Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Fire Engine to Be Donated to Haiti Quake Firefighters

December 24, 2015
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Fire Engine to Be Donated to Haiti Quake Firefighters

A group of firefighters in Los Angeles was reaching beyond its borders, working with community businesses and a local college to fix up a used fire engine as a donation for the people of Haiti still reeling from the earthquake in 2010. The Stentorians of Los Angeles County, founded in 1954, was created to...
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Official Opening of the Decameron Hotel, already more than 7,000 reservations

December 9, 2015
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Official Opening of the Decameron Hotel, already more than 7,000 reservations

Haiti Libre: After the pre-opening ceremony that took place Sunday, December 6 in the presence of President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Evans Paul and Stéphanie Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries , the Royal Decameron Indigo Beach Resort & Spa was officially opened on Monday. Located in a park of more that 55...
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Sean Penn: IsraAid Inspired and Supported My Humanitarian Work in Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Sean Penn: IsraAid Inspired and Supported My Humanitarian Work in Haiti

by ISRAEL21c | 12.02.15 5:45 pm On his first visit to Israel, American actor and humanitarian activist Sean Penn declared that the work of his nonprofit J/P Haitian Relief Organization has succeeded largely because of its cooperation with volunteers from IsraAID-The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid. “The indirect impact of IsraAID is that...
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Students making change for Respire Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Students making change for Respire Haiti

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL — Several fundraisers were held at Zachary High School recently, including the Kiss the Pig contest to help raise money for a student mission trip to Respire Haiti. Nine ZHS students and one from Silliman went with special education teacher Jamie Byrd, who teaches there part of the...
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Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti

December 3, 2015
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Program launched to reduce deadly cervical cancer in Haiti

.View gallery . . ST. MARC, Haiti (AP) — A pilot program was launched Wednesday to battle deadly cervical cancer in impoverished Haiti, which has the world’s highest rate of the preventable disease. Roughly 3,000 Haitian women get cervical cancer each year and about half of them die from the illness. But pointing to...
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Honduras, Myanmar & Haiti top of climate change risk list

December 3, 2015
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Honduras, Myanmar & Haiti top of climate change risk list

Photo: dpa-tmn (AFP) Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods, landslides and droughts that killed more than half a million people, climate analysts reported Thursday, warning of more frequent disasters if Earth’s overheating cannot be tamed. Scientists point to the mounting threat from...
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Cholera : 15 communes in Red Alert

November 19, 2015
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Cholera : 15 communes in Red Alert

With the heavy rains of October, the health actors have observed a resurgence of cholera cases in several communes, notably in the departments of Artibonite, West, South East, South and North. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), in its situation report from October 18 to 29, affirms that in these departments more than 400...
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Haiti’s cholera outbreak: it’s time for some accountability

November 17, 2015
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Haiti’s cholera outbreak: it’s time for some accountability

by Fran Quigley Earlier this year, the Haitian people and their supporters commemorated the fifth anniversary of the horrific earthquake that struck the country in 2010. Last month marked the fifth anniversary of the horrific cholera outbreak that followed. More of us know about the earthquake. But the cholera was worse. A demonstrator holds...
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U.S. Political Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed

November 12, 2015
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U.S. Political Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed

When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people, former President Bill Clinton said that the reconstruction would provide an opportunity to “build back better.” Some $9.6 billion was pledged by the international community, including the U.S. government. But nearly six years later, although about $7.6 billion has been...
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