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How To Volunteer Effectively After A Disaster

Elevate Destinations | Posted 06.06.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

After a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, most efforts to help were certainly well intentioned. But it quickly became evident that some of these volunteer initiatives were actually causing more harm than good. Here's how to do it right.

Is Haiti Hopeless? Not if You Believe In Grace

Chris Herlinger | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

Anyone who has lived or worked in Haiti for any length of time is bound to be asked if Haiti is hopeless. That will certainly be the case this week, when Haitians commemorate the second anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake.

Two Years After A Devastating Earthquake, Hope For A New Haiti

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

Hope, as theologian N.T. Wright says, "is a mode of knowing, a mode within which new things are possible, options are not shut down, new creation can happen."

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.

On the Road in Haiti

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Marcia DeSanctis

The key may be in Haiti's time-tested agricultural or faming tradition and expertise. Workers are ready to work and the lucky ones have cooperatives led by people who care about their employees' well-being.

Is Haiti Poor? Its People Respond

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

That depends on how you define poverty and wealth. We have solidarity, community and other riches, too, like people who work hard for the global economy. But it's hard for a little country to rise up, especially in our case.

In Haiti, Land Reform as a Pillar of Reconstruction

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Ronel Thelusmond is the director of the technical division of the National Institute for the Application of Agrarian Reform (INARA), which is part of ...

Finding Housing for Haitians Still Without A Home

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

While the eyes of the world are on Haiti's illegitimate elections, about 1.5 million displaced earthquake survivors continue to live in sub-human conditions.

In Haiti, "We Will Never Fall Asleep Forgetting"

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

This month, human rights organizations throughout Port-au-Prince are holding public colloquia on the dictatorship. They hope to educate those who didn't live under Duvalier and to reignite those who did.

Can Haiti Get Beyond Politics as Usual?

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pascal Robert

At some point, the progressive forces who seek to liberate Haiti from the constant cycle of detrimental Western influence will have to get beyond their political differences.

"Haiti Needs a Social Policy for Housing"

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Ronel Thelusmond is director at the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture. I asked Ronel how the government could get housing for the estimated 1.5 million people who lost their homes during the earthquake.

Haitian Renaissance: Youth Paint a New Country

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Today, 68 youth from ages 8 to early 20s are painting and sculpting. The artwork represents the daily stuff of Haitian life, like forms of labor, scenes inside village huts, and landscapes.

Restoration By Haitians, For Haitians

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

Despite the frustrations of the relief process and the ravages of cholera, there is reason to find hope in Haiti. And that reason is its people.

Marcus Baram

Broken Promises: A Year Later, Post-Quake Haiti Struggles For Help | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- It's been almost a year since a catastrophic earthquake killed more than 230,000 people and left more than a million homeless in Haiti. Bu...

Haiti One Year Later: Still Waiting to Volunteer

Stacy Twilley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stacy Twilley

I won't be going to Haiti soon. But I continue to support the expert International Medical Corps volunteers who are still needed there.

Haiti: The Land of Hurt and Healing

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

I am back from a recent trip to Haiti. Haiti is a land of healing and hurt, openness and oppression, cooperation and competition, restoration and resi...

'Bad Things Happen Until Good People Get In The Way'

Soledad O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Soledad O'Brien

And when I got back I had a mountain of evidence for what became the thesis for my book: "Bad things happen until good people get in the way."

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Author Linda Polman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist Linda Polman discussed corruption and aid organizations, the topic of her new book, "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong With Humanitarian Aid...

"Even If We're Peasants, We Deserve to Live Too": Tèt Kole on the Needs of Haitian Farmers

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen (Heads Together Small Producers of Haiti) is the oldest peasant group in Haiti, born covertly in 1970 during the Duvalier...

"Part of the Dream for National Reconstruction": Haitian Refugee Camps Model Future Society

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

While it should never be the case that a high percentage of the Haitian population remains living in refugee camps seven months after the earthquake, ...

For Partners in Health, Good Health Means Justice and Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

With the motto "Providing a preferential option for the poor in health care," Partners in Health offers an unusual model of health care provision. Its...

"You Need to Hear From the People:" Communicating From Haiti's Refugee Camps

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Almost two million people out of a population of nine million are currently homeless or displaced. Recently, one 22-year-old woman took it upon herself to let the world know what life is like in Haiti's camps.

Citizen Mobilization for Housing in Haiti (The Urgency of Housing, Part IV)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"We're mobilizing people in the camps and the shantytowns to let them know that getting housing is a right. Our vision is to make the problem of housi...

Haitian Protests Continue As Aid Lags

ONE News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Dozens of people have taken to the streets of Haiti's capital demanding more services and aid from the government in the post-earthquake clean-up. Pr...

The Right to Housing in Haiti (The Urgency of Housing Part III)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Beverly Bell

People need somewhere to live to stay out of the rain, so they don't get sick, so they don't get wet, so they can sleep at night. That's their right.