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2017 Kaiser Family Foundation

Dec 13, 2017 Associated Press/VOA News: UNICEF: 400,000 Congo Children Suffering Severe Malnutrition (12/12). New York Times: Fingerprints of Russian Disinformation: From AIDS to Fake News (Qiu, 12/12). New York Times: Tending to Haiti's Dead (Porter, 12/13). Pharmaceutical Executive: Fighting the


Go hard or go home?

South Florida Haitian Americans, still adjusting to the Trump administration's decision to end protections for Haitian nationals, are shifting their attention to strategies they believe will help at least in the short term. The announcement by Washington to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS)


TPS: What it is and how it's changing

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is determining the future residency of more than 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians who have been in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status program. Q: WHAT IS TPS? TPS is meant to provide short-term protection from deportation for people


Cirque du Soleil founder buys trio of warehouses in Little Haiti

Lyle Chariff, Mauricio Zapata, warehouses in Little Haiti (Credit: Chariff Realty Group) Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte is betting big on Miami. The Canadian theater impresario paid $6.9 million cash for a trio of new warehouses at 300, 310 and 320 Northeast 60th Street in Little Haiti, The


Increased Focus on Forced Return of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Puts Many in Peril

From the United States, Germany, and Greece to Kenya, Iran, and the Dominican Republic, national governments in 2017 reinforced their determination to return unwelcome migrants and, in some cases, refugees to their countries of origin. As the political and economic costs of protracted or seemingly u


Crawford County residents 'carol for a cause'

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - Talk about putting your talents to good use! In Crawford County, people are singing for a reason! This year, that reason is the Harper family, who has embarked on an incredible journey. Wife and Mother Kim Harper says, "We had gone to an orphanage and there were s


A touch of warmth in time for the holidays

It was cold, very cold. Despite temperatures hovering near freezing, Julie Whitfield and Shiril Jackson were warmed by their excitement of being able to help others keep warm. By 7:15 a.m. Monday, the two women, who work in the Wayne County Clerk of Court office, were tying scarves on trees and pole


Dr. Dean Lorich: 5 Things To Know About The Celebrity Surgeon Found Dead

Dr. Dean Lorich was known as a gifted surgeon before his tragic death in NYC. Learn more about the doctor, who once saved Bono, here. 1. He was found dead on December 10: Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was discovered dead by his 11-year-old daughter in their Park Avenue apartment in New York City. The little


Rochester native holds fundraiser to send students on Haiti mission trip

NFL linebacker and Rochester native Quentin Gause said he was profoundly affected by his own visit to Haiti. Now his organization, "Next Level and Beyond," is looking to help both the Haitians and some Rochester area students by sending the students on a trip to get a better understanding of the bro


4 years later, stranded charity shipment back in W. MI

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) - A shipping container filled with relief supplies that never arrived in Haiti is back in West Michigan, four years later. The 40-foot-long shipping container arrived in the Grand Rapids area around 8:30 a.m. Monday, after a weekend on the road from Miami, Florida. Target 8 has


The swamp after the storm

Homes and other buildings destroyed by Hurricane Maria lie in ruins in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 28. Much of the country is still without power. Facing unanswerable criticism from members of Congress and the Federal Emergency Relief Agency back in November, the governor of Puerto Rico canceled


Hamilton junior joins U17 U.S. Women's National Soccer Team for training

Bria Schrotenboer, a junior at Hamilton High School, has joined the U17 United States Women's National Soccer Team in camp this week. Schrotenboer, who is from Holland and plays club for Midwest United, is in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, for training with USWNT beginning Monday. The week includes a pair


My Father's Earthquake Survival Story is Why Haitians Need Temporary Protective Status

In this op-ed, writer Fabienne Josaphat details her father's experience as a survivor of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, and explain the need for Temporary Protective Status in the U.S. for other survivors. Weeks before my father passed away from a brain tumor, I gave him a thumbs up to reassure him as his


Singing for girls in Haiti

Marj Desius was a survivor of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. She now uses inspiring music videos to reach over a millions viewers through Facebook and YouTube. She has performed with artists like Tim McGraw and Alex Boye. Her motto is "music for a purpose," and wants to u


France Recalls Baby Milk Formula Worldwide Over Fear of Salmonella Contamination

"Nearly 7,000 tons" of baby milk formula made by the French company Lactalis has been recalled over fear of salmonella contamination. The recall affects all products made at a factory in Craon in northwest France since February 15, 2017, including some meant for export to Britain, China, Greece, Hai


B'nai Brith International

Location: New York, NYCategory: Advocacy or Public ServiceDaniel Mariaschin Executive VP B'nai B'rith International is a Jewish service organization that supports charitable causes, human rights and Jewish continuity. Founded in 1843, the organization is the oldest of its kind still operating today.


Haitian folk singer who had sharp words for politicians dies in Miami Beach

Manno Charlemagne, whose acerbic folk songs about Haitian politics kept him in exile - often in South Florida - for much of his life, died Sunday in a Miami Beach hospital where he was being treated for cancer. The death of Charlemagne, 69, prompted Haitian President Jovenel Mose to pause in an offi


Created in the Corridor: One Mission

As people go about their holiday shopping many are also deciding on charitable causes they hope to support without breaking their budget. If you're looking to adopt a cause as you shop for Christmas, you can do both at One Mission Created in the Corridor. "It really was sort of a 'back of the napkin


Brooklyn organizations launch campaign to combat human trafficking

"Restavek is what human trafficking looks like in Haiti." December 10 is Human Rights Day. Now, a group of Brooklyn community leaders is focusing on sex trafficking in the Haitian community to raise awareness to help the victims. "Human trafficking is not a Haitian issue. It's a human issue," Fabio


Thousand Oaks third graders continue to raise money for Nepal schools

It isn't often you find a 5-year-old willing to ask for donations to go toward disaster relief for her sixth birthday - but that's just what Harmony Pandey did. Harmony wanted to help the children of Nepal after the 2015 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country and turned many homes, sch