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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,...

2010-02-09 11:55:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WIN Group, the Haitian enterprise that owns and operates Terminal Varreux in Port-au-Prince, and SEACOR Holdings Inc. (SEACOR) (NYSE: CKH) today announced that emergency repairs have enabled crucial tanker shipments of fuel to resume to Haiti. Restoration of Terminal Varreux's marine operations included the installation of an interim vessel mooring system, the repair and testing of critical piping systems and the revision of...

2010-02-08 17:21:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Four weeks after the catastrophic quake, Haiti's survivors face more than just staggering physical needs such as food and shelter, World Vision said today. More than 9 out of 10 people the humanitarian agency spoke to had lost loved ones--including friends, extended family or close family -- and need to make time for grieving and establish normal routines in order to recover, the Christian aid group said. Access to the basics of life and some...

2010-02-06 15:24:00

FilterPure Director to Shave Head in Solidarity with Haitian Earthquake victims PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- FilterPure and their partners Global Effect and other NGOs announced today a ground breaking ceremony in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti for a new water filtration factory. The FilterPure factory will employ Haitians to build, manufacture and distribute the FilterPure filters that eliminate 99.9% of antimicrobial contaminants that cause water-borne illnesses and deaths....

2010-02-05 06:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Haiti telecom operator Voila has been busy since the January 12 earthquake providing local and international service to over a million Haitian customers and thousands of incoming relief workers. However, Voila technicians are also assisting a host of agencies - from the US Coast Guard to international NGOs - to set up or restore public safety communications networks and to launch new text services tailored specifically for disaster relief....

2010-02-02 09:22:00

About half of Haiti's population is under 18: leaders must count them in now for better future Education, health, protection of children will be crucial to Haiti's rebuilding plans PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As aid workers continue to provide relief to Haiti's quake survivors, Haitian and global leaders as well as international development groups look toward longer-term recovery for the country. However, humanitarian group World Vision urges those...

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2010-02-01 14:01:47

Amid all the commentary focused on the historic tragedy in Haiti, a tough but important fact has gone virtually unmentioned, according to a nationally recognized expert on disasters at the University of Colorado at Boulder. "What is missing from the tragedy of disaster, and our response to it, is the recognition that disasters are preventable, that it is within the power of societies and communities to prevent or at least minimize the devastation disasters cause," said Kathleen Tierney,...

2010-01-30 22:15:00

- World Vision to feed 400,000 as part of joint distribution starting today - In partnership with World Food Program, agencies to reach some 1.6 million people - World Vision explains precautions taken to ensure distributions protect families' safety, dignity PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision will join seven other aid agencies today to begin a massive distribution of food provided by the World Food Program. The distribution effort, with support of the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'