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From Antonovs to Frisbees

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

It almost makes you forget this is a refugee camp and its inhabitants have endured -- and will continue to endure -- a tremendous amount of suffering. How long will they remain here? No doubt years.

Latrines with Walls: Preventing Cholera in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Jason Hayes

How exactly you tip the scales is an extremely complicated matter. In the fields and rice paddies when people need to use the bathroom, they just go. By the river, when people are thirsty in this heat that makes your breath draw like gel, they just have a drink.

Cholera Epidemic in Haiti: A Human Rights Issue That Demands Attention

Yaniv Kleinman | Posted 09.23.2012 | Miami
Yaniv Kleinman

The devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 will be forever remembered as one of the darkest moments in the country's history. As Haitians continue to recover, however, another force continues to take a sever human toll on Haitians.

Cuba Cholera Outbreak Contained So Far: Official

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Marc Frank HAVANA, July 10 (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Cuba blamed for at least three deaths has been mostly contained so far to the easte...

Behind (Prison) Walls in the DRC

Caroline Gluck | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Caroline Gluck

Built for 200 inmates, the prison currently houses over a thousand, mostly men, although there are also separate compounds for minors and women. It received just 1,000 liters of piped water a day, barely a liter per person for drinking, cooking and washing.

Haitian Mothers and the Meaning of Rain

Wynn Walent | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Wynn Walent

I have spent the last two years in Haiti, and the sound of rain is forever changed. Where the sound of rain once brought comfort, it now brings worry that comes with my intimate knowledge of what rain means these days in Haiti.

Interview: Olivia Wilde Produces Baseball in the Time of Cholera

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Baseball in the Time of Cholera started out as a film about Haiti's first little league team but soon took on international importance as a cholera epidemic infected over 500,000 Haitian people.

Chaos and Cholera: Haiti's Message to the Tea Party (and the Rest of Us)

Mark Schuller | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

This Tuesday, April 10, Rick Santorum, who had given Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney a serious run for his money, bowed out of the race, leaving th...

In Haiti, Global Failures On A Cholera Epidemic

New York Times | Deborah Sontag | Posted 06.02.2012 | World


The UN and Cholera in Haiti

Abby Goldberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Abby Goldberg

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council began a four-day mission in Haiti to evaluate their peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts. Part of their trip will include a visit to a treatment center for victims of cholera. A visit is a good start, but not enough.

Sanitation in Ghana: A Disaster or a Challenge?

Karen Curley | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Karen Curley

Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is garbage all over. There are many reasons for this.

Haitian Woman In NY Starts Nonprofit For Disaster Relief

Bed-Stuy Patch | Posted 01.13.2012 | Impact

It’s been more than 35 years since Marie-Yolaine Eusebe and her family emigrated from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to the United States....

Cholera Petition Suggests UN Caused "Involuntary Genocide" in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.18.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The United Nations is faced with two substantial legal petitions on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The actions could not be more different in their demands, tone, jurisdictions and venues.

Are Haiti's Cholera Victims Warren Buffett's "Girls in the Convertible?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Are Fonkoze and Mercy Corps unwittingly helping major stockholders in the reinsurance firm Swiss Re turn Haitian women into Buffett's "girl(s) in the convertible?"

Everyone Poops: Kick Cholera & Create Renewable Energy in Congo

Rebecca Snavely | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Snavely

The john, the loo, the WC, the great white throne -- for as many loving nicknames with which we've labeled the toilet, we likely take ours for granted.

Notes From Haiti's Long Hot Summer

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

So the country, where an estimated 634,000 survivors of the quake still live in makeshift settlements in and around the capital, remains without a government.

Lynne Peeples

As Cholera Spreads Through Developing Countries, Satellites Offer Hope | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green

As cholera continues to ravage parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America -- reportedly reaching Puerto Rico and Hong Kong this week --...

Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The OCHA Haiti Flooding Situation Report covering the period from June 6-7 does not paint a pretty picture. This grim report was to be anticipated gi...

Rainy Season Exposes Precariousness of Haiti's Homeless Camps

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

The rain is adding fuel to an open flame of cholera. Health experts are registering an increase in cholera cases; in Carrefour, the cholera clinic saw an average of 300 per day this week, when it had been 300 cases per week.

Flawed Earthquake Report a Bullwhip On the Backs of Haitians

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

In this age of public relations ploys masquerading as news, and personal and political agendas disguised as newsworthy "leaks," it is imperative that readers, writers, and editors apply critical thinking before jumping onto the information bandwagon.

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

Haiti's New President Facing Specter of de Facto 'Housing Apartheid'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

For Haiti, it might not matter who wins the presidency, but how the new president will address the mammoth challenges facing the nation.

The Shell Game of Haiti's Reconstruction

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Schuller

NGOs need to be more transparent and accountable, and the ongoing political crisis should not be an excuse to prevent aid from being delivered or life-saving water contracts renewed.

Former President Aristide Back in Haiti -- a Risk of Instability or an Opportunity for Healing?

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Days after the arrival of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide wrote an official letter to the South African authorit...

Law in the Time of Cholera: Violations of the Right to Water in Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beatrice Lindstrom

Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- On a Sunday afternoon in Camp Kasim, water is nowhere to be found. Once the Oxfam-supplied tanks run dry for the weekend, th...