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Haitians Granted Temporary Protected Status Re-Apply For Program

Monday, August 22, 2011

Haitians who were granted temporary protected status by the Department of Homeland Security after the devastating earthquake last year — many of whom live in Flatbush and other Brooklyn neighborhoods — have until Monday, August 22nd to reapply for the designation if they wish to stay in the country until January 2013.

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Features

A Year Later, New York Honors Victims and Survivors of Haiti Quake

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On the year anniversary of the quake, the outpouring of support is decidedly less star-spangled, but in a city populated with some of the biggest money makers and opinion formers in the country, New York is honoring and remembering the victims of Haiti's earthquake in myriad ways.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Haiti: One Year Later

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ricot Dupuy, director and station manager of Radio Soleil, discusses what he's been hearing from Haitians and Haitian Americans about the situation in Haiti a year after the earthquake.

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The Takeaway

Haiti, One Year Later: Where Has the International Aid Gone?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The country suffered tremendously on January 12, 2010: 230,000 dead, thousands more injured, businesses and homes reduced to rubble. And yet the year only brought more difficulties, as cholera struck the countryside and accusations of fraud haunted a hotly-contested presidential election. Half of all American households sent donations to Haiti in the months following the earthquake. But as over 800,000 Haitians continue to live in temporary camps, the situation still seems dire. Where has all the aid gone? Who has it helped? What difference has it made?

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The Takeaway

The Agenda: Tucson Shooting Aftermath, One-Year Haiti Quake Anniversary

Monday, January 10, 2011

The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson on Saturday rocked the country this weekend. The Takeaway’s Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, take a look at how the shooting has changed the national agenda and what else we can expect this week. 

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The Takeaway

After Being Separated During Haiti Earthquake, Couple Weds

Friday, November 26, 2010

The day after the earthquake in Haiti, we spoke on the phone with France Neptune, an aid worker at the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. He had been trying to reach his girlfriend, Mallery Thurlow, who was in the United States. Neither were able to reach one another, and Mallery was unsure if her boyfriend was alive and well. Live on the air, we were able to connect Neptune and Thurlow for the first time.

Today, we check back in with the couple who have since gotten married and continue their aid work in Haiti.

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The Takeaway

What Does Haiti Still Need, Ten Months Post-Earthquake?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ten months after the devastating January earthquake, Haiti still needs support for schools, factories and businesses. In the past few weeks, Haiti has needed better plumbing and medical support for a cholera epidemic.

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The Takeaway

Campaign Finance: Influencing the Haitian Elections from the US

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This week we’ve been talking a lot about the people and groups financially supporting political candidates in the mid-terms. But there is another national election we’re following where American money could have a major influence. Haiti’s presidential election is on November 28th. Candidates in that election have been actively campaigning State-side to raise money.

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The Takeaway

Miami Haitian Community Still Feels Earthquake's Effects, 6 Months Later

Monday, July 12, 2010

Six months after a massive earthquake shook Haiti, Haitians and Haitian-Americans are still coping with the fallout.

Today, the director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas will be in Miami to try and clear up some confusion over immigration status for Haitians. Days after the quake, the U.S. government gave Haitians living here what's called Temporary Protected Status, but that applied to Haitians who were living in the United States on or before January 12th — the day of the earthquake. T.P.S. was not given to Haitians who came to the United States after the earthquake.

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The Takeaway

Haiti, 6 Months After the Earthquake

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's been six months since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince, leaving tens of thousands dead and several hundred thousand more injured and homeless. The country remains in dire straits, with a fractured government, a continued need for basic aid, and a large number of groups competing for a foothold in a country with a severely damaged infrastructure.

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The Takeaway

In Haiti's Tent Cities, Rape A Worsening Problem

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Since Haiti's earthquake earlier this year, thousands of Haitians continue to live in tent cities, which tend to be small, crowded and offer little privacy. As a result, many women have reported being victims of sexual assault or rape. Rape has always been a problem in Haiti, a country where the act was only truly criminalized in 2005, but the breakdown of social structures since the earthquake has worsened the problem.

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The Takeaway

Rehabilitation in Rural Haiti: Stumbling Through Creole and Hymns in the Earthquake Tent

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I spent an hour or so yesterday learning Creole in one of the tents that house earthquake patients. We went over the basics — "What is your name?" "Where do you live?" "Are you married?" "Do you have any kids?" And of course, there's the key question that usually comes about third in any introduction — when are you leaving? These patients are used to foreigners coming in for a week or two, and knowing how long each one will be around is a vital statistic.

 

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At a Rural Hospital, Haitians Helping Haitians

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All week, Takeaway producer Anna Sale is accompanying a medical mission in rural Haiti. At a hospital in Milot, 75 miles north of Port-au-Prince, many of the injured have been transferred from the capital. For the locals, even those without medical skills, it provides an opportunity for them to help. They change bedpans, braid the hair of patients, and offer comfort to those who are far from home and family.

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The Takeaway

Navigating the Bureaucracy in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On Monday, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visited Haiti. All this week, Takeaway producer Anna Sale is also in the country, but at a rural hospital 75 miles away from Port-au-Prince. Today, she reports on the journey of 17-year-old Joseph Maxon, who spent his day navigating through Haiti's bureaucracy in search of a birth certificate.

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The Takeaway

In Milot, Haiti, Faith Stays Strong

Monday, March 22, 2010

Takeaway Producer Anna Sale is in Haiti on a medical mission, and sending reports back to us - her most recent email sent these photos and song. As Anna described them:

Pictures and sound from the Catholic church service in Milot. Everyone was dressed to the nines and every bench in the huge, domed church was full.


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Traveling with a Medical Mission in Haiti

Monday, March 22, 2010

Takeaway producer Anna Sale is accompanying a medical mission in Haiti. At a hospital in Milot, 75 miles north of Port-au-Prince, many of the injured have been transferred from the capital. For some of the patients there, the biggest fear comes at the prospect of leaving.

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      The Takeaway

      Rehabilitation in Rural Haiti: Dreading Discharge

      Sunday, March 21, 2010

      We arrived Saturday afternoon on a charter flight to the north Haitian town of Cap-Haitien – after a stopover on a Bahamian island, because it's difficult to get gas in Haiti. The airport was bustling, filled with aid workers coming and going on top of the already steady flow of local traffic. A guard stood in the lobby to manage the crowds, it took a minute before I realized the flag on his shoulder wasn't the Haitian flag. It was from Jordan. He's here on a UN Security mission to maintain airport security – just the first of many signs of the continuing international presence here.

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      Rehabilitation in Rural Haiti: Traveling with a Medical Team and My Grandpa's Hook

      Friday, March 19, 2010

      On most days, I work with The Takeaway's dayside production team, but today I'm leaving on an eight-day trip to rural Haiti. I'm traveling with a medical team to Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, a town about 75 miles north of Port-au-Prince. Doctors, nurses, and rehab therapists from across the country will spend the week there, joining the effort that local staff and foreign volunteers have sustained at a breakneck pace for more than nine weeks now.

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      The Takeaway

      What Does Haiti Need from the World?

      Monday, March 08, 2010

      This week, John Hockenberry is co-hosting from Miami from our friends at WLRN. All week, we're asking the question, What does Haiti need from the world right now? If you've been affected by the quake, and especially if you're Haitian, What are you NOT getting that you still need?

      Read and listen to responses here.

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      The Takeaway

      Visiting Doctors Haunted by Haiti

      Tuesday, February 16, 2010

      Dr. Steven Landau, a family physician from Smithfield, N.C. rushed to Haiti after the earthquake to do his part in the relief effort. He was not prepared for the emotional toll of the experience. He tells us what he saw and how he coped.

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