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A man with his grandson in her arms standing in front of his house, destroyed by the earthquake of 5.2 points in Suininge, Sichuan Province, China. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)

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People walk on a flooded street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since January 1, more than 100 people were killed in landslides and floods caused by persistent rains in Brazil. (Nelson Antoine / Associated Press)

Woman making cookies out of the mud for sale in Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince. Biscuits made from dirt, salt

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Material aid to Haiti

Material aid to Haiti to save the planet

Clean water, sanitation, food remains a priority for the provision of material assistance to Haiti.

UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos went three-day visit to Haiti to see the progress of the project to provide humanitarian assistance. After the earthquake last year in the camps are still 600,000 people who need support.

Residents of the camps near the capital, Port-au-Prince expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation: the president and donors shifted to long-term projects that do not end up solving housing issues. "People are sensitive to the lack of

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Flooding in Haiti

Flooding in Haiti, Natural disasters

In the city of Cap-Haitien on the north coast of Haiti Islands was a flood, which killed about 16 people, three of them were children. Flooding occurred suddenly, and many dead were not able to withstand the gushing water on the streets unsettled poor suburb of the capital of the Northern Department of Haiti. Due to flooding at the same time killed four people, who were members of the same family. The corpses of some islanders floated in the streets. Rescuers estimated water damage is extremely difficult, because there were all flooded residential neighborhoods of

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The environmental crisis in Haiti: not a dream but a reality

The environmental crisis in Haiti: not a dream, but a reality to save the planet

On the island of Haiti, hurricanes are becoming more frequent and unpredictable. In 2008, here recorded four tropical storms in a row. The fourth largest city of Gonaives was flooded for a month.

Fig. Seedlings for tree nursery in Tiote. Deforestation increases the risk of landslides in Haiti, and a threat to the world environment.

Haiti also suffers from the mobility of the soil. The island is almost no trees from the original forest cover remains about 2%. Therefore, during the hurricane almost always happen

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Islands in the Caribbean affected by flooding

Islands in the Caribbean affected by flooding Natural Disasters

Heavy rain and storms swept over the Caribbean from Fr. Hispaniola (the island of Haiti) and Fr. Cube to the Bahamas and southern Florida. Unstable wet weather delayed in the region over the weekend. Perhaps the precipitation will fall, and the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.

Rain fell for Haiti were fatal. Because of the resulting landslides and floods in the south and west of the island killed at least nine people. Among them are a child of six and a resident of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Almost all of them were drowned in

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UN allocates fewer resources for peacekeeping operations

In 2012, the UN plans to reduce funding for peacekeeping missions in the billions of dollars, in other words to 8000000000. dollars allocated in the past year to 7. For information about the spread Agence France-Presse, citing sources at the United Nations.

According to Hervé Ladsous, manager of the UN Department of peacekeeping, to the end of the year he graduated from the peacekeeping goal in East Timor, and the mission in Liberia, Haiti, and may significantly reduce the Sudan.

Ladsous noted that peacekeeping forces in Liberia and Haiti at the present time already partly reduced. In late January, Dmitry

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In Haiti, the reigning wizards




Voodoo religion known to the uninitiated people, mostly on horror films, talks about the bloody human sacrifices, ritual killings of animals, crazy dances around the fire at night.

Voodoo is only in dark colors. It is believed that this religion is "evil."

The basic doctrine of voodoo

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The cholera epidemic in Haiti


27.12.10.Chislo victims of a cholera epidemic raging in Haiti since October, has exceeded 2.7 thousand people, said on Monday the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP). In the previous report, the Ministry of Health said about two thousand 591 dead.

According to authorities, in Haiti on December 27, registered more than 128 thousand cases of cholera. Since the beginning of the epidemic disease claimed the lives of two thousand 707 people.

The report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, watching the situation in Haiti, said that, in some cases, the first symptoms to death is just a

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Floods and landslides in Haiti, killing 11 people. Video


HAVANA, June 7. / ITAR-TASS /. As a result of landslides and floods in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, killing 11 people. This was reported today by local authorities. Heavy rainfall turned the streets of the capital in the river, car traffic is stopped on the main highways.


Haitian President Michel Martelly appealed to the nation to remain calm and avoid panic. "I am with you, and only together we can overcome all the difficulties," — he said. Martelli ordered ministers to immediately organize the reconstruction of the devastated areas.

Authorities fear that the hurricane season, which

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The cholera epidemic in Haiti. 4.76 thousand people killed


6.04.11.Epidemiya cholera in Haiti, which lasts from October last year, claimed the lives of 4.76 thousand. According to the Ministry of Health of Caribbean countries, the total number of cases since the beginning of the epidemic has exceeded 270 thousand citizens. Writes about it today.

Most of the dead (888) registered in the northern department of Artibonite, where she was awarded one of the first outbreaks of cholera. Victims of infection in the West department, which is located in the capital, Port-au-Prince, were 887.

According to the Haitian Ministry, from the beginning of the epidemic in the country have

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