Entries by cornelia walther

Eliminating Cholera from Haiti – The last mile is the most difficult

Port-au-Prince, 7 April 2018: “It could be one of the most important activities happening in Haiti now,” states Michel Ange, team leader of one of the 58 rapid response teams working relentlessly to eliminate cholera in Haiti. “We are saving lives, educating the local population around hygiene practices, and helping to eradicate a killer bacterium.” In 2017, […]

The Deputy Secretary General of the UN and the Special Envoy for Haiti visit UNICEF’s Cholera frontline teams

      The Deputy Secretary General of the UN and the Special Envoy for Haiti visit UNICEF’s Cholera frontline teams Haiti, St Michel-de-l’Atalaye, November 4th 2017 – On the occasion of a three-day visit to Haiti, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Ms. Amina J. Mohammed and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for […]

Using precious hours before Irma hits

Irma is moving towards the West at a speed of 24 km/h, with torrential rain, storm surges and life-threatening winds along her path. Tales of destruction have started to trickle in from islands on her way. In Barbuda ninety per cent of all buildings are reported as destroyed or severely damaged; telecommunication systems in the island are down and power supply remains off.

Six months after hurricane Matthew changed the life of 1.1 million children in Haiti

Since Hurricane Matthew’s devastating landfall, children in the most-affected departments of Grand’Anse and South have seen more pain and destruction than anyone should live through. And yet, throughout there was a fine line of light. The courage of their parents and those who were present to support them.