7.0 EARTHQUAKE hits Port-au-Prince, Jan. 12, 2010!
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Haiti was hit by a incredible natural disaster. Given Haiti’s high vulnerability — lack of infrastructure and poverty — the earthquake is causing innumerable damage. Including 100,000 lives, by some estimates! The international community must come to their aid IMMEDIATELY. As a Haitian proverb states, “Men anpil, chay pa lou”. (With hands together, the burden is light). Now is the time to put our hands together for Haiti.
Despite billions in promised aid, most has failed to materialize. Haiti's 1.5 million people in the camps are living in subhuman conditions, violations of their human rights. See the full report, nine months after the earthquake: Report: Unstable Foundations (PDF)
For more information and analysis of earthquake relief efforts people can visit co-director Mark Schuller's blog on Huffington Post. For a more updated site listing other news stories, visit partner Center for Economic and Policy Research “Reconstruction Watch” blog.
UPDATE: Thérèse is still at her home, under doctor’s orders to remain home because her high blood pressure increased because of the stress of the earthquake. Solange is still in Cité Soleil, still engaged in community organizing while welcoming her first grand-daughter, born three weeks after the earthquake. Hélène and Frisline are now in their second camp. Frisline moved because of security reasons and Hélène was relocated with half of her camp. Hélène is one of the central committee members in her camp. Marie-Jeanne was injured when a concrete wall fell on her and went to her hometown to heal. She is now back on her feet, working, and living in a makeshift camp near her old home.
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