Esther Desire and Raphael Louigene had worked at St. Luke's for 12 hours that day, as they had nearly every day for many months: Raphael as the manager of the cholera camp, and Esther one of the technicians providing basic patient care.
It is undeniable that Haiti needs -- and deserves -- a functional and dignified solution that provides the major tools to combat diarrheal disease -- clean water, primary healthcare, and clean waste. This is not a Haitian problem: It is a global one.
Worldwide Orphans is working hard to understand all that affects at-risk children in the countries where we work. We can't solve all the problems, but we know the issues and we work with other partners to address these issues.
The vitality of street commerce enticed me to overcome my sadness about the degradation of urban life in Haiti; there is a flourish in the market place and the beauty of those Sunday faces is intoxicating.
Since December 30, when Jean Montrevil, a Haitian community leader, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at his immigration check-in, hundreds of people have rallied and sent letters demanding his release.
Making Bush a point man on the Obama Haitian relief team helps burnish Obama's image as the president who still deeply believes in working with one and all, one all Republicans that is, to get things done.
For King, giving money to Haiti would not be enough. In order to be good citizens of the world, it is not good enough to just to give money, we must make sure to end the economic and social climate that led to the disaster.