Ben Krause of J/P Haitian Relief Organization describes how failures of communication, coordination and collaboration make disaster relief so much harder. XPRIZE Insights is a video series that highlights the leading thinkers of our time.
A close friend from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home of over 40,000 Oglala Sioux, posted some devastating news on Facebook a few days ago.
On the last day of his life, popular radio advocate Sony Estéus was to attend the opening of Voice of Ile-à-Vâche Community Radio (Radio VKI by its Creole acronym), the newest in an expanding network of grassroots stations throughout Haiti.
Securing water and sanitation infrastructure for Haiti is ultimately about fulfilling obligations and respecting human rights, areas where the UN can, and should, be demonstrating leadership.
As a country, Haiti has faced and continues to face enormous difficulties, but it has also proven remarkably resilient.
The new documentary Call For Help introduces us to a group of relief workers who took charge, using guerrilla-style tactics to ensure that the donated supplies that entered the country did not sit undistributed, that victims found their way to the medical help they needed.
Looking back at my journey from a student in the Haitian school system to leading the third largest school system in the United States, I have learned one very important thing -- we must always genuinely show the deepest respect for the communities that we serve.
An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II Jackson Doliscar organizing earthquake-displaced people to claim their right to housing. His work almost...
The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community's historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. Water and sanitation coverage in Haiti has stagnated for decades and is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere, far behind the average of other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
More than 1,000 farmers were forced off their land with only a few days' notice to make way for the park, and the crops they were growing on some of Haiti's most fertile land were dug up and replaced with concrete.
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There are many destinations one can think of to spend a holiday vacation; perhaps one of the more unconventional and quixotic destinations is Haiti.
What Mary O'Grady's piece missed, as have many news stories on Haiti, however, is the remarkable progress Haiti has made since the devastating earthquake.
If we believe that all lives are equal, then we have to do more for these lives. At Direct Relief, we've been working to help train additional medical professionals (like midwives and birth attendants) and provide essential medical resources (like cancer therapies) but much more needs to be done.
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.
On this fifth earthquake anniversary, I remember four-story buildings collapsed into a stack of concrete pancakes. It has been encouraging to see building and infrastructure progress the past couple of years. Still, the big picture can make my faith and hope go a bit wobbly.