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Haiti: Quality Maternal Care with Midwives

In Haiti, where maternal mortality rate remains the highest in the Western Hemisphere, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works with partners to address the shortage of qualified midwives, who are a key pillar in improvin...

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Haiti: Singing For Peace

United Nations - From Haiti, singing for peace – one remarkable man, travels the country sharing his message … and his music. 21st Century: Episode #125 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow125haiti.pdf

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In Their Own Words

United Nations - For young women in science it can be an uphill struggle – but Katherine Jin has already made an impact. Her story, in her own words. 21st Century: Episode #124 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs...

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Haiti: Youth — A Nation’s Hope

United Nations, April 2014 - The Caribbean Island of Haiti has struggled for decades with poverty and political instability. The devastating earthquake of 2010 made the task of rebuilding the country even harder. Tod...

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Dominican Republic: Haitian Migrants Struggle for Citizenship

United Nations, New York, May 2012 - Haitian migrants toil under the hot sun on sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic. But the majority of them are stateless; even those who are born here, have neither a Haitian...

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Haiti: Wooden Soldiers for Sale

In Haiti, craftsmen are sculpting wooden UN soldiers at the Brazilian Military base. Located opposite MINUSTAH Headquarters, the place has been turned into a market selling perfectly handcrafted blue helmet soldiers. ...

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Haiti: Caravan Zero Cholera

"Caravan Zero Cholera", recently launched in Haiti, is a national plan which aims to inform the population on hygiene measures to prevent cholera. The effort, backed by UNICEF and Brazilian NGO "VivaRio", hopes to sto...

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Haiti: Hip-hop

A care centre in Port-au-Prince provides housing, hot food, and training to children separated from their parents. There, an enterprising group of 10 boys is using hip-hop to inspire their fellow Haitians to rebuild t...

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Haiti: UNFPA privides care for women after the earthquake

United Nations, New York, 7 December, 2010 - Haiti is still in dire need of help after January's massive earthquake. Among the organizations taking part in humanitarian and reconstruction efforts, the United Nations ...

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Haiti: The Enemy Within

It can happen anywhere, anytime. In Haiti post-earthquake, no woman or girl is truly safe. This past January, a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the Caribbean island of Haiti. Millions are still homeless. B...

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Haiti: Violence against women – The enemy within

United Nations, August 2010 - Worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates and impairs their ability to participate in the rebuilding or development of their countries. This has been the case in the after...

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Haitian Art: “Buried but not Dead”

United Nations, New York, May 2010 - Haiti's exuberant, brightly-coloured paintings have brought the island international fame. But did the devastating earthquake in January end all that, burying the artistic spirit a...