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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.

Social Suffering in Soleil

Baby Boy (Photo by John Carroll) - by John A. Carroll, MD - - February 13, 2014

. . So what happened here? Didn’t you hear that things are going much better in Haiti now? I read it in the news. . .

We won’t be able to go to Soleil tomorrow. Too much shooting. Gangs against gangs and then the police come and shoot too. My driver Djongo does not play. He grew up in Soleil.

UN Emergency Fund Allocates Extra $1.5 Million for Cholera Response in Haiti

At a camp for displaced persons in Port au Prince, Haiti, residents get bleach and water purification tablets which are used in cholera prevention. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi

18 July 2013 – The United Nations emergency relief fund will allocate an additional $1.5 million to the cholera response in Haiti, at a time when cases are set to rise due to the rainy season.

18,000 Tons of Vietnamese Rice Soon in Haiti - May 18, 2013

Haiti Holds First Meeting of New Committee on Foreign Aid

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) - May 13, 2013

Haiti and its international donors held the first-ever meeting of the new Committee on Coordination of External Aid for the Development of Haiti, an initiative the government said would communicate reconstruction funding “more effectively.”

Finally, Good News from Haiti

Image: A street in Haiti - May 3rd 2013 - Robert Looney

Haiti has been independent for 209 years, but Haitians don't have much to show for it economically. The country is plagued by poor infrastructure, political instability and violence, an inefficient and corrupt bureaucracy, and low standards of education. These are all factors that make it increasingly vulnerable to shocks from natural disasters and now barely able to support its growing population.


NOTE: Article only accessible via paywall.

Haiti Fully Committed to the Principles of Resilience - May 2, 2013


Haiti President Joseph Michel Martelly in a video address to the Climate Investment Funds emphasized that climate resilience is "about managing our natural environment in a responsible manner."

Tweet - Haiti Commits National Budget Funds for Resilience - by Kristalina Georgieva - April 18, 2013

#Haiti commits nat budget funds for #resilience. "All Dev wasted if no resilience to disasters"

PADF and USAID Launch Series of Haiti Investment Road Shows with Support from Haitian Diaspora

PADF and USAID Launch Series of Investing in Haiti Road Shows with Haitian Hometown Association Resource Group - March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON -- On March 16th, the Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investment (LEAD) program for Haiti, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), is launching the first in a series of Haiti Investment Road Shows entitled “Investing in Haitian Progress.”

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.

Ex-Jamaican Leader Blasts UN For Denying Haiti Cholera Claims - March 14, 2013

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson blasted the decision by the United Nations to invoke “legal immunity” for rejecting compensation claims by some 5,000 Haitian victims of cholera.

“It is simply appalling, a most reprehensible behavior… for the U.N. to claim such immunity,” Patterson told the Jamaica Observer in a telephone interview.

Tetra Tech Awarded $19.7 Million USAID Haiti Local Governance Program - February 28, 2013

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $19.7 million five-year, single-award contract to provide technical support for local governance programs in Haiti for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Under this contract, USAID seeks to increase the capacity of Haitian local governments to deliver public services, including clean water, sanitation, and energy.

Importantly, the program will increase revenues accruing to local governments to ensure that their services are sustainable in the long term.

The ‘Avon Ladies’ of Africa

Tine Frank… Living Goods managers explained business opportunities to new recruits in Masaka, Uganda.

submitted by Alisa Keesey

The New York Times
by Tina Rosenberg
October 10, 2012

Haiti Seeks to Raise 'Sin Tax' for Education Fund

October 8, 2012- Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe met with The Miami Herald Editorial Board on Monday morning. He discussed efforts to continue rebuilding after the devastating January 2012 earthquake plus new initiatives to improve education, modernize Haiti's infrastructure and to attract and grow businesses.
C.W. Griffin / Miami Herald Staff

submitted by Susan Steinhauser - by Jacqueline Charles - October 8, 2012

Embassy Row: Unrest in Haiti - Protesters Demonstrating Against Sharp Rise in Food Prices

The Washington Times - by James Morrison - October 7, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Pamela White was personally exposed to the violent unrest that has swept Haiti for months when she accompanied President Michel Martelly to a coastal town to dedicate a new road financed by U.S. aid funds.

National police fired tear gas and used billy clubs to break up a group of angry demonstrators who tried to stop Mrs. White and Mr. Martelly from attending the ceremony in Petit-Goave, about 43 miles southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

NAHP - LEAD Around Table Discussion Thursday October 4, 2012 - Washington, DC.

The round table will be held at the Embassy of Haiti, 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, Street NW, in Washington from 1 to 3 pm, on Thursday October 4, 2012. PADF will be providing refreshments and a light lunch for the occasion.

Space is limited, so please confirm your participation by email to or via telephone at 202 458 3122, no later than October 3, 2012.

Miami-Dade Hosting Trade Trip to Haiti

The Miami Herald - August 16, 2012

Miami-Dade’s economic development office is hosting a business trip to Haiti. The county’s Economic Development and International Trade Unit invited local businesses to join in a four-day trip to the recovering island nation, where South Florida is playing a large and lucrative role in the repairs after following the 2010 earthquake. The cost of the Oct 21 to 24 trip is estimated at $1,225 per person, but that does not include airfare. For information, visit

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.

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