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2010-01-27 05:30:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Trilogy International Partners and its Haitian wireless company, Voila, are moving quickly to answer dramatically increased demands for communications services within Haiti and globally. The international long distance (ILD) capacity of the system will be doubled within a few days to handle unprecedented call volumes between Haiti and other countries. Meanwhile, work is under way in Port-au-Prince to restore coverage where cell sites have been...

2010-01-26 14:29:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran World Relief's first shipment of health kits and layettes to Haiti has arrived safely. "Our partners at Church World Service (CWS) have confirmed the shipment has arrived and will be distributed immediately to the people who need it," says Trevor Knoblich, LWR's Program Coordinator for Emergency Response. The shipment, sent jointly by LWR and CWS, contained health kits and layettes from LWR, and blankets and medicine from CWS. The...

2010-01-26 14:51:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Pascale Wagner, a member of Project Concern International (PCI)'s Emergency Response Team, returning to her native country of Haiti has been a tumultuous yet inspiring experience. Many of her family members and friends lived through the catastrophic January 12 earthquake, including her 81-year-old father. "My father has refused to leave the house and has stayed behind - there was no convincing him to leave," said Wagner. "His argument is...

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2010-01-26 07:50:55

Geoscientists will collect crucial data for future hazard assessment A team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is returning to Haiti this week to investigate the cause of the January 12, magnitude 7 earthquake there. The geologists will collect crucial data to assess whether the quake could trigger another major event to the east or west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. Eric Calais, a Purdue University geophysicist leading the team, said that most aftershocks occur within...

2010-01-26 00:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In continuing efforts to send aid to Haiti, a late night flight piloted by Hollywood celebrity John Travolta took off from Tampa carrying 50 doctors and over 7,000 pounds of medical supplies, the Embassy of Haiti and the Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee announced today. On the return trip, Travolta brought Haitian-Americans home to the United States to reunite them with their families. "I would like to thank Mr. John Travolta for the...

2010-01-25 17:26:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bright Hope's team on the ground in Haiti has accomplished amazing work to save the lives of Haitians. Having served the area for over 15 years, Bright Hope's network of pastors, churches and partners are uniquely qualified to tend to the most urgent and specialized needs of the Haitian people. Over the past 10 days, a coordinated effort consisting of 40 Pastors in the Port-au-Prince and Pignon areas have partnered to distribute...

2010-01-25 15:24:00

PIH spokespeople in Haiti and Boston available to provide additional insight on the situation BOSTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday saw a breakthrough in delivering more desperately needed medical equipment and supplies to help treat, diagnose, and monitor patients. Thanks to support from GE, a plane brought 4 anesthesia machines, 5 x-ray machines, 10 patient monitors, 10 ultra-sound machines, as well as technicians to help set up and operate this equipment, among other...

2010-01-25 12:11:00

Aid agency says comparisons to 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami inaccurate, misleading Global shift toward urbanization will set new paradigms for disaster response World Vision announces increased funding commitment for Haiti relief to $50 million in the United States to scale up massive, long-term relief effort PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The potential death toll and high-visibility of Haiti's deadly earthquake have sparked comparisons to the 2004 Indian Ocean...

2010-01-25 11:28:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WIN Group, the Haitian conglomerate that owns and operates Terminal Varreux in Port-au-Prince, situated just five miles from the epicenter of the January 12 earthquake, and SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) (SEACOR) have launched an emergency response project to enable the crucial marine terminal to resume receiving bulk fuel and containerized cargoes thereby replenishing the stricken country's rapidly dwindling supplies of gasoline,...

2010-01-24 15:45:00

*** PIH spokespeople in Haiti and Boston available to provide additional insight on the situation *** BOSTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early this morning, Partners In Health co-founder and Executive Director Ophelia Dahl filed a report from Haiti, where she is currently visiting PIH operations in Port-au-Prince and at the 12 functioning facilities outside the capital city that have served as the foundation of our response to the disaster. Her report highlighted the remarkable...