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The west's peanut butter bias chokes Haiti's attempts to feed itself


Image: Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK

theguardian.com - July 10th, 2014 - Rashmee Roshan Lall

Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother's arms, eyes glazed, her pale blue nylon frock hanging off thin shoulders.

Hard to Breathe

Image: “The worst readings are near heavy traffic areas and often where displaced people are living in camps,” says Mary Davis. Photo: Ann Rappaport

now.tufts.edu - April 23rd, 2014 - Gail Bambrick

Air pollution in the island nation of Haiti can reach levels considered hazardous by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to recent findings by Tufts researchers.

Neglected Islanders Resist Plan for Haiti Tourism Revival


Artesia Suprice (C, yellow striped shirt) stands with her family outside their home which is one of dozens that will be expropriated by Haiti's government to make way for an international airport, on Ile-a-Vache island, off Haiti's south coast, March 25, 2014.
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reuters.com - by David Adams - April 6, 2014

Haiti Drought Causes Extreme Emergency

huffingtonpost.com - AP - by Evens Sanon and Trenton Daniel - March 18, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A drought is causing an extreme emergency in northeast Haiti, wiping out sorely needed crops and livestock, an official said Tuesday.

Pierre Gary Mathieu of the government's National Coordination of Food Security told The Associated Press that the eight-month-long drought in the region has caused the loss of two harvest seasons. It will take the area six months to recover.

Social Suffering in Soleil

Baby Boy (Photo by John Carroll)

blogs.pjstar.com - by John A. Carroll, MD - www.haitianhearts.org - February 13, 2014

. . So what happened here? Didn’t you hear that things are going much better in Haiti now? I read it in the news. . .

We won’t be able to go to Soleil tomorrow. Too much shooting. Gangs against gangs and then the police come and shoot too. My driver Djongo does not play. He grew up in Soleil.

Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken

nytimes.com - January 10th, 2014 - The Editorial Board

Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from outside that Haiti still needs to rebuild and become more self-sufficient, is mostly gone.

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Rights Advocates Suing U.N. Over the Spread of Cholera in Haiti

Image: A cholera outbreak in Haiti that began in 2010 has killed 8,300 people and sickened 650,000. Damon Winter/The New York Times

nytimes.com - October 8th, 2013 - Rick Gladstone

Advocates for Haitian victims of the deadly cholera epidemic that first afflicted their country three years ago said they were taking the extraordinary step on Wednesday of suing the United Nations, asserting that the organization’s peacekeeping force in Haiti was responsible for introducing the disease through sewage contamination from its barracks.

The lawsuit, which the advocates said they would file in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, will be the strongest action they have taken in pressing the United Nations to acknowledge at least some culpability for the outbreak of cholera, a highly contagious scourge spread through human feces that had been largely absent from Haiti for 100 years.

Cholera has killed more than 8,300 Haitians and sickened more than 650,000 in the earthquake-ravaged country, the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, since it first reappeared in October 2010.

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