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UN Launches $2.27 Billion Cholera Plan For Haiti But Needs Funds

AP | By ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a $2.27 billion initiative Tuesday to help eradicate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican...

Could Oliver Stone's Exposé of American Empire Help Press the UN to End Haiti Cholera?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

If more Americans could get unplugged from the myths which have been used historically to engineer public acquiescence in U.S. foreign policy, how much could that help us reform U.S. foreign policy in the future?

A Field Diary From Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Julia Lewis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Lewis

In a country where security can change in an instant, acting on lies and failing to act on truth can have very real -- even fatal -- consequences.

Cholera On The Rise Again In Haiti

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The world's largest agency that deals with global migration says cholera is again on the rise in Haiti. The International Organization...

The UN Caused Haiti's Cholera Epidemic; Now It Must End It

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

There is one disaster that was brought to Haiti directly by people, and not by nature. It was not caused by shifting tectonic plates or extreme weather (or climate change). That disaster is the cholera epidemic that struck Haiti two years ago.

Cholera Deaths: The New Norm in Haiti?

Dr. Ralph Ternier | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ralph Ternier

The loss of funding means that in months, thousands of patients -- people we have the tools, skills, and expertise to save -- will become sick, and hundreds more may needlessly die. This wouldn't be accepted in a wealthy country. And we're not willing to accept it in Haiti.

What About Haiti In This Mess?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

A recent Facebook page post shamed me completely. My good friend did not intend to do so. Knowing that I had spent almost two years writing about the ...

Staying Optimistic About UN Justice

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Beatrice Lindstrom

My vision for a just world is one that the UN itself has inspired, and one that I believe the UN ultimately shares. But to reclaim its position as a credible force for human rights, the UN must first allow accountability to be a part of the conversation about ending cholera in Haiti.

Cholera Epidemic Killing Hundreds In West Africa

The New York Times | ADAM NOSSITER | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional...

Rudy's Armor: A Cholera Vaccine in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Jason Hayes

To Rudy Laurent and his family, cholera seemed to be everywhere. Now, Laurent has a little bit of armor. In his wallet he carries a vaccination card; in his blood he carries two antigens (cell parts that spur our immune system to build antibodies) made in Hyderabad, India.

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...

77 New Cases A Day

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Na...

In Haiti, Global Failures On A Cholera Epidemic

New York Times | Deborah Sontag | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

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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. ...

Aid Group Believes It's Tracked First Haiti Cholera Case

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A mentally ill man who bathed in and drank from a contaminated river most likely was the first person to be infected in the C...

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.