Haiti

  • January 22, 2010

    One of the DEC member NGOs, Merlin,reports that its Haiti medical team has been "working tirelessly" to meet the overwhelming needs of Haitians - and that the charity is concerned with long- as well as short-term care.

  • January 21, 2010

    It is not enough simply to denounce Pat Robertson over Haiti, says Spencer Dew. Without honest confrontation of the legacies of our past as a slave society, some 'they' will always be demonised and some 'devil' will always be imagined as a mask for our earthly hatreds and fears.

  • January 21, 2010

    While Haitians were recovering from a 6.1 aftershock a week after the massive 7.0 earthquake that has devastated the country, news came through that the aid effort is becoming more effective, though significant problems remain.

  • January 20, 2010

    Christian Aid has launched a petition to urge the Chancellor of the Exchequer to do all he can to get Haiti’s entire $890 million international debt burden cancelled immediately.

  • 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.