Haiti to Bolster Protection of One of Its Largest Natural Reserves

Support for a sustainable management program at Macaya National Park: A $9 million grant will help Haiti carry out a sustainable land management program at the Macaya National Park, home to one of the country’s largest remaining forests, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on 1 August 2013.

World’s Largest Solar Hospital Provides Comprehensive Care in Haiti

The Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a solar-powered hospital situated on the Central Plateau of Haiti, shines as a beacon of hope in this country devastated by years of poverty and malnutrition, ravaged for decades by AIDS, demolished by an earthquake and suffering from cholera.


Grant Will Expand and Improve Drinking Water Services in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a US$35.5 million grant for a program to expand and improve drinking water services in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

Battling Cholera, an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

The world has seen seven global cholera outbreaks since 1817, and the current one seems to have come to stay. Rising temperatures and a stubbornly persistent, toxic bacteria strain appear to have given the disease the upper hand.

Billions Pledged for Wholesale Rebuilding of Haiti

Dozens of nations and organizations today pledged almost $10 billion in immediate and long-term aid to help Haiti recover from the recent devastating earthquake, just hours after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a day-long donors’ conference by calling for the wholesale rebuilding of the country.

Haitians in UN’s cash-for-work scheme earn income as they help their country

Thousands of Haitians are gaining a semblance of normalcy following the recent devastating earthquake in their homeland by gaining employment and rebuilding their neighborhoods through a cash-for-work scheme run by the United Nations.

Help for Haiti: Remarks by President Obama on Rescue Efforts in Haiti

At 4:53 p.m. local time on January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Hispaniola Island, just 15 kilometers (10 miles) southwest of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

UN Calls for International Support for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today, January 13, 2010, issued an urgent call to the international community to assist Haiti following yesterday’s catastrophic earthquake that has devastated the impoverished Caribbean nation’s capital.

World Health Organization (WHO) Response to Earthquake in Haiti

The severe earthquake that struck Haiti and the Dominican Republic has inflicted large-scale damage, including on hospitals and health facilities, and large numbers of casualties are feared.

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