Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Haiti: A year in the life of Marie Carole Boucicaut

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We follow one year in the life of Marie Carole Boucicaut, whose Port-au-Prince grocery store was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake. Thanks to her strong spirit, and support from Oxfam, she’s now back on her feet. Read more »
Photo: Carlos Cazalis/Oxfam

Thanks to prevention, fear of cholera is dissipating in Haiti

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Since the first cases of cholera appeared in Haiti in October 2010, Oxfam has taken action to prevent it’s spread. We’ve reached more than 700,000 people with sanitation and hygiene promotion programs since. Sophie Martin Simpson, Oxfam’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Haiti, explains what we and local communities have achieved. Read more »
Photo: Chris Hufstader/Oxfam

Rebuilding Haiti: Latrines change lives

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Follow the flies. That was the idea behind a simple but eye-opening public health lesson Oxfam brought to the people of Tapion, a small community in the Haitian hills of Petit Goave. This lesson helped change their lives in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti a year ago. Read more »

Haiti: after the quake – preventing disease

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Oxfam is working in earthquake-affected areas of Haiti to provide clean water and sanitation as a means to prevent serious outbreaks of disease. Oxfam has built latrines and bathing stalls, and provided basic necessities, such as soap and toothbrushes to thousands of people living temporarily in camps, and is extending these services to hundreds of thousands more at risk of cholera. Read more »

Haiti one year on: creating jobs to help rebuild lives

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A year after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on 12 January 2010, 80% of Haitians still lack any formal employment. In this video we introduce some of the individuals we’re supporing in Haiti to help rebuild the local economy. Read more »
Photo: Carlos Cazalis/Oxfam

New hygiene habits in Haiti offer a glimmer of hope

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Promoting health and hygiene is a major challenge in Haiti. In addition to barriers such as inadequate sanitary conditions and limited access to clean water, popular beliefs are one the most difficult barriers to overcome. Read more »
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Protecting the vulnerable in Port-au-Prince

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Johny Estor of Oxfam Great Britain talks about his work as a protection officer in his native city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read more »

Clean water in Haiti: cholera update

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Our water engineers and program staff in Haiti are teaching people how to purify their water supplies to stop the spread of cholera. In this video, staff in the Artibonite region talk about the techniques they’re using, and demonstrate how they’re checking the purified water to make sure it’s safe to drink. Read more »

Rebuilding communities in Haiti: video update

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Carrefour Feuilles, in Port-au-Prince, was one of the neighbourhoods hardest hit by the earthquake. In this video, Oxfam International media officer Julie Schindall talks about how Oxfam is helping members of this community to rebuild their lives. Read more »

Haiti cholera outbreak – video update

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Julie Schindall, Oxfam’s media officer in Haiti, discusses our public health work in response to the Cholera outbreak in Haiti. Read more »