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Haiti Aid

Giving to Haiti and to the Future

James Lee Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Lee Witt

Having just returned from Haiti with President Clinton, I can attest to both the truly overwhelming scope and scale of the devastation but also the remarkable humanitarian effort underway.

Haiti: A War Against Chaos

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Princess Haya Al Hussein

I saw something else in Haiti that the critics of the relief effort often overlook: Hope. For the most politically unstable and impoverished country in the Western hemisphere, that is saying something.

Giving up Their Pants for Haiti

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

For the two winners of the online auction, Bonobos will make-to-measure a pair of completely custom pants, featuring colored lining of the Haitian flag.

Will Aid Money For Haiti Be Wasted?

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altman

The amount of money collected for Haiti for relief and reconstruction has been staggering. Yet no one has asked how much money is enough, and whether so much money can really be spent effectively.

Songwriter Matt Morris Talks Haiti, Disney And Helping Others

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Award-winning songwriter and frequent collaborator to fellow Mouseketeer alumnae, Matt Morris recently released his own debut full-length album, When ...

Among the Building Blocks in Haiti: Tetanus Shots and Prosthetics

Diana Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Jenkins

what lies ahead is detailed, difficult and often does not fit neatly into the standardized buckets of international economic development. For example, Haiti now faces the prospect of a generation of amputees.

Haiti's Homeless: Hundreds Of Thousands Need Tents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- As officials focused Sunday on the Herculean task of this nation's physical recovery -- clearing the wreckage and setting up ...

Doctors Without Borders President: U.S. Military Hampering Haiti Relief Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Doctors Without Borders President Christophe Fournier said the U.S. military presence is reducing the efficiency of the organization's medical efforts...

Haiti Earthquake and MLK Day: Strive to Make a Difference

Silda Wall Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Silda Wall Spitzer

There is no more appropriate time to live MLK's call to make service a part of the Amercan family by helping in the wake of the Haiti earthquake.

The Children of Haiti

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Like we have learned in disasters from the tsunami in Southeast Asia to Hurricane Katrina, children are among the most vulnerable in any emergency but their needs are often forgotten.

WFP Staff Heroes in Haiti Keep Working Despite Personal Losses

Francisco Espejo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Francisco Espejo

All of our staff in Haiti have suffered losses and hardships, great and small, but nearly everyone is back on the job, helping even less fortunate compatriots who are hungry and homeless.

A Wise Investment: From the Haitian Earthquake to Schools in Sri Lanka

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

It only costs me U.S. $800 per year to support and provide an education for Chamari Thushara Dilhani, a bright 23-year-old Sri Lankan woman who otherwise could have been coerced into drugs and prostitution.

My Pride and Hope for Haiti

Michèle Pierre-Louis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michèle Pierre-Louis

As I sift through the ruins of my home, I have hope. I am more convinced now than ever that we will put Haiti back together -- not as it was but as it should be.

11 Free T-Shirts For Haiti Aid

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Haven't donated to help Haiti yet? Would you donate if you could get a free T-shirt out of it? We thought so. Celebrities, designers and pretty much...

New York Haitians Send Aid Back Home

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — At a money-transfer booth tucked into a dusty TV repair shop, Haitians carrying thin envelopes of $5 and $10 bills clamore...

Selective Sympathies: Haiti and the Health Care Debate

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Marino

How is it that Americans can be lachrymose about Haiti and comatose about the plight of the multitude of folks who can't afford medical treatment?

Animal Groups In Haiti To Control Rabies, Protect Livestock

AP | JESSICA DESVARIEUX and SUE MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Animal welfare groups arrived in Haiti on Saturday to help protect earthquake victims by vaccinating stray dogs and main...

To Heal Haiti, Look To History, Not Nature | Mark Danner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAITI is everybody's cherished tragedy. Long before the great earthquake struck the country like a vengeful god, the outside world, and Americans espe...

Relief Supplies Bottleneck At Haiti Airport

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Distribution of donated medications, baby formula and other relief supplies remains slow and Haitians have been lining up at the Port-au-Prince airpor...

84-Year-Old Pulled Out Alive After 10 Days In Rubble

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An elderly Haitian woman buried in the rubble of a collapsed house for 10 days was located and rescued Friday, CBS reports. The doctors treating the ...

Haiti Medical Teams Treat Injured Amidst Coordination Challenges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Medical aid groups including Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health and InSTEDD continue to be overwhelmed by earthquake victims in need of serio...

Pau Gasol To Donate $1,000 Per Point To Haiti

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was one of 10 NBA players donating $1,000 for every point he scored Friday night to the Clinton ...

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...

Why We Need a "Marshall Plan" for Haiti

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

If we seize this chance, we can help the people of Haiti escape their cycle of poverty and deprivation fueled by merciless natural disasters. The international community owes them a Marshall Plan-magnitude effort.

Most California Rescue Crews Never Made It To Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As we reported last week, Los Angeles County Fire's Search and Rescue team was among a handful of local response teams who were to be dispatched to Ha...