The mission of the Sanitation working group is to improve the management of human waste in Haiti.

UN Rolls Out Aid Package for Cholera-Hit Haiti

Haiti's cholera epidemic started in 2010 and has and killed more than 10,000 people and affected 700,000. AFP/File / by André VIOLLAZ

submitted by Mike Perrett - AFP - by André VIOLLAZ - September 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - The United Nations will mobilize $181 million to shore up the emergency response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and at least an equal amount for the victims and their families, a senior UN official says.

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.


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A Worsening Haitian Tragedy - March 17, 2013

The aid group Doctors Without Borders said last Tuesday that the cholera crisis in Haiti was getting worse, for the most unnecessary and appalling of reasons: a lack of money and basic medical supplies.

. . . International efforts to defeat the epidemic include a 10-year, $2.2 billion plan for major investments in clean water, sanitation and medical infrastructure. But that is a project for the future, one that isn’t even funded yet. Doctors Without Borders says people are dying now, needlessly, because attention and money are running out.

The U.N.'s Haitian Shell Game

Image: Members of the U.N. plan to handle cholera outbreak in Haiti. - December 18th, 2013 - Jonathan M. Katz and Tom Murphy

Those following the two-year-old saga of the United Nations and cholera in Haiti were startled by a pair of headlines last week. "UN launches ambitious $2.2 billion plan to eliminate cholera in Haiti, DR," trumpeted the Associated Press on Dec. 11, reporting on a press conference by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Reuters echoed: "UN's Ban launches bid to stamp out cholera in Haiti."

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In the Time of Cholera

Image: The sick in Haiti (Mario Tama/Getty Images) - January 10th, 2013 - Jonathan M. Katz

Rosemond and his cousin would sell rum and kleren moonshine to the soldiers at the U.N. base, and introduce them to the neighborhood girls in exchange for a few dollars. But that was about it. Even the earthquake had been boring in Meille. The ground had just groaned and rumbled and stopped.

The sickness came nine months after.

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October 2012 Newsletter: With Love from Port-au-Prince

Image: SOIL household toilet construction in full swing! - October 12th, 2012 - Sasha Kramer

Dear Friends,

Another month has passed and thanks to your ongoing support SOIL has remained as active and dedicated as ever. We are most grateful to our friends and supporters for helping us to ensure that our emergency toilets in Port-au-Prince stay open. As the rainy season begins the threat of cholera is ever greater for the hundreds of thousands people still living under tarps in the capital Port-au-Prince.


Video - SOIL - Haiti's 'Eco-Toilets' for Hygiene and Agriculture

Newsletter - WASH Advocates - September 2012

submitted by Ben Fredrick - September 2012

WASH Advocates is a nonprofit advocacy initiative in Washington DC entirely dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge. Our mission is to increase awareness of the global WASH challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world.


OCHA Haiti - Humanitarian Bulletin (July 2012)

Cholera Response

There is great concern about a possible upsurge in cholera due to contamination of water sources during heavy rains in enclaved areas. MSPP expects an upsurge in new cholera cases with the onset of the second half of the rainy and cyclone seasons, which run from September to November.

Haiti - Three Government Emergency Plans Totaling 600 Million Gourdes

(EXCERPT) - - August 4, 2012

Interview with Nigel Fisher, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti

Nigel Fisher, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

UN News Centre - May 3, 2012

While the overall humanitarian situation has improved, funding for relief work has fallen, leading to some concerns about the ability of the humanitarian community to fully provide frontline services for those in need.

Summary and Key Takeaways from Haiti's First Sustainable Sanitation Conference Released

submitted by Ted Kaplan - Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

More than over 150 people from over 50 groups, organizations and government ministries attended the first ever Sustainable Sanitation Conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a forum to exchange ideas, lessons-learned, and discuss development of national standards for sanitation provision.

US Pledge to Rebuild Haiti Not Being Met

Associated Press - by Martha Mendoza - - July 23, 2012


. . . "Until now, comprehensive details about who is receiving U.S. funds and how they are spending them have not been released. Contracts, budgets and a 300-item spreadsheet obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request show" . . . (followed by a list of specific details) . . .

Loo turns poo into power - June 27, 2012

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity and fertilizers and also reduce the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 percent compared to current toilet systems in Singapore.

Haiti- Eau potable : Une nouvelle direction générale à la Dinepa

submitted by Dominique Martin - lundi 28 mai 2012

P-au-P, 28 mai 2012 [AlterPresse]---Le titulaire du ministère des travaux publics, transports et communications, (Tptc), Jacques Rousseau, a procédé, le lundi 28 mai 2012, à l’installation de Joseph Lionel Duvalsaint comme nouveau directeur général de la Direction nationale de l’eau potable et de l’assainissement (Dinepa).

Duvalsaint succède à l’ingénieur Gérald Jean Baptiste à la tête de cette institution.

U.S. Government Marks Conclusion of Neighborhood Rehabilitation Project in Port-au-Prince - May 15, 2012

Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in Amazon May Solve Landfill Problems - by Anne Sewell - March 10, 2012

Just when you thought that plastic waste was never going to break down in the environment, along comes Mother Nature to solve the problem.

The Amazon contains more species of flora and fauna than virtually anywhere else on earth.

In a report by NZ Herald it was stated that a group of students from Yale University found a species which appears to be happy eating plastic in airless landfills.

Pwoje Soley Leve (the Rising Sun Project) – Cite Soleil, Haiti

Project Introduction / The Rising of a City

Lakay de Soley Leve (Home of the Rising Sun) is the architectural component to a community development project in Cite Soleil, Haiti. Pwoje Soley Leve (The Rising Sun Project) arose from a Permaculture Design Course in Port-au-Prince in May of 2011. The magnetism of this project has quickly drawn the interest of individuals and organizations from far reaching corners of the world (Haiti, France, Japan, Portugal and the United States).

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