Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built

January 12, 2015
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Haiti’s new $83 million General Hospital still not built

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PEDIATRIC CARE: Yno Bertrand keeps a watchful eye over her infant daughter Carme-Suze Philippe inside a tent doubling as the pediatric ward of Haiti’s main and largest public hospital in Port-au-Prince, the Hospital of the State University of Haiti. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF PORT-AU-PRINCE In the aftermath of the...
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Building permanent housing remains Haiti’s biggest challenge following the 2010 earthquake

January 12, 2015
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Building permanent housing remains Haiti’s biggest challenge following the 2010 earthquake

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF For Islande Lima, the one-bedroom house that came with indoor plumbing and a second unfinished bedroom was supposed to be a fresh start, a chance to live in dignified housing after losing her home in Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. But soon after she moved into the...
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Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake

January 12, 2015
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Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com The Morne, a Cabrit housing development in Haiti, was built for victims of the earthquake. But the government has had a difficult time attracting residents to the development on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF PORT-AU-PRINCE When Jackson Morrisseau learned that he was approved for a new...
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Family remembers daughter lost in Haiti earthquake on 5th anniversary of her death

January 11, 2015
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Family remembers daughter lost in Haiti earthquake on 5th anniversary of her death

HYDE PARK, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) — Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the deadly earthquake that hit Haiti, and Haitians around the world will hold memorial services honoring those who died that day. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed over 200,000 people, including Rutland native Britney Gengel. She was in Haiti on a humanitarian mission when...
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Haiti better off 5 years after quake, though still troubled

January 11, 2015
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Haiti better off 5 years after quake, though still troubled

Children pump water from a well at their new community in the arid hills north of the Capital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 9, 2014. On the sunbaked hillsides Haitians are taking care of things on their own even as the government is requesting U.S. help in planning the growing towns. Though impoverished, Haitian...
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Voodoo priests, doctors on frontline of Haiti’s mental healthcare

January 9, 2015
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Voodoo priests, doctors on frontline of Haiti’s mental healthcare

By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years after a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and reducing homes to rubble, few survivors would say they were traumatised or suffering depression as a result of the disaster. Haitians do not tend to use the word ‘depression’ to describe symptoms...
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Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors

January 8, 2015
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Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors

A Haitian man pauses while collecting bricks from a building destroyed by the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz By Anastasia Moloney PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Five years after an earthquake flattened much of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and destroyed Guiyolette Fenfen’s home, the 29-year-old is still living in a...
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New Home, New Life

January 8, 2015
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New Home, New Life

It had been a week since Nicole started preparing all the details. Labelled boxes separating her family’s belongings were piled in every corner of the house. But the large cardboard ones were special, for they contained each and every child’s toys. Soon they would finally move to the brand new buildings of SOS Children’s...
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Microsoft still believes in feature phones, launches $29 Nokia 215

January 5, 2015
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Microsoft still believes in feature phones, launches $29 Nokia 215

The Nokia 215 lacks a 3G connection, but has Twitter and Facebook integration. Credit: Microsoft The 2G phone can remain on standby for 29 days between charges and has Twitter and Facebook integration By Mikael Ricknäs IDG News Service | Jan 5, 2015 4:52 AM PT Launching a feature phone at the beginning of...
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Shipping container home readying for Detroit debut

January 4, 2015
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Shipping container home readying for Detroit debut

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) – An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock. Skilled-trades workers, taking breaks from their tasks at the factory that produces the electric Chevrolet Volt...
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