Haiti Seeks Aid in Catastrophic Floods

Sep 5, 2008
With the mainstream news largely riveted on the U.S. election campaign and convention mania, little attention has been paid to the aftermath of the series of storms that rocked the Caribbean this past month. Flooding in Haiti has put 600,000 people at serious risk as hunger and disease rise in what Haitian President Rene Preval calls a "catastrophe."

U.S. Withholds Loans in Water-Starved Haiti

Jun 25, 2008
The US is under heavy criticism by human rights groups for withholding funds for clean water projects in Haiti as leverage for U-led political reform in the country A total of $54 million in loans to Haitians -- 70 percent of whom already lack daily access to potable water -- is being delayed.