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.
REUTERS/stringer - by David Adams - April 6, 2014

Haiti Drought Causes Extreme Emergency - 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) - by John A. Carroll, MD - - 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 - 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.


bob(R) featured in Global Waters

September 2013

Have you seen the newest Global Waters publication yet? It is a quarterly digital magazine that is sent out to every USAID Mission in the world as well as hundreds of organizations and individuals who are active in the water sector in international development.
A short article about bob®, the project in Uganda and a photo of Alice, a very happy customer, was featured in the Currents section.


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 - 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.


Water and Sanitation in the Time of Cholera - September 5th, 2013 - Katherine Bliss, Matt Fisher

In October 2010, just nine months after an earthquake devastated the capital city of Port-au-Prince and displaced an estimated 1.5 million people, Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population reported a cholera outbreak in two of the country’s most impoverished regions. It was the first time cholera—a diarrheal disease associated with the consumption of food and water contaminated by feces infected with the bacterium vibrio cholerae—had been identified in the country in at least 100 years. Within a month of the initial report, cholera had spread not only to all regions of Haiti but also to the neighboring Dominican Republic.


EU pledges €532m for Haiti reconstruction - September 17th, 2013

The European Union (EU) has committed 532 million Euros to aid the reconstruction of Haiti after its earthquake in 2010. Between the 10th and 11th European Development Funds (EDF), 112 million Euros and 420 million were donated to Haiti. The funds will be put toward modernization efforts in Haiti, including finance, state reform, security operations and education, specifically free primary education for children.
This funding from the EU was discussed with European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs on Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamotheʼs recent visit to Europe over the past weekend. The allocation of the 112 million Euros will take effect after the United Nations General Assembly, which meets in the United States later in September.


Haïti Perspectives - Thematic Review of the GRAHN - Integrated Water Management

submitted by Rebuild Haiti Better

Thematic notebook, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2014

Integrated Water Management
Call for papers
Guest Coeditors

Evens Emmanuel, Ph.D., Haïti
Michelet Joseph, Canada

Editorial Committee

Nicolas Adrien, USA
Jean Ambassa-Mve, Ph.D., Canada
Renel Bruno, Haïti
Patrick Carrière, Ph.D., USA
Jacqueline Day, Canada
Musandji Fuamba, Ph.D., Canada
Osnick Joseph, Ph.D., Haïti
Edmond Magny, Haïti
Yves Perrodin, Ph.D., France
John-Hervé Raymond, USA
Francis Rosillon, Ph.D., Belgique

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