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2011-08-03 15:24:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Tropical Storm Emily approaches Haiti and the Dominican Republic today, World Vision is deeply concerned for vulnerable families, and particularly children, who are still living in temporary camps in Port au Prince. Some 630,000 people are still living in camps, many lacking safe shelter and living in areas without adequate drainage. "People living in unsafe housing will be the worst affected if flooding hits," warned World...

2011-03-02 10:30:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 2, 1971, an American Airlines Boeing 707 aircraft departed from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), headed for Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. When the 707 landed, it marked a major milestone for American - its first flight to Haiti. Forty years later, American and American Eagle, its regional affiliate, continue to serve Haiti, which is considered one of the airlines' global "hometowns," with...

2011-01-19 14:14:39

One year ago, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from the UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble. A team led by University of Arizona earthquake engineer Robert B. Fleischman, associate professor in the UA department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, traveled to Haiti in 2010 to examine earthquake damage to buildings in...

2011-01-14 10:05:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (PAP), on June 9, 2011, subject to government approval. Initially flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, converting to daily service on July 1, 2011. The approximately four-hour flight (CO703) will depart Newark at 9:25...

2011-01-07 17:18:00

Architecture for Humanity's Progress A Year in Review -Haiti School Initiative Focus PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding after a natural disaster anywhere has its major challenges. The anniversary of any disaster offers a moment to reflect, no more so than in Haiti where more than 1,000,000 people remain displaced a year after the 7.0 earthquake destroyed lives and livelihoods. Even in the best case scenario rebuilding takes years. In Haiti, violence,...

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