After speaking with us earlier today by phone, we were able to establish a Skype video connection with journalist Ansel Herz who has been covering the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince. “A lot of schools collapsed … Continue reading
Tuesday’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake was the largest recorded in Haiti since 1770, but more than a dozen quakes of that size have shaken the country’s Caribbean neighbors repeatedly over the past centuries. That’s because Hispaniola, the Caribbean Island Haiti shares … Continue reading
The damage and casualties caused by a major earthquake that hit Haiti Tuesday continued to unfold a day later, and thousands were feared dead or trapped in the rubble in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s president said. Continue reading
Ansel Herz, a Texas native and freelance journalist, spoke to us this afternoon from outside a U.N. peacekeepers’ base in the capital of Port-au-Prince, where he has been living for four months. He described scenes of carnage and desperate attempts … Continue reading
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