This raw footage from APTN shows the damage at the United Nation’s office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. Stay tuned for ongoing coverage of the situation in Haiti online and on tonight’s NewsHour broadcast.
Pledges for financial aid and rescue workers for Haiti are pouring in from around the globe, as aid organizations on the ground start to assess the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis left in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating quake. Country … Continue reading
Father Gerry Creedon, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington, Va., has been visiting Haiti for 19 years and left Port-au-Prince Tuesday morning — just hours before the massive quake struck there. Creedon arrived in Haiti on Jan. … Continue reading
The top coordinator for the U.S. response to the massive earthquake in Haiti said the government’s first priority is to direct resources toward finding and rescuing people trapped by the earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Administrator Rajiv Shah … Continue reading
President Barack Obama pledged this morning that the United States would offer a rapid response to help Haiti dig out from the “especially cruel and incomprehensible” 7.0 earthquake that shook the Caribbean nation on Tuesday. “I have directed my administration … Continue reading
Haiti is bracing for massive casualties Wednesday morning as international aid groups scramble to piece together a response to the devastating magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck the island nation late Tuesday afternoon. The quake, the worst to hit Haiti in more … Continue reading
Early Wednesday morning, the U.S. government planned to take an aerial assessment of the damage in Haiti’s earthquake zone near the capital Port-au-Prince and send search and rescue teams, along with food, water and temporary shelters. Assistant Secretary of State … Continue reading
The massive earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday afternoon devastated the capital Port-au-Prince, crumbling buildings and leaving roads nearly impassable due to debris and people flooding the streets. “The damage is enormous,” Gabriel Verret, an economic adviser to Haitian President Rene … Continue reading