Many may be considering how you might respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this week. Below is a list sent out by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) that includes direct links to many of the charitable organizations responding to the crisis.
Disastrous Earthquake in Haiti — On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti shortly before 5:00 p.m. that evening. There is no estimate as to how many have been pronounced dead or wounded, but an American Red Cross spokeswoman warned that “up to 3 million people may have been affected.” For more information, please visit CNN’s Web site: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/12/haiti.earthquake/index.html
How can you help? The following is a list of organizations that are providing direct relief to Haiti:
Action Against Hunger: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/where-we-work/haiti
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Beyond Borders: http://www.beyondborders.net/index.php
Direct Relief International: http://www.directrelief.org/EmergencyResponse/2010/EarthquakeHaiti.aspx
Doctors Without Borders: http://doctorswithoutborders.org/
International Medical Corps: https://www.imcworldwide.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=878
International Relief Teams: http://www.irteams.org/index.htm
Meds and Food for Kids: http://mfkhaiti.org/
Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org/
Operation USA: http://www.opusa.org/featured/news-release-operation-usa-prepares-emergency-aid-in-response-to-earthquakes-in-haiti/
Oxfam America: https://secure.oxfamamerica.org/site/Donation2?df_id=3560&3560.donation=form1
Partners in Health: http://www.pih.org/home.html
Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/
Stop Hunger Now: https://secure3.convio.net/shn1/site/Donation2?1420.donation=form1&df_id=1420&JServSessionIdr004=dz2m7yil82.app305a
World Concern: http://www.worldconcern.org/haiti-earthquake/
Yele Haiti: www.yele.org/
For those interested in helping immediately, simply text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.
Or text “YELE” to “501501” and a donation of $5 will be given automatically to Yele Haiti to help with relief efforts.