Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

UN Chief in Haiti Launches Sanitation Program

July 15, 2014
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UN Chief in Haiti Launches Sanitation Program

LOS PALMAS, Haiti — Jul 14, 2014, 10:33 PM ET By PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA and DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished Caribbean...
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How basketball is helping to heal Haiti after 2010 quake

July 15, 2014
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How basketball is helping to heal Haiti after 2010 quake

Thestar.com AP Boys play basketball in front of the collapsed National Palace in Port-au-Prince Bedeviled Haiti usually finds its way into international headlines for the wrong reasons: poverty, natural disasters, potential pandemics, civil war. The curtain has been pulled back on another side to Haiti, namely the country’s love for sports. As the website...
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Voodoo won’t save Haiti, says cardinal

July 15, 2014
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Voodoo won’t save Haiti, says cardinal

Traditional faith ‘offers no real solutions for the poor’ and is a big social problem, says new prelate Rashmee Roshan Lall in Port au Prince The Guardian, Sunday 13 July 2014 15.15 EDT Voodoo believers dance in the rain during an Easter ceremony in Souvenance, Haiti. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Haiti’s first Roman Catholic cardinal...
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United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

July 15, 2014
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United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

While not offering an apology or admission, the head of the United Nations says the global body bears “a moral responsibility” in helping Haiti tackle what experts say is the world’s worst cholera epidemic. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in his 38th floor office in New York City on Thursday, July 10....
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Haitian marathoners train in Boulder

July 15, 2014
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Haitian marathoners train in Boulder

Five marathoners from Haiti and their coach train Friday with Alan Culpepper, right, on the South Boulder Creek Trail. The runners are Bertine Laine, back left, Astrel Clovis, Petrus Cesarion, Carline Lamour, Jean Macksony and coach Gerard Cassamajor, in orange. (Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera) Mike Sandrock, On Running (Camera file photo) When a...
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

July 15, 2014
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad The Guardian Online Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother’s arms, eyes glazed, her pale...
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International Grace, Danger Blend in Haiti’s Machete Fighting

July 15, 2014
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International Grace, Danger Blend in Haiti’s Machete Fighting

JACMEL, Haiti — Jul 9, 2014, 9:05 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful dance except that each waves a machete, blades glinting in tropical sunlight. The barefoot men are father...
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UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti’s displaced, vulnerable

July 5, 2014
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UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti’s displaced, vulnerable

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 4 July 2014 – Four years after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development based drive, a United Nations human rights expert said today, while calling for...
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

July 3, 2014
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jul 3, 2014, 12:08 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she’s doing her best...
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HAITIAN CHILDRENS’ FUND COORDINATES ONE WORLD FUTBOLS IN HAITI

July 3, 2014
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HAITIAN CHILDRENS’ FUND COORDINATES ONE WORLD FUTBOLS IN HAITI

See video HERE By Katie Couric Imagine this scene in your neighborhood: A group of kids plays a pickup soccer game. They kick around the ball in the street or maybe in someone’s backyard. The ball bounces from child to child, off of feet, knees, heads. “We look at it…as an essential tool for...
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