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.
As governments and international organizations continue to invest in Haiti's future, we must have the humility to admit that we don't have all the answers. Let's heed the advice that knowledge lives with people on the ground -- not within the bowels of bureaucracies.
The stories of many HELP students provide universal lessons in determination and excellence that youth in other countries can apply to their own lives.
For Haiti, it will take years to recover from both the emotional and physical turmoil of the earthquake. But today, as we reflect on the last three years, we give God thanks for the endurance and resilience of the people of Haiti.
While the Haitian people have proven to be incredibly resilient, there remains a great need for the tools and early warnings that Americans take for granted when dangerous conditions threaten lives and livelihoods.
Many have expressed pessimism about the disparity between Haiti's slow reconstruction and the billions of dollars spent in and promised to the country. I have witnessed firsthand how projects can make a tremendous impact if the work is implemented with local actors on the ground.
The question begs to be answered -- why does Haiti still look virtually untouched after the earthquake of 2010?
Joe Jean, a student from University of the People, is now studying at NYU Abu Dhabi. He lives in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. I would like to say the Haiti...