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Today, when I turned on the news, I watched in horror as Tropical Storm Isaac marched toward Haiti. Almost every news channel covered the story and the potential damage Isaac could wreak on an already injured Haiti. We'll soon know whether Mother Nature has decided to spare her from Isaac, but more storms will threaten, and Haiti still needs our help.

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How women are lifting up Haitiupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 13:30:00

A few days ago we observed the two-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing an estimated 220,000 people, injuring 300,000, and leaving more than 1 million homeless. Since that day, blame for Haiti's acute vulnerability and subsequent slow recovery has been traded among the government, international donors and humanitarian organizations.

Looking back at the Haiti quakeupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 10:02:00

The morning after the earthquake, Anderson Cooper was on the ground in Haiti reporting on the catastrophic impact.

Donating to charity by text message: Lessons from Haiti updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 17:18:00

Two years ago, a major earthquake struck near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Up to 3 million people were killed, injured or displaced. In the wake of this disaster, aid flowed in via many channels -- including, notably, individual donations sent via text message.

Haiti transitions from relief to rebuildingupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 17:11:00

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti two years ago, sending an already struggling nation into a tailspin.

Earthquake hits Dominican Republicupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 06:14:00

An earthquake hit the Dominican Republic Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, almost exactly two years to the day after a massive quake devastated the neighboring nation of Haiti.

Clinton Foundation facilitates $45 million Haiti hotel deal updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 19:28:00

Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, a deal brokered by former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation will add new lodging for aid workers and other travelers to Port-au-Prince -- in the form of a $45 million hotel.

Quake a disaster 'drill' D.C. flunkedupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 18:37:00

Fortunately for the national capital region, Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake proved to be relatively minor events, as far as disasters go. There was some damage, and there have been no reports of serious injuries or deaths in the Washington area from either event.

Napolitano: Teachable moments from East Coast quakeupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 18:37:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve talks to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about whether the East Coast was prepared for the earthquake.

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axisupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 10:16:00

The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

Survivor describes quake, roof collapseupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 10:16:00

iReporter Aaron Lace describes seeing a roof collapse in Tokyo, Japan, as an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck.

President Clinton returns to Haiti to help in ongoing recoveryupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 22:34:00

As Haiti still struggles to recover from a devastating earthquake that struck 15 months ago, former President Bill Clinton is once again headed there.

Report: Dozens killed in Myanmar earthquakeupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 08:04:00

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Myanmar has gone up to 75, state media reported Friday.

Earthquake hits Myanmar near China and Thailand bordersupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 22:47:00

A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Strong quake strikes Myanmarupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 22:47:00

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Myanmar.

CNNMoney: Google gives '20%' to Japan crisisupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 05:52:00

Google famously gives its engineers "20% time," allowing them one day a week to work on side projects that interest them. That arrangement launched one of the most critical online tools in the Japanese relief effort: Google's Person Finder, which allows people to search for and post information about missing loved ones.

Earthquake 'prophet of doom'updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 19:03:00

An Oregon state official warns residents of the dangers of living on a major fault line. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

'Prophet of doom' calls for better U.S. quake preparationupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 19:03:00

Earthquake scientist James Roddey is known up and down the Oregon coast as the "prophet of doom" -- a nickname that seems even more ominous after the disaster in Japan. As an earth science officer for the state, Roddey educates communities on how to prepare and survive the earthquake and tsunami that he predicts is virtually inevitable.

Tensions aside, China sends rescue team, money and supplies to Japanupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 04:10:00

A Chinese rescue team was in Japan Monday to help with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Friday's earthquake, state media reported.

Military units looking for survivorsupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 04:10:00

CNN's Anna Coren goes with a Japanese military unit looking for survivors in Ishinomaki, hard hit by the tsunami.

Quakes not increasing, but human risk isupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 16:09:00

The 21st century is still young, and it has already suffered a spate of catastrophic earthquakes across the world -- from Haiti to Chile and New Zealand. The misery continued Friday with an earthquake off Japan so big its seismic waves made the cliffs along the Hudson River wobble by almost an inch.

Japan wakes up to devastationupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 16:09:00

As morning comes the devastation from Friday's earthquake and tsunami becomes more and more clear in Japan.

One year later: Haiti in your wordsupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 15:20:00

Chaos and hope were the most popular words people used to describe the scene in Haiti now and right after the quake.

A year after quake, is Haiti better?updated: Fri Jan 14 2011 15:20:00

Daphney Paul hasn't seen her mother in more than 20 years. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, she grew up in New York and now lives in Wilson, North Carolina. All that time, her mom remained in Haiti.

Looking back at Haiti quakeupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 09:39:00

As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look at back at the devastating earthquake that rocked parts of Haiti.

A chance for a prosperous, stable Haitiupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 09:39:00

The images coming out of Haiti since a devastating earthquake rocked the country almost a year ago show death, disease and political uncertainty. Yet these images don't portray the whole story.

Unbreakable: Building disaster-proof citiesupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 08:14:00

When I look back on the year 2010, I will remember spending so much of the year in disaster zones. Between Haiti and Pakistan alone, I spent months on the ground seeing firsthand the aftermath of an earthquake and floods.

Japan's disaster-proof cityupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 08:14:00

Since the 1995 Kobe earthquake, the city has rebuilt itself as "disaster-proof." CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Desperation grows in Pakistanupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 15:53:00

CNN's Sara Sidner visits a makeshift clinic in flood-ravaged Pakistan, where doctors and patients struggle to survive.

Money for aid trickling in for flood-ravaged Pakistanupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 15:53:00

The United Nations is asking countries and donors around the world to send urgent aid to the victims of the flooding in Pakistan, one-fifth of which is now under water.

Wyclef Jean running for Haitian Pres.updated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:26:00

Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announces on Larry King Live that he plans to run for president of Haiti

Wyclef Jean to run for president of Haitiupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:26:00

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean says he has submitted the necessary paperwork to run for president of Haiti, a country he left when he was a child.

Former President George W. Bush to visit Haitiupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 22:27:00

Former U.S. President George W. Bush will travel to Haiti on Tuesday in part to "view progress made on rebuilding after the January earthquake ... and visit with organizations that are assisting in the rebuilding effort and have been supported by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund," according to a statement from Bush's office.

Wyclef Jean says he is running for president of Haitiupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 22:04:00

Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Thursday he is running for president of Haiti.

Wyclef Jean says he will run for president of Haitiupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 21:43:00

Six years ago, hip hop icon Wyclef Jean released a soulful tune called "President," in which he fantasized about what it would be like to lead a country.

Why does Haiti continue to struggle?updated: Thu Jul 15 2010 06:59:00

CNN correspondents speak with Soledad O'Brien about Haiti's continued struggle to recover six months after the quake.

UN rep: Haiti recovering but struggling after 'worst living disaster'updated: Wed Jul 14 2010 06:20:00

Six months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, a United Nations representative on the ground there says many challenges still lie ahead in the aftermath of the "worst living disaster."

Haiti tent cities pit landowners against homelessupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 18:34:00

Vladimir Saint-Louis is glad to be back in business months after January's devastating earthquake in Haiti shut down his large athletic complex in the heart of Port-au-Prince.

Haitians camp on private landupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 18:34:00

Thousands of homeless Haitians are camping on private land, stifling growth and rebuilding. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

CNNMoney: Haiti donations: $1.3 billionupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 16:32:00

U.S. relief organizations have raised $1.3 billion in donations over the six months since an earthquake devastated Haiti, according to a philanthropy expert.

CNN wins top award for Haiti earthquake coverageupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 06:57:00

CNN has been awarded one of the highest honors in international journalism -- a Golden Nymph -- for its coverage of the earthquake in Haiti in the 24-hour news program category.

CNN wins award for Haiti coverageupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 06:57:00

CNN wins the Golden Nymph for Haiti Earthquake Coverage at the 50th annual Monte Carlo Television Festival.

CNNMoney: Wyclef Jean defends Yele Haitiupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 09:15:00

Celebrity musician Wyclef Jean denounced charges that he misappropriated funds from his charity, Yele Haiti, and defended the foundation and his commitment to Haiti relief efforts.

Dramatic video as quake struck Haitiupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 15:52:00

Security cameras captured video from inside Haiti's National Palace as the quake struck.

World Bank cancels Haiti's debtupdated: Fri May 28 2010 11:32:00

The World Bank has canceled Haiti's $36 million debt, the institution announced Friday.

Haiti trying to avoid past mistakes as rebuilding beginsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 16:49:00

At the Iron Market, Haitians shopped for everything from vegetables to Voodoo flags. One side was destroyed in a 2008 fire. The January 12 earthquake leveled the rest.

Haiti needs shelter from the stormupdated: Sun May 09 2010 10:56:00

The headlines are less frequent, but Haiti is still pumping through the bloodstream in our house.

'Rescued' with CNN's Soledad O'Brienupdated: Sun May 09 2010 10:56:00

Meet some of Haiti's orphans and their rescuers, Saturday May 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

Are earthquakes getting worse? No!updated: Fri Apr 30 2010 10:07:00

Ever since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 followed by others in Chile, Baja California and Indonesia, many people have asked the question, "Are earthquakes getting worse?" The answer is a firm and unequivocal "No."

Iranian cleric: Loose women cause quakesupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 12:50:00

An Iranian cleric becomes a comedic target after saying women who dress provocatively are to blame for earthquakes.

Promiscuous women cause earthquakes, Iran cleric saysupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 12:50:00

Women who dress provocatively and tempt people into promiscuity are to blame for earthquakes, a leading Iranian hard-line cleric has apparently said.

Quake-hit Haitians leave tent cities for campupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:21:00

Officials in Haiti on Saturday moved the first people out of a ballooning tent city -- one of many erected in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude quake that devastated the country in January -- and into a new resettlement camp before the rainy season enters full swing.

Quake frequency normal, scientists sayupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 15:37:00

Yes, it seems as if there have been a lot of strong earthquakes this year. And no, it's not a signal that the planet is coming apart at the seams, seismologists say.

Sumatra quake: Coincidence or a trend?updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 15:37:00

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia. CNN's Chad Myers reports.

'I was getting dizzy'updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 09:13:00

Residents of California react to the earthquake that rattled the Pacific Coast of the United States and Mexico.

Baja governor seeks emergency declaration after quakeupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 09:13:00

The governor of the Mexican state of Baja California said Monday he is asking the federal government for a natural disaster declaration after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the region.

33 Haitian quake survivors freed by immigration officials in Floridaupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 21:27:00

Thirty-three Haitians were released Thursday from immigration detention facilities in Florida, more than two months after they arrived in the United States lacking proper immigration papers in the aftermath of their country's devastating earthquake.

In search of an earthquake-proof buildingupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:10:00

It's a sobering fact: Earthquakes alone don't kill people; collapsed buildings do.

Infrastructure spares Chileupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:10:00

U.S. Geological Survey's Mike Blanpied says Chile's modern infrastructure saved the country from complete devastation.

Low-tech radios connect some Haitiansupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:09:00

In the brutal aftermath of Haiti's earthquake, Jean-Robert Gaillard turned to his low-tech radio for solace and for a lifeline.

Mass graves in Haitiupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:09:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper finds a mass grave on the outskirts of Haiti's earthquake-shattered capital Port-au-Prince.

Haitians 'needed but not wanted' by neighborupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 09:15:00

Trapped beneath his collapsed home in Port-au-Prince, rescuers had to amputate Georges Exantus' right leg in order to free him.

Haiti gets nearly $10B in aid pledgesupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 22:30:00

A broad array of international donors pledged nearly $10 billion in long-term assistance to Haiti's earthquake recovery efforts during a daylong conference at United Nations headquarters.

Haiti volunteers deliver hope with heartupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 22:30:00

A young volunteer in Haiti does exhausting but rewarding work to help rebuild and bring hope to its youngest victims.

Haitian kids allegedly taken by Americans reunited with familiesupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 17:16:00

Nearly all of the 33 Haitian children whom American missionaries allegedly tried to take out of the earthquake-ravaged nation were reunited Wednesday with their families, weeks after they were separated.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattles Southern Californiaupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 10:48:00

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake rattled residents of southern California early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Pres. Obama on Haiti reliefupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 19:51:00

President Obama met with Haitian President Rene Preval to discuss relief and reconstruction efforts in Preval's devastated Caribbean nation.

CNNMoney: House eyes last-minute tax break for Chile donationsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 17:18:00

Taxpayers may still be able to deduct last-minute donations to Chile earthquake relief from their 2009 taxes, if a bipartisan bill introduced in the House on Tuesday is signed into law.

Shocking scenes hours after quakeupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:49:00

An 8.8-magnitude quake hit south central Chile on Saturday morning, and tremors rattled cities as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I live.

Building back from devastationupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:42:00

One street in Constitucion, Chile, tells the story of the town after a devastating quake. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

U.N. chief visits as strong aftershocks shake parts of Chileupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:42:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Friday in earthquake-damaged Chile, which endured two more strong aftershocks while working to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Haiti quake sparks interest in 'voluntourism'updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:29:00

When the going gets tough, the compassionate get going.

Creole class to aid Haitiupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:29:00

Duke University hopes a new class in Creole helps break down language barriers for Haiti relief workers. WRAL reports.

CNN Fact Check: Are recent earthquakes connected?updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 17:04:00

On January 12, a magnitude-7.0 quake struck Haiti just southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince. On February 27, an 8.8-magnitude quake hit Chile near that nation's second largest city, Concepcion. That same day there was a 7.0 quake off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, and just this week a 6.4 quake hit southern Taiwan.

CNNMoney: Do you need earthquake insurance?updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:24:00

The earthquakes in Haiti and Chile remind us about how vulnerable our own homes may be in the event of an earthquake. While we have the good fortune to even have the option to buy earthquake insurance for our homes, there are some things you should know about this type of coverage.

Aftershocks ripple through Taiwanupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:13:00

Aftershocks rattled southern Taiwan in the hours after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the island, but left it relatively unscathed.

Quake shocks Taiwanupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:13:00

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan, causing buildings to shake.

Southern Taiwan jolted by 6.4-magnitude quakeupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 23:41:00

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

'Healing for Haiti' downloadsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:04:00

Singer Michael W. Smith shares songs which have been compiled to help fund relief efforts in Haiti.

Filmmaker: I want to give the world a different view of Haitiupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 21:04:00

Haiti's most famous filmmaker says he's uncomfortable that his earthquake-ravaged country has become just a victim in the eyes of the world.

Chile quake hit poor communities hardestupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 14:57:00

Images of destroyed homes, people sleeping in the streets and broken freeways reveal the recent tragedy of Chile. Who would think that after the horror of Port-au-Prince, restless geological plates would so quickly wreak havoc in another nation? The Earth seems at war with itself.

Science of earthquakes & timeupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 19:48:00

CNN's Mari Ramos and Brandon Miller talk with Michael Holmes and BackStory about how an earthquake can affect time.

Soledad O'Brien: Sadly, there are similarities between Haiti and Chileupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 19:48:00

We couldn't have traveled farther to see the same thing.

Why Haiti's quake toll higher than Chile'supdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:28:00

About six weeks ago, a large earthquake devastated Haiti and killed over 200,000 people. Saturday, a huge earthquake releasing 500 times more energy, devastated Chile and killed hundreds.

Chilean port heavily damagedupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:34:00

Tsunami waves battered the port in Talcahuano, Chile.

More than 2 million affected by earthquake, Chile's president saysupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:34:00

As the sun set in Chile on Saturday, a picture of the immense structural damage wrought by an early morning earthquake had come clearly into focus, with the nation's president estimating that 2 million people had been affected in some way.

Beyond survival, health crisis loomsupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 14:56:00

Surviving the massive quake that rocked Haiti was just the beginning. Experts say the new dangers -- among them, deaths from untreated wounds and disease outbreak -- may be compounded by Haiti's old problem: poverty.

O'Brien: Rain, aftershocks compound misery in Haitiupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 03:01:00

We had not been in Port-au-Prince in a month, not since those horrible days following the earthquake when the city looked like wreckage.

Myk Manon's specialty: Restoring electricity after disasterupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 18:38:00

As soon as he heard the news about Haiti's earthquake, Myk Manon began planning to get himself and two fellow power specialists from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association into the heart of the disaster zone.

Commercial flights to Haiti to resume Fridayupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 17:23:00

American Airlines announced Tuesday it will resume commercial flights into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday, making it the first airline to do so. Brian Cazenueve: Olympians give their all in sport and philanthropyupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 23:50:00

It's fitting that Valentine's Day, a day when people lead with their hearts, fell during the Vancouver Games. Olympians bring the same dedication to training and competing as they do to supporting their communities and the causes that inspire them. Here are some examples.

Bill Clinton, fresh out of hospital, eager to go back to workupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 20:34:00

On the same day he was released from a hospital after undergoing a heart procedure, former President Clinton told reporters he has no plans to slow down.

Clinton: 'I feel great'updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 20:34:00

Former president Bill Clinton discusses his recent procedure that placed two stents into one of his coronary arteries.

Fact check: Haiti by the numbersupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 19:00:00

Friday marks the passage of one month since a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. As thousands of Haitians gathered in the center of Port-au-Prince to remember what was lost that day, Ann Veneman, executive director of UNICEF, spoke to CNN's "American Morning" about the situation.

The magnitude of Haiti's new realityupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:39:00

One month after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the enormity of the country's damage is clear. The numbers tell stories of death and destruction, as well as a global outpouring of aid.

Haiti behind the lensupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:39:00

Photographer Peter Turnley chronicles the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in pictures.

Mourners gather in Haitian capital one month after deadly quakeupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:35:00

It was as if the giant crowd were celebrating a joyous occasion -- not a coming-together one month after a deadly earthquake.

Haiti a month after earthquakeupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:35:00

Aisha Bain of the International Rescue Committee discusses Haiti one month later.

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