cholera

Haiti Still Faces “Humanitarian Emergency” From Cholera

 Above: the UN’s Pedro Medrano Rojas (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Haiti’s cholera problems may not be receiving as much media attention of late, the country still faces a humanitarian emergency, according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, …

UN: “Haiti Cannot Wait Two Generations” to Eliminate Cholera

 Above: combating cholera in Haiti by providing clean water (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Support for initiatives to combat cholera in Haiti have been “disappointing,” according to Pedro Medrano Rojas, the senior United Nations Coordinator for the …

Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe on the New Haiti

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By Alexander Britell It’s been a period of change for Haiti in the nearly five years since the devastating earthquake in 2010. A country prone to often significant change has continued …

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 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti after the earthquake (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will be launching a major push to vaccinate citizens against cholera. The programme will target 200,000 people in three departments, starting …

 Above: MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore at the first meeting of the Committee (UN Photo/Igor Rugwiza) By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-formed High-Level Committee for the Elimination of Cholera held its first-ever meeting this week in Haiti. The meeting was …

 Above: the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new lawsuit filed Tuesday in Federal court in Brooklyn seeks compensation from the United Nations for its alleged role in bringing cholera to …

 Above: United Nations headquarters in New York (Photo: UN) By Alexander Britell All of the defendants in the Haiti cholera lawsuit are “immune from legal process and suit,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara wrote …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the lessons learned from the cholera epidemic in Haiti is to screen peacekeepers for cholera, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon …

 Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines PM Dr Ralph Gonsalves (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff The UN needs to apologize for its role in bringing cholera to Haiti in 2010, St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister …

 Above: a treatment tent shortly after the outbreak in 2010 (UN Photo/UNICEF/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group seeking “justice and compensation” for victims of cholera in Haiti is planning to march in front of the United Nations …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Another new study is pointing to Nepal as the likely source for the devastating cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010. The outbreak, which has killed …

 Above: Nigel Fisher (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti must overcome its ongoing political stalemate and hold elections, according to Nigel Fisher, the Acting Special Representative of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Haiti. Fisher was making his …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cholera treatment in Haiti has been “crippled” by a lack of funds and supplies, according to medical humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. That has led …

 By Jake JohnstonOp-Ed Contributor Less than a week after cholera began its violent spread throughout Haiti, a UN military base in the central plateau became the prime suspect for having introduced the bacteria. The UN was quick to shoot down …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has presented its national plan to eliminate cholera on the island of Hispaniola. The government said the $2.2 billion plan, which was officially launched Wednesday, is “national …

 Above: a cholera treatment centre in Haiti (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Claims against the UN involving its presumed role in causing Haiti’s cholera epidemic are “not receivable,” a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said …

 Above: workers load supplies for distribution to cholera victims (FP/UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new United Nations initiative aims to eliminate cholera in Haiti and in the neighbouring Dominican Republic, the world body announced Tuesday. The …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in North Miami Beach (CJ Photo)   By Alexander Britell MIAMI — Haiti President Michel Martelly traveled to South Florida Monday for a meeting with the country’s Diaspora community, offering a defence of the first …