Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

U.S. help for Haiti is a fraud and a shame

April 9, 2013
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U.S. help for Haiti is a fraud and a shame

By FinalCall.com News | Last updated: Apr 9, 2013 – 1:36:12 PM A resident sits at a destroyed area after a major earthquake hit the capital Port-au-Prince, January 14, 2010. Today the country remains beset by non-profits that deliver services that should be handled by government, which strengthens these organizations and further weakens Haiti’s...
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US military company gets $48.6 million contract in Haiti to staff officers for UN mission

April 9, 2013
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US military company gets $48.6 million contract in Haiti to staff officers for UN mission

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  A leading U.S. military contractor announced Tuesday that it won a contract for up to $48.6 million that will help support a U.S. contingent to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti. The Falls Church, Virginia-based DynCorp International received the contract from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and...
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1% Of Haiti Aid Went To Local Companies: Study

April 9, 2013
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1% Of Haiti Aid Went To Local Companies: Study

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A new report on American aid to Haiti in the wake of that country’s devastating earthquake finds most of the money went to U.S.-based operations. The Center for Economic and Policy Research analyzed the $1.15 billion pledged after the January 2010 quake. The group says a lack of transparency makes it...
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Solar Energy and Briquettes Make Headway in Haiti

April 9, 2013
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Solar Energy and Briquettes Make Headway in Haiti

Solar panels light up the night on this avenue in the Haitian capital. Credit: Jean Reniteau/IPS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Apr 4 2013 (ipsnews.net) – While Jean Reniteau mulls over the idea of using solar panels to light his house, Frantz Fanfan is wondering how to expand production of biomass briquettes to replace the use of charcoal...
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Rebuilding Haiti: The dependency, the hurdles and the pitfalls

April 9, 2013
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Rebuilding Haiti: The dependency, the hurdles and the pitfalls

Rebuilding Haiti: The dependency, the hurdles and the pitfalls April 9, 2013 · By Staff Writer ·stabroeknews.com During his visit here in March Haitian President and sitting Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman Michel Martelly provided confirmation of what we already knew …that more than three years after a devastating earthquake that claimed thousands of lives...
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Author Inspires Stuart Girls With Tales of Haiti and America

April 8, 2013
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Author Inspires Stuart Girls With Tales of Haiti and America

Girls at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart on Friday welcomed award-winning author, Edwidge Danticat, the fifth writer to come to Stuart as part of the school’s Lies, Light, McCarthy Visiting Author Program. Danticat is a storyteller who navigates the terrain of lives lived in both Haiti and America. Her award-wining memoir, Brother,...
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Tribute to the memory of Toussaint Louverture

April 6, 2013
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Tribute to the memory of Toussaint Louverture

Lesly Condé, Consul General of the Republic of Haiti in Chicago, reminds the Community as a whole that, Sunday, April 7, 2013, brings the 210th anniversary of the death of Toussaint Louverture. “It’s time to pay tribute to the man, who in the eighteenth century, challenged the world order, his lucidity and courage, showed our...
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More than half of US earthquake aid to Haiti went to US firms, organizations, study finds

April 6, 2013
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More than half of US earthquake aid to Haiti went to US firms, organizations, study finds

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A new report on American aid to Haiti in the wake of that country’s devastating earthquake finds most of the money went to U.S.-based operations. The Center for Economic and Policy Research analyzed the $1.15 billion pledged after the January 2010 quake. The group says a lack of transparency makes it...
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Haitian NEWS: Drought, Tropical Storms Lead to Growing Food Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 6, 2013
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Haitian NEWS: Drought, Tropical Storms Lead to Growing Food Insecurity-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By the Caribbean Journal staff Malnutrition rates in some parts of Haiti have increased since last fall as more and more people in the country do not have enough food to eat, according to the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Food shortages are now affecting seven of 10 departments in...
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Report Finds “Troubling” Lack of Transparency in US Aid to Haiti

April 6, 2013
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Report Finds “Troubling” Lack of Transparency in US Aid to Haiti

By the Caribbean Journal staff There are “significant” problems in the way the United States delivers aid to Haiti, according to a report from the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research. The report, Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti, found an “overall lack of transparency on how the...
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