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Haiti Aid

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.

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: 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MTV Tracks 'Hope For Haiti' Now Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Hope for Haiti Now Telethon proved very successful -- donations raised over $65 million for Haiti earthquake survivors. You may be wondering now though, how are the funds being spent?

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HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As Haiti struggles to rebuild itself, it's vital that we keep a close watch on who's doing good work and who's trying to take advantage of the disaste...

Suffering and Survival: Haitian Earthquake Survivors Need Social and Economic Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"It's a nightmare from which you never wake up," said a coordinator for Partners in Health in Port-au-Prince, referring to the January 12 earthquake a...

Haiti Aid Agencies Fighting For Money

McClatchy | Jacqueline Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- At an encampment on the outskirts of Haiti's capital, physicians from three international aid agencies provide identical serv...

Haiti: A Truly Astounding Gift

Sam Isaac Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Isaac Edwards

In the Western hemisphere there exists but one small population equally poor as those who now inhabit Port au Prince: It is the half million or so Hondurans who live on the Moskita Coast.

Haiti: Non-random Acts of Kindness

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

My 85-year-old mother left a message on my phone right after the earthquake. "I've found 44 baskets around the house and wonder if you can help get th...

UNICEF Helps Father And Daughter Reunite In Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Six-year-old Sterling was found wandering the rubble filled streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after January's earthquake devastated the city. Thanks t...

Helping Haiti at Home

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

New York City's Haitian community will face significant long-term challenges as a result of the tragedy.

Haitian Small Businesses Hurting: Is Aid To Blame?

HuffPost | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti in January, international aid has been pouring into the island. Aid efforts organized by th...

Haiti: The Clock Is Set to Zero

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Chavannes Jean-Baptiste is the Executive Director of the Peasant Movement of Papay. He gave this interview last month in the rambling, fertile fields and gardens in the Central Plateau.

Making Matters Worse in Haiti

Tony Campolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tony Campolo

At last count there were 9,943 faith-based organizations with ministries in Haiti. Yet Haiti has continued in a downward spiral, not in spite of all these "good works," but in great part because of them.