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11 Jan 2011 description

Baltimore, January 11, 2011 - A year after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) continues its long-term efforts to assist earthquake-affected communities.

"Thanks to LWR's generous supporters, LWR has raised more than $7 million for Haiti's long-term recovery," says John Nunes, LWR's president and CEO.

29 Mar 2010 description

A compilation of recommendation documents from several Haitian civil society and diaspora conferences, organizations and coalitions.

This compilation was prepared by a Washington, D.C. based ad-hoc Haiti advocacy coalition (contributing members listed inside). Views expressed in the documents included are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the coalition that prepared this document.

The following documents have been developed by Haitian civil society and diaspora conferences, organizations and coalitions in response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

26 Jan 2010 description

Baltimore, January 26, 2010 - 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.

23 Jan 2010 description

Baltimore, January 22, 2010 - Lutheran World Relief today increased its financial commitment to Haiti relief efforts to $2.25 million, up from an initial pledge of $1 million. The Rev. John Nunes, LWR's president and CEO, said the increase is "thanks to the overwhelming generosity of U.S.

19 Jan 2010 description

Baltimore, January 19, 2010 - A shipment of Lutheran World Relief health kits and layettes left LWR's warehouse in New Windsor, Md., today, to be distributed to Haitian earthquake survivors.

LWR partner Church World Service will distribute the shipment of 650 health kits and 1500 layettes, the first of multiple planned shipments to Haiti.

16 Jan 2010 description

Baltimore, January 16, 2010 - Lutheran World Relief and its partners on the ground are rushing to provide water, water purification supplies, food, and shelter items to victims of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12.

"At this point, water is a critical need on the ground. People have been without access to water for days in warm temperatures. Delivering clean water will help save lives in Haiti," says LWR president John Nunes.

There are 100,000 people estimated dead following the devastating quake, with millions more affected.

13 Jan 2010 description

BACKGROUND

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12. The quake struck 10 miles from the capital city of Port-au-Prince, toppling the presidential palace and leaving homes in ruins. Powerful aftershocks, some as strong as 5.9 in magnitude, continued throughout the night and into the morning.

Reports of injuries and death tolls are still unknown due to communications problems. But thousands are feared to be dead, while many more remain trapped in collapsed buildings. Their homes destroyed, people are in the streets with nowhere to go.