Well it has been three days and the devastation of what has happened Haiti is beginning to sink in.
I have been in touch with a few people we met while working with some non-profits there last December, but I have been unable to contact many people we met during our trip there.
While many people are getting theirnews from CNN, I wanted to share what I feel is an invaluable perspective about what is actually going on in Haiti. Please listen to listen to this Democracy Now broadcast it will shed a lot of light as to how Haiti has gotten to this point.
Unfortunately, on a good day Haiti is a country where most people do not have access to food and clean water, there is little to no sanitation, the electricity (where they have it) works intermittently, and most of the buildings were already falling down! Worst of all US foreign policy has greatly contributed to the current political and economic state of Haiti.
I am sure that post earthquake the situation there is comparable to the worst refugee/war zone in the world right now.
If you want to help by donating please donate to one of the following organizations, as there are only a few NGO’s who can guarantee the aid will actually reach the people who need it instead of lining the pockets of the Haitian elite.