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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 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. Service from JFK to Port-au-Prince will expand to five times weekly, effective June 10. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) "As part of a long-standing commitment to the Caribbean basin, Delta looks forward to once...

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...

2010-02-23 19:17:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- International relief and development agency World Vision has been awarded a $19 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help families and communities in Haiti affected by the devastating January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince. USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance selected World Vision for the year-long grant to provide shelter, economic recovery activities, and water, sanitation and hygiene activities at six...

2010-02-23 09:00:00

Efforts to Establish Temporary Civilian Mail Distribution Site Continue WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service is delivering letters and packages bound for members of the U.S. Armed Forces deployed to Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response. The initial wave of military mail is flowing into Toussaint Louverture International Airport at Port-au-Prince in coordination with the Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) to support the overall USAID effort in...

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2010-02-23 08:46:19

A five-person team sent to evaluate damage from the devastating magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 found no surface evidence of the fault that might have caused the quake, but installed four instruments to measure aftershocks and help pinpoint the epicenter. University of Washington civil and environmental engineering professor Marc Eberhard led the team that provided engineering support to the United States Southern Command, responsible for all U.S. military activities in...

2010-02-16 12:46:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines will resume service into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, beginning Friday, Feb. 19. The first flight will depart from American's hub at Miami International Airport at 6:40 a.m. EST, arriving at Port-au-Prince at 8:35 a.m. EST. This flight marks the first commercial passenger aircraft into Haiti since the earthquake that devastated the country on Jan. 12. "All of us at American Airlines and American Eagle have been eager to...

2010-02-12 13:26:00

-- World Vision survey finds more than half of Haiti's displaced fear robbery, rape -- As rainy season approaches, poor weather highlights need for secure shelter for families -- World Vision encourages U.N. and Haitian government to focus on crime-prevention strategies PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Haiti's homeless are in need of protection and shelter says humanitarian agency World Vision after a new survey finds that more than half of respondents said they...

2010-02-10 15:56:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bright Hope, a Christian non-profit mission organization bringing Hope to those living on less than a $1 a day has been serving the Haiti area for over 15 years. With over 40 churches in their partner network, they are strategically positioned to carry out their Haiti Disaster Relief plan through the indigenous churches. USAID and OCHA reports estimate the number of Internally Displaced People (IDP's) is over 1,100,000, with...

2010-02-09 17:21:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haitian Economic Development Foundation today announced that Electricite d'Haiti, the government-owned electric utility, has restored electrical power to a section of earthquake ravaged Port Au Prince. The restoration of approximately 10 Megawatts of power from one of the utility's main power plants will service approximately 2,000 homes in the Northeastern part of Port Au Prince. "From a practical, as well as an emotional perspective,...