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 30, 2010
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.)
For putting events into
context and for researching background, we recommend the following sources.
- The 12 Jan. 2010 Haiti Earthquake and the Enriquillo-Plaintain Fault
In response to the recent, tragic earthquake that struck southern Haiti, the Geological Society of America has provided open access (free) papers that address the Caribbean plate and the Enriquillo-Plaintain fault line.
- National Library of Medicine: Disaster Information Management Research Center
Listing new web pages RE:Haiti earthquake situation from both government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Includes a section on Haitian Creole & French-language materials. Links to info on earthquakes & subsequent health issues, such as public health assessments, emergency surgical care, & management of dead bodies. Will continue to expand w/ section on hazards from concrete dust & other airborne particulates from the collapsed buildings & subsequent clean-up activities.
- Thrall Special Coverage Guide: Haiti Earthquake
An excellent, comprehensive guide to Haiti, Earthquakes, News, Emergency and Charity Contact Information, and More. Created by librarians Mary Climes & Robert Teiss of Middletown Thrall Library.
- A Country Study: Haiti
Library of Congress Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.
- Jubilee USA: Haiti Resources & Background
- UNICEF Haiti
- US Department of State Background Note: Haiti
- World Factbook Haiti
- Haiti: Information and How to Help from the Brooklyn Public Library
From the Brooklyn Public Library: information on how to find missing loved ones, retrieve up-to-date news about the earthquake crisis, connect with local Haitian organizations, donate toward emergency relief efforts and become involved in the humanitarian call-to-action as a volunteer.
Use the link below to suggest resources to be added to this guide. Links will eventually be posted in the appropriate sections of the guide.
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