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2010-08-17 15:27:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), co-chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and President Bill Clinton, today reaffirmed its goals and priorities and announced a set of projects at its second Board meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. To date, the Commission has received more than $1.6 billion in new project proposals that span across all aspects of Haiti's recovery and development, from agriculture and education, to water and...

2010-08-13 09:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC PLUS, SA, the first full-service home improvement and construction supply store of its kind in Haiti, has opened a 30,000 square foot facility stocked with more than 10,000 items. Located on Port-au-Prince's Boulevard du 15 Octobre, less than a kilometer from the new American Embassy, MSC Plus is stocked with a broad range of construction and home improvement supplies to assist with Haiti's vast reconstruction needs. "The country...

2010-08-11 06:40:00

Fuller Center building permanent homes for earthquake victims AMERICUS, Ga., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six months following the earthquake that destroyed Haiti's capital city, The Fuller Center for Housing is raising permanent shelter to give some of the 1.6 million displaced Haitians a place to call home. The Fuller Center is asking for volunteer teams to travel to Haiti and help build homes. "We're ready to build houses down here," Billy Ponko, Director of Operations in Haiti...

2010-08-02 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross last week sent an emergency shipment of blood to Haiti to help alleviate the temporary blood shortage in hospitals in that country's capital. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 150 units of blood, which arrived earlier last week in Port-au-Prince, have been distributed to two hospitals in the area through the Haitian...

2010-07-09 12:28:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly six months after the 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti, International Medical Corps continues to prioritize long-term integrated primary health care services, including mental health, as key to helping hundreds of thousands of Haitians who remain vulnerable and displaced. "The acute emergency is over but the risk for an outbreak of communicable disease is still very real," says Dr. Jojo Cangao, International Medical Corps...

2010-06-23 07:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to spur economic revitalization in Haiti, Bob Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies (RLJ), today announced a strategic relationship with Global Building Solutions, LLC, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCL) and Haiti-based WIN Group, to build two structured insulated panel (SIP) manufacturing facilities that will provide construction materials for building housing and critical infrastructure in and around Port-Au-Prince, Cap...

2010-05-18 09:25:00

-- Aid agency says disaster risk reduction must be part of Haiti's long-term strategy -- Children are most vulnerable in disasters; can also be critical part of community preparedness PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision, the international Christian relief agency, is concerned that the upcoming hurricane season in Haiti could create a secondary disaster for Haitians and urges the Government of Haiti and the international community to include disaster risk...

2010-05-13 15:29:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haitian farmers, who otherwise may not have had sufficient seeds to plant this season in their earthquake-ravaged country, are receiving help from a unique public and private partnership to provide access to high-quality, conventional hybrid corn and vegetable seeds in time for this planting season. The Haitian Ministry of Agriculture approved a donation from U.S.-based Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) to Haitian farmers of $4...

2010-04-21 16:48:00

Press Invited to Attend In Person ASPEN, Colo., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Aspen Writers' Foundation: What: High school students in Port-au-Prince and New Orleans will share personal stories of family, landscape, and cultural and emotional differences via live videoconferencing as part of this modern-day pen pal project. Through the use of storytelling, creative writing, and the visual arts, this cross-cultural exchange is designed to help...

2010-04-12 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today issued a three-month progress report on its efforts in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake and described its plans to support Haiti's recovery over the next three to five years by investing in shelter, water, sanitation, livelihoods, disaster preparedness and health programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) "While the crisis in Haiti is far from over, you can see many signs of...


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