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Canada announces disaster relief and long-term aid package

Canada has recently announced that it will be giving $54 million for disaster relief and long-term aid in Haiti. The majority of the money will go towards developing long-term projects in the agricultural sector. About $2.6 million will go to helping those directly impacted by Matthew, and $1.4 million will go towards Sunday’s Haiti elections. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Canada announces $54M for Haiti disaster relief and long-term aid Vicky Fragasso-Marquis, The Canadian Press November 18, 2016   PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Canada will give $54 million to Haiti over the next five years, including more than $2 million in immediate aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Friday. The funding announcement came on the final day of Bibeau’s three-day trip to the country, where she is seeing first-hand how Canadian aid money […]

Mario Joseph accuse Canada de participation au Coup de 2004

Mario Joseph a accusé le maire de Montreal Denis Coderre d’avoir menti sur la participation du Canada dans le coup de 2004, en disant que le Canada a joué un rôle important. Naturellement, Coderre nie ces allégations. Un avocat haïtien réclame des excuses de la part de Coderre La Presse Canadienne 27 février 2014 Un éminent avocat haïtien spécialisé en matière de droits de la personne exhorte le maire de Montréal Denis Coderre à présenter ses excuses pour avoir prétendument menti à propos de la destitution de l’ancien président Jean-Bertrand Aristide, il y a dix ans cette semaine. Me Mario Joseph, qui a représenté M. Aristide, a fait cette demande jeudi lors d’une visite à Montréal. M. Coderre était ministre fédéral responsable des pays francophones, dont Haïti, au moment de l’expulsion de M. Aristide du pouvoir. L’avocat prétend que M. Coderre a menti […]

Child predators descend on quake-stricken Haiti seeking sex slaves

By Stephen Thorne, The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Smugglers have been spiriting Haitian quake orphans out of the country to become sex slaves in the Dominican Republic, authorities say. A Mountie just back from Haiti says authorities have uncovered so-called “safe houses,” where predators hide children before whisking them over the border. The perpetrators pose as aid workers or even work for legitimate charities, specifically to gain access to children, RCMP Sgt. Lana Prosper told The Canadian Press. Investigators suspect some of those preying on desperate children in Haiti also peddled child-sex videos found online from Sri Lanka, Thailand and other countries after the 2004 tsunami. It’s just a matter of time before videos of young Haitian quake victims surface, said Prosper, just home from a month in Haiti with a team from the Canadian Police Centre for Missing and […]

Push on to get prosthetics, rehab for thousands of Haitian amputees

By Sheryl Ubelacker Health Reporter (CP) They are known in Creole as “ko kobe,” or “crooked body,” those Haitians shamed and shunned for their twisted or missing limbs, eyes that do not see, brains that move too slow. But since January’s earthquake, thousands more have joined this band of the socially outcast disabled, the victims of crush injuries and raging infections that led to the amputation of an arm or leg. “There are so many amputees, I’ve never seen so many amputees,” says Ed Epp, executive director of Christian Blind Mission Canada, an organization that works to improve the lives of people with all types of disabilities in impoverished countries. Estimates of the number of children and adults with amputated limbs range from 2,000 to 4,000 and as high as 7,000, he says, quoting Handicapped International and Haitian government figures. […]

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