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Haiti Relief

Setting the Record Straight on Haiti's Recovery

Patrick Rouzier | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Patrick Rouzier

The recent Wall Street Journal piece gets many key facts about the approval of recovery projects wrong and ignores the work that has helped improve the lives of thousands of people across Haiti.

This Teen Got 4-Lb. Facial Tumor Removed Thanks To Businessman Who 'Couldn't Give Up On Her'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact

When Larry O’Reilly returned to Haiti in 2012, he was excited to see the school girl he'd taken under his wing. But O'Reilly was shocked at the sigh...

Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti

Nancy Farese | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.

George Bailey and a St. Luke Haiti Christmas

Wynn Walent | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Wynn Walent

As the ball drops in New York City, and as we sing "Auld Lang Syne" again, our friends in Haiti will be at the hospital treating patients, and grateful as always, for the chance to do so.

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.

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.

The Serval Project: Reclaiming Your Phone

Paul Gardner-Stephen | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Paul Gardner-Stephen

I still remember when I heard the first news about the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. I knew that when a society loses the ability to communicate ...

A Simple Solution For Haiti

John M. Zervos | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
John M. Zervos

During a recent visit to Haiti, I visited homes at internally displaced persons locations throughout Port-au-Prince and noticed a general void of mosq...

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...

Social Impact in Haiti: The Value of Experience

Peter Walters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.

New Problems In Haiti

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Attorney Reynold Georges showed up with a judge and a police officer on a recent afternoon at Camp Acra, a cluster of te...

'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,...

Hands for Haiti: Education Shines Light on Haiti's Future

Brett Hahn | Posted 03.20.2013 | Teen
Brett Hahn

Education, one of the most powerful and effective means of eradicating poverty around the world, has brought new prospects to a broken Haiti.

Each New Day in the New Haiti Brings New Opportunities to Create Happiness

Petra Nemcova | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Petra Nemcova

For my part, I am sticking by Haiti today, and for the long run! Remember that the road to recovery is difficult and long. It continues after the breaking news stops and cameras depart.

Stories of Hope and Progress From Haiti

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Ivanley Noisette

The stories of many HELP students provide universal lessons in determination and excellence that youth in other countries can apply to their own lives.

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...

Minutes Matter: Haiti Deserves Better Weather Forecasting Three Years After the Quake

Robert S. Marshall | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Robert S. Marshall

While the Haitian people have proven to be incredibly resilient, there remains a great need for the tools and early warnings that Americans take for granted when dangerous conditions threaten lives and livelihoods.

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.

Preserving Dignity: Food Sovereignty in Haiti

Jessica Maudlin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Jessica Maudlin

The preservation of the dignity of Haitian farmers wasn't merely a relief and recovery effort. It was a chance for Presbyterians to meet the responsibility God has given all of us to care for God's people in a way that is life affirming and empowering.

Mountain Bike Ayiti -- Adventure for Good

Amy King | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Amy King

Haiti has captivated me completely. Now here I am -- learning and growing even more as part of the Mountain Bike (MTB) Ayiti team promoting adventure expeditions and eco-tourism in Haiti.

Help Us Help Haitians Learn to Fish, and More

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Sean Penn demonstrates the power of people by working with Haitians for the benefit of Haitians, not enlisting help from other countries and peoples. Heifer International will continue to be there, in Haiti, where there is plenty of hope, but not enough help.

Haitian Mothers and the Meaning of Rain

Wynn Walent | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Wynn Walent

I have spent the last two years in Haiti, and the sound of rain is forever changed. Where the sound of rain once brought comfort, it now brings worry that comes with my intimate knowledge of what rain means these days in Haiti.

Haiti Journal #3 -- The Highs and Lows of Fieldwork

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Everyone was astonished by the condition of both buildings from the earthquake ... and the tent camps that still remain in the main square.