Browsing All posts tagged under »cholera«

MINUSTAH by the Numbers: Haiti Occupied by Third Largest UN Peacekeeping Contingent in the World and It is Not Even a War Zone

December 12, 2011


MINUSTAH by the Numbers, Center for Economic and Policy Research Thursday, 08 December 2011 14:19 The United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Haiti, MINUSTAH by its French acronym, has been the target of recent popular protests and a source of controversy because of its role in re-introducing cholera to Haiti, the sexual assault of a young […]

Haitians Protest for End of United Nations Presence in Haiti

July 31, 2011


Haitians Protest for End of United Nations Presence in Haiti Published on Saturday, 30 July 2011 13:15 Written by Gaetant Guevara Destroying flags at protest – more photos link below PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Sit in by civil society organizations against the presence of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) on the 96th anniversary […]

Cholera Triples in Haiti – An Appeal for Help from Partners in Health

July 19, 2011


I received the following email from Partners in Health a short while ago.  The numbers are shocking.  With hurricane season in full swing, the cholera epidemic is more dire than ever. From Partners in Health (PIH) As you may be aware, a second wave of cholera is battering Haiti. What you may not know is […]

Killing Them Not So Softly: How Canada and UN Helped Pave Haiti’s Road to Cholera Hell

July 7, 2011


How We Helped Pave Haiti’s Road to Cholera Hell Canada and the UN have committed public health malpractice on a very large scale. By Crawford Kilian, Today, Ambulance drivers take critically ill patients, referred by the Red Cross, to a cholera treatment centre. Credit: Amanda George/British Red Cross/Creative Commons. Login/Register Who’s Reporting on Haiti’s Cholera? […]

CDC Confirms UN Peacekeeper Camp Triggered Cholera Epidemic

June 30, 2011


A previous UN report on the source of the cholera outbreak failed to acknowledge the evidence that it came from a Nepalese UN camp and appeared to blame Haitian victims instead.  See post on this site:  “UN Withdraws Its Cholera Mea Culpa and Blames Haitian Victims.” Study Says UN Force Brought Cholera to Haiti By […]

Cholera: The Jury is In: UN “Peacekeepers Responsible

May 7, 2011


Verdict: Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak Originated In U.N. Camp by Richard Knox 08:57 am May 6, 2011 EnlargeTHONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty ImagesA man walked by a Port-au-Prince wall in February covered with anti-U.N. graffiti that equates the organization with cholera. Suspicions that U.N. peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti last fall are so incendiary in that beleagured nation that […]

Fighting Cholera in Haiti – Viva Cuba!

December 14, 2010


 Cuba Bolsters Anti-Cholera Actions in HaitiPort-au-Prince, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The opening of a new CholeraTreatment Center (CTC) is one of the steps taken by the Cuban MedicalMission to halt the epidemic that is ravaging Haiti.   The new center is located in the densely-populated hillsideneighborhood of Carrefour in the capital, where more than 400,000people […]

Cuban Docs and Their Unconditional Commitment to the People of Haiti

December 4, 2010


Cuban medics a big force on Haiti cholera frontline Fri, Dec 3 2010 By Pascal Fletcher PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – They don’t send out press releases, don’t have public information officers and their contacts are not widely publicized by the huge international humanitarian operation helping cholera-hit Haiti. But when the United Nations appeals for more doctors […]

Haiti’s Sham Elections Shames US by Mark Weisbrot

December 1, 2010


Comment is free Cif America Haiti’s sham election shames US Washington cannot confer legitimacy on this flawed election that does nothing for Haitians living under tarps, menaced by cholera Mark Weisbrot, Wednesday 1 December 2010 23.27 GMT Article history UN soldiers from Sri Lanka at the Haitian election tabulation centre in Port-au-Prince. The elections […]

HAITI: Outbreak of Cholera – 135 People Have Died in Last Two Days and 1,000 in Hospital

October 21, 2010


The most efficient killer in Haiti has appeared about 80 kilometers north of Port-au-Prince, around the town of St. Marc.  It is thought to be cholera, but  final test results are necessary before confirming it tomorrow.  Cholera can kill a person within hours.  In addition to the area of the initial outbreak, health officials are […]