The media have turned back to the Haiti earthquake now that we are at the six-month anniversary. A lot has happened since the earthquake to take our eyes off that terrible disaster...things like the Gulf oil spill for instance.
But, we should all check back in to see where things stand and how we might be able to continue to help. Here are some excellent articles that have appeared recently (my thanks to Timo Luege at Social Media 4 Good for some of these):
- Organizing Armageddon: What We Learned From the Haiti Earthquake. This is an April article from Wired Magazine.
- In Haiti, the Displaced Are Left Clinging to the Edge. July 10th article from the New York Times.
- Six Months In Haiti: From Relief To Recovery. July 6 article from the World Food Programme website.
- Six months on, Haiti earthquake victims wait for billions in aid. July 11 article in the Guardian.
- Haiti, Six Months Since The Earthquake. Transcript of NPR story from July 8.
- Six Months On, Haiti Aid Push Falters. Wall Street Journal piece on July 10.
- Six Months After Haiti Earthquake, International Medical Corps is Meeting Long-Term Primary and Mental Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Groups. Reuters, July 10.
- Haiti's New Normal: You Get Up, You Sit Back Down. A moving essay by Emily Troutman for AOL News.
How can you help? These organizations are just a few that are raising money for Haiti. For more, see Charity Navigator's list of top ranked charities working in Haiti:
For another way to see who is doing what in Haiti, I really like the HaitiAidMap from InterAction. I learned about this infographic through a communication from NTEN. I don't pretend to understand this graphic completely, but found that I could check the kind of relief work I might be interested in...say Food...and then click on a pink bubble on the map (I clicked on Port-au-Prince) and find a list of organizations doing that work in that place. You can go deeper and deeper to find more information. Pretty amazing!
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