Haiti pays tribute to quake victims

2015-01-12 12:48

Haiti marks the fifth anniversary of the massive and deadly earthquake that ravaged an already desperately poor nation, against the backdrop of ongoing epidemic and political crisis.

Haitian homeless feel abandoned years after quake

2013-01-11 12:30

Three years after Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime and disease in crowded makeshift camps.

Sean Penn charity to demolish Haiti Palace

2012-08-22 13:03

The nonprofit aid group founded by Hollywood star Sean Penn in the aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake will oversee demolition of the wrecked National Palace, says the Haitian government.

Haiti's Martelly vows 'rule of law'

2011-05-06 15:31

Haiti's president-elect Michel Martelly has vowed to impose a legal crackdown after his inauguration amid a lingering dispute over legislative election results.

Haiti's Carnival resumes amid ruins

2011-03-07 11:58

Raucous crowds danced in the streets of the Haitian capital as the city celebrates its first Carnival since an earthquake forced the cancellation of festivities.

SA donates R1m to Haiti

2010-11-24 10:36

The government is to hand over a R1m cheque to the World Health Organisation to help improve the situation in quake-hit Haiti.

Cholera centres set up in Haiti's capital

2010-11-10 13:26

Doctors and aid groups are rushing to set up cholera treatment centres across Haiti's capital as officials warn of a surge in cases.

Storm threatens stricken Haiti

2010-11-01 15:30

The United Nations has ordered emergency supplies to parts of Haiti threatened by a tropical storm as aid agencies struggle with earthquake recovery and a cholera epidemic.

Haiti’s cholera outbreak slows

2010-10-26 09:39

Haiti's cholera outbreak has slowed but fear has shot through squalid tent camps where the UN has warned that the epidemic could fester for years.

Haiti cholera outbreak kills 142

2010-10-22 20:25

At least 142 people have died in a cholera outbreak, and aid groups are rushing in medicine and other supplies to Haiti.

Diarrhoea kills 50 in Haiti

2010-10-21 17:13

An outbreak of diarrhoea in quake-hit Haiti has claimed at least 50 lives, local health officials have said.

Haitian PM defends slow rebuild

2010-09-15 12:10

Haiti's prime minister defended the speed of reconstruction in his earthquake-ravaged country in a speech on Tuesday, saying rubble in the capital is being cleared as fast as possible.

US issues travel alert for Haiti

2010-06-29 14:21

The US Embassy is advising travellers to exercise caution in Haiti after four US citizens were killed in separate robberies near Port-au-Prince's airport.

Haiti parents abandon children

2010-05-21 13:56

Haitian families are abandoning their children in the hope that rescue organisations will offer them a better life.

Penn gives Cannes a miss

2010-05-18 19:05

Sean Penn will miss the Cannes premiere of his new film Fair Game since he has to testify at a US Senate hearing on the Haiti earthquake, the film's PR company has confirmed.

Haiti's gangs overwhelm cops

2010-04-11 23:10

Haiti's gangs are exploiting the continuing chaos to commit murder, assaults and kidnappings putting even more pressure on the cops.

Haiti children go back to school

2010-04-05 22:01

Schools are opening across Haiti's capital for the first time since a devastating earthquake hit the country nearly three months ago.

Kidnap lawyer a 'trafficker'

2010-03-19 22:59

A fugitive, who once acted as the lawyer for US missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children, has been arrested on human-trafficking charges.

Sean Penn working in Haiti

2010-03-15 09:10

Sean Penn came to Haiti about a week after the quake killed a government-estimated 230 000 people and he's been working ever since.

Penn slams Haiti critics

2010-03-05 22:30

Sean Penn has strong words for those who think he's showing off with his aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Google Earth helps Haiti

2010-03-03 20:08

Aid workers, with the help of Google Earth, are uploading key information onto the web to illustrate the needs of people left homeless by Haiti's earthquake.

Fleeing Haitians repatriated

2010-02-27 20:21

Dominican authorities say they have repatriated 462 migrants who tried to cross the border from quake-devastated Haiti.

SA Red Cross gives R1m to Haiti

2010-02-23 18:29

The SA Red Cross has handed over its first R1m to its first international affiliate's Haiti relief and recovery operation.

Aftershock causes panic in Haiti

2010-02-23 18:04

An aftershock has caused panic on the streets of Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, six weeks after a massive quake devastated the city.

Haiti survivor camps sprouting

2010-02-22 16:46

At the foot of rocky hills north of Haiti's earthquake-shattered capital Port-au-Prince, new settlements are sprouting as survivors flee the the stricken city.


Sean Penn: Haiti progress is extraordinary

2013-02-27 14:09

Sean Penn remembers smelling dead bodies when he arrived in Haiti after the earthquake three years ago, but has said there's music in those same streets and that the progress is "extraordinary".

US hails Haiti post-quake reconstruction

2012-10-23 10:50

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed reconstruction after the devastating 2010 earthquake, drawing parallels between the "American dream" and the "Haitian dream".

Haiti quake death toll overstated - report

2011-05-31 12:17

A report commissioned by the US government claims far fewer people were killed than the Haitian government said following last year's earthquake.

Intractable problems beset Haiti

2011-03-17 11:56

Haiti has defied numerous attempts to dredge it from a seemingly endless cycle of political and economic mismanagement.

Haiti children 'still reeling' from quake

2011-01-07 16:21

Children are still reeling from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, where 380 000 youngsters are still displaced, Unicef has said.

Cholera death suspected in Haitian capital

2010-11-11 11:04

As the death toll rises, doctors are awaiting confirmation of whether a man who died in Port-au- Prince is the first death from cholera in the earthquake-ravaged capital.

Haiti camp evacuates over hurricane

2010-11-03 22:22

It was the jewel of Haiti's post-earthquake recovery: an organised relocation camp with thousands of tents billed as hurricane-resistant.

Rush to halt Haiti cholera

2010-10-29 15:03

Medical teams are desperately seeking to contain a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 300 people, with thousands of patients overwhelming hospitals.

Cholera hits Haiti capital

2010-10-24 18:43

Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in the capital of earthquake-shattered Haiti as the death toll from the disease climbs to 200.

Cholera crisis feared in Haiti

2010-10-22 08:31

At least 135 people have died in a suspected cholera outbreak in Haiti, the country’s deadliest health problem since its devastating earthquake.

Senegal welcomes Hatian students

2010-10-14 20:31

The Haitian students are the first batch of arrivals in Senegal after the African country offered to help willing citizens of the quake-devasted Caribbean nation relocate.

US committed to Haiti

2010-07-12 22:27

The United States has pledged to stay committed to rebuilding Haiti six months after its devastating earthquake, despite inaction by Congress on approving longer-term aid.

Haiti military saves 220kg woman

2010-06-09 09:07

The Haitian military has come to the rescue of a woman stuck at the airport in Port-au-Prince because no airline was prepared to fly her because she weighed 220kg.

Help Haiti hospitals - Penn

2010-05-20 11:04

Sean Penn, who has been working on Haiti aid after an earthquake, has urged US lawmakers to help reopen Haitian hospitals that have shut down for lack of funds.

Up to 300 000 killed in Haiti: UN

2010-04-26 15:17

Haiti's devastating earthquake killed between 250 000 and 300 000 people, says the head of the United Nations mission in the country.

8 000 Hatians move to new camp

2010-04-08 15:48

The UN will move 8 000 Haitians out of a makeshift camp to a new site almost three months after a quake ravaged the country, but more remain at risk as the rainy season approaches.

Haiti, donors face huge task

2010-03-28 18:13

"Retou ala Vi. Ayiti Pap Peri" (Back to life, Haiti will not die) reads the banner beside a crowded camp of earthquake survivors in the heart of the wrecked capital Port-au-Prince.

Women, girls raped in Haiti camps

2010-03-17 18:03

Women and children as young as 2, already traumatised by the earthquake catastrophe, are now falling victim to rapists in the sprawling tent cities.

Haiti: US troops withdrawing

2010-03-08 21:42

US troops are withdrawing from the shattered capital leaving many Haitians anxious that aid may slow down and violence escalate.

Haitian family survives 2 quakes

2010-03-04 21:28

The Desarmes family left their native Haiti two weeks after the devastating January 12 earthquake, joining the eldest son in Chile for what seemed a refuge.

Survivors brace for floods

2010-03-01 14:36

Haitians huddling together in the open after their killer earthquake are bracing for a new natural menace: The notoriously heavy rainy season.

Haiti voodoo leader vows 'war'

2010-02-25 17:04

Haiti's supreme voodoo leader has vowed "war" after Evangelicals attacked a ceremony organised by his religion.

Food to Haiti homeless stopped

2010-02-23 18:18

Homeless victims of Haiti's earthquake say that police are trying to force them to leave their camp on the grounds of the prime minister's office .

Preval: Deaths up to 300 000

2010-02-22 21:11

The president of Haiti has said the death toll from his country's earthquake could reach 300 000 once all the bodies are recovered.

Haiti PM fears govt collapse

2010-02-19 13:02

Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive says he is worried his government could face collapse as political opponents capitalise on its inability to respond strongly to the January 12 earthquake.

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