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UN Chief Apologizes to Haiti But Does Not Admit U.N. Soldiers Brought Cholera to Country

Six years after the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti began, outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized this week for how the U.N. responded to the crisis. But he did not acknowledge that U.N. peacekeepers started it.

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French Students In Canada Aid Haiti

Christmas is a time for giving. Naomie Cesar knows not everyone is lucky enough to receive.

The Welland woman says the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in October is still being felt throughout her home country of Haiti.

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These Heart-wrenching Photos Show What Life After Hurricane Matthew is Like For the People of Haiti

Marc Arthur Saint Fleur, 41, lies on a mattress that is drying in the sun on his roof in Port-Salut. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
Marc Arthur Saint Fleur, 41, lies on a mattress that is drying in the sun on his roof in Port-Salut. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

One early morning in late October, Bellande Lubin washed her shoes in a river near her home town of Les Cayes, Haiti. She was wearing her favorite pastel pink dress, given to her by her mother. The river, used by the community for bathing, washing clothes and as a latrine, was flooded a month earlier by Hurricane Matthew. Lubin’s in the fifth grade but can’t return to school because it’s being used as a shelter by some of the tens of thousands who lost their homes to the storm.

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Haitians Gather For Prayer in Destroyed Churches as Thousands Await Aid After Hurricane

An international response is finally getting underway as Haitian authorities try to gauge the full extent of the staggering blow delivered by Hurricane Matthew, including hundreds dead and tens of thousands of homes obliterated. (Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press)
An international response is finally getting underway as Haitian authorities try to gauge the full extent of the staggering blow delivered by Hurricane Matthew, including hundreds dead and tens of thousands of homes obliterated. (Dieu Nalio Chery/Associated Press)

Survivors of Hurricane Matthew put on their Sunday finest and picked their way through downed power lines to sing praise and pray in ruined churches, while desperation grew in other parts of devastated Haiti and international rescue efforts began ramping up. Continue reading “Haitians Gather For Prayer in Destroyed Churches as Thousands Await Aid After Hurricane”

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International Aid Begins to Move Into Hurricane-Ravaged Haiti

People unload food and water boated in from the "Mission of Hope" charity after Hurricane Matthew swept through Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 8, 2016. (Dieu Nalio Chery / AP)
People unload food and water boated in from the “Mission of Hope” charity after Hurricane Matthew swept through Jeremie, Haiti, on Oct. 8, 2016. (Dieu Nalio Chery / AP)

A small airstrip at the edge of town hums with activity. Aid convoys are arriving from the capital, now that some roads washed out by Hurricane Matthew have been cleared. A barge carrying food and water is moored offshore of this coastal town. Continue reading “International Aid Begins to Move Into Hurricane-Ravaged Haiti”

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Hurricane Matthew Kills Over 900 People in Haiti, Displaces Tens of Thousands

877-killed-haiti-hm-550x338Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast, where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages.

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Support Is Being Sought for Kids Fathered and Left Behind by UN Troops In Haiti

Dieu Nalio Cherry—AP In this June 24, 2016 photo, five-year-old Anderson Joseph walks with his mother to their house in Port Salut, Haiti. Anderson is the result of a liaison between Uruguayan marine Julio Cesar Posse and a local Haitian woman. Posse was member of a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Port Salut.
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In this June 24, 2016 photo, five-year-old Anderson Joseph walks with his mother to their house in Port Salut, Haiti. Anderson is the result of a liaison between Uruguayan marine Julio Cesar Posse and a local Haitian woman. Posse was member of a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Port Salut.

Several women with children fathered by peacekeepers say they will now pursue claims for support against the absentee fathers and the U.N.

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