• Photo of CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    CARICOM saddened by loss of life after earthquake in Haiti

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply saddened by the loss of life following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Sunday 7 October, 2018. At least 15 people were killed and more than 300 were injured. In a message to Haiti President, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended condolences the families who lost loved ones. “The Community…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

    CARICOM mourns the loss of life in Mexico

             The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined the international community in mourning the tragic loss of life wrought by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday despatched a message of condolence to the government and people of Mexico, expressing his anguish with the widespread destruction and continuing trauma there.  This…

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  • In Haiti, UNICEF looks for professionals to ‘nurture transition period’

    UNICEF, along with many international organizations, has reduced its staff in Haiti as it transitions from humanitarian response and service delivery to development priorities following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Now, the U.N. agency is looking to deliver on its goals of improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities and reducing malnutrition in the country, especially in rural areas. To…

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  • Remarkable Progress Five Years after Haiti Earthquake

    ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system. Working with the Haitian government, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners have made progress toward the reconstruction of the public health sector…

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  • Haitians observe Day of Remembrance

    President of Haiti H.E.  Michel Martelly, accompanied by the First Lady Mrs. Sophia Martelly, the Prime Minister Mr. Evans Paul, the First Minister  Ms. Florence Duperval Guillaume, members of the various state institutions, the religious community, civil society, the diplomatic and consular corps and representatives of international organizations attended the official commemoration on Monday, January 12, 2014, the 5th anniversary…

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  • Photo of Region warned to be prepared for massive earthquake

    Region warned to be prepared for massive earthquake

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 13, CMC – The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is warning the region to “move expeditiously” towards building resilience amid predictions of the Caribbean being hit with an earthquake with a magnitude of eight or larger. “We must develop, legislate and enforce Building Codes using up-to-date seismic hazard…

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  • Photo of Message from the CDEMA Executive Director on the 5th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

    Message from the CDEMA Executive Director on the 5th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

    n a message to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has called for reflection on the lessons learned and consideration of the positive steps taken to reduce vulnerability and exposure in the Region. We must also consider outstanding measures still to be implemented and where these exist, we must…

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  • Five years after quake, cholera epidemic haunts Haiti

    Five years after an earthquake demolished its capital, Haiti's efforts to get back on its feet are still hampered by an epidemic blamed on the UN troops there to help. The United Nations has denied legal responsibility for the ongoing cholera outbreak that has killed 8,000 Haitians, but all scientific evidence points to poor sanitation at a peacekeeping base. Victims…

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  • The OAS Commemorates the Fifth Anniversary of the Devastating January 12 Earthquake in Haiti

    On the occasion of January 12, 2015, which marks the fifth anniversary of the terrible earthquake that devastated Haiti, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, reiterated the commitment of the OAS to the Haitian people and their government. “Our sincere thoughts go out to the 230,000 victims, their families and friends and all…

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  • Great strides made in Haiti, but challenges remain for children, says UNICEF Canada president from Port-au-Prince

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 12, 2015 /CNW/ – To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 220,000 people in 2010, UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley is in Port-au-Prince visiting projects, talking to children and families and assessing the progress made in Haiti to build a stronger future for its children. Over the last few…

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