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Haiti Aid

Aid in Haiti Creates Competition With Local Business Owners

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MP Nunan

The humanitarian response to the Haitian earthquake is killing the demand for locally packaged goods and hurting small business owners.

Haiti Asking For Billions At UN Donor Conference

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — The Haitian government will be seeking about $3.8 billion at a donors conference this week to start rebuilding the country afte...

Haitian Lives Still to Save

George Rupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

This week's International Donors' Conference could mean the difference between life and death for many in Haiti. It's our hope that governments agree upon long-term reconstruction commitments.

Not Too Soon for Mental Health Care in Port-au-Prince

Leah James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leah James

I am in Port-au-Prince as part of a University of Michigan research team that is conducting a post-disaster assessment, and I've jumped at the chance to make myself useful.

UNSHAKEN: Publishers Rebuilding Haiti with Charity Water

Jerri Chou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jerri Chou

In the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake, one group of publishers are proving that media can do more than just broadcast the news -- it can help Haiti recover.

Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's been six months since a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and decimated buildings and infrastructure across the country. Over $2 billion dollars have b...

After A Week Off, Haiti Seems More Dire

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

I think taking a week off to get out of Haiti was a good idea. Without knowing it, I had started to get used to things down here and accepted circumst...

Hair Salons, Movie Theaters Open In Haiti Tent Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tens of thousands of Haitians have been living in tent cities since the January earthquake -- many of them are not even homeless, simply afraid to sle...

Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

In part II of an interview, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste discusses the role that agriculture can play in Haiti in addressing both the environmental and food crises.

Haiti: Diarrhea Threatens Infants and "We Are in Reaction Mode Instead of Planning Mode"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Hand washing is non-existent and raw sewage is flowing throughout the camps. Walk anywhere with peril. Human feces are everywhere, even in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

U.K.-Based Cube Cinema Offers Film Screenings For Children In Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the months following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, relief organizations have been clamoring to provide basic necessities like food, clean wa...

Haiti: Where Solidarity Means Survival (Part II)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haiti's history is based on displays of gifting and solidarity - forms of sharing and cooperation - toward those surviving on the margins. These displays usually go unnamed and unnoticed.

Jay Tew And His Team: Giving New Limbs To Haitian Amputees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, Jay Tew knew where he wanted to be -- helping earthquake survivors who had lost limbs find a ...

Poverty-Wage Assembly Plants as Development Strategy in Haiti: An Interview with the Center for the Promotion of Women Workers

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field The U.S. Congress has passed bi-partisan legislation, the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act, that would extend an...

Haiti: Where Solidarity Means Survival -- Lessons for the Policy Makers

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

After the earth heaved, Lina Jean-Juste remembers, "It was a long night. Long, long, long. But you never felt alone. It was a huge collective grief without end. You saw people crying, then they'd sing."

Combating Hunger by Reforesting Haiti

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Salena Tramel

Haiti is a prime example of how natural disasters are exacerbated by environmental degradation and centralized development.

Haiti Rains Complicate Aid Work, Flood Tent Towns

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of the heaviest rainfalls since Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake swamped homeless camps Friday, sweeping screaming residen...

Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"Fighting hybrid and GMO seeds is critical to save our diversity and our agriculture," President Jean-Baptiste said in an interview in February. "The policy we need... is food sovereignty."

What Haitians Want from Americans (And What They Don't)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, "What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?" Here are some of their answers.

Haiti Needs $11.5 Billion To Rebuild, UN Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The U.N. regional assessor for natural disasters says Haiti needs $11.5 billion over three years to rebuild ...

Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Putting Haitian Citizens into the Equation

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haitian civil society has been completely bypassed in decision-making regarding the post-earthquake reconstruction process. They have thus created their own process.

White Stone Church In Tennessee Makes Commitments To Haiti Orphans

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

EDITOR'S NOTE – They were "our girls" – the children of a Haitian orphanage, taken to heart by a Tennessee church. But then an earthquake ...

Poetry Helps Some Cope With An Earthquake's Aftermath

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

"Two hundred years of words, I will need to describe the destruction my eyes have seen." Those are the words Jean-Dany Jaochim used to describe his home country of Haiti after the quake.

Foreign-Led Commission Now Governs Haiti; Voting Membership Determined by Size of Contribution

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

On April 15, the Haitian Parliament ratified a law extending by 18 months the state of emergency that President René Préval declared after the earth...

Mass Protests Begin in Haiti

Mohammad Al-Kassim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohammad Al-Kassim

In the Haitian capital's first major opposition rally since the devastating January 12th earthquake, protesters demanded Monday that President Rene Preval step down.