Disasters

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  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN agencies including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a cholera vaccination campaign in areas of Haiti hit
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced on 10th October a $120 million USD appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Ban’s appeal follows United Nations International
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Antonio Guterres, former head of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), has been confirmed as the next UN Secretary General by the UN Security Council. The UN General Assembly will likely formalize the
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Health and development professionals in Haiti are bracing for the second wave of Hurricane Matthew, as the country’s cholera epidemic threatens to spread with weather-displaced water. The United Nations (UN) has accepted fault for
  • 3 Oct 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations announced on September 29th that it will donate $181 million USD to help Haiti deal with the country’s continuing cholera epidemic, and will provide an equal amount directly to victims and their families.
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 17 Jun 2016- 08:51 by Local Press Report DES MOINES, IA NPR The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake-- or almost $125 million-- on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this week provided $11 million USD to assist the World Food Program’s (WFP) emergency drought operation in Haiti. The funds will be offered as direct
  • 22 Apr 2016- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The US Embassy has announced additional funding to help Haitian households affected by the three-year-old regional drought. "The US stands steadfast with Haitian families to provide for their emergency food, nutrition, and
  • 10 Feb 2016- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Three years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, have left some 3.6 million Haitians facing food insecurity, 1.5 million of them severely food insecure, according to an emergency food security assessment
  • 27 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW HAVEN, CT, United States Simple, inexpensive interventions could help the United Nations prevent the spread of cholera by its peacekeepers, as occurred in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, according to researchers at the Yale School of Public
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Despite significant progress over the past six years, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has been deteriorating in recent months, the United Nations warned this week. “Despite the progress achieved to date, there are still nearly
  • 12 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to “stand with Haiti” as it moves to rebuild. “The
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Although there was an increase in cholera cases in Haiti this year compared to the previous year, the number of fatalities from the water-borne disease was down, participants heard at the latest meeting of the High Level Committee
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitian officials issued a red alert last week due to a surge in cholera cases in the country. The Ministry of Health said that as of September 30th, there had been 22,511 new infections recorded in 2015, and 185 deaths. Two

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