Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Word From Haitian National Coalition For The Environment

If  you are like me, you are still in shock and pain over the devastation Haitians are facing in the wake of the horrific earthquake. I think that African Americans will be following this story for many months as it appears that many portions of the country will need to be reconstructed. There are many charities that are accepting donations and hopefully you have given. (Text "yele" at 501501 or "haiti" at 90999, to donate $5 or $10 via your cellphone). I found this assessment of Haiti's strengths, weaknesses, challenges, opportunities and needs from a Haitian environmental organization. I think reading this assessment will give you a good foundation for understanding this country.

An affiliated organization, Konbit Pou Ayiti (Working Together for Haiti), is providing regular updates on the earthquake situation via its website. Click here to learn more.

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