I remember the first time I prepared to go to Haiti -- I told an acquaintance about the trip and they responded with a sincerely puzzled, "why are you going there?" I didn't have a good answer other than that it felt right to take action.
The cataclysmic earthquake that devastated the Island of Haiti caused endless death and suffering to a nation already steeped in a history of poverty and turmoil.
My recent trip to Haiti brought me into constant contact with people who inspired me and others to take action. It didn't matter where they came from or what work they did, they were actively making those words real. We can all make those words come alive be it here in Philadelphia, in Haiti, or in your own backyard.
Anthropologist Mark Schuller's new book Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs examines why abundant foreign aid dollars and agencies have not improved the socio-economic status or security of Haiti's people.
Progress is being made and worldwide government and humanitarian efforts have been helpful. The U.S. needs to keep the pressure on the Haitian government to maintain the development of its democratic institutions.
Coming to Haiti "for business" may seem like a contradiction in terms to anyone familiar with the headlines on this impoverished nation. Nevertheless,...
Let's work together to ensure that no woman in Haiti, in this hemisphere, or in this world has to bear the indignity of sexual violence.
Having participated in three medical relief trips to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it was with great anticipation that I read the books of Jonathan Katz and Amy Wilentz, both released in conjunction with the earthquake's third anniversary.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 22 2013 -- A $61 million dollar, eight-year World Bank community development project implemented across half of Haiti has ...
Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com Kristalina Georgieva is hereby nominated for the title Most Enthusiastic EU Commissioner. The Bulgari...
Education, one of the most powerful and effective means of eradicating poverty around the world, has brought new prospects to a broken Haiti.
Much has transpired since The Rainy Season, not least of all the apocalyptic January 2010 earthquake that leveled much of the capital and surrounding towns, killing tens of thousands of people.
Previously published in Metro www.readmetro.com. Less than a year into the job, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe of Haiti has already made a mark. The ...
One avenue for relieving pressure on Haiti's over-taxed relief efforts could involve controlled emigration to an area where displaced Haitians would develop agricultural management practices and other skills applicable to the climate and geography of the Caribbean.
For my part, I am sticking by Haiti today, and for the long run! Remember that the road to recovery is difficult and long. It continues after the breaking news stops and cameras depart.