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Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Jean-Marc Koumoué of United Nations Returns to Haiti (VIDEO)

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Arnon

Back surgery literally saved Jean-Marc's life. On the exact day of his surgery, while he underwent a five-hour procedure in Paris, the devastating earthquake struck Port-au-Prince

Haiti: Why Ground Reports Still Matter

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Clark Estes

Haiti is still there. And slowly, a rebuilt nation is rising from the rubble. During the next ten weeks, members of the Huffington Post Citizen Reporting unit will chronicle these efforts on this blog.

Haiti: Diarrhea Threatens Infants and "We Are in Reaction Mode Instead of Planning Mode"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Hand washing is non-existent and raw sewage is flowing throughout the camps. Walk anywhere with peril. Human feces are everywhere, even in the ruins of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.

Haiti: A Hard Country To Stereotype

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

During the past four months that I've spent in Haiti, I've gotten lots of questions from friends and family about how safe it is for me to be stayin...

Connecting Disaster Relief Through Technology After Earthquake in Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Unreliable and diminished communications in an emergency environment can be as much a killer as the catastrophe itself.

UN Reports Diphtheria Outbreak in Port-au-Prince: IDP Camps Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Camp Canaan While in Haiti, we notified a health monitoring service about suspected outbreaks of up to 100 cases of diptheria in Camp Cannan, twel...

Haiti: Time for an NGO Police?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

"Any military commander will tell you that the first step to taking control of an area is to take over the airport." And so Dr. Tiffany Keenan, an ...

My Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony on Rebuilding Haiti

Sean Penn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Penn

In a city of ruins, five fully functional hospitals have been allowed to close, facing financial under-support and over-scrutiny. In many cases, the bureaucracy of international aid is protecting people to death.

Voices from Haiti: "Americans Can See Exactly the Way We Live"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Writing about the shattered hopes and dreams of the Haitian people is like trying to describe the movements of a symphony to a hearing-impaired person.

Amnesty on the Ground: The Daily Struggle in Haiti's Camps

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

In the four makeshift camps we visited during our first days in Haiti, life is a daily struggle and conditions are dire to say the least.

60% Of Port-Au-Prince Needs Demolition, But Who Will Do The Job?

Rowan Moore Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rowan Moore Gerety

All over Port au Prince, the same spray-painted scrawl designates thousands of half-collapsed houses and buildings "à démolir." According to th...

Rape In Haiti: Women, Girls Detail Violent Attacks In Aftermath Of Haiti Earthquake

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When the young woman needed to use the toilet, she went out into the darkened tent camp and was attacked by three men. ...

Haitian Women: Rea Dol vs. the Republic of NGOs

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Take a walk for ten years in Rea Dol's shoes and you might learn something about the imperialist attitude of NGOs in Haiti. "They would not help me before the quake. Why would I bother to ask them now?"

Haiti: "All the Resources Are in the Wrong Place"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There is plenty of blame and criticism to go around, but that being said, the humanitarian situation in Haiti is so dire it seems as if there may be no comprehensive solution.

Fonkoze Helps Rebuild Haiti through Microfinance Following Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Unprecedented Collaboration Assists the Most Vulnerable In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, January 23, an unprecedented joint NGO-military operation ...

A Former Storekeeper Becomes an Unlikely Hero in the Wake of Haiti's Earthquake

Tyler Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tyler Marshall

Samuel Abelard, a former storekeeper at the UN building in Haiti, began working at a mobile medical clinic after the disaster. This quiet hero is one of many locals using their skills to rebuild Haiti.

Haiti's Fayette Villagers Forgotten at Epicenter

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Fear continues to linger in Fayette, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti. A visit from scientists who are doing more than passing through with their instruments would be appreciated.

Misery, Fear, Loss, and Confusion in Haiti Four Months After the Quake

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is my second trip to Haiti after the January 12 earthquake that killed up to 300,000 people and left 1.2 million homeless, although neither of ...

Haiti's Fish and Coral, An Untold Story Of Environmental Loss

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.

Haiti: Eight Weeks After the Quake and Words Fail

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The doctor with us confirms that what we see is male, a boy, really, who was 8-12 years old when he died. Who was this boy? What would his mother want? Is she alive? Is she searching for him?

Medical Aid And Donations Giving Good Health Care In Post-Quake Haiti

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The 6-month-old baby boy was rushed to the field hospital near death in a donated ambulance, his body trembling in shock...

Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed "Diplomatic Viewpoint"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first "Diplomatic Viewpoint" for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched tw...

US Military Hospital Ship Comfort Leaving Haiti

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. military hospital ship Comfort has completed its relief mission in Haiti and is heading home. The Comfort has ...

Letter From Paris: Guetty Felin Calls All The Right Shots

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beth Arnold

Ms. Felin is a tireless advocate for her Haiti's cultural legacy and film heritage. Most recently her strong humanitarian principles called her back to Haiti after the devastating January earthquake.