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    1 MILLION RAISED FOR HAITI‏

    From: Luis Morago - Avaaz.org (avaaz@avaaz.org)
    Sent: 21 January 2010 19:37:18
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    Avaaz members have surged to the help of Haiti raising over $1 MILLION in just a few days! Every dollar/euro/yen donated is immediately being sent to empower trustworthy local partner organizations to scale up their efforts, but the devastation is staggering and the needs remain massive. See the email below -- let´s stand with the Haitian people, help now!
    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_haiti

    Haiti's worst earthquake in 200 years struck last week, devastating the capital city, killing tens of thousands and threatening over 3 million people in this desperately poor country.

    Haitians are urgently appealing to the world for help -- we’re already working with strong local organisations mobilising community-based relief efforts. Let’s send a worldwide wave of donations to the front lines, to save lives now and help people recover and rebuild. Avaaz will work partners to make sure the help reaches those who need it most. Click below to donate:

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_haiti

    Based on expert advice from leading humanitarian NGOs who have been working in Haiti for over 20 years, we're offering donations to trusted local organizations, including:

    Honor and Respect for Bel Air, a big community-based network in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, which is also supported by our friends at the respected Brazilian NGO Viva Rio

    Coordination Régionale des Organisations de Sud-Est (CROSE), which brings together some of the most active community groups in the South of Haiti where the earthquake struck hardest. These groups include: women's groups, schools networks and local cooperatives

    Zanmi Lasante, sister organization of Partners in Health (PiH) in Haiti. PiH and its partners have been among the first to respond with emergency medical services to the most vulnerable


    In 2008, Avaaz members donated over $2 million for Burmese monks to respond to the devastating Cyclone Nargis. Our money made an incredible difference there -- because it went directly to local people on the front lines of the aid effort.

    Times of painful tragedy can bring out the best in us by bringing people together. Let's join with the people of Haiti to help them rescue their communities from this brutal disaster -- act now at this link:

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stand_with_haiti

    With hope for Haiti,

    Luis, Paul, Graziela, Paula, Ricken, Pascal, Alice, Benjamin, Milena and the whole Avaaz team

    More information:

    Haiti devastated by massive earthquake (BBC):
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8455629.stm

    Haiti hit by second strong earthquake (The Guardian): http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/20/haiti-hit-by-second-earthquake

    Tiny steps toward basic services (New York Times):
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/wo...ed=2&ref=world

    Deadly earthquake hits Haiti (Reuters pictures):
    http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...USRTR28T0W#a=7

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    Haiti Has Become Ground Zero For Brazil To Flex Its Muscle Against The US

    Brazil military leaders have preemptively refused to relinquish command of the UN mission in Haiti, in face of a planned influx of more than 10,000 U.S. troops.

    The country that commands the mission will control a large and ongoing international military effort, according to Al-Jazeera columnist Gabriel Elizondo.

    Whether or not America wants or can afford another military commitment, taking command in Haiti signifies continued leadership in the western hemisphere. That claim was central to America's rise to global hegemony, as expressed in the Monroe Doctrine.


    If Brazil maintains command, the rising power can claim military leadership of all Latin America. France, which is also a traditional power in Haiti, has not contested mission command.

    Already the turf war has played out in tension over plane landing rights.


    Al-Jazeera:

    Three Brazilian planes loaded with supplies were held up and not allowed to land in Haiti by the FAA (America’s agency that handles air traffic, which is now in control of airspace in Haiti). Celso Amorim, Brazil’s foreign minister, apparently was so upset about it that he put in a call to Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, and asked that Brazilian aeroplanes be given priority over chartered flights.

    I imagine Brazilian commanders were thinking to themselves: "How dare the US hold up our planes - we run the UN forces in Haiti!"


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    HELP CHILE AND HAITI by making DONATIONS to ONE OF THESE RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS:

    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
    www.oxfam.org.uk - www.redcross.org - www.unicef.org - www.icrc.org or Disasters Emergency Committee receiving donations made on phone 0370 60 60 900 + through website www.dec.org.uk. Go to www.oxfamamerica.org, or text OXFAM to 25383 to make a one-time $10 donation to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN HAITI ON 21 AND 22 jANUARY 2010

    DR.DK/News (Danish Text TV):
    The skyrocketing of prices: Massive price increases on water, food and fuel. Some shops, however, keep the prices at pre-quake level.


    The European Union (EU) sends Danish engineer to Haiti where he is to be ECHO's ears and eyes. He is sure that Haiti needs water purification equipment.

    The UN: "We do not control Haiti". In an interview with the French paper LE MONDE, United Nation's Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet admits that the cooperation between the USA and the UN has not been unproblematic. "The disaster has made us powerless. We do not control Haiti". Little by little the UN has succeeded in establishing a respectful and constructive cooperation with the Americans, but their authority / mandate was unclear in the beginning.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director / head of the International Monetary Fund recommends a multilateral aid programme for Haiti like the Marshall Plan that contributed to rebuilding Europe after World War II. On Monday 25 January 2010 Canada hosts a donors conference where rebuilding and reconstruction efforts will be discussed and where a donor meeting to be held in March will be prepared.

    The vital port (harbour) in Port-au-Prince has been reopened. The devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed the harbour and made it unfit for use. Construction workers have repaired the harbour so that it is possible to unload relief supplies from ships. 3 ships have now called at the port and unloaded necessaries. Several ships are bound for the port according to American sources.

    BBC WORLD / news:
    Haiti is planning to house 400,000 earth quake survivors in new tented villages outside the capital, Port-au-Prince. 100,000 people would initially be sent to 10 settlements near the suburb of Croix Des Bouquets.
    An estimated 1.5 mio people left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude quake which killed as many as 200,000 people.

    SVT Text:
    Citizens of more than 30 countries were among the ten, maybe hundred thousands of victims of last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti. 150 foreigners were confirmed dead of which 33 American citizens. Several hundred foreigners are still missing of which Canada has 543 missing, Belgium 87, Mexico 47, Italy 20 and France 11 missing citizens.

    ZDF Text:
    The gala broadcast on the German TV channel ZDF in favour of HAITI resulted in record-high donations of more than 20,5 mio EURO. Several organizations benefitted from the gala donations including the organizations "Ein Herz für Kinder" (A heart for children), German Red Cross and Caritas International. Last tuesday ZDF's and Bild's joint action resulted in almost 18 mio. EURO. Germans donated 20,552,864 EURO via Hotline until Thursday.


    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said that the initial difficulties had now been overcome and that the system is now efficient. 5 transport routes have been established and the airport's capacity has increased. Now supplies are also coming to Haiti by sea. The International Red Cross / ICRC confirmed the arrival of aid.

    10,000 earthquake victims per day are put into mass graves. 80,000 dead have been buried so far.

    ARD text:
    Rescue teams from the USA, Belgium, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom have stopped looking for survivors and are leaving Haiti 9 days after the devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010. Yesterday two children were rescued. More than 120 survivors have been rescued. 4 Germans are missing.


    The United Nations planning work for Haitians. The United Nations will pay up to 220,000 Haitians for cleaning work. Initially 700 people will be paid for necessary cleaning work in the framework of the "cash for work" programme. "Later 220,000 people will find a job," says Helen Clark, United Nation's Development Programme Head. This is indirectly helping one million people. 35.6 mio Dollars needed for this programme.
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    HELP CHILE AND HAITI by making DONATIONS to ONE OF THESE RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS:

    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
    www.oxfam.org.uk - www.redcross.org - www.unicef.org - www.icrc.org or Disasters Emergency Committee receiving donations made on phone 0370 60 60 900 + through website www.dec.org.uk. Go to www.oxfamamerica.org, or text OXFAM to 25383 to make a one-time $10 donation to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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    According to the Anchorman and MTV.com/news the concert will be aired:

    8 p.m. ET (Eastern time in the USA + Canada) / PT (Pacific Time) = 2 am CET (Central European Time)

    7 p.m. CT (Central Time in the USA + CANADA) = 1 am in the UK



    I looked in today's TV programmes and found that National Geographic International will broadcast "HOPE for HAITI" (that must be the concert) from 2 to 3. BUT ONLY ONE HOUR - I read that more than 100 artists will participate.

    Some TV stations/channels may choose to broadcast it later.


    THE SHOW WILL BE REPEATED ON SATURDAY on MTV and VIVA at 9:00 UK TIME AND 10:00 CET.
    Roskilde 5 July 2009
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    HELP CHILE AND HAITI by making DONATIONS to ONE OF THESE RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS:

    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
    www.oxfam.org.uk - www.redcross.org - www.unicef.org - www.icrc.org or Disasters Emergency Committee receiving donations made on phone 0370 60 60 900 + through website www.dec.org.uk. Go to www.oxfamamerica.org, or text OXFAM to 25383 to make a one-time $10 donation to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN HAITI ON 22 JANUARY 2010


    Denmark dispatches another emergency camp to Haiti

    Friday 22. Jan. 2010 at 20:35 by jely / ritzau for TV2 News (updated 22/1 2010 at 20:35)

    Distribution of aid/relief and coordination is still a major challenge in Haiti. Therefore the Danish authority "the Emergency Management Agency" is to dispatch another socalled base camp - on United Nation's request.
    As is the case with the camp that was sent last week, the additional camp with space for 100 is to function as a mobile camp for United Nation's aid & relief workers in Port-au-Prince. According to plan the equipment for the new camp was to be sent on Thursday by first available airplane. The Emergency Management Agency is part of a joint Nordic effort.
    "The UN has a crucial and central role when it comes to ensuring the best possible coordination of the emergency relief efforts. I am pleased that Denmark can help," says the Danish Development Minister Ulla Toernaes (V) in a press release.

    BBC WORLD:
    Haiti rescuers wind down search for survivors in the debris of Haiti's earthquake. UK HAITI rescuers returning home. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs said some search and rescue teams were leaving as hopes of finding more people alive under the rubble begin to fade. Rescuers with heavy equipment continue to dig out dead bodies. British rescuers return to the UK early Saturday.

    Since the devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010 Life is slowly returning to normal, with shops opening and buses running.

    Christian Fraser, BBC News, Jacmel:
    Jacmel, a former colonial coffee town, is desperate for help. Perhaps one in three buildings in the old town now lies in ruins - more than 100 years of history, shattered in a few catastrophic seconds.
    At the Saint Michele hospital the patients are lying in the garden, baking in the heat, without enough doctors to help. The hospital buildings are too unstable to use. In the operating theatre, nurses swat flies as the surgeons do what they can. Outside, the injured scream for painkillers.

    122 have been dug out alive - but the hope of finding more survivors in the rubble / debris fade.

    Quake focus changes focus from the rescue of survivors in the debris/rubble to relief work, the United Nations says.


    AN 84-YEAR-OLD WOMAN has been RESCUED after spending 10 days under rubble following the Haiti quake. Doctors say the woman has multiple wounds and her condition is grave, but are doing all they can to save her.
    The rescue came as the UN said rescuers were winding down searches for survivors and focusing on relief work. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs said some rescue teams were leaving, as there was little hope of finding more people alive under the rubble.
    A benefit concert, featuring more than 100 music and Hollywood stars, is to be broadcast around the world from 2000 EST (0100 GMT) for victims of the earthquake.

    SECURITY FEARS
    In Port-au-Prince, life is slowly returning to normal, with shops opening and buses running - although many residents are continuing to leave the devastated capital.
    On Thursday the government announced plans to send 400,000 people to tented cities in the countryside, to try to halt the spread of disease in the makeshift settlements that have sprung up in the capital.

    Construction for the temporary centres has already started, the Associated Press says, but it is unclear when they will be populated.
    Aid officials say about 200,000 people have already left the city, many to stay with relatives in other parts of the country.
    Aid officials say about 200,000 people have already left the city, many to stay with relatives in other parts of the country.
    The 84-year-old woman, rescued on Friday after 10 days in the rubble, is being treated by doctors at the main city hospital with intravenous fluids and drugs.
    "I'm trying to find out how I can help her survive," Dr Ernest Benjamin told AFP news agency. "It's worth everything to try to save her."

    Her son told the agency he had heard her cries on Thursday morning and, almost a day later, he dug her out with the help of friends.
    Some 122 people have been saved by international search and rescue teams, according to the US government.

    At least 75,000 bodies have so far been buried in mass graves, Haiti's government has said. Many more remain uncollected in the streets.
    An estimated 1.5 million people were left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude quake, which some have estimated has killed as many as 200,000 people.

    Robbing and looting
    Security fears remain in the capital, with local police chief Insp Aristide Rosemont appealing for help to tackle criminals who escaped when the earthquake wrecked the main jail.
    He told the BBC a large number of gangs had begun robbing and looting in the Cite Soleil slum area since the prison escape.
    But despite problems in Cite Soleil, UN officials say the capital is largely calm, with only sporadic violence.
    About 5,000 prisoners broke out of the capital's main jail after the walls collapsed, some of them hardened offenders belonging to violent criminal gangs.


    Mass graves
    Ms Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told AFP news agency that some search and rescue teams were "exhausted" and starting to leave.
    Those that remain "are concentrating more and more on humanitarian aid for those who need it", she said.
    Some have tried to flee abroad, but US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Haitians not to use the earthquake as an excuse to try to enter the US illegally. She said anyone caught trying to do so would be repatriated.
    "Haitians need to be there to help rebuild their country, this is not an opportunity for migration," she said.
    Meanwhile, efforts to rebuild Haiti's main seaport - seen as vital to the international aid effort - are being stepped up.


    The US and the UN World Food Programme insist the distribution of food and water is well under way, but BBC correspondents in Port-au-Prince say many people have still seen no international aid at all.

    At least 500,000 people are currently living outdoors in 447 improvised camps in Port-au-Prince, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), with limited shelter and access to water.
    Western countries are hoping to boost donations for the aid effort with a multi-network telethon.

    Hope for Haiti Now, to be broadcast from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti, will feature Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and other major artists. The concert will be shown on all major US TV channels, MTV in the UK and worldwide on YouTube from 0100 GMT.

    STARS line up for HAITI BENEFIT CONCERT

    A benefit concert for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, hosted by George Clooney and featuring JAY-Z and MADONNA is set to take place later.
    Other acts taking part in the two-hour Hope for Haiti telethon include Bono, The Edge and Rihanna, who pre-recorded their performances in London on Friday. The concert will be shown on all major US TV channels, MTV in the UK and worldwide on YouTube from 0100 GMT.

    An estimated 1.5 million people have been left homeless by the earthquake.
    As many as 200,000 people have been killed by the 7.0-magnitude quake, according to some estimates.


    CHARITY SINGLE
    The benefit concert will take place in New York, Los Angeles, London and Haiti.
    More than 100 Hollywood and music stars are understood to have agreed to take part.
    Haitian-born rapper Wyclef Jean - who set up the charity foundation Yele Haiti - Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige, Shakira and Sting will perform in New York.
    Rihanna, meanwhile, will perform a cover version of Bob Marley's Redemption Song, which she has released to raise money for the people of Haiti.
    Film stars making appearances will include Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Will Smith.


    George Clooney, who organised the event, told MTV: "It's a big world out there, and we all have a lot of responsibility to look out for people who can't look out for themselves."
    "So what we can do is first and foremost, raise money. Period. That's it ...
    "If I thought we could all pick up shovels and go in there and help without being in the way, I think a lot of people would do that."


    The live programme can be seen online via YouTube, MySpace, Hulu, Fancast, AOL, MSN, Yahoo!, Bing.com, BET.com, MTV.com, CNN.com, VH1.com and Rhapsody.

    The show will also be repeated in the UK at 0900 GMT on Saturday morning, on both MTV and its sister channel VIVA.

    Meanwhile, Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, JLS and Michael Buble have signed up to provide vocals for a Haiti charity single, organised by Simon Cowell. They will record a cover of REM's ballad Everybody Hurts.

    BBC WORLD / News 22 January 2010

    Life is slowly returning to normal, with shops opening and buses running.


    MISGUIDED FEARS TEST HAITIANS' PATIENCE
    By Matthew Price, BBC News

    Let me take you on a drive through the streets of Port-au-Prince.

    I am afraid I cannot tell you the street names, but they are pretty meaningless now anyway, and the tour you are about to embark on could be anywhere in the city, to tell you the truth.
    Look up there, hanging above the road - a tatty, old piece of wood, white, with blue writing on it asking for help. The arrow points into a courtyard, in which you can see several vehicles, and some people lying under the shade of some trees.
    Now here, a few hundred metres along the road, another sign with no punctuation: "Please help UN US Need Food Water Medicine".
    In another street, a group of people, men and women, with scarves tied over their mouths to protect them from the dust and the smell tell us to stop.
    We will have to go round another way, one says, this road is too dangerous.
    There are pieces of rubble across the street - a makeshift road block. The men and women are local people, looking after their own neighbourhood.
    Further along there is a group of men putting up a banner, across the entrance to a side street.
    "Camp des Refuges de St Patrick," it reads. There is even an e-mail address underneath, though how they expect to receive any e-mails I do not know.
    Under the banner and along the road there is a group of men who want to know why we are there. One of them takes us further, as the others continue to work out how best to help their street, their people.
    At the end, bathed in the orange glow of the setting sun, sit mothers and children.
    Out in the street, ropes strung across the lane between the shattered buildings hold up sheets. They form makeshift shelters under which they will spend the night.
    All this has been set up by the people themselves.

    'Affront to humanity'
    During the last week in Haiti, I was left with one overwhelming impression - it is the survivors who are helping themselves. They are pulling together, not tearing themselves apart.
    Much has been made of the potential for violence, but I did not feel unsafe. Not once did I think the crowds might turn on me.
    When I gave some food and water to a family we had been filming, others who had nothing stood silently by, glad that at least someone was getting a little help.
    Some of the aid agencies say they fear riots may start if they start to distribute supplies in the hundreds of makeshift camps where people have gathered.
    I fear riots in the long-term if they do not start distributing supplies right now.
    There has been some sporadic violence. That should be expected. It would happen anywhere. Look at what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

    But to use the threat of violence as a reason for not distributing aid is an affront to the people of Haiti and their own humanity.

    'Calm and peaceful'
    Given the scale of the disaster, should we not be focusing on how little violence there is, rather than the rare moments when frustration spills over into fighting?
    We should certainly be concerned about overstating the security fears and undermining the aid effort, thereby exacerbating people's frustration and increasing the likelihood of violence.
    Earlier this week former US President Bill Clinton, the UN special envoy to Haiti, told the BBC: "When you consider that these people haven't slept for four days, haven't eaten, and have spent their nights wandering the streets tripping over dead bodies, I think they've behaved pretty well."
    The US ambassador to Haiti, Kenneth Merten, meanwhile told PBS that "people should be aware that the vast majority of Haitians here are behaving in a calm and peaceful manner". There are now thousands of US soldiers on the ground in Haiti.

    In places they act as if they are in the middle of Iraq or Afghanistan, pushing back people, sealing off secure zones. One told a comrade that he feared another Somalia here. But that is the wrong approach. This is a humanitarian disaster, not a war.
    The soldiers and others are being welcomed - they are needed. For how much longer, though, will the people welcome them, if the aid continues to sit on the ground at the airport, rather than being put into the mouths of those who need it?

    Haiti earthquake: 400,000 to be resettled outside Port-au-Prince

    Within days, the Haitian government will move 400,000 people made homeless by the epic earthquake from their squalid improvised camps throughout the shattered capital to new resettlement areas on the outskirts, a top official has said.

    Published: 7:00AM GMT 22 Jan 2010

    Authorities are worried about sanitation and disease outbreaks in makeshift settlements like the one on the city's central Champs de Mars plaza, said Fritz Longchamp, chief of staff to President Rene Preval.
    "The Champ de Mars is no place for 1,000 or 10,000 people," he said. "They are going to be going to places where they will have at least some adequate facilities."
    He said buses would start moving the displaced people within a week to 10 days, once the new camps are ready.
    Brazilian UN peacekeepers were already levelling land in the suburb of Croix des Bouquets for a new tent city, the Geneva-based intergovernmental International Organization for Migration said.
    The hundreds of thousands whose homes were destroyed in the Jan. 12 quake had settled in more than 200 open spaces around the city, the lucky ones securing tents for their families, but most having to make do living under the tropical sun on blankets, on plastic sheets or under tarpaulins strung between tree limbs.
    The announcement came as search-and-rescue teams packed their dogs and gear, with hopes almost gone of finding any more alive in the ruins. The focus shifted to keeping injured survivors alive, fending off epidemics and getting help to the hundreds of homeless still suffering.
    "We're so, so hungry," said Felicie Colin, 77, lying outside the ruins of her Port-au-Prince nursing home with dozens of other elderly residents who have hardly eaten since the earthquake hit on Jan. 12.
    A melee erupted at one charity's food distribution point as people broke into the storehouse, ran off with food and fought each other over the bags.

    As aftershocks still shook the city, aid workers were streaming into Haiti with water, food, drugs, latrines, clothing, trucks, construction equipment, telephones and tons of other relief supplies. The international Red Cross called it the greatest deployment of emergency responders in its 91-year history.

    But the built-in bottlenecks of this desperately poor, underdeveloped nation and the sheer scale of the catastrophe still left many of the hundreds of thousands of victims without help. The US military reported a waiting list of 1,400 international relief flights seeking to land on Port-au-Prince's single runway, where 120 to 140 flights were arriving daily.
    "They don't see any food and water coming to them, and they are frustrated," said Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.

    The picture was especially grim at emergency medical centers, where shortages of surgeons, nurses, their tools and supplies have backed up critical cases.
    "A large number of those coming here are having to have amputations, since their wounds are so infected," said Brynjulf Ystgaard, a Norwegian surgeon at a Red Cross field hospital.
    On Thursday, 18 hospitals and emergency field hospitals were working in Port-au-Prince. But the burden was overwhelming: Some quake victims have waited for a week for treatment, and patients were dying of sepsis from untreated wounds, according to Dr. Greg Elder, deputy operations manager for Doctors Without Borders.

    The Pan American Health Organization said hospitals need more orthopedic surgeons and nurses, more supplies, and better sanitation and water.
    The Haitian government asked that mobile clinics be set up in all of the more than 280 sites where Port-au-Prince's now-homeless have resettled in tents or in the open air on blankets and plastic sheets.
    Doctors warned, too, of potential outbreaks of diarrhea, respiratory-tract infections and other communicable diseases among hundreds of thousands living in overcrowded camps with poor sanitation. A team of epidemiologists was on its way to assess that situation, the Pan American Health Organization said.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION on HAITI on 22 JANUARY 2010, PART II of II

    ZDF text on 22 January 2010: Janet Napolitano, US Secretary for Homeland Security said that Haitians who came to the USA illegally would be returned to their devastated island because they are needed there to help rebuild Haiti.

    Shakira will build a school in Haiti. The 32-year-old singer will finance the construction of a school in Haiti. US billionaire Howard Buffet will also be involved in this.

    The UN will pay Haitians for rebuilding the country, and the US has supported this idea. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has been talking to Bill Clinton, the UN special envoy to Haiti. 200,000 Haitians are to contribute to remove rubble / debris for a day pay of 5 Dollars corresponding to 3.50 EURO. This will also boost the economy in the region. This programme disposes of 5 million Dollars. The UN applies for 41 million Dollars.

    ARDtext: Haiti Charity Single Project involving Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis and Michael Bublé. According to the Sun, the single will be a coverversion of the REM ballad "Everybody Hurts" from 1993. Also asked to participate were Robbie Williams, COLDPLAY, Take That and Paul McCartney. In the USA musicians around Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie plan a new recording of "We are the World" from 1985 in favour of HAITI's earthquake victims. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson were the team behind this song.

    TV2 TTV: Haiti shaken by new intensive aftershocks. Today Haitians experienced two heavy aftershocks which made some Haitians run out of buildings and into the streets, whereas other Haitians had somehow got used to it.

    Only one mole of the harbour / port in Port-au-Prince can be used to unload relief goods / aid. Containers with aid arrived in Haiti. On Friday the harbour/port is expectd to receive 250 containers with aid and relief goods. Working on repairing the port so that more ships can unload emergency relief goods / aid. It is the objective to increase the number of containers (with relief / aid to be loaded and unloaded in the port) to 800 per day.

    According to the United Nations 3 million meals have been distributed to 200,000 Haitians, and it is hoped to reach the figure of 10 million meals next week. The UN is trying to find locations for makeshift / interim camps for the many Haitians made homeless by the devastating earthquake.

    TV2 News on 22 January at 22.30 pm:
    TV2's reporter, Mr Allan Silberbrandt let us know that 2 million Haitians need water and food, and the water quality varies. He had visited a village situated 40 km from Port-au-Prince and was told that the inhabitants had so far received NO aid. Then there was an interview with Mr Henrik Kastoft, Communications Advisor for UN's Development Programme: Some Haitian roads were in a very bad conditions, but some of them have now been reopened which makes it easier to transport aid / reliefs goods from the Dominican Republic and into the Haiti disaster area. He understood the critical remarks about the United Nation's efforts last week, but this week the criticism was not fair. He was confronted with the fact that TV2's reporter Allan Silberbrandt had visited a village and while being there he saw no distribution of food or water, but many white UN cars with UN employees with briefcases, whereas distribution of water and food seemed more needed! His reaction was that Mr Silberbrandt had apparently not known where the distribution point was.


    The "HOPE For HAITI NOW" Concert will be REPEATED on SATURDAY on MTV and VIVA at 9:00 UK TIME AND 10:00 CET.
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    HELP CHILE AND HAITI by making DONATIONS to ONE OF THESE RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS:

    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
    www.oxfam.org.uk - www.redcross.org - www.unicef.org - www.icrc.org or Disasters Emergency Committee receiving donations made on phone 0370 60 60 900 + through website www.dec.org.uk. Go to www.oxfamamerica.org, or text OXFAM to 25383 to make a one-time $10 donation to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN HAITI ON Saturday, 23 JANUARY 2010 and other Haiti-relevant news items / updates

    News from ZDF around noon today:
    A few cuts / clips from the Hope for Haiti Now concert with Madonna singing: Like a Prayer and the moving appeal from Haiti-born Wyclef Jean.

    BBC World / News talked about tonight's / yesterday evening's telethon and in the background on the screen Coldplay was playing "The Message" (it was only a short glimpse).

    ZDF text:
    31 German rescuers are returning home. They characterized the atmosphere / common feeling among the Haitians as being as if it were "the-end-of- the-world" (a kind of "the latter-days" feeling).

    UNICEF warned against adoptions - "it is better to help the children in their own environment".

    NEW:
    Comment to the news item that UNICEF warned against foreign adoptions: In Telethon there was a mini-interview with a leader of an orphanage in Haiti. He said that there were so many new orphans that it would be nice if many of the surviving orphans went to foreign countries via adoptions so that there would be room for more children in the orphanages, because he had had to say no to 80 orphans - and that was BEFORE THE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE ON 12 JANUARY 2010 THAT KILLED MAYBE 200,000 PEOPLE SO THAT EVEN MORE CHILDREN BECAME ORPHANS!

    A Haiti crisis conference will be held on Monday, 25 February 2010 in Montreal, Canada.

    UN figures: 111,499 found dead, 193,000 wounded. More than 609,000 living in about 500 field camps after the devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010 destroyed their homes.

    84-year-old woman rescued out of rubble Friday - she has chest injuries.

    22-year-old man rescued Friday - 10 days after the earthquake struck - he is in a stable condition.


    ALL news media:
    The United Nations has officially declared the search and rescue phase over. This was announced one day after 2 people were pulled ALIVE from the rubble in Port-au-Prince. But OCHA will focus on helping the survivors. UN spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs says that 132 people have been rescued since the earthquake 11 days ago - 2 of them yesterday!

    On Friday the official government death toll from the quake rose to 110,000.

    An estimated 1.5 million people have been left homeless by the earthquake.


    Danish TV2 news:
    The UN World Food Programme announced that yesterday it distributed 2 million meals compared with 1.2 million meals (last) Thursday. Again a reporter from Danish TV2 news has talked to Haitians who have seen lots of trucks drive by without stopping to let them have some water and food. So these Haitians claim that they had received NO AID at all.

    I came to think about a news items on Text TV three days ago (and only seen ONCE): A Haitian minister (I think it was the Haitian Communications Minister) said that if you asked the Haitians if hey received aid, they would say know - "they are lying!" I did not bring that news item then, because the remark seemed so ridiculous. But I think that I would mention it now . but I only read this remark ONCE! - I think that more and more Haitians are getting aid now.

    Stars came out for Haiti: Ceorge Clooney hosted a benefit concert for the Haiti earthquake victims featuring A-list names such as Madonna, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Jay-Z. Other acts who appeared in the 2-hour-long Hope for Haiti telethon included Bono and Rihanna who pre-recorded their performances in London on Friday.
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    TELETHON - HOSTED BY GEORGE CLOONEY - ON 23 JANUARY 2010 INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY COLDPLAY, BONO, BRUCE Springsteen + Madonna

    COLDPLAY performed "a MESSAGE" at tonight's telethon (televised on all major TV channels in the USA and National Geographic international, CNN international and MTV international). I saw it on Danish television (TV2 from 2-4am). It was really good. And Chris accompanied Beyoncé on piano as she sung "Halo". Very good indeed. All the major stars within movies and music were there. Performing: Beyonce singing Halo accompanied by Chris on the piano, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, an interesting collaboration of BONO & The EDGE, Jay-Z and Rihanna - the melody was not so catchy.

    Haitian-born Wyclef Jean held a very emotional speech.
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    HELP CHILE AND HAITI by making DONATIONS to ONE OF THESE RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS:

    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
    www.oxfam.org.uk - www.redcross.org - www.unicef.org - www.icrc.org or Disasters Emergency Committee receiving donations made on phone 0370 60 60 900 + through website www.dec.org.uk. Go to www.oxfamamerica.org, or text OXFAM to 25383 to make a one-time $10 donation to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

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    One of our banks is taking in donations which the New Zealand Red Cross will send to Haiti.
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    That is good, I think.

    And I think that the TELETHON "Hope for Haiti Now" was a success and resulted in many more donations.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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  12. #41 Aid for Haiti 
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    APPEAL FROM OXFAM: HELP HAITI TODAY AND TOMORROW

    CANCEL THE DEBT


    Our biggest concern right now is dealing with the immediate aftermath of the humanitarian disaster caused by the devastating earthquake. But in our concern to help those suffering, let’s not forget the long term.

    The world’s attention is focused on Haiti. Leaders are pledging to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people and help them to build a brighter future out of the rubble. The debts that Haiti owes will hamper efforts to rebuild the country and lock them in poverty for years to come.

    Leaders are meeting in Montreal on Monday to decide on the amount of aid that they will give. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that it will work to cancel the debt, and this now needs to happen.

    Email the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn to demand that when leaders meet on Monday, they cancel Haiti’s debts immediately.

    WHY IS DEBT CANCELLATION SO IMPORTANT?
    Haiti still owes hundreds of millions of dollars in debt - a legacy of loans from global financial institutions and donor nations to unelected governments of years past. It is one of the poorest countries in the world and yet the IMF response to the earthquake was to offer a $100 million loan. This loan would increase Haiti’s debt burden at this time of crisis.

    EMAIL THE HEAD OF THE IMF
    Haiti currently owes over $891 million in debt. If these debts aren't cancelled, Haiti will be sending tens of millions to the IMF and other international bodies even as it struggles to rescue and rebuild.

    Email the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn to demand that the IMF cancels Haiti’s debt immediately to make sure that earthquake relief doesn't create a new debt burden.

    Our biggest concern right now is dealing with the immediate aftermath of the humanitarian disaster caused by the devastating earthquake. But in our concern to help those suffering, let’s not forget the long term.

    The world’s attention is focused on Haiti. Leaders are pledging to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people and help them to build a brighter future out of the rubble. The debts that Haiti owes will hamper efforts to rebuild the country and lock them in poverty for years to come.

    Leaders are meeting in Montreal on Monday to decide on the amount of aid that they will give. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that it will work to cancel the debt, and this now needs to happen.


    EMAIL the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn to demand that when leaders meet on Monday, they cancel Haiti’s debts immediately.


    After having sent this email:

    "To: publicaffairs@imf.org

    Subject: Cancel Haiti’s debt

    Dear Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    In the wake of the earthquake, we call on you to work to cancel Haiti's $890 million debt and ensure that earthquake aid comes as grants, not loans. Haiti's scarce funds must be used to help its people rebuild their lives.

    The international community and the IMF must take action to cancel Haiti’s debt immediately, as you have indicated. You have said that you are working on a way to turn the $100 million loan already announced into a grant and I very strongly urge you to do everything you can to make sure that this happens.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely



    Nancy Boysen "

    I received this from OXFAM:

    Thank you,
    Thanks for taking action. Although our biggest concern right now is dealing with the immediate aftermath of the terrible humanitarian disaster caused by the devastating earthquake, we need to still think about the future of Haiti.
    It’s vital that while the world’s attention is focused on Haiti we show our support to help the people of Haiti build a brighter future.

    http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved..._the_debt.html


    EMAIL the head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn to demand that when leaders meet on Monday, they cancel Haiti’s debts immediately.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
    www.oxfam.org.uk - www.redcross.org - www.unicef.org - www.icrc.org or Disasters Emergency Committee receiving donations made on phone 0370 60 60 900 + through website www.dec.org.uk. Go to www.oxfamamerica.org, or text OXFAM to 25383 to make a one-time $10 donation to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund.

    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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  13. #42 Updates of the Situation in Haiti on 24 January 2010 
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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN HAITI ON 24 JANUARY 2010

    BBC World / News:

    Haiti capital toll "tops 150,000". The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area according to Haiti's Communications Minister who also told the news agency AP (Associated Press) that the death toll is based on bodies collected in and around Port-au-Prince by state firm CNE.
    Many more remain uncounted under the rubble in the capital and elsewhere including the towns of Jacmel and Leogane.
    The focus has shifted to aid.

    1 million Haitians have now left Port-au-Prince, and 600,000 have been made homeless by the devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010.

    Danish DR1 (Text-TV / Teletext):
    Norway doubles its aid to Haiti and transmits 200 million Norwegian Kroner to the relief work for the victims. The money is to be distributed between UN organizations and voluntary relief organizations. In particular relief / aid to women and children shall be given priority.

    The UN to employ local 220,000 Haitians. The UN is identifying 500 sites outside Port-au-Prince where camps are to be built for the homeless, people without shelter. 220,000 local Haitians are employed to help build emergency / makeshift houses. Mr Henrik Kastoft from the UN's Development Programme UNDP says: "It has turned out to be an efficient model employing local people. By employing one Haitian, we help 5".
    130,000 Haitians have accepted the government's offer to be sent to the countryside.

    According to the United Nations 132 Haitians have been rescued from the rubble - this number of rescued after such a devastating earthquake is record high.

    TV2 Text-TV (TV2 gossip) on Text-TV:
    On Saturday evening the "Canada for Haiti" show starring among others Celine Dion, Nelly Furtado and James Cameron was broadcast live from Toronto.

    Thursday Leo DiCapricio donated 1 million $ to emergency relief work in Haiti.
    Saturday George Clooney donated 1 million $ to Haiti.
    At the beginning of the week the fund "Not on our watch" initiated by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle sent 1 million £ to Haiti.


    Port in Haiti is expected to open on Monday, 25 February 2010. The emergency relief goods can reach their destination quicklier when the port can take delivery of ship containers, as this will speed up the distribution of food, medicine and other supplies. Ulrik Jørgensen, press agent in Danish Red Cross, just returned from Haiti. He says that it will really make a big difference when the port opens. Currently only one landing slot can be used in the airport meaning that many aircrafts/planes have to wait or land in the Dominican Republic.

    ZDF text:
    Haiti stops adoptions of Haitian children to prevent child trafficking. New adoptions are forbidden or at least stopped after reports of increase in child traficking. Only adoptions already approved before the earthquake struck on 12 January 2010 are allowed. Due to child traficking the Haitian government intensified the border control.

    Record-high amount collected after the US Gala for Haiti: 58 million $ or 41 million Euro. This is a new record of donations in connection with a show like this. 130 Hollywood actors and musicians performed including Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and COLDPLAY.

    A young man (23 or 25 years old) saved after 11 days. A French team of firemen rescued the young man from the rubble of a collapsed shop at a hotel in Port-au-Prince. Wismond Exantus told the French news agency AFP that he took refuge under a table and was lucky enough to have coca cola and biscuits within reach - that saved his life. He was able to move a little, but not to free himself by digging. He had told the rescuers that there were 4-5 other people in there - alive.

    DR1 TTV (latest news):
    Italian criticism of Haiti relief efforts. Guido Bertolaso, the Italian Minister for Civil Security criticizes the international relief work and efforts for lacking leadership. "The USA should have been in charge of relief efforts in Haiti". He is in Haiti to coordinate relief efforts and describes "the terrible situation that could have been handled much better". He warns against the risk of unrest among the Haitian population.

    The worst hit towns have no food. For 12 days the inhabitants of Leogane 30 km away from Port-au-Prince have not received any emergency relief. On Sunday the first amphibious ships arrived with food for the town - the worst hit town being completely destroyed by the earthquake. Thomas Ubbesen, a reporter from Danish TV channel DR, was shocked when visiting Leogane. He thought that nothing could be worse than what he had seen in Port-au-Prince, but this was even worse. Not one single house was standing. The inhabitants were starving - many of them had nothing to eat and had not eaten anything since the earthquake struck on 12 January 2010.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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  14. #43 All-Star Haiti Telethon raises $57 million, so far 
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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN HAITI ON 25 JANUARY 2010

    ALL-STAR HAITI TELETHON RAISES $57 MILLION, SO FAR

    (01/24/2010 | 08:50 AM - GMA News.TV)

    NEW YORK – Organizers for the all-star "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon say the event raised $57 million — and counting.

    "The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with 'Hope for Haiti Now,' and the donations continue to come in," Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, said in a statement released Saturday. The group is helping to oversee the funds gathered from the event.

    The two-hour telethon aired Friday night on the major networks and dozens of other channels, including MTV, Bravo, and PBS, and was also streamed live online. Stars like Brad Pitt, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and more used their presence to encourage donations for Haiti, following a Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people.

    The total released Saturday includes money raised by phone, text and the Web. It does not include donations by corporations or via iTunes, where people are able to buy performances of the event for 99 cents each, or the entire album for $7.99. Those funds also go to Haiti relief.

    The "Hope for Haiti Now" CD is the biggest one-day pre-order in the site's history and the new song "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)" by Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono and the Edge, debuted during the telethon, is the No. 1 single on iTunes.

    People can donate via text, phone or through the "Hope for Haiti" Web site for the next six months. Among the organizations who will receive funds from the telethon include OXFAM America, UNICEF, and the Clinton-Bush Haiti Foundation.

    - AP
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    UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN HAITI ON 25 JANUARY 2010

    DR1 (text-TV/teletext):

    UN: "It may take weeks before everyone has received aid!" This statement was made by Henrik Kastoft who is head of communications in the organization UNDP (UN's Development Programme).
    He realizes that some areas in Haiti have not yet received any emergency relief and aid, and it may take some time before everyone has received aid, because the Haiti relief efforts are UN's largest task and biggest challenge ever. "Don't forget that we had to start from scratch here."

    The Haiti earth quake was registered on the Danish island of Bornholm according to the website videnskab.dk (videnskab = science). The sound was registered by one of the sensitive seismometers (seismographs) run by Danish researchers at GEUS, the National Geological Surveys for Denmark and Greenland.

    50 aftershocks after the devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010.



    TV2 TTV (Text-TV):

    Registration of life under Haiti's rubble. French rescuers have registered movements under a collapsed building by radar 12 days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010. They started digging in the hope of finding a survivor. More than 20 rescuers are participating in this mission. The movements might also have been caused by an animal.


    ZDF text:

    The EU has agreed upon sending 350 paramilitary police officers to Haiti. The European Union Police Mission is to ensure the distribution of relief goods. Today the foreign ministers within the EU agreed on this in Brussels. Currently up to six European states participate in the Police Mission. France and Italy will send 100 policemen, the Netherlands 50, whereas Spain, Portugal and Roumania are planning to participate in / contribute to the Police Mission.

    1 million homeless. According to the United Nations' Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs / OCHA, the number of homeless could be as many as 1 million (between 800,000 and 1 million) who urgently need shelter, tents and building materials. Makeshift camps for the survivors must be established and maintained. Still more people are leaving the capital Port-au-Prince. According to the Haitian government more than 150,000 people were killed by the earthquake on 12 January 2010.


    ARD text:

    Planning of rebuilding / reconstruction. The EU foreign ministers decided to send about 300 police officers with a paramilitary training to Haiti to ensure more security. In Montreal in Canada representatives from 20 countries prepare a donors conference. At the beginning of the meeting Canada talked in favour of a substantial debt relief. Few pledges were made in this meeting. A sort of Marshall Plan is needed. One of the globally largest group of exiled Haitians live in Montreal.


    BBC WORLD:

    Haiti quake operation "lacks leadership". Guido Bertolaso, head of Italy's civil protection service talked about "lack of leadership in international aid operations" and criticised the US forces in Haiti saying that the troops had no training in running a civilian relief operation.
    It is believed that the quake on 12 January 2010 killed 200,000 people.

    Britons donated £46 million to Haiti fund. Britons donated that amount to the Haiti earthquake appeal fund after another £4 million was added over the week-end.
    200,000 people were killed and 2 million made homeless by the quake on 12 January 2010. The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said relief agencies were working "round the clock" in Haiti. Meanwhile Development Secretary Douglas Alexander will meet religious groups to discuss how to provide long-term help for victims of the disaster.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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  16. #45 Hope for Haiti now - album and songs on iTunes 
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    From MTV.com:

    The "Hope for Haiti Now" album is the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history and is currently the #1 iTunes album in 18 countries. The studio version of "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)," the original track performed by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna during "Hope for Haiti Now," is currently the #1 song on iTunes in 12 countries.

    "Hope for Haiti Now" will continue accepting donations for six months via the following methods:

    » Online: www.hopeforhaitinow.org
    » Phone: 877-99-HAITI
    » Text: Text "GIVE" to 50555
    »Mail: Hope For Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017


    "Hope for Haiti Now" benefits Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the newly formed Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation. Proceeds from "Hope for Haiti Now" will be split among each organization's individual funds for Haiti earthquake relief. With the exception of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, each partner organization was selected for its history of operation and collaboration within the nongovernmental organization (NGO) community in Haiti.
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    BritishRedCross's CHILE Earthquake Appeal: http://www.redcross.org.uk/donatesection.asp?id=77029
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    Donations possible via text, phone or the "Hope for Haiti" Web site until July 2010

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