Up-to-date data geocoding helps bring success to Haiti recovery

Up-to-date data geocoding helps bring success to Haiti recovery

Dina Abdel-Fattah for AidData – WNN Breaking (WNN/AidData) Port-au-Prince, HAITI, AMERICAS: After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, donors pledged roughly $10 billion in response to the crisis. With such a significant amount of aid money coming in, the Government of Haiti refocused its aid tracking and management efforts following the earthquake. Although the Government has […]

It’s 2014: Why are Haitians still living in makeshift tents?

It’s 2014: Why are Haitians still living in makeshift tents?

Anastasia Moloney for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) Bogotá, COLOMBIA, AMERICAS: Four years after a massive earthquake hit Haiti, around 170,000 people made homeless by the disaster are still living in makeshift tent settlements in dire conditions and are at threat of being forced out of the camps, rights group Amnesty International […]

Haitian women take rebuilding into their own hands

Haitian women take rebuilding into their own hands

Hans-Ulrich Dillmann – DW – Thursday, 17 January 2013 (originally published 10 Jan) After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, women, especially, joined forces to rebuild without waiting for the weak state to step in. Three years on, their work is far from over. “When it rains, it’s quickly flooded here,” says Jacqueline Dovielle, pointing to […]

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Robert Lovelace – Rabble.ca – Wednesday, 26 December 2012 (originally published 21 Dec) For months now First Nations Leadership has been calling on the Federal government for a commission to study why there are so many murdered and missing Aboriginal women in this country.  The government of Canada has refused.  Stephen Harper and his government […]

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

Alex Johnston – Epoch Times – Wednesday, 21 November 2012 (originally published 14 Nov) Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Isaac, and a drought have left Haiti reeling, even as the impoverished nation is still picking up the pieces after early 2010’s devastating earthquake. Now, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns that 1.5 million residents […]

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