Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

September 1, 2017
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Powerful Hurricane Irma could be next weather disaster

While much of the United States’ focus is still on Texas and the destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey and it’s historic rainfall, powerful Hurricane Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and poses a major threat to the Caribbean and potentially the United States next week. Irma was named as a tropical...
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End of operations of the Brazilian battalion in Haiti

August 31, 2017
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End of operations of the Brazilian battalion in Haiti

Haiti Libre: This Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in Camp Jaborandy, located in Tabarre, next to the park of the Unibank, will take place the closing ceremony of the end of operations of the Brazilian battalion and the Brazilian engineering company in Haiti. The two units will cease operations on the following...
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Who is encouraging Haitians to cross the border? Canada wants to know

August 28, 2017
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Who is encouraging Haitians to cross the border? Canada wants to know

The Facebook posts and WhatsApp messages promising safe haven in Canada claim to have the blessing of the Canadian government. Creole-language radio stations offer up consultants giving free and paid consultations for Haitians seeking residency across the U.S. border. Border cities such as Montreal are welcoming immigrants with open arms, or so the stories...
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U.S. welcome mat shuns Haitian immigrants- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 25, 2017
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U.S. welcome mat shuns Haitian immigrants- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Immigration from the Caribbean island nation of Haiti continues to be dismally low throughout the U.S., which has spurred an exodus to Canada for fear of deportation. The welcome mat to U.S. citizenship introduced 10,200 newly naturalized citizens on Aug. 22, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. During Fiscal Year 2017, the USCIS L.A....
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Court Dismisses Remaining Lawsuit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 25, 2017
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Court Dismisses Remaining Lawsuit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The last remaining class-action lawsuit against the United Nations over the cholera epidemic in Haiti was thrown out Thursday by a federal judge, who upheld the organization’s assertion of diplomatic immunity. In an order filed in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, Judge Sandra L. Townes said the lawsuit, which accused the United Nations of...
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Haitian Students Thank Venezuela for Medical Training

August 25, 2017
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Haitian Students Thank Venezuela for Medical Training

The recent graduates praised the teachings of Chavez which showed them a new perspective on society and public health. Some 58 medical students from the IV Cohort of Haitian Doctors graduated Tuesday after studying in Venezuela’s Latin American School of Medicine, offering praise and thanks for the experience. “Today, we want to say THANK...
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Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Haiti sometimes reminds me of growing up in Galway

August 24, 2017
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Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Haiti sometimes reminds me of growing up in Galway

Even though they are thousands of miles apart, Haiti sometimes reminds me of growing up in Galway By Ailish O’Reilly  Galway Advertiser, Thu, Aug 24, 2017 Ailish pictured overseeing the programmes PROGRAMME MANAGER FOR HAVEN You either love or hate Haiti, and I loved it from the first trip. My life has changed in...
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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

August 23, 2017
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Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The number of migrants illegally entering Canada more than tripled in July and August, hitting...
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No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 23, 2017
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No guarantee of residence for migrants fleeing US for Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Patrick Lejtenyi and Rob Gillies | AP August 23 at 12:04 AM MONTREAL — Men and women with furrowed brows sat in pews alongside their children at a Montreal church as volunteers explained what to expect now that they have crossed into Canada from the United States seeking asylum. They would receive temporary housing stipends and access...
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Mosquito Wars-By Bill Gates

August 22, 2017
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Mosquito Wars-By Bill Gates

Fight back against mosquitoes This is a special blog post. Sign up or sign in, read the article, and take the quiz. Then I will give a bed net to a family in need through World Vision. – Bill Gates Learn more about this giveaway. We’ve come a long way since the days of...
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Trudeau to asylum seekers: Crossing border illegally won’t fast track immigration

August 21, 2017
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Trudeau to asylum seekers: Crossing border illegally won’t fast track immigration

By Kate McKenna, CBC News Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for asylum seekers: crossing illegally into the country doesn’t offer an advantage when it comes to obtaining refugee status in Canada. “If I could directly speak to people seeking asylum, I’d like to remind them there’s no advantage,” Trudeau said at a news conference Sunday in Montreal. “Our...
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Migrants with no status in the U.S. battle anxiety as they await Trump’s next move

August 20, 2017
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Migrants with no status in the U.S. battle anxiety as they await Trump’s next move

An asylum seeker is processed by RCMP officers after crossing the border into Canada from Champlain, N.Y., in Hemmingford, Que., August 4. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) In the U.S. immigration debate, it’s called “twilight status,” and for many who hold it, the light is flickering and fading. Unlike Canada or Mexico, which both routinely deport almost...
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Canada Faces Surge in Asylum Seekers: ‘We’ve Never Seen Such Numbers’

August 19, 2017
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Canada Faces Surge in Asylum Seekers: ‘We’ve Never Seen Such Numbers’

Asylum seekers sit in front of their tent in a temporary camp,  Aug. 15, 2017, near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) By Joe Crowe   |   Friday, 18 Aug 2017 01:13 PM People are seeking asylum in Canada in “unprecedented” numbers, officials said in a CNN report Friday. “We’ve never seen these numbers....
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DISGUSTING – DISGUSTING – DISGUSTING: Selling a dream Dozens of misleading videos are encouraging asylum seekers to go to Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 19, 2017
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DISGUSTING – DISGUSTING – DISGUSTING: Selling a dream Dozens of misleading videos are encouraging asylum seekers to go to Canada – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

VICE NEWS By Brigitte Noël Aug 18, 2017 Immigration workers in Quebec are worried that videos spreading misinformation about what it takes to be granted refuge in Canada are partly to blame for the stream of asylum seekers heading north. And they’re afraid some could be part of profit-making scams. More than 3,000 people...
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Canada sees ‘unprecedented’ surge in asylum seekers

August 18, 2017
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Canada sees ‘unprecedented’ surge in asylum seekers

(CNN)Canada is facing an “unprecedented” number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said. “We’ve never seen those numbers,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. “Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we’ve never seen such numbers coming in.”...
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Caribbean as two other systems brew in Atlantic

August 18, 2017
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Tropical Storm Harvey forms near Caribbean as two other systems brew in Atlantic

Two of three budding tropical systems in the Atlantic will approach the Caribbean, Central America and the United States in the coming days. Three batches of thunderstorms are moving westward across the tropical Atlantic. From west to east, the systems have been dubbed Tropical Storm Harvey and 92L. The third system is likely to...
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Haitian Amputees Bring Inspiring Stories, Soccer Skills to Highland Lakes

August 18, 2017
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Haitian Amputees Bring Inspiring Stories, Soccer Skills to Highland Lakes

BURNET — Francillon Chery lost an arm and a leg during the 2010 earthquake that devastated his country of Haiti. He tried to find refuge in a church when the 7.0-magnitude earthquake ripped through the Caribbean island nation on Jan. 12 of that year. Everything points to a man who should be depressed and...
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Haiti: Cholera figures (as of 30 June 2017) – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 17, 2017
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Haiti: Cholera figures (as of 30 June 2017) – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

The number of suspected cases of cholera continued to decline at the national level in June 2017. The effective coordination of the various actors has made it possible to control all the new outbreaks of the epidemic while continuing to reduce the level of transmission of the disease in the most persistent areas. Community...
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Getting refugee status in Canada isn’t easy, Quebec premier reminds asylum-seekers- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 12, 2017
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Getting refugee status in Canada isn’t easy, Quebec premier reminds asylum-seekers- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:33PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:24PM EDT SHERBROOKE, Que. — Would-be asylum-seekers need to understand it isn’t easy to get refugee status in Canada, Quebec’s premier said Saturday. Philippe Couillard said it’s important that anyone who is considering joining the surge...
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For Haitians in U.S., the road to refuge runs straight to Canada — and arrest

August 12, 2017
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For Haitians in U.S., the road to refuge runs straight to Canada — and arrest

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com August 12, 2017 8:13 PM CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. The Canadian police officer at the border was adamant: If you cross here, you will immediately be arrested. The Haitian woman dragged her bulging suitcase across the dirt-covered mound to the Canadian side anyway. She was determined. And so were the mother and...
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