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Haiti Relief Efforts

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.

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,...

Haitian Schools Expand Use Of Creole Language

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti -- Teenagers in blue-and-white uniforms pour out of classrooms of this boarding school at the edge of Haiti's capital, chatt...

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.

In Haiti: Rebuilding a Healthier Future With Vaccines

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

In post-earthquake Haiti, the women weren't lined up waiting for food. They sat on wooden benches inside a large tent and waited patiently to have their children vaccinated.

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.

Celebrating Hope: Philanthropist Fabrice Armand Keeps the Spotlight on Haiti

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 04.24.2012 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

While most young people celebrating their 30th birthday by throwing a fabulous fete, Fabrice Armand has committed himself to an unselfish purpose. Fabrice will use his March 3rd celebration for his 2nd Annual Haiti Cherie: Pride. Love. Commitment fundraiser.

Is Haiti Doomed to Be the Republic of NGOs?

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 03.13.2012 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

Haiti's challenges are enormous and there are no easy answers. However, a two-pronged strategy --- registration and monitoring of NGOs and a governmental and donor focus on "core governance" -- may be a good start.

Two Years Later -- Reimagining Haiti

Maria Bello | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Maria Bello

Haiti is not just "rebuilding" with cement and muscle. Haiti is "reimagining" a nation, with a bold vision and collective dream.

Santo: A New Community at Haiti's Earthquake Epicenter

Stacey McMahan | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

Planned communities seem to be the panacea for Haiti's housing shortage, but developing a successful planned community is tricky.

Are Extreme Events Roadblocks to Growth?

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

The past 18 months have illustrated our fragility to large-scale natural disasters at both extremes of the economic spectrum.

My Journey Home -- Inspiration for Haiti

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I come from an island in the Caribbean called Haiti. It suffered a devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. It changed my life forever. It opened my eyes to what I left behind. It made me aware of the opportunities, that this country, America, has afforded me.

Eighteen Months After the Earthquake: A Return to Haiti

David Weiss | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

I returned to Haiti and was astonished by the progress that I saw. There remains a monumental amount of work to do but it is important to understand that the contrast between now and three months after the earthquake is night and day.

A Revolution Out Of Garbage In Haiti

Uma Viswanathan | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact
Uma Viswanathan

The unique cornerstone of Nouvelle Vie Haiti is to shift the mindset of an entire generation. Wilner and the rest of his team are doing just that.

Notes on Haiti

Kieran Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kieran Fitzgerald

When you dash in and out of people's lives, whatever assistance you offer is always limited, and sometimes entirely hamstrung, by the complexity of a new and separate reality. If I am grasping nothing else, it's that Haiti's reality is very complex.

Haiti's Future Hinges on New Ideas, Sustainable Agriculture and the Rural Environment

Eric Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Sorensen

After all the devastation wrought upon Haiti over the last year (decades, really), a country that was once the "Pearl of the Caribbean" stands at a crossroads of opportunity.

Creating a Cycle of Haitians Helping Haitians

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We found a group of Haitians rebuilding their country in a sustainable, scalable model through decentralization. Unfortunately, foreign aid tends to overlook this in favour of short-term, surface relief.

Restoration By Haitians, For Haitians

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

Despite the frustrations of the relief process and the ravages of cholera, there is reason to find hope in Haiti. And that reason is its people.

Haiti: The Rubble Remains, the Wounds Still Fester

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Hyman, MD

A year later, the catastrophe continues -- not the acute, horrific, world stopping horror, but the slow, embedded and smoldering chronic illness of a nation made dysfunctional by the world's mistakes and crimes.

7 Teachable Moments For Students On The Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As the world focuses its attention on the devastation that Haiti faces one year after a 7.0 quake, it can be hard for anyone to comprehend what a disa...

Haiti, We Have Forsaken You

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Russo

In the midst of utter disappointment and abandonment there are many nonprofits still working to slowly rebuild Haiti.

Prescription for Haiti 2011

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

Many who go to Haiti to help are at a loss at how to stop the confusion and chaos. The answer lies in closely examining the terrain.

Dreaming After the End of the World (VIDEO)

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shai Reshef

For Roodlyne Pierre, the disaster felt like the end of the world and, like many Haitians, she remains psychologically affected by it.

Driver and Architect: The Hurdles of Rebuilding Haiti

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

It's been nearly a year since the earthquake that struck Haiti and many people are wondering: What's going on? A cholera outbreak and hurricane near misses haven't eased tensions.

Haiti: The Land of Hurt and Healing

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

I am back from a recent trip to Haiti. Haiti is a land of healing and hurt, openness and oppression, cooperation and competition, restoration and resi...