Haiti struggles to stem cholera

2015-05-30 10:27

The UN says the number of Haitians infected by cholera has risen more than 300% in the past year as a result of early rains and poor sanitation.

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.


5 years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

2015-05-09 12:51

In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti's largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

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.

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