Cholera Treatment in Haiti "Crippled" By Lack of Funds, Supplies

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 […]

Op-Ed: When Will the United Nations Pay for Its Actions in Haiti?

By Jake Johnston Op-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 […]


Haiti Launches National Plan to Eliminate Cholera By 2022

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 […]


Ban Says Legal Claims Against UN on Cholera "Not Receivable"

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 […]

UN Launches Plan to Eliminate Cholera in Haiti, Dominican Republic

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 […]

Michel Martelly, in Miami, Vows to "Change the Way Haiti is Perceived"

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 […]

Healthcare in the Caribbean

Haiti Sees Surge in Cholera Cases

Above: treatment for cholera in Haiti in 2010 (UN Photo/Marco Dormino) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has seen a surge in suspected cholera cases since Hurricane Sandy, according to the United Nations International Organization for Migration. The number of […]

Haiti: 1.8 Million People Impacted By Sandy, According to UN

Above: Haiti after Sandy (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Around 1.8 million Haitians have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to data collected by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The number comes […]

Op-Ed: What Role Did the Environment Play in Haiti's Cholera Epidemic?

By Renaud Piarroux Op-Ed Contributor On Oct. 21, 2010, a cholera epidemic began in Haiti, an area which had never been struck by this terrible disease. Two years later, more than 600,000 new cases have been recorded and more than […]


Ban: Haiti's Political Process "Remains Vulnerable to Setbacks"

Above: UN Special Representative in Haiti Mariano Fernandez Amuntageui (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti must continue working to strengthen the rule of law in the country, particularly through the country’s national police and electoral council, United Nations […]

Haiti: World Bank Strategy to Include Focus on Cholera, Housing, Energy

Above: a tent camp in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank has approved a new two-year strategy for the institution in Haiti. The plan, which was endorsed by the bank’s Board of Directors, will […]

Op-Ed: Deportations to Haiti Threaten Lives and Tear Families Apart

By Drew Aiken Op-Ed Contributor Since January 2011 — a year after Port-au-Prince and its environs were pummeled by a devastating earthquake — the United States has deported hundreds of Haitian nationals, many of whom had long been legal permanent […]


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