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Relief spreads to damaged areas beyond Haiti’s capital

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Relief spreads to damaged areas beyond Haiti’s capital

Ben Malor, an associate spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, visited the earthquake zone yesterday. He and Martin Savidge discuss the looting, violence, aid distribution and what the situation is like outside the capital.

Posted: January 18, 2010 16:06   Comments: 1
Haiti situation devolves into disaster of ‘epic proportions’

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Haiti situation devolves into disaster of ‘epic proportions’

In Haiti, the highest-ranking U.S. general on the ground, Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, described the destruction as being of "epic proportions." Bill Clinton, U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti, arrived in the capital to help with the relief effort, as local authorities struggled to maintain control. Worldfocus speaks with Dominic MacSorley, who in Port-au-Prince with Concern Worldwide.

Posted: January 18, 2010 16:05   Comments: 2
Turkey frees man who attempted to kill pope John Paul II

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Turkey frees man who attempted to kill pope John Paul II

Mehmet Ali Agca was released from a prison on the outskirts of Ankara and taken away in a motorcade. In 1983, two years after his incarceration, the pontiff visited Agca and forgave him for the shooting. Yet, authorities are still unsure what motivated the assassination attempt. Agca is said to be mentally unstable and even told reporters today that he is a messenger of God.

Posted: January 18, 2010 10:26   Comments: 22
Week in Review: Haiti

Week in Review

Week in Review: Haiti

This week, our Friday roundtable focuses on Haiti. We look not just at the present struggle but also at the future of the beleaguered country that has experienced so much hardship for so long. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the events in Haiti with Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the New York Times and Garrick Utley, president of the Levin Institute.

Posted: January 15, 2010 18:22   Comments: 5
Social media amplify American response to Haiti’s tragedy

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Social media amplify American response to Haiti’s tragedy

In the immediate aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, Twitter and other social media sites provided the means for some of the first information about the situation on the ground. Professor Sree Sreenivasan of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and contributing editor at dnainfo.com discusses the impact of new media with Daljit Dhaliwal.

Posted: January 15, 2010 18:18   Comments: 4
On the ground in Haiti with a medical team

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On the ground in Haiti with a medical team

Margaret Aguirre of the International Medical Corps is on the ground in Haiti. In this phone interview, she describes the scene there, as their team works to provide medical care in an environment of extreme hardship that includes piles of corpses 50 feet away from the command post.

Posted: January 15, 2010 17:04   Comments: 7
Relief workers confront challenge of efficient aid distribution

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Relief workers confront challenge of efficient aid distribution

Aid to Haiti is coming in -- plenty of it -- but damage to roads is severely affecting the distribution. For more on the aid effort in Haiti, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Jordan Ryan, the director of crisis prevention and recovery at the U.N. Development Program.

Posted: January 15, 2010 16:23   Comments: 1
Haiti needs a Marshall Plan to recover from earthquake

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Haiti needs a Marshall Plan to recover from earthquake

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes how international donor nations, particularly the U.S., need to contribute much more resources to the Haiti aid effort. Eisner writes how the situation will devolve into utter catastrophe if we don't immediately send a huge number of troops to improve the security situation and ensure that food, water and medical supplies are distributed.

Posted: January 15, 2010 13:51   Comments: 9
Outpouring of emotion for Haiti tragedy far from Caribbean

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Outpouring of emotion for Haiti tragedy far from Caribbean

The images from Haiti are difficult to watch, but especially so far Haitians living abroad who are left to wonder about the fate of relatives and friends back home. And, some of the injured are making their way across Hispaniola to the Dominican Republic. Al Jazeera English's Rob Reynolds and Sebastian Walker report from Haiti.

Posted: January 15, 2010 10:41   Comments: 24
International rescue teams begin to arrive in Port-au-Prince

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International rescue teams begin to arrive in Port-au-Prince

One-third of Haiti's population may be in need of help. Port-au-Prince's airport is the hub for humanitarian aid arriving from overseas -- supplies as well as rescue teams. Worldfocus spoke with Laura Blank, who just arrived to work with relief group World Vision. Watch our audio slideshow with Laura's observations about the situation and photos from around the capital.

Posted: January 14, 2010 18:08   Comments: 0

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