Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

WHEN THE CHIP ARE DOWN – UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE IMPOTENT OR UNWILLING TO KEEP PEACE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 23, 2014
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WHEN THE CHIP ARE DOWN – UN PEACEKEEPERS ARE IMPOTENT OR UNWILLING TO KEEP PEACE-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, said on Wednesday U.N. peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians there last week. Uganda sent troops into South Sudan shortly after fighting broke out between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir...
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

April 23, 2014
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Grievability and the Right to Fight in Haiti

This story begins with the earthquake, but it is not about the earthquake. Marie Ginie was 14 when the earthquake destroyed her home. No one was inside that day, and each of her siblings and both of her parents were unharmed. Time passed and 15 months later Marie Ginie’s mother and father had rebuilt...
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Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’

April 23, 2014
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Why Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic ‘could strike again’

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — In January 2010 a seven-point magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 250,000 people and damaging its infrastructure, including some water systems. Even before the quake, Haiti’s water systems were fragile, and just months after the quake the country was hit with a devastating cholera outbreak — the first in...
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

April 22, 2014
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Haiti turns to Taiwan

Haiti’s President Michel Martelly TAIPEI, Taiwan (CMC) — Haitian President Michel Martelly arrived here yesterday for a four-day state visit. Martelly, accompanied by his wife, Sophia, met yesterday with his Taiwanese counterpart David YL Lin A and signed a technical assistance agreement to increase rice production in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country. Martelly’s 30-member...
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

April 20, 2014
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U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and SOMINI SENGUPTA A young Haitian fishing in the Latem River, known to be contaminated. The country is still struggling to stem a cholera epidemic. Ian Willms for The New York TimeCHAPOTEAU, Haiti — For three years, the United Nations has refused to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly...
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Haiti’s 128-room Royal Oasis Hotel Opens Nearly Three Years After Being Hammered by Disaster and with a Project Cost Growing from $19 Million to $35 Million-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By jacqueline charles, The Miami HeraldMcClatchy-Tribune Regional NewsDec. 14, 2012–PETIONVILLE — The long-awaited soiree in the middle of the week attracted an invitation-only crowd of 800, including foreign diplomats, local celebrities and Haiti’s well-heeled and politically connected — all of whom had been waiting years for the final reveal. As they munched on passed...
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Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Audit Finds US Housing Aid Program in Haiti Falls Short -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. The project was part of reconstruction efforts in Haiti, where a devastating earthquake in January...
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

April 16, 2014
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Can ‘upcycling’ give Haiti’s fashion industry a boost?

Discarded clothing often ends up in Haiti, fueling a booming secondhand market. A new recycling trend could help the country’s hard-hit tailors and seamstresses Amy DuFault theguardian.com, Wednesday 16 April 2014 16.14 EDT Haitians waste little of available textiles, unlike major US cities. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP As companies such as Eileen Fisher, H&M...
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

April 16, 2014
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OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti

OAS Permanent Council Bids Farewell to the Permanent Representative of Haiti April 9, 2014 Photo: OAS The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today bid farewell to the Ambassador of Haiti to the hemispheric Organization, Duly Brutus, who will leave the post after ten years to become Minister of Foreign Affairs...
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

April 16, 2014
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New taxis and Politour in Toussaint Louverture International Airport

Haiti Libre: Tuesday, two months after the launch of the accompanying program for the ssociations of Tourist Taxi drivers, theMinistry of Tourism has proceeded, to the symbolic delivery of keys and to the presentation of the first 15 vehicles to drivers guides. Recall that this program is a lending arrangement with a fund of...
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