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Haitian volunteers help fellow villagers fight cholera

In Artibonite, one of the areas in Haiti where cholera has hit hardest, volunteer-staffed centers that distribute oral rehydration solutions are making it easier for people to get the help they need.

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In Haiti: fighting cholera with education and clean water

On Sunday, Julie Schindall, an Oxfam press officer, traveled to Haiti's cholera-stricken province of Artibonite with numbers on her mind: Only half of the the country's population had access to clean drinking water before the January 12 earthquake. Here's her account.

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Far from home, a crisis reverberates

For Miami's Haitian community, Haiti is still home. And even in the face of enormous challenges, they believe their country will emerge stronger.

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A journey to Zimbabwe with Emile Hirsch

I realized it had been an important day for Emile, too: He was beginning to understand the context of people's lives, how they cope, and the importance of supporting them when their options run out.