Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

A Heart for Haiti: quality education a luxury for many kids

March 13, 2014
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A Heart for Haiti: quality education a luxury for many kids

Sara Forhetz, sforhetz@ky3.com Haiti is known as the poorest country in the world. The World Bank notes that more than 80-percent of Haitians live on less than 2-dollars a day.  So, survival is about the only priority there. But, hundreds of folks from the Ozarks are helping Haitians afford to go to school, to...
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Back to Dark Days in Haiti?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 13, 2014
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Back to Dark Days in Haiti?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Nathalie Baptiste and Foreign Policy In Focus Members of Haiti’s new national military force (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. On October 16, 1993, Alerte Belance was abducted from her home and taken to Titanyen, a small seaside village used by Haiti’s rulers...
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Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

March 12, 2014
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Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

ticotimes.net A Haitian woman walks by a facility where trash and waste from a hospital that treats cholera victims is burned near the impoverished and densely populated Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince, March 23, 2011. More than three years after cholera broke out in Haiti’s Artibonite valley, the death toll from the epidemic continues...
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Birthing Justice for Women in Haiti

March 9, 2014
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Birthing Justice for Women in Haiti

Clotilde Josaime St. Jean Laura Carmichael Huffington Post: More than a century has passed since the first International Women’s Day, and as we look back to past accomplishments and forward to future goals, we urge readers to take action in one of the most pressing challenges facing women internationally – the present state of...
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Hometown U: A smarter, stronger roof design for Haiti and beyond

March 9, 2014
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Hometown U: A smarter, stronger roof design for Haiti and beyond

Scott Hamel stands on his proof of concept model for his concrete roof at the Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. PHILIP HALL — University of Alaska Anchorage By Kathleen McCoy Hometown UMarch 1, 2014 The first time he drove through Port-au-Prince, Haiti, back in 2004, Scott Hamel had...
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Cholera epidemic in Haiti ‘poses major threat to Latin America and Caribbean’

March 8, 2014
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Cholera epidemic in Haiti ‘poses major threat to Latin America and Caribbean’

UN assistant secretary general says deadly outbreak, which has been blamed on UN troops, demands decisive action Mark Tran theguardian.com, Friday 7 March 2014 06.06 EST Haitian women bathe in a stream in Port-au-Prince, where a man contracted cholera recently. Sanitation must be improved in order to eradicate the disease, the UN says. Photograph:...
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Haiti’s cholera epidemic Immune response

March 6, 2014
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Haiti’s cholera epidemic Immune response

The Economist.com LAST month the United Nations’ Independent Expert on Human Rights in Haiti delivered his annual assessment (French version here) of the state of the poorest country in the Americas. Gustavo Gallon, a respected Colombian jurist, wrote of many troubling—and familiar–problems. They included prolonged pre-trial detention for 80% of all prisoners in Haitian...
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Purdue serving orphans in Haiti

March 6, 2014
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Purdue serving orphans in Haiti

www.orphanhaiti.org Purdue Athletic Chaplain Marty Dittmar worked to build and open an orphanage northeast of Mirebalais, Haiti. Built entirely by volunteers, the Purdue community has contributed considerable time, effort, and money to making the Ephraim Orphan Project a reality. The orphanage opened its doors about 9 months ago. LiveBIG sat down with Chaplain Dittmar to...
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Senior UN official calls for Haiti cholera compensation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 1, 2014
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Senior UN official calls for Haiti cholera compensation-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

BBC- A senior United Nations official has broken ranks with his organisation and called for “full compensation” for the victims of a cholera epidemic in Haiti. Gustavo Gallon, the UN’s top human rights officer in Haiti, also said in his report that “those responsible” for the outbreak should be punished. It is the first...
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Haiti loses former ambassador, expert on Dominican relations

March 1, 2014
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Haiti loses former ambassador, expert on Dominican relations

By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Guy Alexandre, a former Haiti ambassador to the Dominican Republic who recently published a book on how to improve the relationship, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 68. “He was an honest, uncompromising intellectual,” Evelyn Margron Alexandre said about her husband who died in Port-au-Prince en route to...
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