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Haiti Aid

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 ...

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.

The Q & A: Jewelry and Sustainable Development in Haiti

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Katherine LaGrave

Alyssa Kuchta is the founder of eff.Y.bee, a lifestyle jewelry brand that has an employment program for women in Haiti called Bay Lavi, or "Give Life." Initially started as a charity line during Kuchta's senior year in college.

The Surprising Answer to Haiti's Sanitation Needs

Auren Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Haiti has been a microcosm for all that could go wrong in the advancement of human potential. Before the country was ravaged by an earthquake, it was ravaged by a nonexistent educational system and no sanitation system whatsoever.

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.

Turning the World Into a Field of Play

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Coach Sara from The Football Club Social Alliance celebrates the One World Futbols with the kids in her community (Uganda). Image © 2013 The Footbal...

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...

Study: Only 1% Of Earthquake Aid Went To Haiti Companies

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A new report on American aid to Haiti in the wake of that country's devastating earthquake finds most of the money went ...

'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,...

Could the Road to Haiti's Recovery Run Through French Guiana?

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Oluseyi Fayanju

One avenue for relieving pressure on Haiti's over-taxed relief efforts could involve controlled emigration to an area where displaced Haitians would develop agricultural management practices and other skills applicable to the climate and geography of the Caribbean.

Investing in Haiti's Future Means Listening Humbly

Ruth Messinger | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Ruth Messinger

As governments and international organizations continue to invest in Haiti's future, we must have the humility to admit that we don't have all the answers. Let's heed the advice that knowledge lives with people on the ground -- not within the bowels of bureaucracies.

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 Haiti...

Zoe Mintz

Little-Known Health Problem In Haiti Gets Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact

Hundreds of students clad in blue checkered uniforms sit in their school’s chapel. It’s a Friday afternoon and the 90-degree weather and impending...

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.

Billions to Haiti, Little to Haitians

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Bill Quigley

Despite billions in aid that were supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands are still homeless, living in shanty tent camps as the effects from the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, remain.

Service Is Simple

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I love traveling with a group of supporters and donors who are eager to do service with me because I can see how they feel about the children and help educate them about our mission and vision. The happiness of the children simply strips us of our defensives

Neighborhood Revitalization in Haiti Not a Moment Too Soon

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Mark Schuller

It was recently reported that work on neighborhood revitalization in Port-au-Prince is about to finally begin. This is both welcome and long overdue, since more progress needs to be made in neighborhood revitalization.

Can Business and Charity Coexist?

Anne Zink | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Anne Zink

Could the key to transforming Haiti into a productive state and contributing member of the global economy be reducing aid and foreign assistance?

Haiti: Housing Exposition Exposes Waste, Cynicism

Jane Regan | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Jane Regan

The Expo was one of the first reconstruction projects approved by the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission -- the idea was to "expose best practices for housing reconstruction by encouraging innovative ideas."

Yoga: How We Serve Haitian Children

Rob Schware | Posted 12.02.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

"During the second trip lots of medical volunteers were in the bunkhouse with us. At meal times they shared horrifically graphic tales from their work, and I began to feel some misgivings: were we 'just playing' while they were 'really working'?"

The Creole Connection: New Orleans, Haiti and Catastrophe

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Despite all, New Orleans after the flood and Haiti after the earthquake serve as object lessons: except in cases of extreme, prolonged violence, the capacity of humanity to survive, create positive change, sustain culture, and even hold joy is without limit.

Hurricane Isaac Threatens Haiti's Vulnerable

Richard Walden | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

Haiti has for decades been the poorest country in our hemisphere and it was set far back by the disasters which have befallen it since 2008. It behooves us, therefore, to do better than we have done and to beseech those relief agencies which still have cash.

My Son's Nature Lesson in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We went to Haiti as a family so that our boys do service with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) programs. The day of the big WWO soccer tournament was filled with excitement and ceremony, but there were quieter moments, too.

Rudy's Armor: A Cholera Vaccine in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Jason Hayes

To Rudy Laurent and his family, cholera seemed to be everywhere. Now, Laurent has a little bit of armor. In his wallet he carries a vaccination card; in his blood he carries two antigens (cell parts that spur our immune system to build antibodies) made in Hyderabad, India.