Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Almost 4 Years Later, Haitians Still Battling Cholera

This article inaccurately casts doubt on the fact that UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti but the video is powerful and includes informative interviews with Mario Joseph, a Médecins Sans Frontières physician in a cholera clinic, and the UN Humanitarian coordinator in Haiti. Cholera crisis in Haiti, four years after the earthquake Inigo Gilmore, Channel 4 News January 10, 2014 Watching a sickly man spitting into a bucket by his bed while the piercing shrieks of tiny babies in distress ring out around him, it was difficult to comprehend that three years after the outbreak of cholera in Haiti, thousands are still getting ill and dying. We had come to a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Leogane, a 30 minute drive from the capital Port au Prince, a town which has the unfortunate distinction of being the epicentre […]

The continuing struggle for Haiti’s homeless

Channel 4 News May 24, 2010 Millions were donated following Haiti’s earthquake which killed over 200,000 people. But have basic necessities reached the vulnerable? Inigo Gilmore visits camps sheltering the homeless. Four months on from the Haiti’s devastating earthquake and there are persistent questions about just how much assistance and support the victims have received in the camps of Port-au-Prince, and what the future may hold for more than 1.2 million people displaced by the disaster. Having been here now on the ground now for two months, it is fair to say that the aid effort presents a very mixed picture. According to Oxfam there are at least 650 displacement camps in the city but even now no one knows for sure, with estimates putting the figure much higher. While some camps appear to be pretty well equipped – including […]

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