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Seeking justice for Haiti’s rape victims

Malya Villard-Appolon is a rape survivor dedicated to supporting victims of sexual violence in Haiti. In 2004, she co-founded KOFAVIV, an organization that has helped more than 4,000 rape survivors find safety, psychological support and/or legal aid.

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Seeking justice for Haiti’s rape victims this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Mon May 07, 2012
Malya Villard-Appolon is a rape survivor dedicated to supporting victims of sexual violence in Haiti. In 2004, she co-founded KOFAVIV, an organization that has helped more than 4,000 rape survivors find safety, psychological support and/or legal aid.

Finding hope on the soccer fields of Haiti this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun August 28, 2011
After being stricken with cancer, Patrice Milet dedicated his life to helping children in his native Haiti. His nonprofit youth soccer program provides free equipment, coaching and food to hundreds of participants from the slums and teaches them to become responsible citizens.

Cholera outbreak in Haiti ‘stabilising’

Source: BBC, Mon October 25, 2010
Health officials have said there are signs that the cholera outbreak in central Haiti may be stabilising.

KC Woman Brings Home Adopted Haitian Child

Source: KCTV, Fri January 29, 2010
Amanda Taylor was certain it would be years before the adoption of her baby boy from Haiti went through, but it was because of the earthquake in Haiti that baby Isaac is at home in Kansas City.

Telethon raises ‘record’ $57m for Haiti victims

Source: BBC, Sun January 24, 2010
Organisers of the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon say it has raised more than $57m (£35m) for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Solar salvation for Haiti?

Source: msnbc, Thu January 21, 2010
Donors are gearing up to send cell phones, streetlights, water purification systems and even audio Bibles to earthquake-hit Haiti. The bad news is that the country’s power infrastructure is on the ropes, but the good news is that these particular gadgets are solar-powered.

Dominican Republic to plant 2 million trees

Source: Repeating Islands, Sat October 10, 2009
The Dominican Republic has launched a reforestation project focused on planting 2 million trees across the country.

Wyclef Jean, Timberland partner on reforestation project for Haiti

Source: Canadian Press, Fri October 02, 2009
Wyclef Jean and The Timberland Co. are teaming up to sell eco-friendly footwear and support reforestation of the singer's native Haiti.

UN operation in Haiti welcomes ‘calm’ Senate elections

Source: UN News Centre, Tue June 23, 2009
The United Nations mission in Haiti has paid tribute to the people of the impoverished country and its security forces for holding well-run Senate elections yesterday.

Appreciation finds no language barriers during Continuing Promise

Source: Belvoir Eagle, Thu April 23, 2009
Eighty-five-year-old Simone Alexis arrived at a medical clinic set up by the crew of USNS Comfort wearing her Sunday best, in anticipation of getting new eyeglasses.

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