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Haiti Recovery

Make 2015 a Year of Change and Action

Maureen Jules-Perez | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Maureen Jules-Perez

Given the current situation in Haiti and other places around the world, one needs to look beyond their tragedies and problems because they don't define the people or the country.

5 Years Later, Haiti Is Embracing Its Potential

John Groarke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
John Groarke

This shift encourages us to keep an eye toward the future. Working closely with Haiti's Education Ministry, USAID is helping schools introduce proven methodologies for teaching kids how to read. This will help diversify and expand Haiti's labor pool to compete for 21-century jobs.

Setting the Record Straight on Haiti's Recovery

Patrick Rouzier | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Patrick Rouzier

The recent Wall Street Journal piece gets many key facts about the approval of recovery projects wrong and ignores the work that has helped improve the lives of thousands of people across Haiti.

Journal Entry: Our Final Day in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We leave today with amazing memories of four days of camaraderie and self-discovery. I travel frequently to the countries of WWO and am in awe of the work. I find myself inspired by the children who we serve.

In Haiti, a Soccer Ball Stands for Hope

Jorge Laffitte | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Jorge Laffitte

The universal language of soccer is spoken in the Croix des Bouquets community near Port au Prince, Haiti, home to some 70,000 people still displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Amazing Graces: Days Two, Three, and Four

James S. Gordon | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
James S. Gordon

The loss of life here in Jacmel is far less than in Port-au-Prince but the burden is still heavy. There are of course the ordinary deaths that come with age, and the losses of younger people cut down by accident, sudden illness, or murder.

Amazing Graces: Days Two and Three

James S. Gordon | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
James S. Gordon

By the second day there are actually 135 participants -- almost 180 of us altogether. The ones who didn't come to the opening are present and others from the waiting list have found a way.

The Future For Haiti: Building Back Better

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

For our final blog on Haiti we wanted to focus on the future of this beautiful country that is full of untapped natural and human resources. Many readers may ask, what is the silver lining to Haiti's story?

Is Haiti Doomed to Be the Republic of NGOs?

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

Haiti's challenges are enormous and there are no easy answers. However, a two-pronged strategy --- registration and monitoring of NGOs and a governmental and donor focus on "core governance" -- may be a good start.

Two Years Later -- Reimagining Haiti

Maria Bello | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Maria Bello

Haiti is not just "rebuilding" with cement and muscle. Haiti is "reimagining" a nation, with a bold vision and collective dream.

Eleanor Goldberg

Charities Aim To Bring Books, Education To 600,000 Illiterate Youth In Haiti | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

Two years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, 600,000 illiterate children remain out of school, leaving the country's next generation of le...

INFOGRAPHIC: 2 Years Later, Where Did All The Aid Money For Haiti Go?

Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact

Thursday marks the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake that killed 316,000 people, but experts say it could be at least another 10 years before...

Haiti -- Two Years Post Earthquake: What You May Not Know

Cheryl Mills | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Cheryl Mills

Before and since the earthquake in 2010, Haiti has faced great challenges -- ones they are working to confront and to lead the international community in helping them solve.

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian And Maria Bello Reveal Why They Went To Haiti

Kim Kardashian | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Kim Kardashian

We came to celebrate the thousands of Haitian women who are working tirelessly to bring economic and social justice to all people in Haiti. So to them we say: we are humbled and moved to have been with you and to tell the world about your grace.

International Community Gathers for "Uni Haiti" at Upper East Gala

Jim Luce | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Although 200 guests were expected, 250 arrived to the United Nations's social club Aux Antilles's 21st annual dinner, this year to benefit the Interna...

Wings Over Haiti Takes Flight

Lee Schneider | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Wings Over Haiti is raising $70,000 to build a new self-sustaining solar-powered school that will be larger, with room to store books, supplies, medicine, and room for a garden.

My Journey Home -- Inspiration for Haiti

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I come from an island in the Caribbean called Haiti. It suffered a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. It changed my life forever. It opened my eyes to what I left behind. It made me aware of the opportunities, that this country, America, has afforded me.

Who's a Hero? Haitians Can Help Themselves, Too

Ella Turenne | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices
Ella Turenne

The rebuilding process needs to be a two-way street. If Sean Penn really wants to make a difference in Haiti, he can use his celebrity to influence his contemporaries to properly support the Haitian people in their own recovery.

Notes on Haiti

Kieran Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kieran Fitzgerald

When you dash in and out of people's lives, whatever assistance you offer is always limited, and sometimes entirely hamstrung, by the complexity of a new and separate reality. If I am grasping nothing else, it's that Haiti's reality is very complex.

From Finger Pointing to Building Confidence in Haiti

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

How do we seize initiative in a country that knows only trauma and deception? There's no right answer. But actions that build confidence would be a big first step.

Our Government-Funded Mission to Make Haiti Christian: Your Tax Dollars, Billy Graham's Son, Monsanto And Sarah Palin

The Awl | Abe Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The story that best describes Haiti's last year is not from a slum, nor from a cholera clinic. It's not to be found in the rubble--but in a courtroom ...

Haiti Still Buried Under the Rubble of Dueling NGOs: OXFAM Report

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

NGOs must stop operating as corporations. Only by putting themselves out of business, by actually solving problems, can they claim success.

What I've Learned From Wyclef Jean

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marian Salzman

When Wyclef Jean hired my agency about six months ago, I knew that our mission would be to help him pursue his mission: tirelessly working toward Haiti's recovery.

WATCH LIVE: National Science Foundation Reports On Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At 2:00 p.m. ET, the National Science Foundation hosted a live webcast, featuring researchers who recently returned from Haiti. They primarily studied...

Build Back Better with Microfinance

Reeta Roy | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Reeta Roy

As the Haitian government and international donors work to put into place their post-earthquake recovery plans, creating economic hubs outside of Port...