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7 Dead, 19 Missing in West Virginia Mine Collapse

Search and rescue efforts are continuing.

(JULIAN, W.Va.) - Massey Energy Company A mine collapse in West Virgina has claimed a number of miner's lives, while many more remain missing.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. Eastern time at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, about 30 miles south of Charleston

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95 Chinese Miners Rescued One Week After Collapse

The miners were digging tunnels when they broke into a water-filled abandoned shaft.

(SHANXI, China) - At least 95 miners were rescued after being trapped in a flooded coal mine in China Rescue workers have found at least 95 miners out of 153 that were trapped more than a week in northern Chinese province of Shanxi.

"A miracle has finally happened," a rescue headquarters spokesman, Liu Dezheng, said on Monday.

Read Full Article (Jan-28-2010 22:05)

World Food Program Faces Logistical Challenges in Haiti

This week, three WFP-contracted helicopters will be operational in Haiti and nearly 75 trucks were also due to arrive.

(PORT-AU-PRINCE/SALEM) - UN soldier in Haiti Despite massive logistical challenges since the earthquake struck, the WFP has delivered more than 3.6 million rations so far. The overall security situation is generally calm, but incidents throughout the city have hampered distributions in the past few days.

All cargo transport took place in convoys with appropriate security, and security was also required at distribution sites. WFP worked closely with MINUSTAH and the US military to ramp up security and minimize disruption to food distributions.

Read Full Article (Jan-28-2010 19:51)

Arab Nations Unite in Relief Effort for Haiti

The Israeli assistance receives the attention of U.S. media, but many Islamic nations are also helping substantially.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - survivor of Haiti's massive earthquake While not drawing press attention to their efforts, Arab nations have united to provide needed assistance to support the humanitarian relief work being undertaken in Haiti.

The Arab American Institute (AAI) believes that their generosity should be showcased, and has compiled a list of Arab nation contributions from information available to date.

Read Full Article (Jan-21-2010 00:32)

Earthquake Refugees Flee Port-au-Prince

The exodus began shortly after the earthquake a week ago.

(PORT-AU-PRINCE/SALEM) - Port au Prince continued to experience a mass exodus today (20 Jan) as Haitians left the capital for other provinces in search of food, shelter and security. In the capital, there is an increasing lack of food, water, loss of jobs, destruction, medical care and a growing threat of crime and insecurity.

Read Full Article (Jan-19-2010 17:09)

Security Council Authorizes 3,500 More UN Peacekeepers for Haiti

The earthquake has caused the single greatest loss of life in the UN’s history.

(PORT-AU-PRINCE) - The Security Council today agreed to increase the overall force levels of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti to support the immediate recovery, reconstruction and stability efforts following last week’s devastating earthquake.

Following his visit on Sunday to the capital, Port-au-Prince, Mr. Ban asked the Council for an additional 1,500 police officers and 2,000 troops to reinforce the mission.

Read Full Article (Jan-19-2010 12:55)

Salvation Army Relief Team to Haiti

Monetary Donations the Most Critical Need As Supplies and Personnel Are Mobilized.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Haiti The Salvation Army is sending more than 44,000 lbs of pre-packaged emergency rations to Haiti and is working with other agencies to identify appropriate transportation for aide. Critical needs include bottled water, medical teams with supplies, and food.

Though there is still overwhelming need in Haiti, Salvation Army relief workers are now able to reach Port-au-Prince without dealing with massive delays or outrageous rerouting as experienced immediately following the earthquake.

Read Full Article (Jan-18-2010 03:07)

UN Secretary-General Mourns Deaths of Top UN Officials in Haiti Quake

UN officials lost their lives in the devastating 7.0 magnitude tremors on Tuesday.

(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Haiti Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to the top United Nations officials who perished in the catastrophic earthquake which struck Haiti on Tuesday.

“In every sense of the word, they gave their lives for peace,” Ban said.

Read Full Article (Jan-17-2010 21:55)

Dramatic Video of Rescue Efforts in Haiti

The latest count of the dead in Haiti puts the number in the area of 70,000.

(PORT-AU-PRINCE/SALEM) - Five days have passed since an earthquake devastated the tiny island nation of Haiti, and rescue crews from all over the world have continued their work around the clock to find more survivors.

This UN video provided to shows the extensive damage in Haiti that has left many areas inaccessible to rescue and aid workers.

Read Full Article (Jan-16-2010 23:05)

`Not On Our Watch` Donates $1 Million to Haiti Efforts

Foundation's George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Jerry Weintraub, and David Pressman, dispatch emergency Funds for earthquake victims.

(NEW YORK) - Earthquake survivors in Haiti In the wake of Tuesdayʼs devastating earthquake in Haiti, Not On Our Watch directed $1 million in emergency response funds to provide medical services for victims of the disaster.

The beneficiary of the grant, Partners In Health (PIH), is addressing the critical shortage of hospitals and care centers destroyed during the disaster.

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