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2012-06-15 23:02:05

God's Children Ministries (a Christian relief and development charity) working in Haiti and the Dominican Republic is grateful for the generosity of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the support from the Jordanian battalion in many areas, including the intervention immediately following the earthquake. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Since the January 12 earthquake, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has sent two C130 aircraft with relief supplies to assist international efforts. In...

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...

2010-01-13 19:03:00

Commits $1 million and Appeals for Support of UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ted Turner today issued the following statement in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti: "Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti last night. We offer condolences to the families of those Haitians, UN peacekeepers and other international staff who have suffered tremendous losses. We are...

2006-08-01 15:55:39

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced plans on Tuesday to visit Haiti as he advised the Security Council against cutting back the U.N. peacekeeping mission there after elections last February. The U.N. mission now numbering nearly 7,100 troops and 1,700 police was sent into Haiti in June 2004 to support an interim government installed after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile under international pressure. After new...

2006-06-15 15:33:56

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Armed gangs have targeted police officers in a new outbreak of violence that has killed 12 people in Haiti, including three policemen, in the last five days, a police spokesman said on Thursday. "These attacks were not carried out at random," said police spokesman Frantz Leurebours. "The police have particularly been targeted in this increase of criminal activities." Several other police officers have escaped assassination...

2006-06-08 17:45:44

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - U.N. troops and gangs exchanged gunfire in Haiti's largest slum in the first such clash in months, and witnesses said on Thursday that three people were killed. The shooting occurred late on Wednesday in Cite Soleil, the vast seaside slum on the northern edge of the capital that was the scene of routine gunfights between gangs and foreign troops last year, but had been relatively peaceful since before Haiti's February 7...

2006-05-21 11:22:16

By Tom Brown PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The volatile situation in Haiti's largest and most violent slum could prove a major obstacle for President Rene Preval as he seeks to stabilize his country and put it on a democratic path. Preval appealed for peace in the troubled Caribbean nation last Sunday as he was inaugurated as Haiti's first democratically elected leader since Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled an armed revolt more than two years ago. But leaders of gangs in Cite Soleil,...

2006-02-28 16:32:41

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - At least three people died and more than 50 have been injured during carnival festivities in Haiti, which has been plagued by political and gang violence, doctors and witnesses said on Tuesday. Doctors at the general hospital in the capital said a man and two women died on Monday along the parade route in Port-au-Prince. A 19-year-old man was killed when a float carrying a musical group ran him over. A woman died when she fell...

2006-02-14 22:18:32

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haiti's electoral council said on Tuesday it would launch an investigation after burned ballots, many cast a week ago for former president Rene Preval, were found still smoldering in a state dump. Preval, a one-time ally of ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide opposed by the same wealthy elite who helped drive Aristide from power two years ago, said on Tuesday that only "massive fraud" had prevented him from winning a...

2006-02-12 08:48:33

MADRID (Reuters) - The United Nations is urging Spain to reconsider its plans to withdraw its 200 peacekeeping troops from Haiti next month, Spanish media reported on Sunday. No one at Spain's Defense Ministry was available to comment. Haiti held presidential elections earlier this month, the results of which are still being counted. The UN has deployed 9,000 troops and police to support the interim government and help ensure a return to democratic rule after former president...


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