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· January, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from January, 2010

Bahamas, Haiti: Here to Help

Nicolette Bethel compiles a list of what Bahamians are doing to help Haiti.

China: A policeman shot two farmers dead

ESWN collected and translated a local news story about two farmers in Pogongpai town, Guizhou province, shot dead by local police station vice-director on January 12.

ONE petitions to cancel Haiti's debt

The ONE campaign is trying to collect 100,000 signatures for a petition to cancel Haiti's debt.

Haiti: Updates from outside Port-au-Prince

Six days after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, charity workers and others continue to use online media to provide news of the situation outside Port-au-Prince, the capital.

Brazil: Viewing the Haitian earthquake from without and within

The Brazilian blogosphere is in uproar after comments made by the Haitian consul in Brazil, George Samuel Antoine. Bloggers reflect on a lack of humanity, the failures of diplomacy and...

Haiti: Online Maps Shift from Charting Damage to Targeting Aid

Marc Herman takes a closer look at some maps that humanitarian aid responders are using to communicate the evolving situation in Haiti’s earthquake zone. Nearly a week after the disaster...

Haiti: Mobile phones bring news of missing relatives

In Port-au-Prince, @guyadams , the Independent's L.A. correspondent, tweets: “People finally able to get mobile signals. Sadly, that means they're only now finding out about dead relatives…Our host just found...

Senegal offers free land to Haitian earthquake survivors

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has been making headlines by offering free land to any Haitian earthquake survivors who wish to "return to their origins," according to a spokesperson. Online, the...

Haiti: Beyond the Capital

Much of the coverage of the destruction in the earthquake's aftermath has been focused in and around Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. But many other areas close to the 'quake's epicentre...

Haiti: International clashes over humanitarian assistance

Five days after the terrible earthquake which has partly destroyed the capital city, Port-au-Prince and others like Leogane and Jacmel, it has been very difficult for rescuers, medical teams and...

Iran: Helping Haiti

Dosieh, an Iranian blogger, proposes [fa] that Iranian opposition starts to help Haiti's surviviors.

Haiti: Waiting for water

Nearly six days after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, a severe shortage of drinking water in Port-au-Prince hampers relief efforts. Pleas for water issued via Twitter and other media highlight...

Haiti: Hoping for Miracles

“This city is more densely populated than I can fathom. The work ahead in Port and other areas is mind-numbing. I know there are tons of efforts being made —...

St. Lucia, Haiti: Role of Social Media

“It is at such times of large-scale catastrophes that we get a true sense of the incredible power of the Internet and social media”: St. Lucia's Caribbean Book Blog on...

Japan: For Haiti it may be too little, too late

In an odd twist of fate, the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in two hundred years has erupted within days of the 15th anniversary of Japan's worst earthquake since the...

USA: Haitian Nationals Granted Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a special status given by the United States to foreign nationals from specific countries where there has been some sort of recent turmoil or trauma,...

Dominicans aiding Haitians where no UN, Red Cross

@thehaitian: “Just saw group of Dominicans in pickup. No UN. No Red Cross. crossed border with bread, water, & salami to give.”

Haiti, USA: When politics challenge compassion

In a post [Fr], Haitian writer Alain Mabanckou exposes the right-wing American radio host Rush Limbaugh, who has told his listeners that President Obama is using this catastrophe as a...

Haiti: Remembering Jacmel

“I couldn’t help remembering how Jacmel looked like at 4:50pm on a regular day. Normally, you have people sitting in their homes, walking in and out, working in their businesses,...

Haiti: Pictures & Stories

Heartbreaking stories from The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog here, and photos of some of the damage from Real Hope For Haiti, here and here.

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