Armed gangs ‘terrorising’ Haiti as cholera spreads: UN official

INTERNATIONAL Armed gangs are “terrorising” residents in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, a United Nations official has warned, as deadly violence and instability continue to complicate the country’s response to a worsening outbreak of cholera. Ulrika Richardson, the UN’s resident and humanitarian coordinator in Haiti, told reporters on Wednesday that 195[…]

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Haiti commemorates Jan 2010 earthquake

Haiti commemorates the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians and 102 United Nations staff. The United Nations (UN) has embarked on a week of commemorative activities starting from last Friday. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says their aim is to honour the memory of those[…]

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Anger flares in Haiti as many left without aid

Trucks filled with aid are trundling through remote, hurricane-ravaged towns in Haiti – but the frustration of survivors like Dmitry Pierre is boiling over into deep anger and even violence as they watch them pass by without stopping. Desperate people who have lost their houses and are living in rubble[…]

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Haiti battles cholera outbreak

Hurricane-ravaged Haiti is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing a risk to thousands of people in the impoverished country. Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, ploughed through Haiti on Tuesday,[…]

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