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Haiti Relief

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...

Haiti Police Appeal For Help Over Escaped Prisoners

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A police chief in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, has appealed for help to tackle criminals who escaped when the earthquake wrecked the main jail...

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 ...

Hairdresser Brings Kindness To Haiti Quake Victims

AP | ISTRA PACHECO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — With bright elastic bands and simple care, Claudia Martinez is smoothing the edges of suffering for some of ...

U.S. "Security Concerns" Could Cost Many Lives in Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Will Washington encourage the establishment of a functioning government? Or will it prevent that, channeling aid through NGOs and taking over various functions itself, because it of its long-standing opposition to Haitian self-rule?

The Only Silver Lining in Haiti

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tara Sonenshine

After years of handwringing about the sorry state of news and cutbacks in foreign coverage, the media is now having a shining moment in Haiti. At long last, its relevance is clear.

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.

Help People Choose Where to Donate Money to Help Haiti

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

There are now more than 50 nonprofits that are vying for your money for aid to Haiti. Which one do you recommend?

Haiti Relief Updates From Global Philanthropy Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Global Philanthropy Group consistently compiles news and information regarding relief efforts in Haiti. Here is the update for January 21, 2010, court...

Haiti To Relocate 400,000 quake homeless

AP | MIKE MELIA and BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — By boat or by bus, by bicycle and on foot along clogged and broken roads, earthquake survivors streamed away from this c...

Thompson Hotel Rallies New Yorkers To Raise $35K For Haiti Relief

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jason Pomeranc's Thompson Hotel rallied New Yorkers Wednesday to raise over $35,000 for the Red Cross in support of the relief effort in Haiti. The p...

Bashing Israel for Saving Haitians

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I'd like to say a word of honor and thanks and, yes, pride for the Israelis, paramedics, physicians, nurses, midwives, and medical imaging technicians...

Haiti Telethon Video: Livestream And Twitter Updates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, one of the largest and most widely broadcast telethons in history, will be streamed live o...

Lessons from Haiti

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ryan Mack

As the entire world grieves for those who are suffering in Haiti, I can't help but ask myself the question that so many are asking, "Why?" I have fam...

U.S. Giving More To Haiti Than To Asia Post-Tsunami

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Donations to U.S. charities for Haiti earthquake relief are outpacing donations from the days after the Asian tsunami in 2004 but h...

'Hope For Haiti' Telethon Live Streaming On HuffPost

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HOPE FOR HAITI LIVESTREAM On Friday, January 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Reli...

Haiti Earthquake: Bed-Stuy Volunteer EMTs Help In Port-Au-Prince With Rescue Effort | By Jake Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When news of last week's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti reached Commander James (Rocky) Robinson and his group of Bedford-Stuyvesant emergency medic...

Make a Hands-On Difference for Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at this Dickson County school are gathering supplies to make 442 "health kits" for people displaced by last week's earthquake in Haiti.

Guantanamo Prepares For Thousands Of Haitian Refugees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The U.S. has begun preparing tents at Guantanamo Bay for Haitians migrants in case of a mass migration spurred...

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.

Media Outlets Rally To Raise Money For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Media outlets in Chicago were quick to cover the devastating Haiti earthquake, and now they are teaming up with the American Red Cross to help raise m...

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.

Couple Donate Wedding Funds To Haiti Relief Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When bride-to-be Leah Bogen saw the newspaper pictures of the devastation in Haiti resting next to bridal magazines on her coffee table, she knew the ...

Haiti Earthquake: New York Rescue Team Finds Two Children Alive In Rubble | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Police spokesman Browne says the boy and girl, who are brother and sister, were the fifth and sixth individuals pulled alive from collapsed buildings ...

7 Inspiring Stories Out Of Haiti

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The earthquake in Haiti was undoubtedly one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent memory. Despite the pain, however, Haiti presented sto...