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· January, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from January, 2010

Bahamas: The Easy Way Out?

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel takes issue with the alleged statements of her Prime Minister when it comes to helping Haiti: “The message that [he] is sending is that it is all...

Cuba, Haiti: The Time to Help

“It especially frightens me that three months from now the suffering will no longer be a headline in any newspaper and people will have ceased to feel the urgency of...

Sri Lanka: List of web resources for Haiti earthquake information and help

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) informs that the ICT4Peace Foundation has created a page on its ICT4Peace Inventory wiki that links to a number of updated information sources...

Haiti: Time Running Out for Earthquake Survivors

Keziah Furth is a 24-year old American nurse who works with kids in Haiti. Keziah warns that unless food, water, and medical supplies come quickly, many will die needlessly. She...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Giving Well

“With all the heartbreaking images from Haiti, the compulsion overwhelms to help”: Peace.Soul.Spirit.Tse. shares why she is giving her contribution to Partners in Health: “It is because I want to...

Haiti: “Solidarité Haïti”

After a few days of silence, the collective blog Solidarité Haïti, born after the 2008 hurricanes, has eventually posted [Fr] about a dozen solidarity and relief efforts led by French...

Haiti: Getting the Word Out

Those of us outside of Haiti can only imagine the stark reality of daily life in the earthquake's aftermath - but amidst attempts to find loved ones, efforts to administer...

Jamaica, Haiti: Help to Haiti

Jamaica's Yardflex.com reports that dancehall artist Beenie Man has pledged to help Haitian earthquake victims, while Montego Bay Day By Day urges compatriots to “give until it hurts and then...

Haiti: Renowned Haitians announced dead

Though communicating inside and outside Haiti has been a huge challenge and most people have not been able to have reliable -if any - information concerning their relatives and friends,...

Haiti: Rescuing Survivors, Searching for the Missing

Here are just a few of the online networks and databases which have mobilized in the last few days to help relatives abroad locate family and direct urgently needed help...

Haiti: Finding Trapped Survivors Using Twitter

Twitter users are using the tag #rescuemehaiti to direct help to specific locations in Port-au-Prince and around Haiti where there are known survivors who are trapped or in need of...

Haiti: Oxfam streams Survivor testimonies and takes questions

Through video streaming service Ustream, @PierreCote organized a live video show where at 10:30 pm, survivor Philippe Barthole who worked at Multilink Haiti dialed in through Skype to speak in...

Dominican Republic: Helping Neighboring Haiti After Earthquake

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola. While those in the DR only were shaken, Haiti suffered devastating damage after the earthquake struck. Dominicans are doing what...

Caribbean: Helping Haiti

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to...

Haiti, Jamaica: Prayer & Action

Two bloggers write posts on what Jamaicans can do to help Haiti (besides praying).

Tunisian Diplomat Dies in Haiti Earthquake

Hedi Annabi, a 66-year-old Tunisian diplomat and the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Haiti (Minustah) is thought to be among those who perished in Haiti's violent...

Haiti: Tweets from the Ground

As the horror of the earthquake in Haiti reverberates around the world, a number of intrepid locals, foreign reporters, and aid workers are tweeting from on the ground. Some are...

Puerto Rico: Bloggers grieve over earthquake in Haiti

Haiti should also be remembered by its history of strength and infinite resilience. Haiti was the first country in the Americas to achieve its independence. Now, more than ever, the...

Haiti: Le Cap Haitien sends some news

Wednesday January 13th: The day after the terrible 7.0 earthquake which has left Haiti in an undefinable situation, and the island is facing seemingly insurmountable communication challenges. Still, bloggers are...

People Power Rises in Hong Kong

dm from Learning Cantonese has written a vivid depiction on the recent anti-express rail protest: “It's just like People's Park, Berkeley, in 1967! I feel old.”

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