NEW YORK — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response to the Ebola epidemic is far less robust, and experts are wondering why. Continue reading
Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier died of a heart attack on Saturday, his lawyer said. He was 63.
Three years ago in Haiti, as the country struggled to recover from a devastating earthquake, a river near a United Nations base was poisoned with cholera; hundreds of thousands of people have been infected. Inigo Gilmore of Independent Television News investigates the allegations about the spread of the disease by UN soldiers. Continue reading
As many as 30 people may have died when Haitian migrant boat capsized off Bahamas – officials http://t.co/ceYSvgwHzS pic.twitter.com/bQWsjb5Jtd — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 26, 2013
A Hatian woman receives a vaccine for cholera. Photo by Jon Lascher A group of human rights lawyers are suing the U.N. on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Haitians who have contracted cholera since the 2010 earthquake. The suit … Continue reading
In a seaside town in Haiti, a fisherman’s daughter goes missing on her seventh birthday. What happens to the community as they search for her is the subject of a new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light." Acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her latest work and how she stays connected to the past. Continue reading
Siiri Morley, executive director of Prosperity Catalyst, knew ever since her Peace Corps days that she wanted to help women in poor parts of the world better their economic situations. But she also knew she had a lot to learn. Continue reading
The Rev. Rick Frechette went to Haiti 25 years ago on a religious mission to shelter families "broken by tragedy." In his mid-40s, he decided to become a doctor and built a modern pediatric medicine facility. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports as part of our Agents for Change series on the challenges Frechette has faced. Continue reading