Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti to Get Inter-American Development Bank Water-Service Grant

June 25, 2013
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Haiti to Get Inter-American Development Bank Water-Service Grant

Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country with about 80 percent of the population living on less than $2 a day, will get an Inter-American Development Bank grant to expand water services in the capital. The Washington-based lender said today that the $35.5 million grant will help support the second phase of a water and...
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Haiti Gets $35.5M Grant to Improve Water Services

June 24, 2013
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Haiti Gets $35.5M Grant to Improve Water Services

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti June 25, 2013 (AP) Haiti is receiving $35.5 million from the Inter-American Development Bank to improve drinking water services in the Caribbean nation’s gritty capital of Port-au-Prince. The grant will support a program created in 2010 with the help of the bank and the Spanish Cooperation Fund in Water and Sanitation in...
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Dancing for Haiti One artist’s quest to help preserve the country’s culture and promote healing.

June 23, 2013
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Dancing for Haiti One artist’s quest to help preserve the country’s culture and promote healing.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff Dancers with Jean Appolon’s Expressions recently performed at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Growing up in a strict, middle-class family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean Appolon learned early that two things were forbidden to him: the spiritual beliefs of Vodou and the physical movement of dance. To his parents, Vodou...
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY PROMISED AN EDUCATION FOR ALL HAITIAN CHILDREN – UNFORTUNATELY HE INHERITED AN ONGOING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, TOTALLY CORRUPTED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF ARISTIDE AND PREVAL… PRIOR TO 1986 LITERACY RATE WAS IMPROVING…. FROM 1986 TILL TODAY, IT HAS PLUMMETED

June 23, 2013
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PRESIDENT MARTELLY PROMISED AN EDUCATION FOR ALL HAITIAN CHILDREN – UNFORTUNATELY HE INHERITED AN ONGOING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, TOTALLY CORRUPTED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF ARISTIDE AND PREVAL… PRIOR TO 1986 LITERACY RATE WAS IMPROVING…. FROM 1986 TILL TODAY, IT HAS PLUMMETED

June 23, 2013. President Michel Martelly realized the key to Haiti’s future is to be found in its young people. They hold the potential for our national survival. Unfortunately, this most valuable asset, is being wasted. Unless immediate steps are taken, the Martelly/Lamothe promise of an education for all will become a disappointment, and...
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Doctors From The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Travel To Haiti

June 22, 2013
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Doctors From The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Travel To Haiti

Haiti seems to possess a pull that lures social workers, doctors, adoption agents and others to return again and again. Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Mitchell Humphreys has no doubt he will return to the country still struggling with basic health-care needs after a 2010 earthquake — even though he visited for the first time this...
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PRIME MINISTER LAMOTHE URGES ELECTIONS BEFORE END OF YEAR

June 22, 2013
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PRIME MINISTER LAMOTHE URGES ELECTIONS BEFORE END OF YEAR

The Head of the Haitian Government, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he had identified, after two encounters on Saturday and Wednesday with the provisional electoral council, problems that  institution is facing in organizing legislative and local elections. In a press conference this week, the Prime Minister said that elections remain the priority of his...
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Reconstruction of Haiti Slum to Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

June 20, 2013
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Reconstruction of Haiti Slum to Cost Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

This article is the first in a two-part series on the development of and controversy over Corail-Cesselesse camp. A typical Canaan hillside, with many houses under construction. Credit: HGW/Milo Milfort PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jun 19 2013 (Haiti Grassroots Watch) – Three years after its star-studded launch by President René Préval, actor Sean Penn and other Haitian...
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Deployment of blue helmets to Haiti about diplomacy, not peacekeeping: Defence Minister Peter MacKay

June 19, 2013
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Deployment of blue helmets to Haiti about diplomacy, not peacekeeping: Defence Minister Peter MacKay

 OTTAWA — The Conservative government has no plans to re-embrace peacekeeping despite sending 34 soldiers to serve alongside Brazilian blue helmets in Haiti, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Wednesday. Canada’s role in peacekeeping has dropped off precipitously over the past decade, to the point where the country ranked 57th out of 114 troop-contributing...
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Gangs of Cairo? Egyptian minister fights culture war Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis – WFP

June 19, 2013
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Gangs of Cairo? Egyptian minister fights culture war  Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis – WFP

A boy from a family made homeless by the 2010 earthquake stands inside one of 385 informal tent cities in the Delmas suburb of Port-au-Prince, on April 18, 2013. REUTERS/Marie Arago BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An estimated 1.5 million Haitians face hunger because of poor harvests and rising food prices, as the Caribbean...
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U.S. lawmakers unhappy with UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic

June 19, 2013
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U.S. lawmakers unhappy with UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic

By Saeed Shabazz -Staff Writer- | Last updated: Jun 18, 2013 – 7:28:57 AM UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - This world body continues to deny any liability for illness and deaths caused by the 2011 spread of cholera experts say UN peacekeepers brought to Haiti and has yet to respond to a letter from 19 members...
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