Below is a list of articles, reading and research concerning Haiti that may interest you.
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- The Agronomist – 2015
The Agronomist, 2005 was filmed by Jonathan Demme, with original music by Wyclef Jean. It tells the inspirational story of Jean Dominique, a national Haitian hero and radio journalist. As a youngster Dominique traveled in the in the Artibonite rice fa
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- Ann Pale Kreyol: An Introductory Course in Haitian Creole
Albert Valdman, Renote Rosemond, and Pierre-Henri Philippe, Ann pale kreyòl (Let’s Speak Creole), Revised Edition, Indiana University, 2006. ISBN 0-929236-05-X.
- Haitian Creole for Health Care: Keryolayisyen Pou Swen Sante
Marc Prou and Mel Schorin, Kreyòl ayisyen pou swen sante (Haitian Creole for Health Care), Educa Vision, Inc., 2007. ISBN 978-1-58432-432-4.
- Oxford Picture Dictionary English-Haitian Creole
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro, Oxford Picture Dictionary (English/Haitian Creole, Angle/Kreyòl ayisyen), Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-474014-2.
News StoriesNews Stories from around the web concerning Haiti!
- Haiti one month after the storm
Humanitarian response in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew By United Nations OCHA
- Millennium Development Goals 2014 Report on Haiti
The Executive Summary Report Millennium Development Goals, 2013, Haiti, A New Look, from the United Nations Development Program in Haiti (UNDP Haiti). This progress report describes how goals and targets written by the United Nations General Assembly in
- ‘Ignored’ hunger crisis unfolds in post-hurricane Haiti
"In March, a report from the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated that of the 2.1 million Haitians affected by the hurricane last October, 1.4 million still don’t have enough food or safe drinking water. . . Haiti’s
- A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes
IN a classroom in Port-au-Prince, Chantou, 9, sits silently at her desk. Nervously watching the teacher, she hopes to be invisible. Like most of her 60 classmates, she understands little of the French from the lecture. But if her memorized lesson is not r
- A Girl's Escape
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — She was a 13-year-old girl who said she was beaten daily by strangers who forced her to work unpaid in their home, and she wanted to escape.
- Amy Wilentz, Politics of Post-Earthquake Haiti
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Mar. 5, 2014) – Amy Wilentz is a contributing editor to the Nation Magazine, and a professor of English at the University of California Irvine. She has covered the politics and culture of Haiti for decades....
- Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved: experts
Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they lack access to clean water and sanitation, with a thousand new cases reported each week, health experts say.
- Fighting Cholera in Haiti
- Haiti Celebrates First Cardinal
PORT-AU-PRINCE -- For Monsignor Chibly Langlois, the honor of joining the Catholic Church’s elite hierarchy and being among those who may one day choose the next pope — and perhaps be among the top contenders — is unbelievable. Read more here: http://www
- Haiti hopes miracle moringa tree can help to combat malnutrition
The government is promoting the cultivation of a tree rich in vitamins, minerals and calcium to tackle food insecurity
- Haiti in Transition
Well over fours years since the earthquake and many Haitians must still contend with serious after effects. See recent photos of life in Port-au-Prince.
- Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution
Solar energy is clean, green and can help to solve Haiti's power crisis. Now the world's largest solar hospital is lighting the way
- Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken
Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from outside that Haiti s
- Haiti: A U.N. Cholera ‘Pilgrimage’
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations visited Haiti on Monday and sought to assure Haitians that he was committed to ending a cholera epidemic “as quickly as possible,”...
- Haiti: Better Spending, Better Services
From the World Bank, Haiti’s focus on Heaoth: Better Spending, Better Services
- Haiti’s Multi-Billion Dollar Humanitarian Aid Problem
With 10,000 NGOS working in Haiti and billions of dollars invested in its development, why is the aid so ineffective? This article discusses the importance of local partnering so that Haitians are not excluded in hiring and local planning and the need for
- Haitian Women's Team Seeks World Cup Berth
Since 2012, the Haiti women’s Soccor Team has prepared of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Never has a Caribbean team qualified. With meager resources, not even the Polish American coaches and assistants are paid. Now they are on the cusp of reaching thei
- Helping Haiti – Vijaya Ramachandran and Michael Clemens
As the fourth anniversary of the massive, January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti approached, I invited CGD senior fellows Vijaya Ramachandran and Michael Clemens, experts respectively on disaster relief and labor mobility, to join me on the Wonkcast to dis
- How the Poor Get Washed Away
WHEN Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving more than four million homeless, one group was particularly hard hit: the landless poor. More than a thousand of the dead lived in a single squatter camp.
- Living Conditions in Haiti’s Capital Improve, but Rural Communities Remain Very Poor
- News Flash: Haiti Is on the Upswing
Contrary to negative press reports about Haiti, some good news about progress in Haiti from Sean Penn. This article appeared on the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2014.
- Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families
An AP story about the firestone of controversy surrounding efforts to rebuild central Port-au-Prince, where residents made homeless after the earthquake are again being displaced.
- Rising Tide Is a Mystery That Sinks Island Hopes
LAGO ENRIQUILLO, Dominican Republic — Steadily, mysteriously, like in an especially slow science fiction movie, the largest lake in the Caribbean has been rising and rising, devouring tens of thousands of acres of farmland...
- Still Committed to Haiti
The United States and so many of our partners have not forsaken Haiti. We know that business is unfinished; reconstruction and development will continue for many years. But we owe it to the people of Haiti to recognize the enormous challenges...
- TEDtalk with Bill and Melinda Gates
TEDtalk with Bill and Melinda Gates
- The Secretary General of the United Nations continues to resist being served papers in a suit on behalf of Haitian cholera victims.
- Turks and Caicos Islands: 18 Believed to Be Migrants From Haiti Drown
Eighteen people believed to be migrants from Haiti died Wednesday when their overloaded sailboat overturned as it was being escorted to shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British territory, officials said. The sailboat, which had about 50 people on
- U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic
Article from NYTimes.com
- Update on Progress in Selected Public Health Programs After the 2010 Earthquake and Cholera Epidemic — Haiti, 2014
A report from the CDC and the Government of Haiti describing progress since 2009 in key health programs.
- What Happened To The Aid Meant To Rebuild Haiti?
After a devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, governments and foundations from around the world more than $9 billion to help get the country back on its feet. Only a fraction of the money ever made it. And Haiti's President Michel Martelly says the f
- World's largest solar powered hospital opens in Haiti
The world’s largest solar powered hospital has just opened its doors in Haiti and boasts over 1800 solar panels on its elegant and otherwise, stark, white rooftop. Haiti’s central plateau is riddled with intermittent flows of energy- a fact that derails t
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BooksRecommended reading list
- 7 Selections Summing Up Haitian History
Recommended from the Haiti Times, Bridging the Gap, Brooklyn, New York, are seven books on Haitian History. These books are also recommended by Le Flambeau, a nonprofit that “serves as a portal providing youth of Haiti with educational opportunities that
- For Whom the Dogs Spy, by Raymond A Joseph, 2014, Arcade Press
Former Ambassador of Haiti to the US at the time of the January 2010 earthquake, Raymond Joseph has written a compelling memoir that describes his personal struggle for Haitian democracy. Driven to “loosen Papa Doc’s hold on the psyche of Haitians,” his p
- The Big Truck That Went By : How The World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon • Christian Science Monitor • Kirkus Reviews • Slate
- The Scandalous Message of James, Faith Without Works is Dead, Elisa Tamez, Crossroad Publishing Co., New York, 1990
- The Uses of Haiti, Paul Farmer, Common Courage Press, 1994, digitalized 2010