What do kids do all day in a "tent camp"? Well, when school is out, since there is no camp or summer program in the community, they do a lot of nothing.
My recollection of Monley, a 6-year-old Haitian boy, is that he was trapped under rubble and curled up inside a metal stand for nine days after the Haiti earthquake.
In Haiti, more than 650,000 earthquake victims are still waiting for permanent housing after a year and a half in emergency camps, where they are now vulnerable to criminal violence and the summer storm season.
The government is using force to try to force thousands to leave camps without providing any place for people to go. The people are fighting back.
Dual citizenship will not solve these problems when Haiti needs the basic human rights of clean water, sustainable jobs and infrastructure.
Time declared 2010 the Year of the Natural Disaster, and with the mass destruction resulting from the 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Hait...
Our lazy and self-comforting reductionism says nothing about Haiti or Pakistan, and all too much about us Americans. The earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan were natural disasters, but didn't happen in a geopolitical vacuum.
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...
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.
Haiti needs a change of heart among some of her small elite in whose hands real power in Haiti resides.
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At least three camps housing approximately 1,000 Haitians displaced from the earthquake were destroyed by police this week in the Delmas suburb of Port-au-Prince.
The key may be in Haiti's time-tested agricultural or faming tradition and expertise. Workers are ready to work and the lucky ones have cooperatives led by people who care about their employees' well-being.
The unique cornerstone of Nouvelle Vie Haiti is to shift the mindset of an entire generation. Wilner and the rest of his team are doing just that.
"We will use what you have taught us, ourselves," says Sister Yolande, the Director, "and we will teach our patients too."
There had been a shift in Haiti since the election, a sense of possibility that President-elect Martelly might really mean what he'd said about rebuilding the infrastructure and making education available to all.