2013
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Haiti as a leisure destination? Not so fast, study says.

A young girl jumps rope inside the Jean-Marie Vincent camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 22. Since the 2010 earthquake, it’s more common to see missionaries and aid workers here than beach-bound vacationers. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP/File Port au Prince, Haiti A new study that questions Haiti’s decision to...
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Haiti Defense Minister says army reinstatement in due time

June 25, 2013
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Haiti Defense Minister says army reinstatement in due time

Minister of Defense Jean Rodolphe Joazile PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) – The Minister of Defense declared with firm conviction that Haiti will soon form its own armed forces. He predicts that it will happen before the end of President Michel Martelly’s term. Minister Jean Rodolphe Joazile explains that this obligation will finally occur because...
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Hidden Haiti: The perfect destination for tourists?

June 25, 2013
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Hidden Haiti: The perfect destination for tourists?

Back in the 1970s, Haiti was a tourist destination for the jet set, welcoming visitors like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. But political violence, instability and more recently the 2010 earthquake have changed the country’s image, and most of the tourism has vanished. Now, Haiti’s government is trying to bring tourists back. The BBC’s...
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GAO slams USAID’s Haiti rebuilding efforts

June 25, 2013
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GAO slams USAID’s Haiti rebuilding efforts

By Ali Watkins McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. efforts to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake have been plagued by poor planning, delays and mistaken cost estimates that have forced many projects to be scaled back, the Government Accountability Office has concluded in a report released this month. Of the $651...
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THE OAS, PNUD, MINUSTAH PLAN TO STEAL HAITIAN ELECTORAL FUNDS

June 25, 2013
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THE OAS, PNUD, MINUSTAH PLAN TO STEAL HAITIAN ELECTORAL FUNDS

June 25, 2013 Prime Minister Lamothe met with electoral chief Manno Menard to learn a few realities about the ongoing criminality of some friends of Haiti.  Seems as though millions will be made available, to coordinate Haiti’s long-delayed elections, with a sneaky proviso, WE HAVE TO PAY THEM 10% OFF THE TOP TO MANAGE...
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Haiti to Get Inter-American Development Bank Water-Service Grant

June 25, 2013
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Haiti to Get Inter-American Development Bank Water-Service Grant

Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country with about 80 percent of the population living on less than $2 a day, will get an Inter-American Development Bank grant to expand water services in the capital. The Washington-based lender said today that the $35.5 million grant will help support the second phase of a water and...
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Haiti Gets $35.5M Grant to Improve Water Services

June 24, 2013
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Haiti Gets $35.5M Grant to Improve Water Services

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti June 25, 2013 (AP) Haiti is receiving $35.5 million from the Inter-American Development Bank to improve drinking water services in the Caribbean nation’s gritty capital of Port-au-Prince. The grant will support a program created in 2010 with the help of the bank and the Spanish Cooperation Fund in Water and Sanitation in...
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Dancing for Haiti One artist’s quest to help preserve the country’s culture and promote healing.

June 23, 2013
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Dancing for Haiti One artist’s quest to help preserve the country’s culture and promote healing.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff Dancers with Jean Appolon’s Expressions recently performed at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Growing up in a strict, middle-class family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean Appolon learned early that two things were forbidden to him: the spiritual beliefs of Vodou and the physical movement of dance. To his parents, Vodou...
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY PROMISED AN EDUCATION FOR ALL HAITIAN CHILDREN – UNFORTUNATELY HE INHERITED AN ONGOING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, TOTALLY CORRUPTED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF ARISTIDE AND PREVAL… PRIOR TO 1986 LITERACY RATE WAS IMPROVING…. FROM 1986 TILL TODAY, IT HAS PLUMMETED

June 23, 2013
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY PROMISED AN EDUCATION FOR ALL HAITIAN CHILDREN – UNFORTUNATELY HE INHERITED AN ONGOING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, TOTALLY CORRUPTED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF ARISTIDE AND PREVAL… PRIOR TO 1986 LITERACY RATE WAS IMPROVING…. FROM 1986 TILL TODAY, IT HAS PLUMMETED

June 23, 2013. President Michel Martelly realized the key to Haiti’s future is to be found in its young people. They hold the potential for our national survival. Unfortunately, this most valuable asset, is being wasted. Unless immediate steps are taken, the Martelly/Lamothe promise of an education for all will become a disappointment, and...
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Doctors From The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Travel To Haiti

June 22, 2013
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Doctors From The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Travel To Haiti

Haiti seems to possess a pull that lures social workers, doctors, adoption agents and others to return again and again. Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Mitchell Humphreys has no doubt he will return to the country still struggling with basic health-care needs after a 2010 earthquake — even though he visited for the first time this...
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PRIME MINISTER LAMOTHE URGES ELECTIONS BEFORE END OF YEAR

June 22, 2013
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PRIME MINISTER LAMOTHE URGES ELECTIONS BEFORE END OF YEAR

The Head of the Haitian Government, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he had identified, after two encounters on Saturday and Wednesday with the provisional electoral council, problems that  institution is facing in organizing legislative and local elections. In a press conference this week, the Prime Minister said that elections remain the priority of his...
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Reconstruction of Haiti Slum to Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

June 20, 2013
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Reconstruction of Haiti Slum to Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

This article is the first in a two-part series on the development of and controversy over Corail-Cesselesse camp. A typical Canaan hillside, with many houses under construction. Credit: HGW/Milo Milfort PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jun 19 2013 (Haiti Grassroots Watch) – Three years after its star-studded launch by President René Préval, actor Sean Penn and other Haitian...
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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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