Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mental Health Experts help Volunteers in Haiti

With all of the chaos, suffering, and turmoil, it's good to know that the mental welfare of these people are being considered. CNN-Haiti

Friday, January 22, 2010

Real Help for Haiti (ONE Campaign)

Debt Relief for Haiti -- ONE Campaign
For a country like Haiti —- the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere —- a natural disaster can reverse years of development gains. Before the earthquake hit, the country faced tremendous challenges. But it had also found great reason to hope. Recent years had brought a more stable government and tenuous gains in the fight against poverty. The country had also reached a significant milestone in the debt cancellation process: $1.2 billion owed to bilateral and multilateral institutions had been completely dropped, erasing most -— but not all -— of Haiti's debt. With aid now pouring in, it's time to make sure that our support helps the Haitian people realize their dream for a stronger, more secure nation. While the Haitian and other governments work together on the initial rescue and relief efforts, we can help lay the foundation for a smooth recovery and rebuilding effort. First, the international community should cancel Haiti's $1 billion in remaining debt. This will help ensure that future dollars go towards rebuilding a stronger Haiti, not to servicing old debts. Our global community must also ensure that any emergency earthquake assistance is provided in the forms of grants, not debt-incurring loans. By providing grants, Haiti will be able to invest all their resources into education, health, the economy—rather than repaying new IOUs. Thankfully, the United States has already forgiven Haiti's past debts and now only gives assistance in the form of grants. We need Haiti's other creditors -— the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and countries like Taiwan and Venezuela —- to follow this lead and do the same.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aide in Haiti

Doctors without Borders are now asking for donations to be made to the emergency relief fund. Click here to donate and to read more.

UNICEF is also asking for donations to support those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Click here to go to the website for donations.

CARE, a four star charity, has deployed many emergency relief teams out to Haiti. For donations and more information, go here.

I found a fellow bloggers unite blogger and I thought I would share his blog on this one. This is of course for an AWESOME cause! Please check out Coffee With Marty and how his coffee mugs are going to aide those in Haiti.
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