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Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

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Waves crash against the seawall in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

At least eight reported killed as unprecedented hurricane continues towards Haiti, Cuba, and possibly Florida, leaving devastation in its wake

September 7, 2017 — The death toll from Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has risen to eight as the category 5 storm advanced across the northern Caribbean towards the US mainland on early Thursday morning. Continue reading Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

Where is Hurricane Irma heading? Mapping the path of destruction

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Track the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean as it heads towards Florida

September 7, 2017 — Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has been advancing across the northern Caribbean, leaving a trail of devastation in its path, and at least eight dead. Continue reading Where is Hurricane Irma heading? Mapping the path of destruction

Irma is ‘extremely dangerous’ Category Five hurricane – NHC

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Irma is expected to make landfall along the string of French islands that includes Guadeloupe late Tuesday before heading to Haiti and Florida

MIAMI, USA (Sept. 6, 2017) — Irma picked up strength and has become an “extremely dangerous” Category Five hurricane as it approached the Caribbean on Tuesday, September 5, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center reported. Continue reading Irma is ‘extremely dangerous’ Category Five hurricane – NHC

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

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The Tamera site covers 330 acres in southern Portugal and is home to 200 people. Photograph: Nigel Dickinson

Tamera’s ecology experts transformed an area at risk of desertification – and say they can do the same anywhere in the world

March 7, 2017 — The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth. But 20 years ago this land was arid and barren, and farming was a struggle. Continue reading Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Aid

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Guards raise the Haitian national flag outside the quake-destroyed ruins of the Presidential Palace on November 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Haiti’s cholera death toll passed 1,000, including dozens of deaths in the teeming capital, as the epidemic showed no sign of abating just two weeks ahead of presidential elections. AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

The resilience of the Haitian people has endured through years of natural disasters

January 12, 2017 — On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, claiming up to 316,000 lives and displacing more than 1.5 million people. Today ― seven years later ― 2.5 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid, according to a new report from the United Nations.  Continue reading 7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Aid

Haiti Is Facing A Humanitarian Crisis We Can Solve — So Why Aren’t We

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An estimated 1.4 million people are in need of assistance, many without food, safe water, shelter or basic health services, and children are often the most vulnerable

November 1, 2016 — Of the many humanitarian crises challenging the world today, none is as solvable as the human disaster that Hurricane Matthew has wrought in southwestern Haiti. The threats to human life in Haiti’s Sud and Grand Anse departments are entirely within our grasp to address immediately: starvation, Continue reading Haiti Is Facing A Humanitarian Crisis We Can Solve — So Why Aren’t We

EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti

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DROUGHT. A young girl carries water from a well to her house in a village called Pernier, a 30-minute drive from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on February 17, 2016. According to the World Food Program, 3.6 million Haitians face food insecurity after 3 consecutive years of drought. File photo by Bahare Khodabande/EPA

The funding includes 12.2 million euros for food and drinking water to more than 400,000 Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The European Union said Friday, April 29, it was giving an additional 38 million euros in cash aid to Haiti, which is combatting drought and a migration crisis with neighboring Dominican Republic. Continue reading EU announces additional 38 million euros in aid for Haiti