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Haiti Earthquake Disaster  

Use this guide in addition to the Building a Better Haiti list of resources to locate background and recent information on Haiti, and discover ways in which you can help during this time of recovery.
Last Updated: Jun 6, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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News & Governmental Response


Importance of Learning About Haiti

TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, author of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President: "We need to be told the whole story of these wonderful, resilient, courageous and industrious people." (Full transcript.)


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Background Information

For putting events into context and for researching background, we recommend the following sources.

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How to Help

A list of local and national organizations.

  • LivingstonCARES Haiti Relief Fund
    Livingston CARES has established a Haiti Relief Fund to assist the people of Haiti recover from the recent devastating earthquake. The fund will be administered in collaboration with Dr. Rosemarie Chierici, Chair of the Anthropology Department at SUNY Geneseo. Dr.Chierici is a native of Haiti and has been developing a comprehensive health care system in one of the most impoverished regions of Haiti and has engaged students in service in Haiti for several years.
  • Haiti Outreach - Pwoje Espwa (H.O.P.E.)
    Founded in 1995 by a small group of Haitian and U.S. citizens, H.O.P.E. is an independent, volunteer not-for-profit organization based in Rochester, New York. Our primary purpose is to assist the people of Borgne, Haiti in attaining sustainable, equitable and just living conditions. H.O.P.E. today has a diverse group of volunteers and supporters representing multiple disciplines, talents, nationalities and faith communities.
  • American Red Cross
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • InterAction Members Respond to the Earthquake in Haiti
    (70 organizations that are providing help in Haiti)
  • Partners in Health
  • World Vision
  • Yéle Haiti

Geology of Haiti


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