Haiti-Earthquake : More than a month after

Posted on dimanche 21 février 2010

Situation Report on Haiti by Pan American Health Organization
Published by AlterPresse on February 21, 2010
* More than a month after the earthquake, over 300,000 people are suffering from injuries, but there have been no confirmed outbreaks of diseases.
* Health assessments undertaken so far have revealed that 29 hospitals and other health facilities have been partially damaged or destroyed. With the rainy season approaching, mobile clinics are crucial in order to serve those displaced.
* The humanitarian situation is also gradually improving on a daily basis. Some of the (...)

Haiti- Earthquake : A human economic seism has been shaking haiti particularly since the Duvaliers

Posted on lundi 1er février 2010

By Franck Laraque*
Submit to AlterPresse on 01 February 2010
What lessons can be drawn from the apocalyptic earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince and other places, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead, crippled, homeless, traumatized, and desperate ; and whose photos leave us crying and powerless ?
First, the resilience and solidarity among the masses themselves in trying to rescue, with their bare hands, those agonizing under the heavy rubble ; in carrying the wounded and comforting the discouraged. They remind us of the barefoot soldiers, our unsung heroes who, at the (...)

Haiti-Earthquake: A wake-up call

Posted on Saturday 23 January 2010

By Alex Dupuy *
Transmitted to AlterPresse on January 21, 2010
Long before the powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake (and several aftershocks) struck Haiti on January 12 and leveled the metropolitan capital city of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, that city was already a disaster waiting to happen. With a population of more than 2 million in a city whose infrastructure could at best sustain a population of 100,000, the local and national public administrations simply abandoned the city to itself. Neither provided meaningful services of any kind—schools, healthcare, electricity, (...)

Haiti- Earthquake : Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility ready for Haiti payout

Posted on Monday 18 January 2010

CCRIF’s press release
Submitted to AlterPresse on January 13, 2010
The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) is preparing to make a payout to the Government of Haiti as a result of the Magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck close to Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday (January 12). Haiti has an earthquake policy with CCRIF as part of the country’s disaster risk management strategy. The recent earthquake was of sufficient magnitude to trigger the full policy limit for the earthquake coverage, effecting payment after a 14-day waiting period. Based on calculations from the (...)

Haiti-USA : Michèle Pierre-Louis selected as Resident Fellow of Harvard’s Institute of Politics

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2010

Harvard’s Institute of Politics press release
Submitted to AlterPresse on January 12, 2010
Harvard’s Institute of Politics, located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, today announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for Resident Fellowships this spring. Over the course of an academic semester, Resident Fellows interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community and lead weekly study groups on a range of topics.
“This Fellows class represents every kind of public service at every level in our world today. Our students are (...)

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