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11 Jan 2013 description
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Foreword

When the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince on 12 January 2010, local World Vision staff sprang into action, distributing the bottled water they had on hand. In hindsight, it seems like a small gesture, yet it marked the beginning of a three-year, US$240 million effort to help Haiti recover and rebuild following one of the worst disasters ever to hit the Western Hemisphere.

As the sun rose on 13 January, the scope of devastation became clear; so did the magnitude of the task ahead.

09 Jan 2012 description
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Nearing the two-year anniversary of Haiti’s deadly earthquake, Christian aid agency World Vision calls upon the international community to fulfil its commitments in supporting the government of Haiti and the Haitian people.

03 Jan 2012 description

Using DEC funds our member agencies have provided assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti.

04 Aug 2011 description
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Rachel Wolff
Sr. Director, World Vision News Bureau
Media Relations, World Vision (U.S.) +1.253.394.2214 (24/7 mobile)
+1.253.815.2072 (office)
Skype: globalwolff
Twitter: WorldVisionNews
worldvision.org/press

23 Feb 2011 description
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· Leading relief NGOs, in joint letter, warn that House budget cuts imperil life-saving disaster aid

· World Vision calls on Senate to reverse cuts to effective humanitarian assistance in U.S. budget

Washington, DC, February 23, 2011-As U.S.

30 Oct 2010 description
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  

Laura Blank   646-245-2496

Amy Parodi   253-709-3190

World Vision prepares for potential severe weather amidst ongoing cholera, quake response work

·    Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Tomas may grow into a hurricane over the weekend

·    Aid agency says severe weather, cholera outbreak and ongoing quake response "testing Haiti's limits"

PORT-AU-PRINCE, 29 October 2010 - As forecasters watch Tropical Storm Tomas in the Caribbean, World Vision's relief team is preparing for the …

25 Oct 2010 description
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  * Malnourished children, people with HIV and AIDS and the elderly are the most vulnerable, aid agency says

* World Vision health workers remind families that hand washing can save lives, prevent spread of cholera

By World Vision staff

As the cholera outbreak continues to spread in the Artibonite region of Haiti, World Vision is increasing its response in affected areas, pre-positioning much-needed health supplies and preparing residents in its displacement camps in Port-au-Prince with critical, life-saving health and hygiene messages.

"While we can't be sure the …

11 Jul 2010 description
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  • Relief agency says shelter is Haiti's greatest need and aid groups' greatest challenge
  • World Vision has provided emergency food aid to over 1.8 million people
Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, World Vision says much has been done to help the people of Haiti, but the road to lasting recovery will take many years. As aid groups transition from relief to recovery efforts, providing sturdy, safe shelter to survivors is one of the most pressing and complex challenges now facing aid workers.
10 Jul 2010 description
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The crisis remains enormous, the task daunting, but progress has been made.

In the first 180 days, World Vision has:

- Provided a total of 16.8 million litres of clean water since the January 12 quake.

27 Jun 2010 description
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

 World Vision responds to G20 Communiqué

- Commends creation of G20 Working Group on Development

- Applauds the cancellation of Haiti's IFI debt

- Welcomes reaffirmation of MDG commitments

- Concerned development agenda is taking back seat to heavy focus on  economic growth

"In the G20 countries alone, 2.5 million children are dying each year  before their fifth birthdays. That's equivalent to the entire population of Toronto, and almost 30 percent of the 8.8 million babies and children who die …

15 Apr 2010 description
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Realities:

The impact in numbers of the haiti earthquake on January 12 already puts it among the worst single-country disasters of all time. Any country would struggle to recover from a blow of this magnitude. Haiti's situation is exacerbated by generations of political uncertainty, entrenched poverty and limited opportunities.

30 Mar 2010 description
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Executive summary

One of the worst disasters of the new millennium ended the lives of over 220,000 Haitians, injuring 300,000 more, and leaving well over a million people displaced and homeless.

26 Mar 2010 description
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  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Programme: Haiti Earthquake Response

  2. 2010

    Programme phase: Relief and recovery: January-September 2010

    Assessment purpose: Gather primary data from earthquake-effected households as well as host communities to earthquake survivors in current WV operational areas to inform immediate relief efforts.

    Assessment dates: 3-6 February 2010: data collection, 3-19 February 2010: data entry, translation, analysis

    Rationale for the Assessment

    On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake-the most powerful to hit Haiti in over 200 years-struck 15 kilometers …

02 Mar 2010 description
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  • Haiti's rural communities already faced poverty, lack of infrastructure before quake

    - World Vision providing food and other essential items to rural communities

    Port-au-Prince, HAITI, March 2, 2010

  • World Vision warns Haiti's rural communities are at risk for chronic food and water shortages as the burden to care for the displaced grows. Families in these communities are struggling to cope with the influx of people seeking refuge from the destruction in the capital city.
12 Feb 2010 description
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  • World Vision survey finds more than half of Haiti's displaced fear robbery, rape

    - As rainy season approaches, poor weather highlights need for secure shelter for families

    - World Vision encourages U.N.

08 Feb 2010 description
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  • Opportunities to grieve, a new routine and access to basics critical for families to recover from loss, aid agency says

    - Safe places for children providing normalcy and routine in chaotic environment

    February 8, 2010, Port-au-Prince - Four weeks after the catastrophic quake, Haiti's survivors face more than just staggering physical needs such as food and shelter, World Vision said today. More than 9 out of 10 people the humanitarian agency spoke to had lost loved ones--including friends, extended family or close family--and need to make time for grieving and establish …

02 Feb 2010 description
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February 2, 2010, Port-au-Prince - As aid workers continue to provide relief to Haiti's quake survivors, Haitian and global leaders as well as international development groups look toward longer-term recovery for the country. However, humanitarian group World Vision urges those designing any "Marshall Plan" for Haiti to prioritize children's best interests as a central focus in rebuilding the country.

"Children make up about half of Haiti's population," said Sian Platt, child protection specialist with World Vision's Global Rapid Response Team.

25 Jan 2010 description
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Contact information: Casey Calamusa 206-310-5476

Geraldine Ryerson-Cruz 202-615-2608

January 25, 2010, Port-au-Prince - As emergency distributions of food and relief supplies continue, early signs of normalcy are beginning to emerge and aid groups are solidifying relief plans and looking toward long-term rebuilding.

Signs of Normalcy Emerge on Streets - Fuel Supplies Stabilize

- Port-au-Prince seeing some early attempts to regain normalcy: 'tap-taps' (bus or truck taxis) and street vendors are once again visible; money transfer agencies have started …