Category - Haiti

  • January 19, 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has urged the total cancellation of Haiti’s international debts following the recent earthquake. Two-thirds of the country's debt was cancelled last year, but Haiti still owes $641 million.

  • January 19, 2010

    Our tears well unexpectedly as we watch heart rending scenes of the few pulled from crumpled buildings, says Sande Ramage. But is this heavily mediated emotion thwarting honest reflection about our real responsibilities?

  • January 19, 2010

    Acts of compassion — Haitians working together to help neighbours and strangers — is far more prevalent than the incidents of violence that are being reported on the international media, say Mennonite aid workers.

  • January 19, 2010

    Contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Haiti Earthquake Appeal have increased to £23 million so far, as the public responds with continuing generosity to the desperate need of Haiti's earthquake survivors.

  • January 19, 2010

    The incoming Action of Churches Together International coordinator for Haiti has outlined urgent priorities for the huge relief operation she is about to lead. Elsa Moreno is due to arrive in the Dominican Republic today.

  • January 19, 2010

    For many Port-au-Prince residents and those throughout Haiti, the situation is catastrophic, says the Red Cross. Estimates now suggest that some 200,000 may have died and one million made destitute.

  • January 18, 2010

    The soul of American Televangelist Pat Robertson is being offered for sale on ebay, after he said that Haiti's earthquake was caused by a pact with the devil.

  • January 18, 2010

    There was an added poignancy to Peace Sunday in Catholic parishes across in England and Wales yesterday, as focus on environmental justice coincided with the unfolding tragedy in Haiti.

  • January 17, 2010

    Christian Aid has already released £100,000 for immediate emergency relief to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti, and is working with other agencies and the UN to coordinate the distribution of aid on a far wider scale.

  • January 17, 2010

    Jonathan Campbell, a Northern Irish minister, attributes the earthquake in Haiti to the practice of Voodoo. I've just come out of a discussion with him on BBC Radio Ulster.