Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti cholera epidemic ‘most likely’ started at UN camp – top scientist

October 22, 2012
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Haiti cholera epidemic ‘most likely’ started at UN camp – top scientist

By Mark Doyle BBC International Development Correspondent, Haiti and Boston Mark Doyle reports from the UN base in HaitiNew evidence has emerged about the alleged role of United Nations troops in causing a cholera epidemic in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. A top US cholera specialist, Dr Daniele Lantagne, said after studying new scientific...
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The NGO’s and the Second Looting of Haiti-What Wyclef Exposed

October 22, 2012
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The NGO’s and the Second Looting of Haiti-What Wyclef Exposed

by MARK SCHULLER Before he bared all to celebrate his 43rd birthday on Thursday, which seemed to help promote his new book, Haitian hip hop star Wyclef Jean was caught not exposing certain facts about his charity. Last Sunday’s New York Times undressed Wyclef’s charity, Yéle Haïti. Author Deborah Sontag uncovered numerous excesses within the management, including kickbacks to Wyclef himself for fundraising gigs....
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UK puts Haitian art in the picture with major exhibition

October 21, 2012
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UK puts Haitian art in the picture with major exhibition

Nottingham Contemporary stages biggest showcase of country’s art, which features 200 Vodou-inspired works by 40 artists Mark Brown, arts correspondent guardian.co.uk, Sunday 21 October 2012 10.25 EDT Paintings by Frantz Zephrin are showcased in the Kafou – Haiti, Art & Vodou exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Haiti is often...
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Hillary Clinton headed to Haiti Monday

October 19, 2012
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Hillary Clinton headed to Haiti Monday

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Haiti next week for the formal opening of an industrial zone meant to boost economic development on the impoverished island, her office said Friday. During her visit to Haiti on Monday, Clinton also will meet with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent...
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Énième manifestation anti-gouvernementale au Cap-Haitien

October 19, 2012
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Énième manifestation anti-gouvernementale au Cap-Haitien

Le Nouvelliste | Publié le : jeudi 18 octobre 2012 Gérard Maxineau gedemax@yahoo.fr Twitter : @gedemax Accompagnés de plusieurs leaders de l’opposition, les manifestants, au Cap-Haïtien ont exprimé, durant trois heures, leur hostilité au président Martelly. Vue de la manifestation au Cap-Haïtien Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont manifesté, mercredi dernier, dans la deuxième ville du pays, en...
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Haitians living in fear ‘under the tent’

October 19, 2012
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Haitians living in fear ‘under the tent’

The U.N. Refugee Agency has provided safe houses and counseling for hundreds of sexual assault victims in Haiti. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nearly three years after Haiti’s earthquake, many are still living in displacement camps Women are reporting rape, sexual violence in these “tent cities” But amid the depressing, dire reports comes a glimmer of hope...
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Tuberculosis effort in real danger – WHO

October 18, 2012
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Tuberculosis effort in real danger – WHO

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News There were 1.4 million deaths from tuberculosis in 2011. The international effort to eliminate tuberculosis is “in real danger”, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its latest figures showed there were 8.7 million new cases in 2011 and 1.4 million deaths. It warned of...
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Wyclef Jean Says ‘History’ Will Account For Failed Yele Haiti ‘A hundred years from now facts will come out, so history will always be on my side,’ Clef tells MTV News of nonprofit’s financial scandals.

October 17, 2012
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Wyclef Jean Says ‘History’ Will Account For Failed Yele Haiti ‘A hundred years from now facts will come out, so history will always be on my side,’ Clef tells MTV News of nonprofit’s financial scandals.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that battered Haiti in 2010, Wyclef Jean immediately stepped up his efforts to raise relief money for the island through his Yele Haiti foundation. Eventually the non-profit came under fire for financial scandals, and in September, it was shuttered completely, but Wyclef maintains that history will account...
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Letter to the Editor sent by HUGH LOCKE on Monday in response to article in last Friday’s New York Times

October 17, 2012
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Letter to the Editor sent by HUGH LOCKE on Monday in response to article in last Friday’s New York Times

TO THE EDITOR: Deborah Sontag’s article about Yele Haiti (“In Haiti, Little Can Be Found of a Hip-Hop Artist’s Charity” – Oct. 12) is riddled with errors and misrepresentation. Three examples serve to illustrate. Yéle was asked by the Jean et Marie orphanage for help because the children were malnourished and living in absolute...
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Haiti: 2 Years After Earthquake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

October 16, 2012
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Haiti: 2 Years After Earthquake-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

COMMENT: HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG When I see the photo of the lady, with her premature baby, I hope for Wyclef Jean’s jailing with a bunch of guys who will sexually molest the creep. This child, and its mother, have little hope for survival in the Haiti that now exists. Wyclef’s $16,000,000 and his $500,000 collection of...
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Muhammad Yunus announces financing in Haiti

October 16, 2012
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Muhammad Yunus announces financing in Haiti

Nobel peace laureate Mohammad Yunus speaks during a conference at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Yunus has announced that his pro-business development group is financing several endeavors through a mix of loans and equity. The projects that incorporate Yunus’ development philosophy of “social business” include two poultry farms, a...
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Haitians protest against President Martelly

October 15, 2012
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Haitians protest against President Martelly

Demonstrators said Martelly wastes public money in unnecessary travelling abroad Continue reading the main story Related Stories Haiti to pay benefits via mobile Haiti army plans divide opinion Profile: Michel Martelly Hundreds of people in Haiti have protested against the high cost of living and called for the resignation of President Michel Martelly. In...
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Haiti’s amputees struggle, but they are not dismissed as ‘good-for-nothings’

October 15, 2012
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Haiti’s amputees struggle, but they are not dismissed as ‘good-for-nothings’

View Photo Gallery — Haitian amputees find support in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake: Charities offer assistance to many people with disabilities, even those who were not injured in the massive quake. By David Brown, Monday, October 15, 1:35 PM In Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Coralie Brutus, a 7-year-old with red hair ribbons, is not making the knees...
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Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean faces criminalprobe over Haiti charity, could spend 5 years in jail if convicted of felony offense

October 15, 2012
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Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean faces criminalprobe over Haiti charity, could spend 5 years in jail if convicted of felony offense

WYCLEF Jean, the hip-hop artist and former candidate for the presidency of Haiti, said he was “committed to ensuring that things are made right” amid news of a criminal investigation into the finances of his personal charity. The musician’s lawyer, Avi Schick, confirmed that Jean’s Haitian aid organisation, Yele, went out of business in...
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Project turns insect-killed trees into Haiti homes

October 13, 2012
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Project turns insect-killed trees into Haiti homes

Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:43 PM by Brin Merkley – KPAX News Updated: Oct 13, 2012 6:52 PM MISSOULA – A prototype home was constructed to be shipped to Haiti this morning, as part of the first annual Wood for Haiti project. Dozens of volunteers offered their time Saturday at Southgate Mall to help...
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity is kaput, went out in a blaze of impropriety

October 13, 2012
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Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity is kaput, went out in a blaze of impropriety

by Kyle Anderson In the wake of the massive earthquake that tore an already-troubled Haiti apart in 2010, Wyclef Jean—one of the island’s most successful sons—sprang into action to assist via his Yele Haiti charity. But what we learned later was that the charity was run disastrously, and was the subject of a huge...
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Cuba and Haiti Look at Cooperation Prospects

October 13, 2012
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Cuba and Haiti Look at Cooperation Prospects

Cubasi.cu: Haitian and Cuban officials addressed in the Capital Port au Prince current bilateral cooperation links and their prospects in different sectors. Current cooperation programs include the areas of education, agriculture, fishing, the metal industry and public health, PL news agency reported. According to official statistics, since Cuba started medical cooperation with Haiti in...
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Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

October 13, 2012
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Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

Rapper will have to explain how fund backed by celebrities managed to burn through $16m in two years. Wyclef Jean, the hip-hop artist and former candidate for the presidency of Haiti, said yesterday he was “committed to ensuring that things are made right” amid news of a criminal investigation into the finances of his...
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INTERVIEW WITH RAY BAYSDEN-Describe the security situation after the earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. How did it change?

October 13, 2012
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INTERVIEW WITH RAY BAYSDEN-Describe the security situation after the earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. How did it change?

The day before the quake, there were something on the order of 9,000 policemen in country. The day after, it was down to 4,500. The greater metropolitan Port-au-Prince area had something like 4,500; the day after the quake, those numbers were down to 2,800. “The pervasiveness of criminal activity is so wide, reaches so...
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