Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Haiti earthquake links

by Larry Geller

YouTube channel with growing number of earthquake videos

Donating to help Haiti: Doctors without Borders (see pic on webpage)

The first reports are now emerging from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams who were already working on medical projects Haiti. They are treating hundreds of people injured in the quake and have been setting up clinics in tents to replace their own damaged medical facilities.

Donating to help Haiti: Oxfam America:

Oxfam has long experience in Haiti, and we're rushing in teams from around the region to respond to the situation where our assistance is most needed. Our response will include providing clean water, shelter, sanitation and helping people recover – your donation will go immediately to the most critical needs in Haiti, and we will ensure that every penny is used wisely.

Donating to help Haiti: Lambi Fund: webpage and FaceBook: (see FaceBook page for how you can donate via your cellphone and PayPal account)

Donating to help Haiti: Partners in Health:

In an urgent email from Port-au-Prince, Louise Ivers, our clinical director in Haiti, appealed for assistance from her colleagues in the Central Plateau: "Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS... Temporary field hospital by us at UNDP needs supplies, pain meds, bandages. Please help us."

Alltop Haiti page (twitter, news, etc., the usual Alltop overload/overkill but worth wading through)

Live blog of political cartoons related to tragedy on Daryl Cagle’s website

Toll-free number for info on relatives in Haiti is here

US to detain rather than deport Haitians (the inhuman condition in which ICE detainees is held is a whole other topic-see today’s Democracy Now for example)

Resources also useful for bloggers and journalists wanting to cover Haiti remotely:

Maps, news and newslinks from Ushahidi

NPR News tweets on the earthquake

Carel Pedre’s tweets — Pedre is a popular Haiti radio and TV host

Lisandro Suero is posting photos on Twitpic

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