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1 year 3 months ago

Haiti may have violated human rights

Amnesty International believes that Haiti violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up after the 2010 earthquake. A report by the human rights organization said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public space and...

1 year 8 months ago

Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The rain has tapered off in Haiti and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of the country remains grim following an autumn of punishing rains. Scores of people have died and experts fear food shortages loom. Heavy rains began falling even...

3 years 2 days ago

Obama mourns 'soldier-statesman' Shalikashvili

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States has lost a "genuine soldier-statesman" with the death of Army Gen. John Shalikashvili. Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obama said Shalikashvili's "extraordinary life represented the promise of America and the limitless...

3 years 1 month ago

US: Flaws in death toll report on Haiti quake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A U.S. official says flaws have been found in a controversial U.S. report that estimates Haiti's 2010 earthquake killed fewer people than previously thought. Mark Feierstein works on development issues in Latin American and the Caribbean for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He says...

3 years 4 months ago

Red Cross honors Penkhus

The American Red Cross honored Bob Penkhus last night as the 2011 recipiant of the 'Humanitarian of the Year' award for his efforts in Haiti. "When something strikes your heart like that, you just have to do something," he says. He escorted a team of 16 doctors from...

3 years 6 months ago

Compassion Int'l still helping Haiti recover

In the year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, survivors have dealt with political unrest, flooding and a cholera outbreak. Through it all, Colorado Springs-based Compassion International has worked to ease the misery for residents of the desperately-poor island. "Part of our activities in the last year have been...

3 years 6 months ago

Haiti still needy a year after quake

The first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake is being marked not just in that devastated country, but also in the United States. The head of the American Red Cross announced in Washington that the charity will spend $30 million, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, to...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado man sentenced in Haiti abuse

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Colorado man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing children at a school that he founded in Haiti. Federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven imposed the 19 years and 7 months sentence Tuesday on Douglas Perlitz,...

3 years 7 months ago

Dan Woolley says he's going back to Haiti

Dan Woolley spent 65 hours trapped in the rubble of the Haiti earthquake. The Colorado Springs man works for Compassion International and had just arrived in Haiti when the quake hit last January. His friend and co-worker, David Hames, died in the same hotel where Woolley was trapped. He's...

4 years 1 week ago

Haiti, 6 months later

Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet...

4 years 3 months ago

Gov. signs bill sending medicine to Haiti

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating...

4 years 4 months ago

Generous Coloradans continue to pour into Haiti

The generous people of Southern Colorado continue to support the people of Haiti. On Saturday, close to 100 people met at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs for a Haiti benefit, including music, entertainment, and speeches about the poverty-stricken country. Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors and Compassion International teamed up...

4 years 4 months ago

Haiti frees US missionary

Haitian authorities have released one of the last two U.S. Baptist missionaries jailed for trying to take orphans out of the country after the earthquake. Charisa Coulter left her cell Monday accompanied staff of the U.S. Embassy. The Idaho woman was arrested Jan. 29 with nine other Americans while...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado Springs remembers man killed in Haiti

Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon to celebrate the memory of David Hames. Hames was killed in Haiti after the hotel he was in collapsed during the earthquake. Even as he's memorialized, his wife Renee still can't help but ask why. "It's still hard. It's still unbelievable." she says, "I still sometimes...

4 years 4 months ago

Handful of troops contract malaria

A U.S. military spokesman in Haiti says six American soldiers involved in the aid mission have come down with malaria. The illness is transmitted by mosquitoes An Army spokesman says one of the soldiers was evacuated for treatment. The soldier is said to be improving. The other five soldiers are...

4 years 5 months ago

Local filmmaker returns from Haiti

Robbie Repola, a Colorado Springs filmmaker just returned from the earthquake torn country of Haiti where he spent a week capturing images from the ravaged nation. He tells us it's a trip he won't ever forget. "You go into one neighborhood and you look at it and it's bombed out....

4 years 5 months ago

Northcom pitching-in with Haiti relief

The U.S. military is helping transport a Mexican army field kitchen to Haiti to feed earthquake victims and relief workers. The U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, says the field kitchen is expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. Northcom helped...

4 years 5 months ago

8 Americans held in Haiti released

Eight of the 10 Americans being held in Haiti are being allowed to come home. A judge made the ruling this afternoon. The missionaries have been held for nearly three weeks on child kidnapping charges after being caught trying to take more than 30 children out of the country....

4 years 5 months ago

'We Are the World' debuts, worldwide airing set

The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening of the full, seven-minute version of the music video is planned for Saturday. The worldwide simulcast on 53 domestic and international channels...

4 years 5 months ago

Sources: Haiti judge will free 10 Americans

A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S. missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children and trying to spirit them out of the earthquake-stricken country, a judicial source told Reuters Wednesday. However, NBC News reported that no final decision had been made, though it's possible a decision could be...

4 years 5 months ago

Health crisis in Haiti enters a deadly new phase

Diarrheal illnesses, acute respiratory infections and malnutrition are beginning to claim the lives of dozens of Haiti's earthquake victims. Health officials fearful of contagious disease outbreak are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children against measles, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough. Some 300,000 people are injured. And the...

4 years 5 months ago

It's confirmed: Haiti body was David Hames

The State Department has confirmed that remains discovered in the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti are those of a Colorado Springs man. David Hames was a videographer working for Compassion International when a massive, 7.0 earthquake reduced the hotel to rubble. Hames is survived by his widow Renee and...

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