Haiti Earthquake Relief: The Crisis in Context and Local Aid Efforts

Haiti Earthquake Relief: The Crisis in Context and Local Aid Efforts

Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that crippled Haiti on Tuesday, we're speaking with International Crisis Group Senior Analyst Bernice Robertson, who is in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that crippled Haiti on Tuesday, we're speaking with International Crisis Group Senior Analyst Bernice Robertson, who is in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Robertson, who has written extensively about security and development issues in Haiti, will update us on the first phases of relief efforts on the ground.

A member of the Argentinian battalion of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) gives a young victim of the floods caused by the tropical storm "Hanna" a drink of water at a food distribution center in September 2008. Credit: United Nations via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Later in Wednesday's show, Johanna Mendelson-Forman, Senior Associate in the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Americas Program, will put the crisis in context and explore what it may mean for daily life in one of the world's poorest countries; and Catholic Relief Services' Director of Emergency Operations Bill Canny will tell us how local agencies and donors are responding to the tragedy.

Resources (Aid Organizations):

Guidestar Nonprofit Database

Catholic Relief Services

NPR Comprehensive List of Resources; Aid Organizations

Global Giving

Network for Good

Information Resources:

Center for Strategic & International Studies

International Crisis Group

 

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