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2012-02-20 09:04:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A cruise ship may soon call at Port-Au-Prince, the first such visit in Haiti after a quarter of a century, a milestone that Minister of the Interior Thierry Mayard-Paul welcomed Friday at a gathering in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the organizers of the cruise that combines tourism with volunteer work, seeing this as another instance of sustainable development for the Caribbean nation's economy, "breathing new life" into the tourism sector....

2011-10-20 07:30:00

Brings message of hope, resilience, optimism and thanks WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Haitian Inspiration Tour," featuring a group of amputee soccer players from Haiti known as Team Zaryen, comes to the New York City area this Thursday and Friday, following three days in Washington, D.C., where the team held clinics for wounded American service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and at the facilities of Washington's professional soccer...

2011-01-06 10:26:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the one year anniversary of the devastating Haitian earthquake approaches, every child who lost an arm or leg in that calamity has the hope for a more normal life thanks to a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and run by Project Medishare. Representatives from Project Medishare and the Knights of Columbus - as well as child amputees who have benefited from the program - will be available on January 10 from 11:00 AM...

2010-10-25 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a growing number of cholera cases in Haiti and the potential threat of mass illness reaching the Haitian capital, the Red Cross network is attempting to contain the outbreak to the areas where it started, while also stepping up prevention efforts in Port-au-Prince. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The center of the outbreak is in the...

2010-10-22 17:26:00

Humanitarian Community Mobilized to Prevent Spread NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, Haitian President Rene Preval confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the rural Artibonite region of the country, with 142 deaths reported and an estimated 1,000 people infected. Artibonite, approximately 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, was affected by the devastating January 12th earthquake, and currently hosts thousands of displaced people who lost their homes in the quake. The...

2010-10-22 10:40:00

Aid agency says if outbreak reaches Port-au-Prince camps, results could be "disastrous" PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision is responding to Haiti's cholera outbreak, sending urgently needed medical supplies to respond to the sick and support already overstretched hospitals and clinics. Hundreds of liters of rehydration fluids, water treatments, medicines and hospital supplies were transported to the Central Plateau on Thursday. Hospitals are overwhelmed...

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2010-04-06 07:55:44

NSF graduate research fellow Starry Sprenkle describes life and her ecological research project in Haiti, and the impact of the devastating earthquake Two months ago, I was in 'quarantine' with my Haitian husband's family in their home above Port-au-Prince. The chaos in the city, following the devastating earthquake of January 12, forced us to stay close to the house, ration food, and cut branches of trees to make charcoal for cooking. But our suffering was minimal compared to that of the...

2010-03-16 06:59:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the desperate need for new and expanded port infrastructure to serve earthquake recovery efforts, as well as to address the long-term shipping needs of the country, Haiti-based WIN Group and South Florida-based Sante Holding today announced having reached an agreement to re-develop Terminal Varreux, S.A. in Port-Au-Prince, the largest privately-owned shipping terminal and port facility in Haiti. The fourth generation WIN Group...

2010-01-19 10:05:00

LONDON, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Port au Prince and hundreds more are due to arrive later today. The ShelterBox Response Team of David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK), who have been in Haiti's capital since Thursday, took delivery of the first ShelterBoxes at Port au Prince airport yesterday. The team say twelve of these boxes will be used to build an emergency field hospital at the airport. 'We are helping build...

2010-01-18 19:23:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 25 years KIDS has responded to disaster. Last week's 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti is no exception, and over 20 containers of donations - NEW apparel; shoes; blankets; diapers; water; underwear and other necessities - are being secured and delivered through Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) and the organization's long-term partners who are on the ground in Haiti. "Twenty containers of relief supplies from K.I.D.S have...