Category - Haiti

  • 4 Feb 2010

    Christian Aid today handed the Treasury a petition with 15,000 signatures, urging Chancellor Alistair Darling to help get Haiti’s $890 million international debt cancelled.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    Campaigners across Europe joined Haitian civil society groups today to condemn the failure of the International Monetary Fund to cancel Haiti’s debts, and the Fund’s extension of new loans to Haiti.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    Lessons learnt after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami show that the international community must not rush into a quick-fix rebuilding of permanent homes, schools and other buildings

  • 28 Jan 2010

    The lives of thousands of expectant mothers in Haiti and the lives of their unborn babies are at risk after the earthquake left the healthcare system in tatters, leaving the women with no choice but to deliver their babies in emergency camps.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    Long-term reconstruction and development in Haiti must be locally led if it is to have any chance of success, the Catholic agency Progressio says two weeks after a devastating earthquake rocked the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    As well as responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti with immediate relief, Christian Aid are calling for the full cancellation of Haiti's debt of US$890 million.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    Donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have topped £50m exactly two weeks after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Christian Aid, the Methodist Church and the Non-Believers Giving scheme also report a surge in support.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has added his name to a growing chorus of calls from around the globe for the cancellation of quake-hit Haiti's crippling international debt.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    The UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator yesterday told delegates attending the Ministerial Conference on Haiti that health care, food, water and shelter are top priorities for quake survivors.

  • 25 Jan 2010

    Some see the decline in the impact of mainstream religion as meaning people in the US have no interest in religion. That is not so, says Martin Marty, and the case of Pat Robertson proves the point. The attention he gets is less of a paradox than some think.