Haiti

  • January 27, 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.

  • January 26, 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.

  • January 26, 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.

  • January 26, 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.

  • January 26, 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.

  • January 25, 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.

  • January 25, 2010

    Churches and church related organisations are mobilizing resources to bring immediate relief to the people of Port-au-Prince, says Juan Michel. But equally importantly they are also advocating for the international community to waive Haiti's foreign debt while building a more, just sustainable future for the country.

  • January 25, 2010

    A team of UN staff dealing with human rights and displacement has gone to quake-hit Haiti to assess a range of protection issues in the wake of the disaster that has left one third of the 9 million inhabitants in need of urgent assistance.

  • January 24, 2010

    Jean Zaché Duracin, the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Haiti, and other church officials, gave a first-hand briefing about their relief and recovery priorities to two Episcopal Relief and Development workers on 22 January 2010.

  • January 23, 2010

    Many of the Haiti earthquake disaster's worst effects – including its impact on child health and safety – are aggravated by the country's longstanding impoverishment and instability, say UNICEF representatives involved in the relief effort.