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 Cross Border to Give Birth

Haitian Women Cross Border to Give Birth

Lauren Gilger – Florida Center Investigative Report – Monday, 29 August 2011 (originally published 22Aug) JIMANI, Dominican Republic — A doctor sits on the porch of her clinic, the only one in Jimani, the Dominican city that serves as the busiest border crossing between Haiti and its neighbor. Suddenly, one of the bikes kicks up […]

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

WNN Features (WNN) PORT-AU-PRINCE: Following seven months after Hurricane Tomas hit the Haitian region, hardship for the remaining 680,000 homeless tent-city residents is now reaching an all-time high. On November 5, 2010, Hurricane Tomas, with 130 kph winds, brought massive floods ushering in an expanded outbreak of cholera as make-shift tents and tarpaulins were ripped […]

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

  Able to quickly reach a well-developed network of women throughout the country, an alternative banking system performs while the Haitian economy is in shambles Peggy Simpson – WNN Features in partnership with the WMC – Women’s Media Center A micro-credit program and banking system for more than 200,000 women in Haiti has come to […]