Haiti

Bringing Hope to the Children of Haiti - How Soccer Aid Changes Lives

Lewis Hamilton | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Sport
Lewis Hamilton

With the Formula One season in full flow, you could be forgiven for thinking that my life at the moment is focused on non-stop training, qualifying and racing. It's often difficult to find time for anything else, but earlier this month I was able to visit Haiti with Unicef, the world's leading children's organisation, to make an appeal film for this year's Soccer Aid, which returns for the fifth time on Sunday 8 June.... No child, no matter where they live in the world should go hungry or lose their life because they or their family don't have enough to eat. That's why I'm asking everyone to tune in on June 8 and give what they can.

Disaster in Haiti - Four Years On

Mike Baker | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Mike Baker

The world looked on in horror as a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010. More than 200,000 people were killed in the capital alone, along with countless thousands of animals, including beloved pets and vitally important livestock. Just 72 hours later, the WSPA, rushed to aid the animals of the devastated nation...

Human Trafficking: the First Gender-Equal Industry

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

The human trafficking industry - already the most profitable international criminal enterprise after the drugs and arms trades - is posting higher profits than ever. In 2005, UN estimated that it was a $32billion per year industry, based on International Labor Organization estimates that 20.9 million people suffered from forced slavery.

Dominican Republic Court Ruling Leaves Tens of Thousands Facing a Future of Statelessness

Emma Pomfret | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK
Emma Pomfret

Imagine being born in a country where your parents and grandparents also grew up and then one day being told you are no longer eligible for nationality there. This means you will no longer have access to education, healthcare, a formal job, social security, or even be able to marry or register the births of your children...

Haiti Cholera Claims: Ultimatum to the United Nations

Dr Rosa Freedman | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Dr Rosa Freedman

The United Nations has been given an ultimatum - pay compensation to individuals affected by the cholera outbreak in Haiti or be brought before a nat...

Haiti - Building Resilience

Justine Greening | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Justine Greening

The eyes of the world may now be turned elsewhere, but Haiti remains one of the most vulnerable places on earth, battered repeatedly by earthquakes, cyclones, floods, landslides, drought, and epidemics. Hurricanes routinely knock up to 15% from GDP. The total volume of humanitarian aid to Haiti since 2001 exceeds $4billion. The challenge ahead is stark.

The Charity Busk: Rubylux

Lydia Hughes | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

THE BUSK is a music platform. It showcases music videos and profiles fresh, new talent. If you want to listen to sound played from the streets, you've come to the right place.

Hurricane Sandy - a Disaster That Could Have Been Avoided?

Terry Ally | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK
Terry Ally

As nature gets more ferocious in this changing climatic era, our antidote to an increasing number of disasters has to be DRR which for the experienced Caribbean engineer, Tony Gibbs means that "great hurricanes and earthquakes (can) be experienced as fascinating and awesome events which, nevertheless, do not lead to disasters."

#FirstWorldProblems? Think Again

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

A Water Is Life video using the Twitter hashtag #Firstworldproblems to highlight the gap between the haves and the have nots is one of the most innova...

Florida Braces Itself For Tropical Storm Isaac

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

Florida is bracing itself for tropical storm Isaac after it killed as many as six people in Haiti and caused destruction in Cuba. No casualties wer...

Obscuring the African Contribution: More about School Textbooks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Manuel Barcia

Some weeks ago a group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee demanded from state lawmakers that any references that could tarnish the image of the founding fathers were removed from school textbooks.

Two Years After the Earthquake, Merlin is Helping to Empower Haitians

Carolyn Miller | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Politics
Carolyn Miller

Two years after Haiti's worst earthquake in two centuries, I am proud to say that international health charity Merlin is still on the ground making a real difference to thousands of people's lives.

Haiti: Two Years on

Hugh Earp | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Hugh Earp

Haiti in January 2010, 10 days after the earthquake, was a country in shock. For days and weeks afterwards, large parts of the population devoted themselves to sifting through the rubble. It was a dangerous job, as concrete houses were still collapsing weeks after the initial quake, triggered either by aftershocks that continued for months, or by people moving rubble to try and find their loved ones, usually dead.

Looking Back on the Natural Disasters of 2011 and a Message of Hope For 2012

Phil Pauley | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Phil Pauley

If you're moaning about the weather or the economy this Christmas, don't! We had it easy in the UK during 2011. This year will go down in history as one expensive and lengthy meteorological and environmental disaster. I

'Haiti Visit Was NOT A Fashion Show'

WENN | Posted 21.12.2011 | Home

Reality star Kim Kardashian has expressed disappointment at speculation from the media that her recent trip to Haiti wasn't all that it seemed. The...

On World Toilet Day, Businesses Need to Urgently Invest in Sanitation

John Nuttall | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
John Nuttall

Proper sanitation and hand washing is the answer to child mortality in Togo, it is the starting point for the success of every other development programme that UNICEF work on. But before that we need to modernise the thinking of an entire nation. There's no point building toilets if they are not then used.

Aid Workers are the Common Face of Humanity

Davinder Kumar | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

They are out there, always, often the first people to reach. You have seen them feed malnourished children and starving people in the Horn of Africa.

Haiti: A Lesson for Supporters of NATO's Libya Campaign

Tom Stevenson | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

The idea that the same three powers -- the United States, France and Britain - who have punished Haiti so mercilessly are now bombing Libya as part of a tireless effort to promote a "democratic transition" is absurd.