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Haiti Relief

Because There Is Hope - An Interview with Kervince "Gama" Parayson

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey Alcorn

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, electr...

Our Cross to Bear

Sean Penn | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Sean Penn

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.

Commentary on Disaster Relief - What I've Learned from Nepal, Haiti and Other Natural Disasters

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

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.

Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After Haiti Earthquake Tore Them Apart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

Chantale's life was turned upside down when the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti tore her family apart. Not only was she forced to move out of...

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.

Over 85,000 Haitians Are Still Homeless From The 2010 Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact

Five years ago, an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left unprecedented damage to Haiti's housing infrastructure -- damage that the poore...

Young People Use Gorgeous Instagram Pics To Show There's More To Haiti Than Poverty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

If you ask Paola Mathé, Instagram isn't just for shameless selfies and pics of delicious foods -- it's a great way to change negative perceptions of ...

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.

This Teen Got 4-Lb. Facial Tumor Removed Thanks To Businessman Who 'Couldn't Give Up On Her'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact

When Larry O’Reilly returned to Haiti in 2012, he was excited to see the school girl he'd taken under his wing. But O'Reilly was shocked at the sigh...

Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti

Nancy Farese | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.

George Bailey and a St. Luke Haiti Christmas

Wynn Walent | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Wynn Walent

As the ball drops in New York City, and as we sing "Auld Lang Syne" again, our friends in Haiti will be at the hospital treating patients, and grateful as always, for the chance to do so.

Wired Humanitarianism

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Muggah

The humanitarian community finds itself looking inward as it confronts twenty-first century emergencies. Some of the old guard worry that the explosive growth of relief and development organizations is diminishing their efficiency and effectiveness and in some cases politicizing aid.

Haiti's Unsung Heroes

Joseph Cahalan, PhD | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Joseph Cahalan, PhD

We tend to focus on what is wrong with relief and aid, and in some cases it is justified. But it is time we recognize the people who are dedicating their lives, long after the world has moved on, to chipping away at the work that remains to be done in Haiti.

The Serval Project: Reclaiming Your Phone

Paul Gardner-Stephen | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Paul Gardner-Stephen

I still remember when I heard the first news about the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. I knew that when a society loses the ability to communicate ...

A Simple Solution For Haiti

John M. Zervos | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
John M. Zervos

During a recent visit to Haiti, I visited homes at internally displaced persons locations throughout Port-au-Prince and noticed a general void of mosq...

Economic and Ecological Transformation for Jamaica and Haiti

Pascal Robert | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Pascal Robert

During the weekend of June 7-9, 2013, I had the honor to participate on a panel at the Left Forurm 2013: The largest annual intellectual conference of...

Social Impact in Haiti: The Value of Experience

Peter Walters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.

'Mommy and Me' in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

It is easy to believe in what we are doing. We are in the midst of training our staff to collect data as we monitor and evaluate our strategies to create change for the orphans and at-risk youngsters in Kenscoff.

Hotel In Haiti Symbolizes Future Growth

Tanyella Evans | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Coming to Haiti "for business" may seem like a contradiction in terms to anyone familiar with the headlines on this impoverished nation. Nevertheless,...

Hands for Haiti: Education Shines Light on Haiti's Future

Brett Hahn | Posted 03.20.2013 | Teen
Brett Hahn

Education, one of the most powerful and effective means of eradicating poverty around the world, has brought new prospects to a broken Haiti.

Each New Day in the New Haiti Brings New Opportunities to Create Happiness

Petra Nemcova | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Petra Nemcova

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.

Stories of Hope and Progress From Haiti

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Ivanley Noisette

The stories of many HELP students provide universal lessons in determination and excellence that youth in other countries can apply to their own lives.

Don't Forsake Haiti: A Message From Joe Jean

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Shai Reshef

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 Haitian...

Minutes Matter: Haiti Deserves Better Weather Forecasting Three Years After the Quake

Robert S. Marshall | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Robert S. Marshall

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.

Connecting People to People in Haiti

Patrick Weil | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Patrick Weil

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.