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Haiti 2010 Earthquake Forum

We feel the situation in Haiti is well worth the creation of this sub-forum to act as a focal point for discussion. The devastation seems much worse than anyone expected, and the number of dead still appears unknown. 10's or 100's of thousands?

Please consider giving a small donation. I've put up a banner on the left side of our forums for Doctors Without Borders. That is just one of many places trying to help.

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I agree,this disaster certainly warrants its own forum.Damn,talk about being kicked when your down.This is going to get MUCH worse before it gets better,especially the security situation.
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Don't let scammers hijack your Haiti donations

By Jennifer Waters, MarketWatch
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- As Americans open their hearts and their pocketbooks to help those devastated by the earthquake this week in Haiti the federal government is warning that scammers are anxious to take advantage of that generosity.

more http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mak...teid=rss&rss=1
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How to Help Info from CBS.com

Haiti Quake: How to Help

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(CBS) Want to Help the earthquake Victims in Haiti?

Seeking Information on Family Members in Haiti
The U.S. State Department says Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti should call 1-888-407-4747 or or 202-647-5225.

Due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording. "Our embassy is still in the early stages of contacting American citizens through our Warden Network," the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Communications are very difficult within Haiti at this time."
Charitable organizations that offer aid to Haiti:
American Red Cross:
Habitat for Humanity:
Salvation Army:
Action Against Hunger:
International Rescue Committee:
AmeriCares:
American Jewish World Service:
Beyond Borders:
CARE:
Catholic Relief Services:
Clean the World:</B>
ConcernUSA.org:
Childcare Worldwide:
Direct Relief International:
Doctors Without Borders:
Episcopal Relief & Development :
Food for the Poor:
Feed My Starving Children:
Friends of WFP :
Haitian Health Foundation:
Hope for Haiti:
International Medical Corps:
International Relief Teams:
International Rescue Committee:
The Jewish Federations of North America :
Lutheran World Relief :
Medical Teams International:
Meds and Food for Kids:
Mercy Corps:
Operation Blessing International:
Oxfam:
Operation USA:
Partners in Health:
Samaritan's Purse:
Save the Children:
UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) :
UNICEF:
World Concern:
World Vision:
Yele Haiti:

I didn't have time to test every link but most seem to work.

Check out the full article at http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6090814.shtml
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Cool SO, what now?

Here we are, five years gone since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Can anyone speak knowledgeably about the situation there at present? On the Boston news channels there is a story about a local family whose daughter was killed by the quake while on a college missionary trip. The family has since solicited donations and has built and is operating an orphanage for 66 children who lost families in the earthquake.
But what of the rest of Haiti? Has there been substantial change there? What has become of all the $$$$ that was poured into that poor crushed corrupted Caribbean country? Has it helped?
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The Prime Minister was on Bloomberg yesterday morning trying to drum up interest in bringing new investment to Haiti. From the parts I caught, unemployment is over 60% in some districts. They'll essentially take any work they can get.

I was surprised to learn that some fashion designer had set up a shop there. Plentiful labor and easy access to US markets.
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Cool ...same island, n' est ce pas?

I wonder if there could be a tourism industry again. The Haitians' next door neighbor the D.R. has blossomed in recent years as a quick getaway/all-inclusive destination.
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What have the Haitians done for themselves since the quake? Other third world country's that have suffered natural disasters on a much larger scale have at least started to rebuild on their own.
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What has become of all the $$$$ that was poured into that poor crushed corrupted Caribbean country? Has it helped?
I'm sure it helped the people who stole the money.
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