Haiti and Chile Earthquakes

Haitians Still Threatened by Inadequate Cholera Response

PORT-AU-PRINCE–(ENEWSPF)–October 20, 2011—One year since the onset of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, people all over the country are still threatened by the deadly disease, and healthcare services and measures to prevent its spread remain inadequate, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today.  Since[Read More…]

Citing Precarious Conditions, UN Urges Governments Not to Return Haitians

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–21 June 2011.  The United Nations is appealing to governments to suspend all involuntary returns to Haiti, given the precarious conditions that continue to persist in the Caribbean nation 18 months after the devastating January 2010 earthquake. “Despite the recent elections and ongoing reconstruction efforts, Haiti, weakened by the[Read More…]

Haiti: An Alarming Resurgence of Cholera

PORT-AU-PRINCE–(ENEWSPF)–June 3, 2011 — The cholera epidemic in Haiti is far from over, with a sharp increase in cases seen in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and outbreaks reported elsewhere in the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Although the cholera epidemic began to[Read More…]

ICE Announces Formal Policy To Resume Deportations To Haiti

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–April 8, 2011.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has formally resumed deportations to Haiti, despite the objections of the American Civil Liberties Union and other human rights and humanitarian groups. The ACLU strongly opposes deportations because of dangerous conditions in Haiti in the wake of last year’s catastrophic earthquake and[Read More…]

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