Posts tagged as: Haiti

$58m raised by US telethon for Haiti

$58m raised by US telethon for Haiti

Organizers of the US telethon to help earthquake victims in Haiti said that it has raised more than 58 million dollars, setting a new donation record by the general public. Lisa Paulsen, president and chief executive officer of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, said, “The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief [...]

Celebrities raise money for Haiti in telethons

Celebrities raise money for Haiti in telethons

Joining together in commercial-free telethons to raise money for Haiti, A-listers from around the globe put their star status to good use Friday night. A long list of stars from music, television, and movies featured back-to-back telethons in Canada and the US. Ben Mulroney, George Stroumboulopoulos, and Cheryl Hickey hosted the Canadian version. Also involved [...]

Hope for Haiti: Who were there?

Hope for Haiti: Who were there?

A long list of A-list celebrities have answered the call of George Clooney to sign up for the telethon, Hope for Haiti Now. The names who enlisted reached about 140. Co-founder of the event George Clooney told the media that these famous stars were there “not to be on the show, simply to answer the [...]

Search and rescue in Haiti now over

Search and rescue in Haiti now over

After days of rigorous search and rescue operations in earthquake-stricken Haiti, the Haitian government finally declares the search and rescue over. The United Nations announced this on Saturday, adding that there is only little hope left of finding more people alive 10 days after the 7.0 magnitude quake brought terror on the land. However spokeswoman [...]

US aid to Haiti will be ‘long term’

US aid to Haiti will be ‘long term’

Assistance to Haiti will be for the “long term” because of the massive destruction and cost of lives inflicted by the earthquake on the Haitian people, the United States said on Thursday. While expecting that more countries will join them, envoys from the US, Brazil, Canada, France, Haiti, and Uruguay met at UN headquarters in [...]

Haiti speeds up repair of ports

Haiti speeds up repair of ports

Authorities in Haiti are aiming that come Friday, two-way traffic will be restored at the city’s south pier. Port-au-Prince’s north and south piers have been severely damaged by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake which struck Haiti on January 12. On Thursday, Haitian authorities and US military were able to restore one-way traffic to the south pier, but [...]

Leonardo DiCaprio shells out $1 million for Haiti

Leonardo DiCaprio shells out $1 million for Haiti

More help are coming for earthquake-stricken Haiti. The biggest names in sports and Hollywood have pledged various forms of support. The newest Hollywood figure to shell out is Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio is shelling out a whopping $1 million to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. This money will be disbursed through the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund to [...]

Rescue teams refuse to give up in Haiti

Rescue teams refuse to give up in Haiti

Rescue teams scouring Haiti’s earthquake-hit capital are rewarded with small miracles while refusing to give up hope as they race against time and terrifying aftershocks. On Wednesday, eight full days after disaster laid waste to the city with the loss of at 75,000 lives, two children were pulled from the wreckage of collapsed buildings in [...]