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Haitian Mayors head to Rotterdam with Stories of Hope and Frustration

Summit to promote new alliances and city-to-city decentralized cooperation Port-au-Prince - Four metropolitan mayors from the areas affected by the 12 January earthquake in Haiti today announced that they will attend the 7th edition of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), organ more

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Haitian Prime Minister and NGO representatives, including Sean Penn, outline a new roadmap for Haiti

New York - Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and more than 50 national and international non-governmental organisation (NGO) representatives—including actor, director and activist Sean Penn—defined today a new roadmap to better coordinate the transition from Haiti’s humanitarian to a long-term more

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Haitian filmmaker shows "Journey of Hope"

“I was shooting my first film ever, standing on top of a house filming kids playing football when the earth started shaking and the house crumbled underneath me,” said 27-year old filmmaker Massena Cesar, recalling that day of profound sorrow when a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing over 200, more

Haitians on the pitch for recovery

A resident of Bel Air, one of the most violent, poor and garbage-filled zones of Port-au-Prince, Josiane Vesna along with nearly 1000 other Haitians was hired to rebuild six neighbourhoods, including her own, following the earthquake that devastated the country 11 months ago.“After the ear more

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Haitians recycle rubble into new communities

Port-au-Prince/New York – Two years after the devastating earthquake Haitians have recycled over 20 percent of more than half of the total quake rubble removed so far, helping affected communities build new houses or rebuild damaged ones, pave sidewalks and put up more than 2,000 metres of walls and more

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Helen Clark calls on Chad to reap the rewards of stability

Ndjamena – Wrapping up her three-day visit to Chad, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called on the country and its partners to redouble efforts to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals. “For Chad, the time has come, and this opportunity must not be missed because stability brings wi more

Helen Clark starts first visit to Africa, meets with Liberia President

View more footage on the UNDP in Liberia siteUNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on the first day of her official visit to that country. Miss Clark commended the President for the real progress made in Liberia under her three year-old presidency, more

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Helping Haitians prepare for the future

Cap Haitien, Haiti -- The Government of Haiti and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first prevention plan to reduce vulnerability to seismic threats. The new plan aims to reduce impacts in earthquake-prone areas by improving resilience of infrastructure and reducing risks more

High-Level Haiti Donors' Conference to be held

New York -- The United Nations and United States, in cooperation with the Haitian Government, will convene a high-level donors’ conference - ‘Towards a New Future in Haiti’ - on 31 March at United Nations Headquarters in New York to secure the financial resources necessary for Haiti’s recovery, and more

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Hurricane Sandy kills around 80 in the Caribbean, 1.8 million affected in Haiti

Port-au-Prince/New York - Hurricane Sandy, which ploughed through the Caribbean region before hitting the eastern coast of the United States, severely impacted several countries causing nearly 80 deaths: 60 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic and one in Jamaica. S more