Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

US aid to Haiti: Top implementing partners-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 17, 2013
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US aid to Haiti: Top implementing partners-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

As Haiti rebuilds, questions continue to hound the country’s government and its donors about how aid money is being spent. When it comes to U.S. assistance to Haiti, much of the aid dollars, it appears, have gone to the “usual suspects”: big international nongovernmental organizations and development consultancies. This contrasts with the U.S. Agency...
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Haiti Still in Need Following Hurricane Sandy

April 16, 2013
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Haiti Still in Need Following Hurricane Sandy

An HI representative gives a ShelterBox kit demonstration to a group of aid recipients, Haiti 2013. We were forced to live under a tarp for several weeks before we received a ShelterBox. International disaster relief organization, ShelterBox continues to distribute humanitarian aid to the many families in Haiti that remain in need after Hurricane...
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Haiti news: The Silence after the Quake

April 16, 2013
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Haiti news: The Silence after the Quake

Haiti’s earthquake that buried her father alive, has left Darline an orphan and her country completely in ruins. Director: Tessa Boerman “We all lost someone … children, family members, friends, lovers. Haiti is the first black country that fought for liberty and justice. This is a big achievement. We didn’t die because we survived...
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Haiti – Warning : Ban on «Tyno» in Haiti

April 16, 2013
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Haiti – Warning : Ban on «Tyno» in Haiti

Dr. Marie Guirlaine R. Charité, Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), advises health professionals, importers and distributors of pharmaceutical products in particular and the public in general, that the importation, distribution and use of “Tyno ®” are prohibited throughout the national territory. This cough syrup, non homologated in Haiti,...
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Haiti cholera mutations could lead to more severe disease

April 16, 2013
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Haiti cholera mutations could lead to more severe disease

eurekalert.org Strain is evolving to be more like virulent 1800s cholera CHICAGO — The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin gene mutations that may account for the severity of disease and is evolving to be more like an 1800s version of cholera, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The...
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Number of people displaced by Haiti quake now 320,050, down 79 percent from peak 1.5 million

April 15, 2013
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Number of people displaced by Haiti quake now 320,050, down 79 percent from peak 1.5 million

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti –  A humanitarian agency in Haiti says the number of people still displaced by the earthquake three years ago is 320,050. That’s a 79 percent decrease since the number of people living in settlements after the quake peaked at 1.5 million a few months after the 2010 disaster. The International Organization of...
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Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance

April 14, 2013
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Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance

Subodh Varma, TNN Apr 12, 2013, 06.36PM IST NEW DELHI: Ants know when an earthquake is about to strike, researchers have discovered. Their behavior changes significantly prior to the quake and they resume normal functioning only a day after it. Gabriele Berberich of the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany presented these findings on Thursday at...
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A Worsening Haitian Tragedy

April 13, 2013
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A Worsening Haitian Tragedy

NY Times Editorial Board-Opinion section The aid group Doctors Without Borders said last Tuesday that the cholera crisis in Haiti was getting worse, for the most unnecessary and appalling of reasons: a lack of money and basic medical supplies. The disease has killed 8,000 people and sickened 649,000 since October 2010. International efforts to...
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Redirecting foreign aid to where it actually matters

April 13, 2013
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Redirecting foreign aid to where it actually matters

Posted on April 11, 2013 by Nina Golshan-Washington Square News In the wake of the recent global recession, U.S. government spending on domestic and international projects is being pulled back in some areas and increased in others. The distribution of taxpayer dollars to foreign aid initiatives has been reduced by billions of dollars —...
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How U.S. aid spent in Haiti “opaque as ever” – think tank

April 13, 2013
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How U.S. aid spent in Haiti “opaque as ever” – think tank

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:18 GMT Source: alertnet // Anastasia Moloney A woman looks on at Camp Laiterie de Damien for internally displaced persons in Port au Prince, Haiti, on Aug. 26, 2012. Thousands of people remain homeless more than three years after a devastating earthquake. REUTERS/UN/MINUSTAH/Victoria Hazou/Handout BOGOTA (AlertNet) – The United States...
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