ISSUE: Humanitarian Disasters - Haiti

Child wounded by earthquake in HaitiIn the early evening of January 12th, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck in and around the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, virtually flattening the city, killing thousands and affecting millions.


Two years later, Haiti is still struggling to recover from this disaster. Half a million Haitians still live in displacement camps. These camps lack security, not to mention infrastructure for water, sanitation, electricity, education, food, and other resources.


While the need is great, so are the ways through which one can help. This page is meant to serve as a useful guide so that you can contribute in the recovery and rebuilding of lives in Haiti.


Read a 2012 update from the Red Cross, two years after the quake.



> Calls for Action on Haiti:


Learn about
UNICEF's work in
educating and providing clean
water to Haitian

Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund

The Clinton-Bush
Haiti Fund
at the request of
President Obama.

Partners in Health

Visit Partners in
's website
to donate.

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Read CARE's
2-year update
on Haiti and
support their work.


Oxfam is now
working towards
long-term Haitian recovery. Donate

Doctors Without Borders

Read about Doctors
Without Borders
' work in Haiti and donate.


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and volunteer
opportunities in

Internews Logo

Give to Internews,
which created a
daily radio show in
Haiti. Read more.

> FEATURED ACTION: Internews Gets Info to Haitians



Internews is an international non-profit working with local journalists to produce daily humanitarian programming, assess needs, and re-build the capacity of Haiti’s media to inform communities. Learn how you can help.

> Independent Media Coverage of Haiti:

  • Democracy Now! - In-depth news coverage of post-quake events
  • Global Voices - A network of bloggers in Haiti & around the world
  • Truthdig - Independent news analysis of events in Haiti
  • NewsTrust - The highest-rated breaking stories on Haiti's quake
  • Noula - Local, crowd-sourced news & missing persons reports
  • AlertNet - Reports from aid workers & from Reuters newswire

> Learn More...