Tweet Growing Haiti is a South-South collaboration which focuses on strengthening Haitian women and families via sustainable micro gardening initiatives. With the support of friends and family, Mark Jacobs- a Guyanese farmer, writer, and educator has been working with Haitian people growing vegetables and other sustainable agriculture related initiatives. One of the main focus is [...]
From Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) a report on the deplorable condition of cholera related healthcare in four departments in Haiti. Part of the problem is that increasingly over the past 18 months cholera has been downgraded to a ‘development’ issue rather than an emergency one. However as the report states there has been an increase in mortality rates of 4% in 2012. Another factor which has the potential to exacerbate the cholera situation is the reduction of DINEPA staff responsible for all aspects of monitoring water and sanitation in the ‘official’ camps.
After 14 years, Nigerian courts have ordered the government to pay compensation to Odi Town in the sum of nearly $240 million within 21 days. He described the attack on Odi as
“brazen violation of the fundamental human rights of the victims to movement, life and to own property and live peacefully in their ancestral home.”
land grabs taking place across the global south including across Africa – see here and here and the push towards water privatization. There are two additional ‘disturbing trends’ around the supply and access to water. The first is the multinationals and banks buying up water, lakes, water rights, acquirers and water technology.