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Donald Trump doesn't understand Haiti, immigration or American history - Quartz

Security Situation - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:59

Quartz

Donald Trump doesn't understand Haiti, immigration or American history
Quartz
Despite campaign promises that Trump would be Haiti's “biggest champion,” his administration had already demonstrated its disregard for people from this Caribbean island. In November 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would end the ...
Lee Health tells TPS Haitian workers they must forfeit jobsThe News-Press

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Haiti - FLASH : 2 Earthquakes in Haiti - Haitilibre.com

Haiti environment - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:28

Haitilibre.com

Haiti - FLASH : 2 Earthquakes in Haiti
Haitilibre.com
The Technical Unit of Seismology (UTS) of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BME) associates with the Ministry of the Environment and the Permanent Secretariat for Risk and Disaster Management (SPGRD) to inform that two light earthquakes of magnitude 3.29 ...

Haiti - FLASH : 2 Earthquakes in Haiti

haitilibre - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:28

The Technical Unit of Seismology of the Bureau of Mines and Energy associates with the Ministry of the Environment and the Permanent Secretariat for Risk and Disaster Management to inform that two earthquakes...

Maine Voices: Trump's reported comments on Haiti force us to reckon with who we are - Press Herald

Haiti Resilience - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:08

Press Herald

Maine Voices: Trump's reported comments on Haiti force us to reckon with who we are
Press Herald
Sadly, instead of the focus being on that resilience and unity on that day, the attention was on the ignorant and racist comments about the people of Haiti, and peoples from other predominantly non-white countries, ascribed to our president. My inbox ...

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UI College of Nursing to help health in Africa, Haiti - The Daily Iowan

Haiti Education - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:28

The Daily Iowan

UI College of Nursing to help health in Africa, Haiti
The Daily Iowan
With the help of a recent donation of $191,500 from Susan and Andy Code, both University of Iowa graduates, the College of Nursing will launch health initiatives in Haiti and Swaziland. The initiatives for Haiti and Swaziland differ slightly in nature ...

Haiti: Huit ans après le tremblement de terre

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:02
Source: UN Development Programme Country: Haiti

Les Haïtiens ont besoin de soutien pour renforcer la résilience et atteindre un développement durable

Il y a huit ans aujourd'hui, un tremblement de terre dévastateur frappait Haïti, tuant 200 000 personnes dont 102 membres du personnel des Nations Unies. Plus de 300 000 personnes ont été blessées et plus d'1,5 million d'Haïtiens déplacés. Aujourd'hui, nos coeurs sont avec les femmes, hommes et enfants haïtiens et les familles et amis de nos collègues qui ont perdu leurs proches au cours de cet événement tragique.

Haïti fait partie des pays les plus exposés aux catastrophes naturelles et sa vulnérabilité augmente avec le changement climatique, la dégradation de l'environnement et l'utilisation irrationnelle de l'espace, en particulier dans les villes.

De 1975 à 2012, les catastrophes liées au climat ont causé des dégâts et des pertes d'environ 2% du produit intérieur brut (PIB) par an. Il y a huit ans, en quelques minutes, le tremblement de terre a fait perdre au pays le plus pauvre de l'hémisphère occidental 120% de son PIB.

Le chemin de la relance a été particulièrement difficile, compte tenu également des défis que le pays rencontre en tant que petit État insulaire en développement : vulnérable à la dette, au chômage, au changement climatique et à l'élévation du niveau de la mer.

Mais les Haïtiens ont su faire preuve d'une grande résilience après le tremblement de terre et aussi chaque année, quand ils font face à une nouvelle saison d'ouragans et à de multiples défis, notamment le déplacement, l'insécurité alimentaire, le manque d'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement. C'est pourquoi, alors qu'il se dirige vers le développement durable, le pays a toujours besoin du soutien de la communauté internationale.

Résultats:

  • Le PNUD s'est associé au peuple d'Haïti pour reconstruire après le tremblement de terre et après plusieurs ouragans au cours des huit dernières années.
  • Plus de 300 000 Haïtiens, dont 40 % de femmes, ont été employés temporairement pour enlever les débris, recycler les matériaux et aider à reconstruire leurs communautés
  • Tous les débris ont été enlevés
  • Plus de 2 300 km2 ont été protégés, 400 hectares reboisés

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Will Canada follow the USA? - Jamaica Observer

Haiti Education - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:11

Jamaica Observer

Will Canada follow the USA?
Jamaica Observer
Data from the 2016 Canadian Census shows over the last five years there have been more than twice as many immigrants from Central America and the Caribbean (which includes Haiti and El Salvador) than there were from the US. There were also more ...

If Africa is a shithole, it's in pretty good company - Guardian (blog)

Food Security - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:49

Guardian (blog)

If Africa is a shithole, it's in pretty good company
Guardian (blog)
Based on these definitions, and depending on whether you take his comments literally – air and water pollution, waste disposal, environmental contamination – or figurative ly; governance, infrastructure, food quality, healthcare, security, and justice ...

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Exclusive with G Adventure's Bruce Poon Tip - Travel Weekly

Haiti Resilience - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:11

Exclusive with G Adventure's Bruce Poon Tip
Travel Weekly
What struck me most about the Haitian people, however, was their strength and resilience under the most devastating conditions. There was total destruction and the country was forced into survival mode. When I landed there were people waiting on the ...

Exclusive with G Adventure's Bruce Poon Tip - Travel Weekly

Haiti Rebuilding - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:11

Exclusive with G Adventure's Bruce Poon Tip
Travel Weekly
As a result of our findings, we decided to launch our small group adventure tours in Haiti in 2015 – the first operator to do so – and we're still running those trips today. Tourism is one of the main ways we can redistribute wealth to countries that ...

Categories: REBUILDING HAITI

With no World Cup, Altidore shifts focus - TSN

Haiti Rebuilding - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:11

TSN

With no World Cup, Altidore shifts focus
TSN
"We have to do a better job of identifying new talent, for sure," he said, suggesting that missing out on the past two Olympics — where under-23 teams compete — has hurt development efforts. For now, Altidore is pouring his energy into charitable ...

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Categories: REBUILDING HAITI

Justice Dept. to Ask High Court to Overturn California DACA Ruling - Voice of America

Haiti Rebuilding - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:58

New York Post

Justice Dept. to Ask High Court to Overturn California DACA Ruling
Voice of America
The U.S. Justice Department says it will take what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to overturn a California ruling barring the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The move is ...
Justice department asks supreme court to intervene in fight against DacaThe Guardian

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Categories: REBUILDING HAITI

Mona Business School using digital solutions to address youth unemployment in Haiti - Jamaica Observer

Haiti Education - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:24

Jamaica Observer

Mona Business School using digital solutions to address youth unemployment in Haiti
Jamaica Observer
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), is collaborating with regional and international partners to research and address the challenge of the sustainable delivery of online education and digital skills training, the ...

Mona Business School using digital solutions to address youth unemployment in Haiti - Jamaica Observer

Haiti Sustainable - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:24

Jamaica Observer

Mona Business School using digital solutions to address youth unemployment in Haiti
Jamaica Observer
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), is collaborating with regional and international partners to research and address the challenge of the sustainable delivery of online education and digital skills training, the ...

Kamala Harris to Kirstjen Nielsen: "Reasonable Inference" That You Are A Racist - RealClearPolitics

Security Situation - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:06

RealClearPolitics

Kamala Harris to Kirstjen Nielsen: "Reasonable Inference" That You Are A Racist
RealClearPolitics
... the people of Norway—and will use your words, Madam Secretary—and you spoke about how they were referred to as by contrast to the people of Africa and the various countries—the 54 countries of Africa and Haiti, and we speak of them and you spoke ...

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Eight years after the earthquake - ReliefWeb

Haiti environment - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:55

ReliefWeb

Eight years after the earthquake
ReliefWeb
Eight years ago today a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing 200,000 people, including 102 United Nations personnel. More than 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced. Today, our hearts are with the Haitian women, men ...

Eight years after the earthquake - ReliefWeb

Haiti Resilience - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:55

ReliefWeb

Eight years after the earthquake
ReliefWeb
Eight years ago, in just a few minutes the earthquake caused the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere to lose 120 percent of its GDP. Haiti's path to recovery has been particularly difficult, also considering the country's challenges as a Small ...

Eight years after the earthquake - ReliefWeb

Haiti Sustainable - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:55

ReliefWeb

Eight years after the earthquake
ReliefWeb
Eight years ago today a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing 200,000 people, including 102 United Nations personnel. More than 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced. Today, our hearts are with the Haitian women, men ...

Haiti: Eight years after the earthquake

ReliefWeb Haiti rss - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:51
Source: UN Development Programme Country: Haiti

Haitians need support to boost resilience for sustainable development

Eight years ago today a devastating earthquake struck Haiti killing 200,000 people, including 102 United Nations personnel. More than 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million Haitians were displaced. Today, our hearts are with the Haitian women, men and children and all our colleagues’ families and friends who lost their loved ones during this tragic event.

Haiti is among the countries most exposed to natural disasters, and its vulnerability increases with climate change, the degradation of the environment and the irrational use of space, especially in cities.

From 1975 to 2012, disasters linked to climate have caused annual damages and losses amounting to approximately 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Eight years ago, in just a few minutes the earthquake caused the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere to lose 120 percent of its GDP.

Haiti’s path to recovery has been particularly difficult, also considering the country’s challenges as a Small Island Developing State: extremely vulnerable to debt, unemployment, climate change and sea level rise.

But Haitians have also shown tremendous resilience after the earthquake and every year subsequently as they face a new hurricane season. Many continue to face multiple challenges, including displacement, food insecurity and lack of access to clean water and sanitation, and country still needs international support as Haitians pave their own way towards sustainable development.

Results:

  • UNDP has partnered with the people of Haiti to build back better after the earthquake and after several hurricanes in the past eight years.

  • Over 300,000 Haitians were temporarily employed—40 percent of them women—to remove debris, recycle material, and help rebuild their communities

  • All debris was removed

  • Over 2,300 km2 were protected, 400 hectares reforested

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