Author Archives: Ben Vankat

Choosing between evils

Quake-displaced Haitians have so few shelter options that many are moving back into condemned buildings that could cave at any time. It’s estimated that half the condemned structures in Port-au-Prince are now occupied. This New York Times video shows just … Continue reading

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World-Herald: Omaha family changed by adoption

In Sunday editions of the Omaha World-Herald, Josefina Loza profiled the Becker family of Omaha. Amy and Thomas Becker adopted 3 children from Haiti two years ago. Following years of paperwork and long delays, the adoption process was expedited after … Continue reading

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Progress, in photos

Here’s Matt Miller’s most recent photo showcase from Leogane. The Habitat group has made plenty of progress on the homes they’re building. Click here to see the showcase (16 photos) Adina Sinea, from Luxemborg, helps Haitian Beatrice Marc attach panels … Continue reading

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Photos from Haiti: Day Two

Click here to see 19 photos from the team’s second day in Haiti Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, cut a board in a doorway. (Photo by Matt Miller) The foundations are in place, but volunteers gets … Continue reading

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Photos from Haiti: Day One

Take a look at World-Herald photographer Matt Miller’s photos from the group’s departure from the United States and arrival in Haiti. Click here for the slideshow (16 photos) New buildings are a contrast in color and space along the shoreline … Continue reading

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World-Herald story: “Omahans hands-on in Haiti”

(Photo by the Associated Press) As part of her weeklong trip, Erin will be filing daily stories for the paper in addition to posts here on the blog. Her introduction story, printed in Sunday’s World-Herald, introduced readers to the Omaha … Continue reading

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Video: About the Haiti trip

World-Herald online editor Randi Stevenson sat down with Erin Grace and Shannon Wallace to talk about the trip to Haiti and the Jimmy Carter Work Project.

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Meet the World-Herald staffers in Haiti

Meet Erin Grace and Matt Miller, our reporter and photographer in Haiti. Continue reading

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