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One Year After Hurricane Matthew: 'We Weren't Really Prepared'

One Year After Hurricane Matthew: 'We Weren't Really Prepared'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 13, 2017

One year ago, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti killing hundreds of people and destroying countless buildings. The country's already fragile health care system collapsed. Medical professionals talk about the day the storm hit. more... Video ]

A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2017

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus? By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


Haitian President Martelly: 'I'm Trying To Re-Establish Confidence'

Haitian President Martelly: 'I'm Trying To Re-Establish Confidence'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2014

Nearly five years after its earthquake, Haiti is still rebuilding. In an interview, Haitian President Michel Martelly discusses the country's "tremendous progress," but also addresses hurdles such as the failure of donor countries to pay what they pledged. Interview Conducted By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

A Damned Paradise: Does Haiti Need Tourism? Or Does It Need Justice?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2014

Human rights attorney Mario Joseph and Tourism Minister Stéphanie Villedrouin are both trying to improve Haiti, but they are following radically different paths. The one wants justice, the other wants tourism. By Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


A Stubborn Savior: Is Bill Clinton Haiti's Hope for Salvation?

A Stubborn Savior: Is Bill Clinton Haiti's Hope for Salvation?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 10, 2012

Former US President and current UN special envoy Bill Clinton has brought his "Friends of Bill" to Haiti to encourage investment in the country in the aftermath of last year's earthquake, with mixed results. His influence is significant at the highest levels: The country's prime minister is a former top aide. By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]

The Haitian Cholera Epidemic: 'The Fight Is Not Hopeless'

The Haitian Cholera Epidemic: 'The Fight Is Not Hopeless'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 26, 2010

More than 1,400 people have died of cholera in Haiti, and every day that number grows. Nurse Anja Wolz is working with Doctors Without Borders in the country to help save lives. In an interview, she talks about the epidemic's spread and why Sunday's elections are a huge concern for her organization. more...


Haitian Discontent: Rage in the Time of Cholera

Haitian Discontent: Rage in the Time of Cholera

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 24, 2010

The cholera epidemic in Haiti is rapidly spreading. It has become the dominant issue leading up to elections set for Nov. 28. And as popular rage grows against international aid workers, protests have erupted in the ruins of Port-au-Prince. By Marc Hujer and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Haiti's Cholera Disaster: Epidemic Underscores Lack of Progress after Earthquake

Haiti's Cholera Disaster: Epidemic Underscores Lack of Progress after Earthquake

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 02, 2010

Haiti, the battered Caribbean island, is fighting a new enemy: Thousands have fallen ill with cholera and hundreds have already died. The government and international aid organizations are desperately trying to prevent the epidemic from reaching the capital. By Marc Hujer more... Comment ]


Smashed Hopes: Six Months On, Haiti Remains Covered in Rubble

Smashed Hopes: Six Months On, Haiti Remains Covered in Rubble

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2010

A half a year after a devastating earthquake claimed at least 222,570 lives, the work of rebuilding Haiti is still in the early stages. Helpers have traveled to the country from around the world, but reconstruction has barely progressed. In many parts of the country, people have simply moved on with their lives amidst the rubble. By Sandra Schulz in Port-au-Prince more... Comment ]

Emergency Relief Organization: Germany 'Should Show Greater Responsibility Towards Haiti'

Emergency Relief Organization: Germany 'Should Show Greater Responsibility Towards Haiti'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 31, 2010

At Wednesday's Haiti donor conference in New York, at least 8.5 billion euros will be needed for the country's reconstruction following the January earthquake. In an interview, the head of a major German emergency relief organization criticizes his government's response to the quake, describing it as "weak" compared to other countries. more...