Posts tagged as: Haiti

Wyclef Jean running for President?

Wyclef Jean running for President?

People are not surprised when entertainers end up becoming politicians. It happens all the time-Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and even Clint Eastwood. So why are people dumbfounded when hip hop artist Wyclef Jean announced that he was gonna run for president in Haiti? The Grammy-winning musician declared his intent to run only recently, and already [...]

Haiti unveils reconstruction plans after January earthquake

Haiti unveils reconstruction plans after January earthquake

Haiti has unveiled the first draft of a grand reconstruction plan, saying $11.5 billion is needed to help the country rebuild after January’s devastating earthquake. The Preliminary Damage and Needs Assessment (PDNA) released on Tuesday, which was prepared by the government with the help of the international community, will be the framework for discussions at [...]

Earthquakes in Chile, Haiti, Taiwan and Japan not related

Earthquakes in Chile, Haiti, Taiwan and Japan not related

With three significant earthquakes in the past week-7.0 magnitude quake near Japan last Friday, the huge 8.8 quake near Chile on Saturday, and a 6.4 near Taiwan yesterday-and the devastating 7.0 quake in Haiti last January that killed more than 200,000, people are asking if all these quakes are related. The answer is “no.” This [...]

Hollywood stars sing ‘We Are the World’ to benefit Haiti (Video)

Hollywood stars sing ‘We Are the World’ to benefit Haiti (Video)

Twenty-five years after the original charity single “We Are the World” was created to aid Africa, Hollywood stars today have joined together to record “We Are the World: 25 for Haiti” for the benefit of the Haiti earthquake victims. On February 12, the star-studded video premiered during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics [...]

Haitian women easy targets of crime

Haitian women easy targets of crime

In Haiti, women have become easy targets of crime. And although the situation in Haiti have always been difficult for women, things just got worse after the quake. Bernice Chamblain, 22 years old, barely slept since the terrible Haiti earthquake. She and other homeless women and children have become the targets of gangs of men. [...]

We Are the World for Haiti

We Are the World for Haiti

This is a blast from the past with a new goal. Lionel Richie organized a re-recording of a new rendition of an old hit, “We Are the World,” the song which raised at least $30 million for African humanitarian programs 25 years ago. Lionel Richie originally co-wrote “We Are the World” with the late King [...]

Haiti’s homeless need tents to sleep on

Haiti’s homeless need tents to sleep on

Days after the 7.0 quake struck Haiti, survivors have nowhere to go but stay on the streets in the absence of a comfortable house to sleep on. A dusty soccer field is all lined up with tents-now the homes of numerous homeless Haitians. As a matter of fact, people are now competing and fighting over [...]

Death toll in Port-au-Prince now over 150,000

Death toll in Port-au-Prince now over 150,000

A Haitian government minister said that the confirmed death toll from Haiti‘s devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area alone. The count was based on bodies collected in and around the capital by state company CNE, Communications Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue said. Many more bodies remain uncounted under rubble in the capital, [...]