Haiti is still suffering dearly from the 2010 catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and gave rise to what Kathie Klarreich and Linda Polman writing in The Nation call the “NGO Republic of Haiti,” in which the Haitian people are trapped in a recovery effort that has all too often failed to meet their needs. Hurricane Sandy has made things even worse. Three days of fierce rain and wind flooded about 100 camps where some 325,000 people, still homeless from the 2010 earthquake, continue to live.
As the massive relief and recovery effort forges ahead in the US, the International Rescue Committee is acting fast in Haiti. Donate now to support relief efforts focused on the most vulnerable populations and check out this list of non-financial ways you can support the IRC’s work. And please share this post with your friends, family and Facebook and Twitter communities.
This report from National Geographic made clear the extent of the power of the strongest earthquake the world had seen for at least two hundred years.
In this Democracy Now! report Naomi Klein presciently explained who was most likely to profit from international relief efforts in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake.
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