Latest Port-au-Prince Stories

2010-08-11 06:40:00

Fuller Center building permanent homes for earthquake victims AMERICUS, Ga., Aug.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

2010-03-16 13:29:00

ATLANTA, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will resume service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, three times weekly beginning April 3, 2010.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.