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Haiti News

UN leader vows to help Haiti fight cholera epidemic

Port-au-prince - UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited Haiti on Monday, vowing to help the country end a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 8,500 people since 2010 and that some blame on UN peacekeepers.Ban promised to seek $2.
In the Media by AFP

UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

New York - The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
In the Media by AFP

Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 2 comments

UN Secretary General Moon personally served in Cholera lawsuit Special

New York - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was served with a complaint as part of a Brooklyn federal lawsuit against Moon and the United Nations brought on behalf of more than 1,500 Haitians.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

New York - Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti's deadly cholera epidemic said Friday they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands call for elections in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince Thursday to demand that President Michel Martelly step down and new elections be held.
In the Media by AFP

Clashes as Haiti president marks three years in power

Port-au-prince - Clashes between protesters and police marked Haitian President Michel Martelly's three years in power Wednesday, with at least one person shot in the confrontations.
In the Media by AFP

Case against the U.N. in Haiti continues Special

"It is time for justice to be done for the people of Haiti," states attorney Stan Alpert. Alpert is representing victims of cholera in Haiti - a disease introduced and spread by the United Nations.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

U.S. housing effort in Haiti falls short

Washington - A U.S. project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Drought worsens food crisis in poverty-stricken Haiti

Port-au-prince - The World Food Program sounded an alarm Friday over arid conditions in northwest Haiti that have worsened an already dire food shortage in this impoverished country.
In the Media by AFP

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Better known for producing third-world poverty and political mayhem - as well as a world-class rum - the Western Hemisphere's least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech...
In the Media by Amelie Baron (Reuters) - 2 comments

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Port-au-prince - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...
In the Media by AFP

U.N. sued by 1,500 victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the United Nations over the cholera outbreak in Haiti which left over 9,000 dead and 700,000 sick. The contagion has spread to several countries.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against UN

Washington - Victims of Haiti's deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in US federal court, demanding compensation over the organization's alleged responsibility for the outbreak.The class-action suit -- repre...
In the Media by AFP

UN has immunity from Haiti cholera lawsuit: US

Washington - A New York court should grant the United Nations immunity from legal action brought by victims of a cholera outbreak in post-earthquake Haiti that killed thousands, US officials said Friday.The petition demanding compensation was filed last year on beh...
In the Media by AFP

Haiti's first cardinal says will tell pope of country's woes

Port-au-prince - For the first time, a Haitian has been named a cardinal -- and he's vowing to "bring the reality" of his tiny, impoverished Caribbean country "into the heart of the Vatican."Chibly Langlois, 56, is one of 19 who will be formally appointed to the Cathol...
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 1 comment

UN warns of surge in Haiti cholera deaths

- A United Nations envoy warned Wednesday that cholera deaths in Haiti will surge and spread to other countries unless more funds are found to battle the epidemic.
In the Media by Tim Witcher, Mariano Andrade (AFP)

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Port-au-prince - Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation that killed 250,000 people.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Four years after earthquake, Haiti still in ruins

Port-au-prince - Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP)

Lawsuit alleges that UN forces brought cholera epidemic to Haiti

A federal lawsuit that will reportedly be filed in New York on Wednesday alleges that Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers re-introduced cholera into Haiti.

Three years after quake, Haitians continue to suffer in camps

Three years after Haiti was hit by a disastrous earthquake, over 358,000 people continue to live in makeshift camps spread around Port-au-Prince, where they remain exposed to crime and diseases, such as the cholera outbreak affecting the country.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 11 comments

Don Cherry suggests $49.5 million Canadian aid to Haiti is 'nuts'

Ottawa - Don Cherry, the legendary hockey analyst for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, took to Twitter on Monday to voice his opposition to the Canadian government giving out $49.5 million in taxpayer money to the nation of Haiti as part of foreign aid.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

Haiti's orphanages contain many children who are not orphans

Port-au-prince - The Haitian government is intending to close a number of orphanages. Most children in orphanages actually have living parents who place them in orphanages because they cannot afford to raise them.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Haiti's Hurricane Sandy victims: World, don't forget about us

Even as Hurricane Sandy has passed through Haiti, the people of the country are far from recovering as it deals with problems that grow increasingly worse.
In the Media by Can Tran - 2 comments

Hurricane Sandy's Caribbean trip — devastation in Haiti and Cuba

As the world concentrates on the latest devastation in the US, Sandy has already done some serious damage to other countries, including Haiti and Cuba. Sandy took the lives of 54 people in Haiti and 11 in Cuba.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Hurricane Sandy, could it be to Obama as Katrina was to Bush?

Federal, state, and local governments scramble along the east coast of the United States in preparation for Hurricane Sandy which has become a "Frankenstorm." But, could Sandy be to Obama as Katrina was to Bush?
In the Media by Can Tran - 4 comments

Tropical storm Isaac proves to be deadly in Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Issac made its presence known in Haiti, flooding the island nation that is still trying to recover from the devastating earthquake that hit two years ago, and killing at least 3 people.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Tropical storm Isaac heads for Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Isaac is bringing gale-force winds and heavy rainfall to Haiti, and is due to hit the capital on Saturday afternoon, local time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Penn's profanity-laden speech and Haiti's reconstruction efforts

Since the devastating 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti, actor and activist Sean Penn has been constantly involved in assisting the Caribbean country’s recovery.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 2 comments

Vaccination plans begin in Haiti to fight cholera epidemic

Testing plans are now in the making for the delivery of 200,000 doses of cholera vaccine for approximately 100,000 people --not enough to stop the cholera, but enough to show the world the vaccine works.
In the Media by Nancy Houser
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Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
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Storm evacuees load onto a bus to head for emergency shelters
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Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince  Haiti  left unrecognizable by the violent ea...
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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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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
Italian Red Cross
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) a...
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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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Haiti election
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Haiti election
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This photo was taken on November 28, 2010. peacekeeper
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Sûrtab s sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti ” sûrtab Tablet PC  is  assembled
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Sûrtab's sterile manufacturing room where the “Made in Haiti,” sûrtab Tablet PC is assembled
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake  with an epicentre near the to...
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
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People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc  Haiti.
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People receiving rehydration treatment in the parking lot of the hospital in Saint Marc, Haiti.
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A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
Operation Blessing International
A young cholera victim in Haiti receives treatment.
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti  Jan. 21  2010  Mireb...
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens Jan. 17  2010  in Port-au-Prince...
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U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens Jan. 17, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who were affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.
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Haiti election-This photo was taken on November 28  2010.
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Haiti election-This photo was taken on November 28, 2010.
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50 000 Haitians.  Located in Port-au-Prince  this...
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50,000 Haitians. Located in Port-au-Prince, this photograph clearly illustrates the lack of adequate shelter.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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October 21 the Italian Red Cross water treatment plant was put into action with the Colombian Red Cr...
Italian Red Cross
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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Photo credit: Fred Stottlemyer, International Action
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is in Haiti this afternoon meeting with State department offici...
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Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is in Haiti this afternoon meeting with State department officials and Haiti's president.
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