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Haiti launches campaign season

Port-au-prince - Haiti officially kicked off its campaign season for parliamentary and presidential elections in October after first-round presidential voting results last year were scrapped because of massive electoral fraud and violence.

UN promises 'material' aid to cholera victims in Haiti

New York - The United Nations will give "material" aid to cholera victims in Haiti and their families, the secretary general's spokesman said Friday, citing the international body's "moral responsibility.

UN admits responsibility in deaths of thousands of Haitians

New York City - After nearly six years, the United Nations has finally admitted that its own peacekeepers may have had some responsibility for the deadly Cholera outbreak that killed thousands of Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.

Former Haitian PM denies corruption charges

Port-au-prince - A former Haitian prime minister denied Friday corruption allegations lodged against him by a senate commission probing the use of government funds in the poorest country in the Americas.

Haitian Senate accuses former ministers of corruption

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Senate on Wednesday accused 15 former ministers and senior officials of corruption, nepotism and illegal procurement during their management of a public finance program.

Haiti council unveils anti-fraud reforms for vote redo

Port-au-prince - Haitian authorities announced anti-fraud reforms for a redo of last year's scandalous elections that left the impoverished Caribbean country in political chaos.

800 US-bound migrants in jungle on Panama-Colombia border

Panama - Around 800 US-bound migrants, most of them from Haiti, Africa, Asia and Cuba, are currently in dense jungle on the Panama-Colombia border, Panama's president said Friday, describing it as "another migration crisis.

Haiti senate hopeful planned police station attack: Police

Port-au-prince - Haitian senate candidate Guy Philippe was the mastermind behind an attack on a police station that left one officer dead and two injured, police announced.

Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic.

Haitian presidential rerun draws half of original candidates

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council announced Thursday that 27 of 54 candidates who ran in last year's cancelled presidential election will be on the ballot again this October 9.

I'm still in charge, Haitian interim leader says

Port-au-prince - Haiti reached new levels of political instability as interim President Jocelerme Privert's mandate expired, leaving the impoverished Caribbean nation without a clear leader.

International unease as mandate expires for Haiti's interim president

Port-au-prince - The international community voiced concern Thursday after Haiti's parliament allowed interim president Jocelerme Privert's term to lapse amid national political crisis.

Haiti power vacuum looms as interim president's mandate ends

Port-au-prince - Haiti faced a new power vacuum Wednesday after interim president Jocelerme Privert's mandate ended with no formal solution to the country's immediate political crisis, lawmakers said.

EU ends election mission in Haiti; questions vote annulment

Port-au-prince - The European Union said Wednesday it is ending its election observation mission in Haiti, calling the decision to cancel last fall's election results unjustified.

Haitians protest presidential election cancellation

Port-au-prince - Several hundred supporters of former President Michel Martelly's Haitian Tet Kale Party protested in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday after the results of last year's election were nixed.

Haiti annuls poll result, sets new election date

Port-au-prince - Haitians will head to the polls on October 9 to vote for a new president, officials confirmed on Monday, after the results of last year's controversial election were formally annulled.

Haiti commission recommends scrapping vote results

Port-au-prince - An independent commission has recommended canceling results of Haiti's first-round presidential elections held in October, saying they were marred by fraud.

Haitian, African migrants reach Mexico seeking access to U.S.

Tijuana - Hundreds of migrants from Haiti and Africa have streamed in recent days into the Mexican border city of Tijuana, hoping to apply for political asylum in the neighboring United States.

Dirty and dangerous: Strike exposes Haiti's crumbling hospitals

Port-au-prince - When a pregnant woman died outside one of Haiti's major public hospitals in Port-au-Prince last week, her family and neighbors lashed out in despair and anger.

UN Council 'disappointment' over lack of Haiti vote

Port-au-prince - The UN Security Council expressed "deep disappointment" with electoral gridlock in Haiti Saturday, a day in which the country had been slated to inaugurate a new president but did not due to an indefinitely postponed vote.

Haiti drill preps city of Cap Haitien for major earthquake, tsunami

Cap-ha - A school gymnasium fills with hundreds of students seeking shelter from an earthquake and tsunami, with whistles at the ready in case they are trapped by rubble and need to be rescued.

EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

Port-au-prince - The European Union said it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic.The funding included 12.

Tourist trinkets crafted by Haiti's child artisans

Port-au-prince - Seated on an earthen floor on the outskirts of Haiti's capital city, seven-year-old Samuel Jean fashions a little boat from a piece of wrought iron.

UN chief calls for Haiti vote

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced "deep concern" after another deadline was missed to hold a presidential runoff in Haiti and called for the elections to take place.

No end in sight to Haiti vote crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti's tortuous election process looks set to drag on after the interim president said Wednesday the second round of presidential voting will not take place before his term ends in mid-May.

Looking for clean water a never-ending task for many Haitians

Port-au-prince - Under the blazing sun in Haiti, Malinka Dorleus trudges up a hill with a 20-liter bucket of water on her head -- a trip she makes up to four times a day.

New vote postponement prolongs Haiti political crisis

Port-au-prince - Haiti's runoff presidential election, which has been postponed multiple times amid a paralyzing electoral crisis, will not be held at the end of the month as previously scheduled, its election authority said Tuesday.

Celebrated hotel in Haiti gutted by fire

P - A fire early Monday ravaged one of the oldest hotel-restaurants in the upscale hilltop suburb of Petionville overlooking Port-au-Prince.

Boost to vote hopes as Haiti electoral body sworn in

Port-au-prince - The nine members of Haiti's new provisional electoral council (CEP) took office Wednesday, tasked with relaunching the election process that was left in limbo in January after opposition protests.

Haiti's interim leadership swears in new cabinet

Port-au-prince - Haiti's interim leader, Jocelerme Privert, officially swore in his cabinet Monday, promising an urgent push forward to get the Caribbean nation's electoral process back on track.
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October 21,the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cross helping with packing and loading. Teams worked through the night to fill one truck with 1/2 litres sachets of treated water. On Wednesday 20 October, the Haitian Red Cross sent a truck loaded with medical supplies to the main hospital in Saint Marc. Already these supplies, including IV fluids, antibiotics and first aid kits, are being used to treat patients. On Friday 22 October, a convoy of t
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Satellite image showing deforestation in Haiti. This image depicts the border between Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right).
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Treating cholera patients in Haiti.
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Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left unrecognizable by the violent earthquake that devastated the city on 12 January.
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