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09 Oct 2015 description

By Serena Manickam

Oct. 10, 2015

AKRON, Pa. – As thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent face deportation from the Dominican Republic, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is offering humanitarian assistance and calling on people to pray and advocate on the behalf of those affected.

29 Dec 2014 description

By Marla Pierson Lester

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In Cabaret, Haiti, 24 miles outside the capital city of Port-au-Prince, breezes flutter the sheer fabric hanging in the doorway of Gladys Joseph’s new home. There’s room in the yard for her children to play. And, for the first time since she was sent to Haiti’s capital city as a child, she’s able to have a garden – corn, beans, manioc and okra.

10 Jan 2014 description

By Linda Espenshade

Jan. 10, 2014

AKRON, Pa. – Three springs in the mountains around Desarmes, Haiti, supply abundant water for the 2,002 families who live in or near the small town, but until recently that didn’t mean that everyone had easy or equitable access to that water.

02 Jan 2013 description

Three years after the Haiti earthquake, MCC continues to use donations given for earthquake relief to respond to needs for housing, livelihoods, education and human rights.

Housing, sustainable livelihoods key in MCC Haiti’s earthquake response

By Linda Espenshade

Jan. 2, 2013

AKRON, Pa. -- Almost three years after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to address long-term needs for housing and sustainable livelihoods.

16 Dec 2011 description

Dec. 16, 2011

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In a matter of seconds, the January 2010 earthquake made Elumene Charles’ modest, concrete home inhabitable. She lost nearly everything.

Until recently, Charles was one of more than a million Haitians who over the past two years have been living in transitional housing, often in tent camps. About 600,000 people still live in crowded tent camps or temporary homes not made to last more than a few months.

16 Dec 2011 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — With dignified humility, Edouarnus Estivil calls himself a direct victim of the January 2010 earthquake. It destroyed his Port-au-Prince home. It paralyzed his sister, and it killed his mother, the head of his household.

The earthquake, it seems, altered his life forever. A year later, his life was altered once again — by a trauma-healing training.

16 Dec 2011 description

Dec. 16, 2011

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Nearly two years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, about $9 million of Mennonite Central Committee’s $16 million disaster response funds have been spent and allocated on projects to revitalize Haitians’ lives.

The remaining $7 million, including funding from the Canadian government, will be dispersed over the next three years. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funding will be used to develop an agriculture trade school in Desarmes and a village and livelihoods co-op for 100 displaced families in Caberet.

21 Oct 2011 description

Blurb: Crew set to embark on annual meat canning effort following late summer trip to Haiti where meat was previously sent.

By Ed Nyce

Oct. 21, 2011 AKRON, Pa. – During a late-summer visit to Haiti, Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) meat canning crew saw the three time-honored priorities of MCC’s work – relief, development and peace – in action.

21 Jul 2010 description

Wally Kroeker

July 21, 2010

WINNIPEG, Man. - Haitians left homeless by January's earthquake are getting construction help from a collaborative venture of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).

MCC contributed $1.43 million to rebuild and repair about 775 homes of microfinance clients, most of whom are women. MEDA will administer and monitor the 18-month project, expected to be completed on Nov.

18 Mar 2010 description

By Marla Pierson Lester

March 18, 2010

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) medical teams and structural engineers are providing immediate assistance in Haiti now, and distributions of food and relief supplies are ongoing even as MCC plans the next steps in its multiyear response to the Jan. 12 earthquake.

A five-person MCC medical team from Canada is serving in Port-au-Prince March 7 to 20.

16 Feb 2010 description

By Linda Espenshade

Feb. 16, 2010

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee continues to ship relief supplies to Haiti despite obstacles that slow delivery.

The Port-au-Prince port is still only operating at about 10 percent of the capacity it had before the earthquake, said Darrin Yoder, Material Resources manager.

22 Jan 2010 description

By Linda Espenshade

Jan. 22, 2010

AKRON, Pa. - Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is sending three structural engineers to Haiti on Saturday Jan. 23, for one to four weeks.

The engineers will examine houses and other buildings to determine if they are in danger of collapse or if they are safe for occupation.

19 Jan 2010 description

By Linda Espenshade

Jan. 19, 2009

AKRON, Pa.

18 Jan 2010 description

Haitian solidarity with one another is much more evident than isolated incidents of violence, MCC workers say.AKRON, Pa. - A group of Haitians found a 6-year-old boy still alive in the rubble three days after the earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

15 Jan 2010 description

Since the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, MCC has produced three podcasts with its workers who are in Haiti and are traveling to Haiti to plan our response. We invite you to use these compelling stories and add links from your online editions. All are downloadable.

A world shaken
Running time: 3:11
http://mcc.org/stories/podcasts/world-shaken

14 Jan 2010 description

By Linda Espenshade

AKRON, Pa. - As Haiti's estimated death toll soars and people and images of utter devastation pour across television screens, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers are on the ground in Haiti.

"We didn't sleep last night as we were pulling and digging people out of crumbled houses in our neighborhood," wrote MCC worker Alexis Depp of Waxhaw, N.C., in an e-mail on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

13 Jan 2010 description

Blurb: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti late Tuesday afternoon.

January 13, 2010

AKRON, Pa. -- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti late Tuesday afternoon.

Today, MCC committed $100,000 U.S. or $103,420 Cdn. for immediate needs. International Program Department Director Ron Flaming anticipates a response of at least $1 million U.S. or $1.03 Cdn. over multiple years.