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.

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.


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".

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.

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.

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