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E.R.: Port-au-Prince

January 15, 2012

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By H. LEE KAGANPublished: January 13, 2012 It was 2 a.m. when the Haitian National Police brought the rape victim to the emergency room. I was the physician covering nights. The E.R. had only two gurneys, and one was occupied by a gray-haired man receiving IV fluids, asleep despite the overhead fluorescents. I hadn’t slept […]

Sexual Exploitation in Post-Earthquake Haiti

January 13, 2012

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January 12, 2012 Two years ago on January 12, an earthquake devastated Haiti. The drastic increase in sexual violence in displacement camps has been well-documented since the disaster. But another face of the epidemic has emerged as a pressing issue: the sexual exploitation of displaced women and girls. Lack of economic opportunity and the loss […]

Haiti quake creates new crisis among women, girls

August 31, 2011

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By Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fourteen-day-old Alexandro Joseph has never seen a doctor and 7-month-old Lovemika Belzi has suffered from diarrhea since the day she was born. In the sprawling camps that continue to dot this broken capital after last year’s devastating earthquake, health and human rights officials warn of an another crisis: […]

Haiti quake creates new crisis among women, girls

August 31, 2011

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By Jacqueline CharlesMiami Herald PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Fourteen-day-old Alexandro Joseph has never seen a doctor and 7-month-old Lovemika Belzi has suffered from diarrhea since the day she was born. In the sprawling camps that continue to dot this broken capital after last year’s devastating earthquake, health and human rights officials warn of an another crisis: […]

Patchy Healthcare Adds to Miseries of Women and Girls

August 31, 2011

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By Inaki Borda Haitian women and girls living in makeshift camps run a high risk of sexual violence. Credit:UN Photo/Sophia Paris NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2011 (IPS) – “I just gave birth on the ground…I had no drugs for pain during delivery,” one Haitian mother tells Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released Tuesday […]

Patchy Healthcare Adds to Miseries of Women and Girls

August 31, 2011

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By Inaki Borda Haitian women and girls living in makeshift camps run a high risk of sexual violence. Credit:UN Photo/Sophia Paris NEW YORK, Aug 30, 2011 (IPS) – “I just gave birth on the ground…I had no drugs for pain during delivery,” one Haitian mother tells Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released Tuesday […]