December 9, 2011: Angered by the UN-caused cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands, Haitians rallied at the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Base at St. Marc. Photo: from a video produced by Nick Stratton, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux. Watch it at http://ijdh.org/archives/24340.
By Paul S. Graham
Two years after an earthquake killed 158,000, the majority [...]
Where the Relief Money Did and Did Not Go
by Bill Quigley and Amber Ramanauskas,
Counterpunch, Jan. 3, 2012
Haiti, a close neighbor of the US with over nine million people, was devastated by earthquake on January 12, 2010. Hundreds of thousands were killed and many more wounded.
The UN estimated international donors gave Haiti over $1.6 billion [...]
By Paul S. Graham
Cholera kills. Since the UN brought the disease to Haiti last year, 6,000 have died. Because this disease thrives in countries that lack potable water and sewage treatment infrastructure, it is unlikely to be eradicated soon in that country.
Cholera treatment facilities are likely to be an ongoing need in Haiti for some [...]
[ September 26, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Report of a 2011 Delegation to Haiti
Location: Mondragon Café, 91 Albert Street, Winnipeg, MB
Speakers: Roger Annis, Canada Haiti Action Network and delegation director and Sandy Gessler, Winnipeg Haiti Solidarity Group and UM Faculty of Nursing
Recovery from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti is slow and lacks effective coordination. What has Canada contributed to relief in [...]
By Yves Engler, rabble.ca, April 15, 2011
After a deadly earthquake rocked Haiti 15 months ago, most Canadians worried about uncovering those trapped, getting survivors water and connecting family members. But in the halls of power, it seems they were concerned about something very different.
According to internal documents examined by the Canadian Press [...]
[ March 25, 2011; 12:00 pm; ] Location: Faculty of Medicine (enter through Brodie Center), 727 McDermott Ave, Theatre B
With: Donna Barry, Director of Advocacy and Policy for Partners in Health
Sponsors: U of M Faculty of Medicine and Winnipeg-Haiti Solidarity Group
Donna Barry RN is a nurse practitioner and holds a Masters in Public Health. She is the Director of [...]
[ March 24, 2011; 7:00 pm; ] Location: University of Manitoba, Multi-Purpose Room, University Center, 2nd Floor
Speaker: Donna Barry, Director of Advocacy and Policy for Partners in Health
Sponsors: U of M Faculty of Medicine; U of M Faculty of Nursing; U of M Students Union; Winnipeg-Haiti Solidarity Group
Donna Barry RN is a nurse practitioner and holds a Masters in Public [...]
A profit-driven recovery plan cannot reconstruct my country
By Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Counterpunch, Feb. 4-6, 2011
Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January last year destroyed up to 5,000 schools and 80% of the country’s already weak university infrastructure. The primary school in Port-au-Prince that I attended as a small boy collapsed with more than 200 students inside. The weight [...]
The International Community and Haiti a Year Later: The Failure of an Imperial Trusteeship
A woman washes clothes next to a house destroyed by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 11, 2011. Haiti will this week mark the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed around 250,000 people and wrecked much of the capital Port-au-Prince on Jan [...]
[ January 13, 2011; 7:00 pm; ] Where: the Rudolph Rocker Cultural Center, 91 Albert St, 3rd Floor.
A year after the earthquake in Haiti, the country faces many challenges that are socially imposed. From the ongoing UN occupation and the emergence of cholera, to failed aid models, to sham elections that refuse to allow Haiti’s largest political party participation, Canadians have [...]