Haiti Cholera Challenge Failed

The cholera outbreak that has killed 3,600 people in Haiti since October 2010 (the cholera death toll in Haiti rose to 4,549, Haitian Health authorities said on Wednesday) has not been suppressed

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UN Offers To Help Prosecute Baby Doc

The United Nations human rights chief has offered Haitian authorities technical assistance for prosecuting crimes committed Read more of this post

Haiti – First Baby Doc Now Aristide Calls Next

Haitians adjusting to the sudden return of one exiled ex-president could soon have another on their hands. Read more of this post

Thousands Of Haitians Targeted For Job Training

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)announced a US$4 million grant for a project to provide job training to 9,000 unemployed and out-of-school young Haitians. Read more of this post

Sustainable Development Project Launched For Haiti

The United Nations and its partners have launched a 20-year, US$200 million environmental recovery programme in south-west Haiti that aims to benefit more than 200,000 people and show that sustainable rural development, from fisheries to tourism, is indeed practical.  Read more of this post

Haitians Barricades Streets Continued In Protest Of UN Source Of Cholera Outbreak

Protests are continuing in Haiti over the cholera outbreak that has now killed more than 1,100 people and infected some 17,000. Read more of this post

Haiti’s “cash-for-work” Seen As A Double-edged Sword

All across Haiti, United Nations, bilateral and non-governmental agencies are running scores of “cash-for-work” programmes. But are they “working”? Read more of this post

Haiti Cholera Epidemic Claims 138 Deaths

Haitian President Rene Preval said on Friday cholera had killed at least 138 people in the quake-hit country’s central region and his government was taking measures to contain the epidemic. Read more of this post

Wyclef Jean To Run For President Of Haiti

Haitian-born hip hop artiste  Wyclef Jean is about to officially confirm his decision to run in the November 28th presidential race to lead the country of his birth. Read more of this post

Haiti Pranksters Say More Stunts Targeting The French Are On The Horizon

A group of Canadians who pranked the French government expressed satisfaction with their successful Internet stunt — and vowed to deliver additional ones. Read more of this post

Two Percent To Haiti Not Enough

A fake Internet website caused a stir for at least 24 hours when it purported to be a government of France website announcing that the government “is repaying the historic debt of 90 million gold francs Haiti paid to France following the former’s independence at the dawn of the 19th century”. Read more of this post

UN Leading Efforts Rebuilding Haiti’s Telecom System

A global effort led by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is endeavouring to accelerate the reconstruction of Haiti’s information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure, which was destroyed in the devastating January earthquake. Read more of this post

Haiti Fund Launch

The World Bank says it has launched the Haiti Reconstruction Fund to help rebuild the quake-ravaged country. Read more of this post

Dominican Republic To Host International Conference Of Haiti Donors

Dominican Republic will host the international conference of high level technical donors who’ll evaluate the economic consequences of the quake Haiti. Read more of this post

Baroness Sacked For Anti-Israel Comments

Baroness Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat frontbencher in Britain, has been sacked as the party’s health spokeswoman after urging an inquiry into charges that Israeli forces in Haiti harvested the organs of victims, British media outlets reported Saturday. Read more of this post

Barbados First Shipment Off To Haiti

The Barbados government’s first shipment of supplies to Haiti left the island Wednesday, bound for Jamaica, the Caribbean’s staging point in the relief effort. Read more of this post

US Turns Back Haitians At Sea

A US Coast Guard cutter on Thursday took 78 Haitians picked up on an overloaded sailboat off the Bahamas back to their quake ravaged country, delivering them to Cap Haitien, officials said. Read more of this post

Haiti Detains Americans Taking Kids Across Border

Ten US Baptists were being held in the Haitian capital yesterday after trying to take 33 children out of Haiti at a time of growing fears over possible child trafficking. Read more of this post

Troops Fired On Straving Crowds In Haiti

Troops under United Nations command have opened fire on crowds of hungry Haitians seeking food, an ominous sign of impending confrontation between the people of the earthquake-wracked country and the armed forces dispatched there under the auspices of the imperialist powers.  Read more of this post

Plane With Lifesaving Medical Supplies Diverted Again From Landing In Haiti

Written on January 19th 2010

A Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cargo plane carrying 12 tons of medical equipment, including drugs, surgical supplies and two dialysis machines, was turned away three times from Port-au-Prince airport since Sunday night despite repeated assurances of its ability to land there. Read more of this post

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