President Barack Obama joined predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the White House Saturday to announce a fundraising appeal to benefit Haiti in “one of the largest relief efforts in our history,” Mr. Obama said.
Friday’s NewsHour ended with a look at the sights and sounds of the Haiti earthquake disaster. Watch that segment below or browse NewsHour coverage of Haiti this week, both on-air and online, here.
Haiti’s earthquake was “a catastrophe of monumental proportions,” said Nick Birnback, spokesman for the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The Caribbean nation was still mending from a series of major storms in 2008 and deep-seated political problems when the quake struck. Continue reading
During a press briefing late Friday afternoon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took questions on the relief effort in Haiti and announced plans to travel to the beleaguered country on Saturday. She also referenced a segment the NewsHour aired Monday … Continue reading
We caught up again Friday with freelance journalist Ansel Herz, a radio reporter who has been living in Haiti for the last four months. He addressed various reports of violence increasing in the streets of Haiti. “I’ve seen no weapons … Continue reading
BROOKLYN, N.Y.–The Haitians and Haitian-Americans of New York can see the newsstand photos of unimaginable suffering. They watch hour after hour of the television coverage that is now flowing freely from Port au Prince. For most of us, that coverage … Continue reading
Despair has begun to give way to anger in Haiti, as countless victims of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake awoke Friday still waiting on humanitarian aid that continues to be slowed by a broad array of complications. Even as the first U.S. … Continue reading