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Haiti Poverty

Help Haiti Rethink and Reconfigure

Luis Alberto Moreno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Luis Alberto Moreno

The list of Haiti's needs is long and the time to move from the planning phase to execution is growing short. Let's listen to Haiti's leaders, coordinate our responsibilities and get to work.

Haitian Children Enter U.S. Schools, Work To Rebuild Lives

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MIRAMAR, Fla. — Some of the children arrived with no school records at all, some with only the clothes on their backs. A few still bear scrapes ...

We Need An Emergency Boss

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steven Van Zandt

Let's stop making the same mistakes over and over. Let the wealthier countries and corporations of the world fund an Emergency Organization. With one person responsible for running it.

Vowing to Build a Prosperous Future for Haiti

Jean-Max Bellerive | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jean-Max Bellerive

The earthquake that has destroyed so much has also brought much-needed attention and goodwill to Haiti. In honor of all those who have died, we vow to create a new, stronger, and more prosperous Haiti.

A Better Week for Haiti - And With These Reforms, a Far Better Future

Charles MacCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles MacCormack

The renewal in Haiti could outshine even the vast improvements to health, education, and housing we've seen in places like Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami.

My Latest Dispatch From Haiti

Richard Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Morse

26 January 2010 Beginning at 6:52 A.M.: Good Morning! RED ZONE/GREEN ZONE still seems to be an issue when getting aid to different neighborhoods. A...

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.

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.

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.

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.

To Heal Haiti, Look To History, Not Nature

Markdanner.com | 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...

One Future: The Shared Economic, Political Plight of African Americans and Afro-Immigrants

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerry Hudson

Immigration Reform. It's an issue that evokes social, emotional, and economic unease in communities across the nation. It's an issue that conjures up ...

Haiti: The Spectacle

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

The obscenity of this viewing moment -- microphone aimed at the rubble -- has nothing to do with the ethics of the profession, or "ethics" at all. It's infinitely bigger. It' about our relationship to poverty.

Drop Haiti's Debt

Keren Dongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Keren Dongo

Since the earthquake, I have wanted nothing more than to go to Haiti to help, hold, and comfort my family and other survivors. But since I can't, I'm instead fighting for Haiti's old debts to be excused.

Haiti's Tragedy and the Inevitable Controversy

J. Brian Atwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Brian Atwood

The Obama administration deserves high marks for its response to the tragic Haitian earthquake and USAID has demonstrated once again why we need a strong foreign aid agency.

RED the Book: Haiti Help -- Now And for Its Future

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Being in Haiti takes patience. In good times, the country runs haltingly. In these weeks, it is hard to imagine how things are running at all.

Thinking of a Haitian Man Named Junior

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

Junior was one of the most handsome twenty year olds I had ever seen. He was removed from his home and family in Haiti, but he told me of his dream to play professional soccer.

Haiti Earthquake: Impact Bloggers Weigh In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mandy Moore, Singer-songwriter, actress and PSI Ambassador: The earthquake that struck Haiti last week has left an already fragile nation in turmoil a...

Haiti: Negative Commentary and MLK Jr.

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

It is a shame that David Brooks chooses to see the situation in Haiti only in terms of dollars and cents, when he should view it in light of humanity.

Haiti's Crisis Provides Teachable Moment For Investors

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Well known to businessmen everywhere, but totally under-appreciated by investors, is the concept of working capital....the day-to-day operating cash f...

Memories of Haiti Before The Quake

Jeff Antebi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeff Antebi

One night, after a marketplace turned from lively to utterly apocalyptic, I decided to walk very far into the depths of the darkest, most dangerous part of town rather than flee.

My Lament for Haiti

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

Friends call and ask, "Have you heard from your family?" "What can we do?" People are missing; in a country where communication is poor, this earthquake has served to compound the problem.

How You Can Help the People of Haiti

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Simon Rosenberg

If you want to do something to help the people of Haiti -- or do more -- then text the word Haiti to 90999 today.

Where Was the World When Haiti Really Needed It?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A colossal earthquake brought the world to Haiti's doorstep. The questions, though, are why did it take that? And what will it take for the world to stick around after the rubble is cleared?

Help Send Relief To Haiti: HuffPost Impact And Causecast Present The Goods

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The earthquake in Haiti has caused a devastating amount of damage to the region. No lives in the area remain untouched by this event. Out of this trag...