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01 Feb 2014 description

Source: Reuters - Sat, 1 Feb 2014 02:45 AM
Author: Reuters

By Amelie Baron

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The tents are gone and clean-up crews are grooming the grounds of the Petionville country club golf course, which served as a camp for 60,000 people made homeless by Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake.

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20 Nov 2013 description

Author: Alistair Scrutton

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippine government is strong enough to ensure long-term reconstruction in the wake of devastating Typhoon Haiyan is effective and avoid the aid problems seen after the Haiti earthquake three years ago, the U.S. Agency for International Development head said on Tuesday.

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28 Jan 2013 description

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:16 GMT

  • Land ownership disputes stall development projects

  • Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry

By Susana Ferreira

JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.

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13 Dec 2012 description

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 03:17 GMT

  • First major hospitality brand to open in Haiti in decades

  • Hotel built partly with post-earthquake funds

By Susana Ferreira

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The opening of the upscale Royal Oasis Hotel in Haiti on Wednesday ushered in a new phase in the country's post-earthquake reconstruction, while providing a sharp contrast to the plight of hundreds of thousands still homeless almost three years after the disaster.

19 May 2012 description

By Alexandria Sage

CANNES, May 19 (Reuters) - The Cannes film festival took time out from the movies to raise money for Haiti on Friday night, with Sean Penn at the helm pleading the humanitarian cause at a celebrity gala. "Okay, room. Haiti is watching us tonight like you cannot believe," Penn told the black-tie crowd who had paid up to $100,000 for a table at the "Carnival in Cannes", just steps from the famous red carpet.

18 Mar 2012 description

17 Mar 2012 20:16

By Antonio De la Jara and Terry Wade

MONTEVIDEO, March 17 (Reuters) - The Inter-American Development Bank has proposed allowing member countries to tap loans in case they need to respond to natural disasters, the multilateral lender's president said on Saturday.

Luis Alberto Moreno said the disaster funding would be financed by credits normally set aside for counter-cyclical spending in sharp economic downturns.

11 Jan 2012 description
  • More than half a million still living in tent camps

  • Disagreements over aid continue two years after quake

  • Creating jobs, building homes among myriad of challenges

By Kevin Gray and Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 10 (Reuters) - If there is hope in Haiti, it can be found in Mertilus Aland.

The 18-year-old eight-grader is flourishing in a new school built after Haiti's devastating earthquake, dreaming of one day becoming a doctor in the violent Haitian slum he calls home.

10 Jan 2012 description

10 Jan 2012 23:46

BRASILIA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Brazil will grant residence visas to thousands of poor Haitian migrants who entered the country illegally from Bolivia and Peru looking for work, government officials said on Tuesday.

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18 Nov 2011 description

17 Nov 2011 21:09

  • Major donors wary of idea of reconstituted military

  • Army plan taps into anger against U.N. peacekeepers

  • Fears military could once again become repressive tool

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Pascal Fletcher

PORT-AU-PRINCE/MIAMI, Nov 17 (Reuters) - No one disputes that Haiti needs battalions of builders, developers and investors to help it rise from the ruins of last year's earthquake.

But does it need a gun-toting Haitian army?

29 Aug 2011 description

28 Aug 2011 12:39

Aug 28 (Reuters) - United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro visited the wounded on Sunday from a bomb blast at the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria on Friday.

Here are some facts about U.N. casualties and major attacks on U.N. offices


  • Up to Aug. 17 at least 17 United Nations personnel have been killed in 2011 while carrying out their duties.

05 Aug 2011 description

05 Aug 2011 00:34

  • Tropical storm dissipates but may stage comeback

  • Threat remains of heavy rains, possible landslides

  • Haiti's quake survivors's camps wary of rainfall, floods (Updates with "high chance" of storm system redeveloping)

By Joseph Guyler Delva

15 Jul 2011 description

14 Jul 2011 19:40

Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 14 (Reuters) - Two months after taking office with a promise to "wake up" Haiti, President Michel Martelly is battling to install a new government and the urgent task of rebuilding from last year's earthquake is on hold.

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07 Jul 2011 description

06 Jul 2011 23:56

Source: reuters // Reuters

  • Haiti president taps lawyer as prime minister-designate

  • First candidate was rejected last month by Parliament

  • Parliamentary leader calls new choice "unacceptable"

By Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 6 (Reuters) - Haitian President Michel Martelly chose a lawyer and former justice minister on Wednesday to be the country's next prime minister, making a second attempt to fill the key government post.

13 May 2011 description
  • "Sweet Micky" inherits fragile, quake-devastated state

  • Priority will be providing jobs, homes to quake victims

  • Who will keep peace? Plan to restore army is sensitive

By Joseph Guyler Delva and Pascal Fletcher

PORT-AU-PRINCE/MIAMI, May 13 (Reuters) - Haiti's pop star turned president Michel Martelly takes office on Saturday, riding the high but volatile hopes of a poor, calamity-stricken population desperate for a chance of a better life.

25 Apr 2011 description

25 Apr 2011 20:42

  • Proposes fund donations from remittances, phone calls

  • Says this would give free schooling to 860,000 children

By Pascal Fletcher

MIAMI, April 25 (Reuters) - Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly asked Haitians living abroad on Monday to support his country's post-earthquake recovery with contributions to a fund for education to come out of money transfers and phone calls.

08 Apr 2011 description
  • Preval: UN mission should be civilian, not military

  • Anti-UN sentiment in Haiti has been on the rise

By Louis Charbonneau

UNITED NATIONS, April 6 (Reuters) - It is time for the United Nations to transform its mission in Haiti, which needs engineers and bulldozers more than soldiers and tanks, outgoing Haitian President Rene Preval said on Wednesday.

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31 Mar 2011 description

31 Mar 2011 23:26

* Colombian pop star pledges $400,000 for project

* School damaged during deadly 2010 earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 31 (Reuters) - Colombian pop star Shakira pledged $400,000 on Thursday to help rebuild a school for girls in Haiti that was severely damaged during the country's devastating earthquake last year.

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30 Mar 2011 description

30 Mar 2011 14:53

Source: Reuters // Joseph Guyler Delva

PORT-AU-PRINCE, March 29 (Reuters) - Haiti's electoral authorities have postponed until next Monday the announcement of preliminary results from the country's presidential run-off, a spokesman said on Tuesday, in a move that allows a closer inspection of ballots to prevent fraud.

An official announcement of the preliminary result from the March 20 run-off between singer and entertainer Michel Martelly and former first lady Mirlande Manigat had been set for Thursday by Haiti's Provisional Electoral …

02 Feb 2011 description
  • Haiti election council to announce candidates for runoff

    * Protest demands passport for Aristide to allow return

    * Political unrest could put reconstruction aid at risk (Recasts with pro-Aristide protest, U.S.

24 Jan 2011 description
  • Developing countries shoulder rising costs from disasters

    * Earthquakes, floods cost $109 bln in 2010 vs $35 bln 2009

    * Decaying infrastructure described as risk in urban areas

    By Laura MacInnis

    GENEVA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Natural disasters caused $109 billion in economic damage last year, three times more than in 2009, with Chile and China bearing most of the cost, the United Nations said on Monday.

    The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile in February cost $30 billion.