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Haiti Relief Efforts

Building A Lasting Healthcare System For Haiti

Ashley Jonathan Clements | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Jonathan Clements

The idea of universal healthcare, or at the very least, providing more accessible healthcare for the United States' poorest families, is a hotly-deb...

Haitians Race To Relocate Ahead Of Flooding, Mudslides

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CORAIL-CESSELESSE, Haiti — The first of 50,000 earthquake victims that officials fear are most threatened by Haiti's looming rainy season were r...

Building Back a Better Haiti: The Need for Cooking Fuel

Erin Patrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Erin Patrick

The people of Haiti are in need of a cleaner, healthier, cheaper and more sustainable fuel. I went to Haiti with the World Food Programme to conduct a joint assessment on post-earthquake cooking fuel needs.

Aid Trickles Slowly to Communities Outside of Port-Au-Prince

Janice Boughton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janice Boughton

The nature of my trip to Haiti was quite different from all of those many people who have spent time there in the last couple of months as part of i...

Small Steps in Refugee Camps Give Reason For Hope

Matthew Sheard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Sheard

On our last day we visited a Refugees Camp in Montrois run. The camp is run by a young man with a muscular frame and a scraggly goatee, named Diesmy...

Haiti: From The Ground Up

Patrick Duplat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Duplat

From removing rubble to providing shelter, protecting women from sexual violence to providing employment, rebuilding Haiti requires a wide range of actors who must learn to work with each other.

Bill Clinton 'Unhappy' With Haiti Progress, Hurricane Preparedness

McClatchy | Jacqueline Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Former President Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti's most earthquake-ravaged city Tuesday looking for answers: What would it take to be prepared for hurr...

Red Tape Slows Haiti Aid Deliveries

AP | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

JIMANI, Dominican Republic — After six days of waiting at Haiti's border, Mario Polanco was losing patience with the red tape holding up his tru...

The Role Of Outside Help In The Haiti Crisis

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

Much has been made of the unintended consequences that have come about as a result of the large-scale relief efforts in Haiti. Local rice producers ...

Haiti, Six Months Later: Aid from Without, Hope from Within

Chris Herlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

There seemed to be an underlying theme of liberation theology at work in Haiti -- the idea that God is found in acts of solidarity, justice, and dignity.

My First Day Doing Relief Work In Haiti

Matthew Sheard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Sheard

"This is the part of Haiti they don't show you," said Jean, reclining on the beach, a cool breeze brushing the scent of wild jasmine past us. The be...

Haitian Psychological Needs Must Be Addressed

Laura Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Blank

Digline L.*, watches her granddaughter, Lucia, as she twists her tiny hands, staring at the sunlight that lands on the roof of their tent. Like ever...

Time for the Warriors

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

I ask my brothers and sisters in Haiti to hold on. Together with a world of other good warriors, we will build a better Haiti.

Rebuilding Haiti: A Long-Term View

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

The UN hopes to raise billions of dollars for Haiti. Rather than giving more aid, let's provide Haitians with what they need most: dignified work that pays a fair wage and builds much-needed skills.

Aid in Haiti Creates Competition With Local Business Owners

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MP Nunan

The humanitarian response to the Haitian earthquake is killing the demand for locally packaged goods and hurting small business owners.

UNSHAKEN: Publishers Rebuilding Haiti with Charity Water

Jerri Chou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jerri Chou

In the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake, one group of publishers are proving that media can do more than just broadcast the news -- it can help Haiti recover.

Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's been six months since a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and decimated buildings and infrastructure across the country. Over $2 billion dollars have b...

Haiti Relief Effort Needs Immediate Ramp-Up to Avoid Another Disaster

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

President Clinton apologized on March 10 for the role that his government played in destroying a big part of Haitian agriculture: "It may have been go...

Running A Medical Mission In Haiti

Dr. Toni Brayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Toni Brayer

It has been two months since the disastrous earthquake in Haiti and the medical need is still dire. Partners in Health is committed to Haiti but does not have the resources or the permission to run the State Hospital.

Haiti: Why Ground Reports Still Matter

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Clark Estes

Haiti is still there. And slowly, a rebuilt nation is rising from the rubble. During the next ten weeks, members of the Huffington Post Citizen Reporting unit will chronicle these efforts on this blog.

Haiti Rains Complicate Aid Work, Flood Tent Towns

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — One of the heaviest rainfalls since Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake swamped homeless camps Friday, sweeping screaming residen...

Building an Agricultural Community: The Model Self-Sufficient Village in Haiti

Wyclef Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wyclef Jean

My hope is that an agricultural community will launch a national agroforestry movement that will lead to permanent, self-sufficient communities.

Renee Green Wins Lottery After Making Generous Donation To Haiti Relief

TakePart.com | Max Linsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Reneé Green was sitting on the couch last Wednesday night when a story came on the news about the dire situation in Haiti. As she watched the images ...

200,000 Still Homeless In Haiti As Rainy Season Nears

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With the rainy season fast approaching, aid workers in Haiti are struggling to find solutions for the over 200,000 homeless residents living in areas ...

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.