· January, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from January, 2010

Haiti: Lessons Learned

  25 January 2010

Carol and Tom in Haiti post a list of lessons learned in the aftermath of the earthquake, while Trinidadian blogger Tattoo writes about the dos and don'ts of disaster aid.

Bahamas, Haiti: Solidarity

  25 January 2010

A new website is launched by “a group of Bahamian webizens who hope to mobilize in support of a realistic and sensible immigration policy with respect to Haitians and their children.”

Haiti: Media Operations Center launched for Haitian journalism

  25 January 2010

Réseau Citadelle announces the launch of the Media Operations Center, an initiative from Reporters without Borders and Quebecor, aimed at facilitating the field work of local and foreign journalists in Haiti as well as establishing collaboration between the media and NGOs.

Haiti: “1+1=3”

  23 January 2010

More than ten days after the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, with large-scale relief efforts underway, Haitian bloggers and Twitter users wonder what the future holds in store, and how reconstruction efforts will be managed. Others seem concerned that media reports don't always add up with what they observe on the ground.

Jordan: Give to Haiti

  23 January 2010

Naseem, author of The Black Iris, urges his readers or anyone who may stumble on his blog to give to Haiti if they haven’t done so already.

Haiti: “We’re all eight days old”

  21 January 2010

Bloggers and Twitter users on the ground in Haiti continue to provide news on efforts to recover from the disastrous earthquake of 12 January, and comment on "aid politics" — who gets helped by whom.

Haiti: Restoring Communications and Local Media Networks

  20 January 2010

Haiti's communication infrastructure was seriously damaged after being devastated by a 7.0 earthquake on January 12. It can be very empowering for people in Haiti to be able to narrate their stories in their own words. With this is in mind, Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters have launched projects to help restore local media projects.

Haïti: No haste about adoptions!

  20 January 2010

Haïti, après le séisme warns [Fr] about the evacuation of children waiting to be adopted : “To act in haste would be disastrous”. Facing adopting families’ growing impatience and lack of understanding, the NL, U.S. and French governments are taking different stances. From Canada, Secrétariat à l’adoption internationale, as well...

Barbados, Haiti: Power of Love

  20 January 2010

“Yes, there is good emerging from the horror in Haiti, a very great deal of it. If it could, that power – the all-encompassing, ominpotent power of love – would end suffering” – and, blogging from Barbados, B.C. Pires is quick to remind us that “it comes unbidden from human...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Supporting Citizen Media

  20 January 2010

“Anything I can say about Haiti is going to sound like a platitude, so I’ll spare you those having to do with human misery and direct another one at myself instead: I have no idea what to expect and am not sure my imagination can prepare me”: Global Voices’ Managing...

Haiti: Communities

  20 January 2010

“As we consider the rapid militarization underway in Haiti and the prospect of a long-lasting U.S. or U.N. military presence in the country, there is growing concern about supporting local Haitian organizations who could lead the nation into an independent recovery attentive to local needs”: Repeating Islands posts a list...

Haiti: aftershock effects

  20 January 2010

Reactions to a strong aftershock (6.1 magnitude) in southern Haiti this morning, as relief efforts continue more than a week after a major earthquake devastated the region around the capital.

Haiti: a week after the earthquake

  20 January 2010

As relief efforts continue one week after the devastating 12 January earthquake in Haiti, bloggers and Twitter users in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere give reports of hope and generosity as well as selfishness and frustration.

Bangla blogs: Grieving for Haiti and Lessons Learned

  19 January 2010

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that has brought in its wake unimaginable loss to life, property and infrastructure, Bangla bloggers have joined the rest of the world in grieving for Haiti and gearing up to lend a helping hand.

Haiti: “Our hope has not died”

  19 January 2010

A truly inspiring update from The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog: “The reports of violence – we don't get those. Have not seen it. Have not experienced it. Nothing even remotely close. People are helping each other and are warm and kind and humble. I only know one thing – Our hope...