Warning: preg_match() [function.preg-match]: Unknown modifier 't' in /home/content/16/9506716/html/wp-content/plugins/mobile-website-builder-for-wordpress-by-dudamobile/dudamobile.php on line 603
2010 November 25 | Activist News

The Road to World War 3

  More »

Edward Snowden

Open Letter To Obama

July 26, 2013 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Re: Civil Disobedience, Edward J. Snowden, and the Constitution Dear Mr. President: You are acutely aware More »


U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

Huffington Post July 1, 2013 By Mark Gongloff Big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of less than 13 percent in 2010, according to a new study — or More »

jeff olsen

Man Tried for Chalk Drawings Found Not Guilty

NBC San Diego July 1, 2013 By Christina London The man accused of vandalism for drawing with chalk outside banks has been found not guilty on all charges. A jury returned its More »


The Bigger Story Behind the AP Spying Scandal

Washington’s Blog/Global Research May 20, 2012 By George Washington Attack on the Press You know that the Department of Justice tapped scores of phone lines at the Associated Press. You might have More »

Daily Archives: November 25, 2010

Haiti ‘facing cholera treatment shortages’

November 24, 2010

Haiti needs at least 1,000 more nurses and 100 doctors to stem deaths from its cholera epidemic, the UN’s top humanitarian official has said.

Health workers in Haiti are also having to cope with shortages of almost all necessary equipment, Valerie Amos said during a visit to the country.

The Haitian government says more than 1,400 people have died.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has announced a $10m (£6.3m) emergency grant for Haiti.

In Haiti, the UN humanitarian chief said doctors and nurses across Haiti were overwhelmed and their efforts were being hampered by dire shortages of necessary supplies, from soap to body bags.

“We clearly need to do more,” Baroness Amos told the Reuters news agency during a visit to the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.

“But it’s not just money, it’s crucially people, in terms of getting more doctors, nurses, more people who can help with the awareness-raising and getting information out there,” she said.

The UN would reach out to countries and aid organisations with the potential to rapidly supply medical staff, she said – for example Cuba, which already has about 400 doctors and other health workers in Haiti.

“We have to control the outbreak and we have to bring down the percentage of people who are dying, and we have to do that as a matter of urgency.”

UN officials have said that the international response to an appeal for $164m to help combat the cholera epidemic in Haiti has been insufficient.

Announcing its grant of $10m in emergency aid to Haiti, the World Bank said the cash was to be used partly to support non-profit organisations.

Officials in Haiti say that more than 25,000 people are being treated in hospital with cholera symptoms and that the epidemic is spreading twice as fast as had been estimated.

A spokesman for the aid organisation Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) told the BBC the disease was spreading so fast that whenever MSF opened a new treatment centre it immediately filled up with patients.

Full Article Here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11835859