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In Haiti's countryside, schools are in short supply

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Chrisner Roche has sent his children to school in Port-au-Prince, far from where he lives, because there are few good schools in Haiti's rural areas. ...

Oxfam Raises $3,500 Total For Chile, 1/8th Of 1 Percent Of Haiti Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

According to USA Today, Oxfam America has raised a total of $3,499 for relief in Chile since an 8.8 earthquake hit the South American country on Satur...

As New Leaders Emerge From the Camps in Haiti, Will Their Voices be Heard?

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Stephan Durogene, left, and Jennifer Banessa Destine, second fom the right, stand with other members of the camp committee at Delmas 62. Photo by Kenn...

Lots of Priorities, Little Time

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Samuel, 12, digs a trench to help drain water from his family's shelter. Photo by Kenny Rae/Oxfam America My Oxfam colleague, Kenny Rae, is in Port-a...

With Rain, Urgency Grows for Shelter and Sanitation in Haiti's Capital

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Late last week, rain doused the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, heightening the dread of hundreds of thousands of people there who have been living in makeshift shelters since the massive earthquake.

In a Camp in Haiti, a Pillowcase of Books Feeds a Dream for the Futuren ed

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

The Haitian earthquake interrupted many things, but the certainty, order and measure of opportunity that the school day brought Haitian kids might be essential to restoring normalcy.

From Haiti: Where Laughter Endures

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Tonight's my last in Port-au-Prince before flying back to Boston. I arrived here about a week after the earthquake. The hardship people are enduring is profound. I won't forget it.

Sebastian's Story

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Food, water, and a tent: That's what 12-year-old Sebastian says would improve life for his family right now -- essentials that reveal just how far away normal is for so many in Port-au-Prince.

Pieces of Normal

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Buildings lie in heaps. Rubble blocks the roads. Streets serve as beds at night. But still, people here in Port-au-Prince are reclaiming bits and pieces of the old normal.

A Thin Silver Lining

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Workers in Port-au-Prince assemble supply kits for displaced families. Photo: Oxfam Oxfam America's Coco McCabe is one of several Boston-based collea...

Seeking Shelter From the Coming Rain

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

At the Petionville Club, the hills undulate with bed sheets fastened to wooden poles -- makeshift huts pitched on slopes so steep that no one inside could possibly get a good night's sleep.

Haiti's Entrepreneurs Keep Life Going, Part 2

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

There's something even more important for Haitians to have if they are going to move their country forward following this disaster. That's education.

Haiti's entrepreneurs keep life going

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

A quake survivor at the Petionville Club. Photo: Liz Lucas / Oxfam America Oxfam America's Coco McCabe is one of several Boston-based colleagues in H...

Willing workers, few jobs

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Oxfam America's Coco McCabe is one of several Boston-based colleagues in Haiti to help with the relief effort. Here's her latest update, dated January...

Gas Money: Where is it Really Going?

Ian Gary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ian Gary

Oxfam America has launched a campaign calling on major oil, gas, and mining companies to respect people's "right to know" all the facts about how oil, gas, and mining projects affect their communities.

Many hands help to bring aid to those who need it

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Photo: Kenny Rae / Oxfam America Oxfam America's Coco McCabe is one of several Boston-based colleagues in Haiti to help with the relief effort. Here...

A Day of Rest in Port-au-Prince

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Coco McCabe

It's Sunday in Port-au-Prince -- the second Sunday in this deeply religious country since a devastating earthquake rocked the Haitian capital. Do we work or do we rest?

'Hope For Haiti' Brings In $57 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Friday's 'Hope For Haiti' telethon, organized by George Clooney and broadcast across nearly every major network, raised over $57 million in phone, onl...

Moving forward, one street at a time

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Oxfam's Yolette Etienne talks with quake survivors in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Liz Lucas / Oxfam America Oxfam America's Coco McCabe is one of several ...

Someone needs to keep watch

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Yesterday evening, a colleague received an email from Nelson Gaviria, a Peruvian national who was working for Oxfam in Haiti when the January 12, 2010...

A world turned upside down

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Water to drink. Food to eat. A dry place to sleep. These are the essentials people are scrambling for now inside the gates of the luxurious Petion Vil...

25th Anniversary of Ethiopian Famine: Has Anything Changed?

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

During the years since the 1984 famine, things had begun to change in the area around Korem, and these changes made it possible for a young woman like Merzeneb to think about pursuing new options in life.

10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Gladwell

The global conversation social media facilitates is an extremely powerful platform for spreading information and awareness about social causes and issues.