Help Haiti

posted on January 13th, 2010 by in Article


© Pan African News

I guess everybody got the news about the devastating earthquake in Haiti yesterday:

One of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, Haiti in recent years has struggled with problems ranging from near-constant political upheaval, health crises, severe environmental degradation and an annual barrage of hurricanes, which killed an estimated 800 people and caused vast damage in 2008.

On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, devastating its capital. Thousands of people were feared dead. The recent earthquake, the worst in the region in more than 200 years, brought even more suffering to a nation that was already the hemisphere’s poorest and most disaster-prone. (via NY Times)

One way to support Haiti’s people is to give through Wyclef’s Yele organization. 100% of the funds will be donated to the Haitian Disaster Relief.

“Large Up” lists a number of other reputable, internationally-recognized organizations with a presence already on the ground in Haiti, including:

AMURT
Oxfam
Doctors Without Borders
Unicef

There´s no wrong choice to make here just make one.