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CShout1's Blog Posts Tagged 'earthquake' (12)

Haiti, two years after devastating earthquake

REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Two years have passed since a ferocious earthquake leveled much of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and killed about a…


Added by CShout1 on January 12, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments

World Bank approves US$255 million recovery plan for Haiti

The World Bank has approved US$255 million for a new 12-month reconstruction strategy for Haiti.

The funds would be utilised next year to support the return of 22,500 people to safe housing, improve neighborhoods, finance tuition for 100,000 children, feed 75,000 students…


Added by CShout1 on December 4, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Canada announces over $90M worth of projects to help Haiti


Added by CShout1 on January 11, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Haiti: Living in Limbo

Haiti, living in limbo. The pictures and the stories are gripping, powerful and will get you in the gut. To think that a country in the western hemisphere, mere hours from the "richest country on earth" would suffer a disaster of this magnitude and still cannot provide the basic for its citizens is appalling. Follow this link and be moved to action. Haiti needs our help. Let your conscience drive you to the kind of aid you will give.

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Added by CShout1 on October 8, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

There's no plan in sight for Haiti's homeless

No one knows where to relocate more than a million people displaced by the Jan. 12 quake, or how to determine exactly who owns what land. Reconstruction of this earthquake-crippled nation hangs on a simple, potentially explosive question: Who owns the land? Take this spot below the city's main transmission lines off the Delmas 33 road. Before the earthquake eight months ago, goats grazed here and tenant farmers planted patches of corn and sugar cane. One…


Added by CShout1 on September 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Uncovering jobs a major challenge since Haiti earthquake

Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Even before the disaster, unemployment was estimated at 70% or higher. Reconstruction will help many, but projects are years away. Pedro Milien used to bend iron into grillwork for doors and windows in Haiti's capital. The work was sporadic and low-paying, but it felt like a blessing in a land where real jobs can seem like a mirage. Milien's rippling arms are now idle. Haiti's earthquake not only toppled his home… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 13, 2010 at 8:28pm — No Comments

U.S. House okays trade preferences for Haiti

The U.S. House on Wednesday supported a bill aimed at increasing long-term investment in Haiti's textile and apparel markets. This is the latest of several moves to help the embattled nation recover from the January 12 earthquake.

The bill increases the types of products that Haiti can export duty free to the United States. Expanding the trade preferences should triple its duty-free access for knits and woven fabrics and would extend the benefits… Continue

Added by CShout1 on May 7, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

A chance for Haiti to be great again by Wyclef Jean


The morning after the earthquake in Haiti, I arrived in my mother country and I walked into Armageddon. I want to tell you that story, but that is not the story I want to tell you first. The earthquake is Haiti’s present, and I want to talk about Haiti’s past, because in that past lies the hope for my native island’s future.

That may surprise some of you. When you think of the history of Haiti, it is probably the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Wyclef to Oprah: "Haiti Don't Need No More Photo Ops"

Where Wyclef Jean goes, awareness of and aid for Haiti's earthquake- (and now aftershock-) wrought devastation, follows.

This morning, the erstwhile Fugee and briefly scandal-plagued Yelé Haiti founder appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was specially dedicated to the plight of the nation, and he wasted no time getting to the heart of the matter.

"The Haitian people told me specifically when I was coming on your show to tell… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Caricom mercy mission heading to Haiti

What's being described as a Caricom mercy mission is to make a first-hand assessment of the earthquake devastation in Haiti. Caribbean leaders offered their sympathies to the people of Haiti and said they were making immediate relief and financial assistance available to help with the largest natural disaster to hit the country in 200 years.

Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana have pledged US$1million each to Haiti to help with immediate relief… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 14, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Haiti quake aftermath: bodies in streets, hotels used as hospitals

Bodies lined the streets while hotels were converted into makeshift hospitals today across Haiti's shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, as the world geared up for a major humanitarian effort in the wake of the earthquake that devastated the desperately poor Caribbean nation. A day after the 7.0-magnitude quake, rescuers hunted for survivors amid a grim tableau of destruction. Entire hillsides of homes appeared to have tumbled while in other areas… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

The Caribbean reacted swiftly to news of the earthquake with initial responses coming from Haiti's immediate neighbours - the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. The airport outside the Dominican Republic capital, Santo Domingo, became the scene of major activity as planes and helicopters which sent in medical supplies and search and rescue response team.

Speaking to BBC Caribbean earlier the new Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom),… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

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