The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

The dogs who worked for rescue at 9/11's Ground Zero

Lys Anzia – WNN Features From the WNN archive: covering the search and rescue dogs of 9/11, Ground Zero New York City. (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Days after smoke and ash began to settle following one of the largest U.S. disasters in history on September 11, 2001 the devastating impacts of the loss […]

Haitian women take rebuilding into their own hands

Haitian women take rebuilding into their own hands

Hans-Ulrich Dillmann – DW – Thursday, 17 January 2013 (originally published 10 Jan) After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, women, especially, joined forces to rebuild without waiting for the weak state to step in. Three years on, their work is far from over. “When it rains, it’s quickly flooded here,” says Jacqueline Dovielle, pointing to […]

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

Alex Johnston – Epoch Times – Wednesday, 21 November 2012 (originally published 14 Nov) Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Isaac, and a drought have left Haiti reeling, even as the impoverished nation is still picking up the pieces after early 2010’s devastating earthquake. Now, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns that 1.5 million residents […]

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

Haiti advocates press legal petition as IDP hardship reaches all-time highs

WNN Features (WNN) PORT-AU-PRINCE: Following seven months after Hurricane Tomas hit the Haitian region, hardship for the remaining 680,000 homeless tent-city residents is now reaching an all-time high. On November 5, 2010, Hurricane Tomas, with 130 kph winds, brought massive floods ushering in an expanded outbreak of cholera as make-shift tents and tarpaulins were ripped […]

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

  Able to quickly reach a well-developed network of women throughout the country, an alternative banking system performs while the Haitian economy is in shambles Peggy Simpson – WNN Features in partnership with the WMC – Women’s Media Center A micro-credit program and banking system for more than 200,000 women in Haiti has come to […]