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Flood in Arcahaie, Leogane, Cite Soleil, Cap-Haitian

It doesn't take much to have flooding in Haiti. Following heavy rains in several municipalities in the country recorded mass flooding yesterday (May 27, 2016). A man died as a result of a landslide in carrefour where over thirty homes have been flooded. Haitian authorities are asking the population in several regions of the country such as Arcahaie, Leogane, Cite Soleil, Cap-Haitian to remain vigilant.

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Haiti a prototype for the future of world Environmental migration

Our country of Haiti is being used as an example of what the world will likely look like by 2015 and it is not a good picture. Considered to be one of the world's most endangered places in the world in term of environment, Haiti is giving the entire world a glance of the future with climate change and global warming. As a result of climate change and deforestation, farmland in Haiti countryside has been reduced in their capacity; consequently, this has led to massive emigration into urban areas, a wave of internal migration from rural to urban areas. Ultimately, his has caused the development of slums areas.

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Flooding in Haiti, four dead, thousands of families affected

Heavy rains on May 7, 8 and night in Haiti have caused death and destructions in Haiti. At Morne Caillot, in Port-de-paix, a man in his 20s along with his wife died as a result of a wall that gave up. Two others were injured in that accident.

The body of a 40 year old man was found in Kolin, after he was drowned in the water of Morne chandel.

In the South, a man in his sixties drowned as he was attempted to cross River Moreau.

In Baraderes, Department of Nippes, a total of 2783 families have been affected by flooding with 2860 homes flooded.

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Politic as usual for Haitian government while population under water

Nominated to become Prime Minister of Haiti since last Friday, economist Fritz-Alphonse Jean is having the fight of his life as he is looking for confirmation and a vote of confidence in front in of the Parliament. The main problem for Fritz Jean is that the groups that currently supports him in both don't old majority and his only chance to receive the votes that he needs is to negotiate or to enter into the game of give and take. Also it is important to say that at this time the main players are the various blocks openly of secretly supporting the political party of former President Michel Martelly, PHTK and the various factions of the Lavalas. In term of negotiation, things like bags of rice, ministerial positions and even money have been offered, in some instances taken in order to either support the candidacy of Fritz Jean for Prime minister or in the case of the opposition, to influence the votes of members of the parliaments to vote against the nomination.

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FLASH - Five people in one family died in Campech, Belle Ville due to flooding

We just learned that five(5) people in one family died last night (November 19, 2015). The location is in campech, block Belle ville in petion-Ville. Authorities were able to find three of the dead and are still looking for two more. Protection civil has been notified to put everything in place to find the remaining bodies and bring assistance to the victims.

Haitian Kreyol:
Nou jis te aprann ke senk (5) moun ki nan yon sèl fanmi mouri yè swa (19 Novanm, 2015). Kote a se nan campech, blòk Belle ville nan Petion-Ville. Otorite yo te kapab jwenn twa nan moun ki mouri yo, epi yo toujou ap chèche de lot yo. Pwoteksyon sivil te avize pou yo mete tout bagay nan plas pou yo jwenn lot kò yo ki rete epi pote asistans pou viktim yo.

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A Plan for drought, flood control, Agricultural in Haiti

There is a crisis in the making in Haiti and surprisingly enough, not too many people are talking about it. The country has been in the middle of a severe drought that caused acute water shortages and weakened even further our food supply. As a result, food prices in Haiti have gone to the roof while increasing hunger among the poor.

Things are not getting better at all in Haiti:
It has been estimated that over thirty percent of the Haitian population is moving into food insecurity. Prices of food in Haiti have increased by as much as 60 percent since April, according to some observers. Another thing that has made matter worst is the depreciation of the Haitian gourde. This has contributed to the rise in the price of most food consumed by the population.

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You can now travel the streets of Cap-Haitian by Boat, thanks to flood

The flood of November 2014 brought a new reality to the people in Cap-Haitian. Instead of getting a car, bicycle or a "Bourette", people now realized that they might want to invest in a boat and leave it at home or in their back yard. The use of a boat can actually become very useful in the city specially during flood that tend to occur more frequently.

Whether it is caused by lack of maintenance on the part of the Haitian government in these rivers around the city, a neglect from the public sector to manage garbage collected by the citizens of Cap-Haitian and that the people have no choice but to dispose of their garbage in the streets or it is just an effect of the global warming, we need to get ready.

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Eight death, Over 1200 homes flooded in Cap-Haitien as a result of Heavy rain

The heavy rain that prevented American Airlines from landing in Cap-Haitian on Monday caused much more problems than that. It caused eight death on Monday.

According to local official, four people drowned while attempting to cross a swollen river. One was electrocuted with a live power line. Three children died in Port-au-Prince when a home fell on them. The wall of the home collapsed in Fontamara 27, killing 3 children

It was also reported that over 1,200 homes were flooded in the city of Cap-Haitien. Many animals and crops have been lost. Flood was also reported in Limonade, Grande-Rivière-du-Nord and Petite-Ance

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Morne Hospital, on the heights of Martissant in Port-au-Prince

There was no other multi- faceted development program ever before in Haiti like the work of watershed management in the Morne Hospital area. The primary object of the project was to reduce flood risks in the Morne Hospital and its surrounding area. Every year even a slightest rain used to cause real danger in the slopping alluvial areas and many other parts of Port-au-Prince.

The project under the program employed over 4,035 people living in the downstream areas. In addition to reducing flood risks and risks to human lives, the project was unmatched in offering many other benefits like creation of jobs, creating awareness to protect environment, reduction of community violence, improving health condition and strengthening the internal drainage of the city.

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Limbe, A Historic Haitian City

Limbé is located in Haiti's Nord Department. In the Limbe Arrondissement, it is a municipality inhabited by 32200 inhabitants as per 2003 census. After Cap Haitien it is the second most important city. Bas-Limbe and Limbe are the two communes which include other seven rural sections. It is located to the north of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince at a distance of 220 km. L'Acul-du-Nord, Bas-Limbé, Cap-Haïtien, Port-Margot and Plaisance are the neighboring cities and towns to access from Limbe.

From where does Limbe derives its strength

Limbe city derives its strength and a base of diverse agriculture from the Limbe River. Near the sea in Bas-Limber, rice is produced and in the city's surrounding areas, mango, coffee, banana and fruits of other kinds are produced.

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