This blog post was co-authored by Sandra Macías del Villar, Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean at The Global Fund for Children. A lo...
The St. Luke Foundation for Haiti is a 100% Haitian-run non-profit organization, providing education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach in places that have been under-served by traditional service providers.
At the base of any positive transformational work has to be an understanding of the relationship between one's awareness and actions; through that b...
Threats of intimidation and violence from some members of Parliament, and the failure to address social and economic issues by President Michel Martelly's administration, created a climate of repression and corruption.
USAID, the U.S. State Department's development agency, pledged to build 15,000 homes but has so far only delivered 900. Of USAID contracts, more than 50 percent of payments went to contractors in Washington, D.C., while only one percent went directly to Haitian organizations.
In some parts of the world, children are born with very little. In Haiti, most children are born with little or no access to food, clean water, elec...
In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obsta...
People who have the ability to change history are so unbelievably rare, consisting of less than one tenth of one percent of all humans. Yet, there are some living among us today, and I'm lucky to have two of them as friends. They are Len Gengel and Cherylann Gengel.
Merten is a predictable choice to defend U.S. interests in the Haiti Parliamentary elections, since he was Ambassador to Haiti during the 2010-11 Haiti Presidential election cycle that installed musician "Sweet Mickey" Martelly.
The truth is that no one will ever be privy to the complete correspondences on Hillary Clinton's server, but there is more than enough information available to discuss how the United States conducts corrupt foreign policy in Haiti.
"I'm not important, but I have an earnest message for the world," Alison says. "You are not being asked to go shave your head and become a monk, but to imagine a world where everyone does their part."
I've been working on the ground in Haiti with people who are heroic to me. It has bred this reflection. What my eyes have seen make me grateful to them. What my eyes have seen make me grateful to the American Red Cross.
Amidst the destruction and aftermath of the recent earthquake in Nepal, daily miracles and moments of compassion illustrate what is possible when humanity bands together -- babies pulled alive from rubble, mothers sheltering hours-old newborns and citizens rushing in from around the world to provide relief to massive suffering.
In simple terms: the Clintons raise money to support work that benefits millions of people, while others raise money to support the status quo and their funders.
What is needed is a global master plan for dealing with emergencies created by natural disasters, because they happen often and all over the globe. Independent organizations and governments should all have to organize and stage their efforts through one agency.
Ben Krause of J/P Haitian Relief Organization describes how failures of communication, coordination and collaboration make disaster relief so much harder. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time.