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Haiti’s Poor

Reports of high death toll after Haiti shaken by major quake

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Reports of high death toll after Haiti shaken by major quake

Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake will exacerbate conditions for residents of Haiti, where around 80 percent of 9 million people live below the poverty line. Buildings in Port-au-Prince have suffered extensive damage, while water and electricity are near collapse. See footage of the collapsed U.N. headquarters, and watch Al Jazeera English analysis of the quake.

Posted: January 13, 2010 16:10   Comments: 1
Worse than a war zone, Haiti begins to recover

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Worse than a war zone, Haiti begins to recover

Millions of dollars in aid have already been pledged by the international community. Many countries are sending rescue workers, doctors and medics, water purification equipment and rescue dogs. UNICEF spokesperson Patrick McCormick speaks with Daljit Dhaliwal about relief efforts in Haiti.

Posted: January 13, 2010 16:07   Comments: 0
The horrors of Haiti demand a response

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The horrors of Haiti demand a response

Worldfocus contributing editor Peter Eisner writes about the devastation in Haiti. Some stories and events exceed the ability to use adjectives to capture the depths. We cannot gild words or exaggerate the story of the Haiti earthquake. How do you approach the horror, the tragedy and the suffering in any coherent way?

Posted: January 13, 2010 12:41   Comments: 2
Haiti, Dominican Rep. combine efforts to eradicate malaria

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Haiti, Dominican Rep. combine efforts to eradicate malaria

The island of Hispaniola is the last place in the Caribbean where malaria still exists. Producer Gary Strieker reports on how a new cooperative effort between the Dominican Republic, Haiti and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is trying to eradicate the disease.

Posted: January 5, 2010 15:41   Comments: 4
Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions

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Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions

Each year, more than half a million women across the world die while giving birth, most of them from developing countries. In Haiti, the situation is desperate, as violence, political chaos and insufficient international aid have hampered even the most basic health care.

Posted: August 4, 2009 11:32   Comments: 1
U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

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U.S. must help break Haiti’s cycle of misery

The need in Haiti -- where suffering goes along chronically, untreated and ignored -- requires new thinking and global commitment to change, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The U.S. must step up to the plate.

Posted: July 30, 2009 11:16   Comments: 14
Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination

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Haitians in Dominican Republic face racism, discrimination

Up to one million people of Haitian origin currently live in the Dominican Republic, and many are subjected to discrimination and violence, with their Dominican-born children denied citizenship. A Worldfocus contributing blogger describes the escalating human rights concerns.

Posted: June 25, 2009 13:12   Comments: 31
Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

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Raucous rallies contrast coastal wastelands in Haiti

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt saw many sides of the island nation, including raucous street celebrations and desolate coastal wastelands. Two videos capture the contrasting "sights and sounds" of Haiti.

Posted: February 20, 2009 15:29   Comments: 4
Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

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Dirt poor Haitians eat cookies made of mud

The cookies -- made of dirt, butter and salt -- hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poor alive. The recipe has been passed down through generations of Haitians.

Posted: February 19, 2009 20:20   Comments: 84
Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum

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Betting on cockfights for fast money in Haitian slum

Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt stumbles upon one of several cockfighting matches held every Sunday in the slums of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

Posted: February 19, 2009 17:44   Comments: 1
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