Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

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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NOTICE : Foreigners must pay income tax in Haiti

July 2, 2014
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NOTICE : Foreigners must pay income tax in Haiti

Haiti Libre: “The Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) reminds physical persons or entities who use the services of a foreigner whose tax domicile is outside of Haiti during a temporary stay in the country, their obligation to pay the tax administration, within 15 days after the payment of its remuneration, the amount of Income...
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Haiti Hopes For Help — But Not Charity

July 1, 2014
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Haiti Hopes For Help — But Not Charity

President of Haiti Michel Martelly at the Wall Street Journal’s New York headquarters. Dan Keeler for The Wall Street Journal The President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, dropped in to the Wall Street Journal’s New York headquarters a few days ago to talk about his plans for stabilizing and expanding Haiti’s economy. Devastated by an...
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong About Haiti

June 27, 2014
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong About Haiti

Counterpunch.com A Nation That Remains Hostage to the Dictates of a Wealthy Elite. by KEVIN PINA There are regular demonstrations in Haiti demanding the resignation of President Martelly, protests against the leveling of homes in downtown Port au Prince, protests against the confiscation of lands for tourism projects on the island of Île à...
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