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About Haiti

Background Notes: Haiti
Information on political conditions, foreign relations, travel, business, and more. From the U.S. Department of State.
CIA World Fact Book: Haiti
Includes information about the Haitian government, economy, people, and more. From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
CountryWatch Database
Available to members of Thrall. "This database provides historical information, statistics, maps, and news about countries around the world." Select Haiti from the list of countries on the left side of the page (you might need to scroll down).
Factmonster: Haiti
For young researchers. Includes map and facts about Haiti.
Hurricanes and Haiti: A Tragic History
From Weather Underground.
Intercountry Adoption, Office of Children's Issues, United States Department of State: Haiti Children
Information on adopting a child from Haiti: Who can Adopt, Who can be Adopted, How to Adopt, Statistics, Traveling Abroad, After Adoption, Contact Information. See also recent updates from the State Department (concerning adopted children and pending adoptions) as well as the main State Department pages.
Library of Congress Country Studies: Haiti
A study of all aspects of Haiti. 23 pages. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader. See also their Portals to the World: Haiti pages.
World Health Organization: Haiti
Overview of population, statistics, and health issues.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life Database
Available to members of Thrall. This database offers in-depth insight into the past and current lifestyles of Haitians, including living conditions, social issues, education, religion, and more. Instructions: Click on "eTable of Contents," then select Volume 2 (Americas). Scroll down and click on either "Haitians" or "Haitian Americans" to begin reading.

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About Earthquakes

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About the Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010
The Brookings Institution: "Haiti's Earthquake: Prevention and Preparedness Woefully Low"
The Destruction in Port-Au-Prince: Before and After Images
Article and photos provided by the New York Times.
Earthquake: Magnitude 7.0 - Haiti Region (2010 January 12 21:53:09 UTC)
Report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Haiti Earthquake: A Week Later
January 19, 2010. Downloadable MP3 audio podcast. "Michael Blanpied, USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program coordinator, gives an update on the current situation in Haiti and answers questions about the global picture." From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Haiti Earthquake Data
"Free GIS datasets and online resources related to the Haiti Earthquake can be found here." Includes damage assessment, streets, road and bridge obstacles, buildings, basemaps, and more for Port Au Prince and other locations. Provided by the Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal, Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University.
Haiti Earthquake, Deforestation Heighten Landslide Risk
From National Geographic. January 14, 2010.
Haiti Earthquake Strange, Strongest in 200 Years
From National Geographic. January 13, 2010.
Historical Earthquakes in Haiti Since 1904
From the International Seismological Centre.
IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology): Teachable Moments - Haiti Earthquake
Illustrated overview (12 pages). PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA): U.S. Census Bureau Population Data on Haiti
Populations at Risk, demographic data, population estimates and administrative boundaries, GeoEye Imagery AFTER Earthquake (KML). Also includes a Population Calculator.
PBS NewsHour Extra: "Island Nation of Haiti Reels After Earthquake Causes Enormous Damage"
Overview and educational resources for students and teachers examining this current event. Includes downloadable questions and classroom activities.
Scholastic: "Disaster in Haiti - An Island Neighbor of the U.S. Struggles after a Devastating Earthquake
Overview especially for students and teachers.
Seismology of Haiti Earthquake
"Information for the media and the public." Includes links to related seismological resources. From the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Haiti Earthquake 2010
"A list of questions and answers compiled by the UWI Seismic Research Centre following the Haiti Earthquake on January 12th, 2010." PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
USAID.gov - Latin American and the Caribbean: Earthquake Maps & Factsheets
(PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader):
Earthquake Map
Intensity, affected areas, population, humanitarian assistance. Published January 13, 2010.
Earthquake Map
Intensity, affected areas, population, humanitarian assistance. Published January 19, 2010.
Earthquake Map
Intensity, affected areas, population, humanitarian assistance. Published January 23, 2010.
Earthquake Factsheet #1 (January 13, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #2 (January 14, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #3 (January 15, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #4 (January 16, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #5 (January 17, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #6 (January 18, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #7 (January 19, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #8 (January 20, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #9 (January 21, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #10 (January 22, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #11 (January 23, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #12 (January 24, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #13 (January 25, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #14 (January 26, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #15 (January 27, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #16 (January 28, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #17 (January 29, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #18 (January 30, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #19 (January 31, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #20 (February 1, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #21 (February 2, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #22 (February 3, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #23 (February 4, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #24 (February 5, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #25 (February 6, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #26 (February 7, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #27 (February 8, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #28 (February 9, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #29 (February 10, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #30 (February 11, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #31 (February 12, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #32 (February 13, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #33 (February 14, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #34 (February 15, 2010)
Earthquake Factsheet #35 (February 16, 2010)
Why Was Haiti Earthquake So Devastating?
"Magnitude, location and depth help determine damage done by earthquakes." Article from America.gov.
Wikipedia: 2010 Haiti Earthquake
Article and links. Note: This is from Wikipedia and is subject to further revisions (please note their disclaimers).
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General Information about Earthquakes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Natural Disasters & Severe Weather: Earthquakes
Sections include: Before / During / and After Earthquakes, Health and Safety Concerns, and About the January 12th Earthquake in Haiti (which includes information for relief workers, travelers, and related public health concerns).
Earthquake Glossary
Terms are explained with simple illustrations and animations when needed. From the U.S. Geological Society.
Earthquake Hazards Program
Topics include: Hazards, Learn, Prepare, Monitoring, Research. Includes an Earthquake Glossary of Terms. Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Earthquake Information
"Information about the deadliest, largest, and most severe earthquakes on record past and present, including the frequency, magnitude, number of earthquakes, and number of deaths worldwide each year." From infoplease.
Earthquakes for Kids
Information for young researches. Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
How Earthquakes Work
Topics include: Earthquake Facts, Plate Tectonics, Faults, Seismic Waves, Seismology, and more. From How Stuff Works.
FEMA: Earthquakes
Topics include: disaster information, what to do before, during, and after an earthquake, earthquake terms (aftershocks, epicenter, faults and fault lines, magnitudes, seismic waves). From the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Earthquakes
Answers provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Historic Earthquakes and Earthquake Statistics
"Biggest earthquake" and other statistics provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
"Founded in 1984 with support from the National Science Foundation, IRIS is a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data." Offers sections especially for educators, researchers, students, the general public, and others.
Preparing for and Responding to Earthquakes
Sections and topics include: families and individuals, businesses, practitioners, clinicians and responders, evacuate (planning, dealing with evacuations), health and recovery issues (food and water concerns, electrical and toxic hazards, insects, mold), rebuilding and safety, trauma / traumatic events and mental health issues. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Richter Magnitude Scale
From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Seismic Monitor
"Seismic Monitor allows you to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information." Provided by IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology).
What Are Aftershocks, Foreshocks and Earthquake Clusters?
Explanations from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).


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Charity & Relief Organizations

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Advisories & Charity Checking
Better Business Bureau (BBB): Charity and Donations Search Engine
Sections include: Check Out a Business Charity, Inquire or Complain, Charity Reports and Standards.
Charity Navigator: Tips for Giving in Times of Crisis
See also their page on Haiti.
FBI: Haitian Earthquake Relief Fraud Alert
Consumer advisory issued from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
FTC: Haiti Earthquake - FTC Warns Consumers to Give Wisely
Consumer advisory issued from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). See also the FTC's Charity Checklist for further guidance.
New York State Attorney General: Haiti Earthquake Relief Advisory
Advice concerning donations, consumer information and transactions, and evaluating charities and charitable programs. Includes the NYS Attorney General's charity search engine to learn more about a specific charity.

Organizations & Humanitarian Assistance, Recovery, & Relief Efforts
American Library Association (ALA): Haiti Library Relief
"This website provides information on how you can donate to help libraries and archives recover, as well as reports on damage to cultural institutions in Haiti, how to volunteer you expertise, and additional efforts of ALA and other organizations." See also ALA's press release about this fund.
American Red Cross
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
January 16, 2010. See also this video from The White House.
CNN: Impact Your World
Suggestions on providing basic needs, medical aid, food, and shelter. From the Cable News Network (CNN).
First Lady Michelle Obama: Haiti Relief PSA
Public Service Announcement from Ad Council on YouTube.
MSNBC: Haiti earthquake: How to Help
"A list of charitable organizations active in the nation."
New York City: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City - Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort
From NYC.gov/Mayor Bloomberg: "Monetary contributions are needed to support relief efforts in Haiti. To facilitate the large outpouring of concern by New York City residents and neighbors, the Mayor's Fund is collecting monetary donations to help people impacted by the disaster." For more information and other contact information, visit the Mayor's Fund page.
The New York Times: Haiti Disaster Relief - How to Contribute
A list of relief organizations and their contact information.
ReliefWeb: Haiti - Updates Specific to Haiti
Summary of current emergency needs (drinking water, specific supplies/services).
U.S. State Department: A Disaster in Haiti and How You Can Help
UNICEF
International charity organization for children.
United Nations World Food Program (WFP): Help Haiti Now
See also the WFP's Latest from Haiti Operation page.
USAID.gov:
USAID Responds to Haiti Earthquake
USAID's Haiti mission website.
Center for International Disaster Information: Haiti Earthquake Humanitarian Emergency
Donation Information (CIDI Urges Appropriate Donations for Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti, Offers of Goods or Service, Mobile Donations Outreach Team), news, public service announcements (PSAs).
Guidelines for Appropriate International Disaster Donations
Concerning monetary contributions, items being collected, delivery/transport abilities, unsolicited relief, volunteer opportunities.
USAID Responds Immediately to Haiti Earthquake
See also their "How Can I Help?" section for more details on monetary donations, commodity contributions, and volunteering.
USAID: Terremoto de Haiti - Usted Puede Ayudar
Donaciones monetarias, donaciones de suministros o articulos, voluntarios.
The White House: Help for Haiti
William J. Clinton Foundation: Haiti Earthquake Relief
Former President Bill Clinton's Foundation. See also the Clinton Bush Fund above.


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Contact Information,
Embassies & Consulate

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Contact Information - Phone, E-mail Addresses, Texting/Text Messages
E-mail Address
"For people who are trying to contact their U.S. citizen friends and relatives in Haiti." Email contact information provided by the U.S. Department of State.
Reaching the Embassy of Haiti - More E-mail Addresses
Embassy of Haiti in Washington, D.C.: "The volume of calls we receive is such that we cannot answer to all calls and many times you will find that the lines are busy. If you can contact the embassy by email, kind volunteers will help us manage the various communications we receive." E-mail addresses provided for doctors/nurses/health professionals/people in the medical field, engineers/persons in the engineering field, and others.
Text-Message Service Launched for Haiti Earthquake Help
January 20, 2010. From America.gov/U.S. State Department. "Haitians can request the help they need with a cell phone."
Toll-Free 1-800 Telephone Number
"For Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti." Provided by the U.S. Department of State.

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Embassies & Consulate Information
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Washington, D.C.
Includes: Haiti at a Glance, Flag and Crest, National Anthem, Key Dates, Haitian Heads of State, Culture and Education, Tourism and Economy.
Embassy of the United States Port Au Prince Haiti
Information and news from USembassy.gov. Includes an Emergency Contact Telephone Number provided by the U.S. State Department.
Haitian Consulate of New York
Includes contact information for local Haitian organizations.
United Nations: List of Haitian Embassies Worldwide

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Health Information & Issues

American Medical Association (AMA): Haiti Health Resources
Overview, news, and sections for physicians, responders, health professionals, and others.
American Psychological Association (APA): "APA Offers Resources on Managing Traumatic Stress in Wake of Haiti Earthquake"
See also APA's "Managing Your Distress about the Earthquake from Afar" page.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Natural Disasters & Severe Weather: Earthquakes
Sections include: Health and Safety Concerns, About the January 12th Earthquake in Haiti, which includes information for relief workers, travelers, and related public health concerns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Haiti Travel Health Advisory
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Guidance for U.S. Residents in Haiti
NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center: Haiti Earthquake - Links to Resources on Recovery
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Pan American Health Organization, Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief: Haiti Earthquake Coverage
PAHO/WHO Situation Reports, news on efforts to assess and address health issues, and more.
Scientific American: "Are Infectious Diseases Now Really Haiti's Biggest Health Threat?"
Article concerning potential mental health concerns. January 15, 2010.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Haiti Relief and Support Activities
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH): Information Regarding the Earthquake in Haiti
Topics include: Coping with Traumatic Events, Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents / Community Members / Rescue Workers Can Do, Emergency Wound Management for Healthcare Professionals, Public Health Issues and Priorities for the Haiti Earthquake, Guidance for Relief Workers and Others Traveling to Haiti for Earthquake Response, Health Recommendations for Relief Workers Responding to Disasters, Injuries: Information for Clinicians.
World Health Organization: Haiti
Overview of population, statistics, and health issues.

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Images, Photographs
& Photojournalism

ABC News: Haiti Earthquake Pictures
From Time.
Aftermath of Haiti's Quake: A Photographer's Vision - Photo Essays
From Time.
The Boston Globe - The Big Picture: Haiti 48 Hours Later
Brief article followed by numerous photographs.
CBS News: Haiti Earthquake Photos
Several pages of photographs.
CNN: Haiti Earthquake Photos
Several pages of photographs.
The Destruction in Port-Au-Prince: Before and After Images
Article and photos provided by the New York Times.
Flickr Photographic Collections: Haiti Earthquake
Google Image Search: Haiti Earthquake Images & Photographs
The Huffington Post: Haiti Earthquake Pictures - Photos of the Disaster
LIFE: Haiti - Most Haunting Photos
Photojournalism. See also these other photography collections from LIFE: Haiti, Haiti - The Latest Photos.
Miami Herald: Haiti Earthquake Photo Galleries
National Geographic: Haiti Earthquake Pictures - Devastation on the Day After
National Public Radio (NPR) Photos: Awaiting Aid, Struggling To Survive
The New York Times: A Closer Look at the Destruction in Haiti
High resolution photos with ability adjust zoom level.
The New York Times: Haiti Earthquake Multimedia
"Videos, photographs and interactive features documenting the desperation in Haiti after a powerful earthquake devastated the country on January 12, 2010."
USA Today: Devastating Earthquake Hits Haiti
Photo gallery of nearly 170+ images.
Yahoo News: Haiti Earthquake
Updates, news, reports, video, and photographs.
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Maps - Regional & Earthquake Zone

BBC: Haiti Earthquake Maps
Map illustrations plus an article.
Map of Haiti
Regular road and detailed/zoomable satellite map of the island. From Google Maps.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection: Online Maps of Current Interest - Haiti
Directory of Haiti maps. Provided by University of Texas Libraries.
Google Earth Library: Haiti Earthquake Maps and Data
KML format files. Requires free Google Earth software.
OpenStreetMap: Haiti Earthquake Map
Interactive map. See also the OpenStreetMap Wiki page for Haiti.
USAID.gov - Latin American and the Caribbean: Maps & Factsheets
(PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader):
Earthquake Map
Intensity, affected areas, population, humanitarian assistance. Published January 13, 2010.
Earthquake Map
Intensity, affected areas, population, humanitarian assistance. Published January 19, 2010.
Population Exposed and Exposure Level
January 14, 2010. PDF format: view with Adobe Reader.
UNOSAT: Haiti Maps
Maps "produced or facilitated by UNOSAT for the humanitarian community." Current/past maps including: Road Maps with Street Names, Density of Bridge and Road Obstacles in Port-au-Prince and Carrefour, Haiti, IDP (temporary shelter locations of displaced Haitians), Damage Assessment for Major Buildings / Infrastructure in Port-au-Prince, Satellite-identified damages in south-eastern part of Port-au-Prince, Satellite-identified damages in western part of Port-au-Prince, and more. Provided by UNOSAT, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme. PDF format: view with Adobe Reader.

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Missing Persons, Family Members,
& Loved Ones - Searches & Inquiries

Review the disclaimers/terms of service at every website.
Canada: CBC News - Haiti: Help People Find Loved Ones
Photo gallery.
CNN: Looking for Loved Ones in Haiti
Search by name. See also this CNN iReport search page.
Family News Network: Haiti Earthquake 2010 - Locate Your Relatives
"In relation with the conflict/crisis or disaster you wish to make your address known or are looking for a relative." Register your relative or yourself. Also available in French. Provided by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Google Crisis Response: Haiti Earthquake - People Finder
Provides two options: "I'm looking for someone" and "I have information about someone."
Haiti Earthquake People Locator
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Miami Herald: Haiti Connect
Forum and photos.
New York Times: Connecting to People Affected by the Quake
A public blog maintained by the New York Times. See also the New York Times' "Share Photos of the Missing in Haiti" page
New York State Registry of New York Citizens in Haiti
From the New York State government. "For those who do not have access to the web, or have trouble accessing this site, the Governor has established a hotline: 1-888-769-7243 For Help, Support, or Questions, contact haiti@nyalert.gov"
Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) International Emergency Contact System
"The Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) was established as a free tool for daily emergencies and national disasters. NOKR is your emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR is the central depository for Emergency Contact information in the United States plus 87 other countries."
U.S. State Department: "Text 4636 for Help in Haiti"
January 20, 2010. "Comcel Voila customers can now access the 4636 (INFO) short code in Haiti to report their needs and locations." From the State Department's DipNote blog.

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News on the Haiti Earthquake
& Special Coverage Reports

News Providers
ABC News: Haiti Earthquake
BBC - Haiti Earthquake: Devastation Emerges
News, related reports, and photos.
CBS News: Disaster in Haiti
Chicago Tribune: Haiti Earthquake
CNN Special Coverage: Haiti Earthquake
Updates, news, reports, video, and photographs.
Fox News: "Haiti Devastated by Quake; Thousands of Homes Destroyed"
Google News: Haiti Earthquake
Collected headlines, news stories, postings from blogs, Twitter feeds, and more.
Haiti Radio Stations
Directory of AM and FM radio frequencies for French / English / international radio programs in Haiti.
Haitian Times
"Online edition of the Weekly Haitian Times." Newspaper published in New York.
MSNBC: Haiti Earthquake
Updates, news, reports, video, and photographs.
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration):
NASA Satellite, Natural Hazard Networks Supporting Disaster Recovery
January 15, 2010.
Locating Landslide Risks in Post-Quake Haiti
January 18, 2010.
NASA'S ASTER Instrument Observes Haiti Quake Aftermath
January 18, 2010.
New Haiti Quake Reported
January 20, 2010.
The New York Times: Haiti Earthquake 2010
News, reports, updates, and slideshows/photographs. See also:
A Closer Look at the Destruction in Haiti
High resolution photos with ability adjust zoom level.
Haiti Earthquake Multimedia
"Videos, photographs and interactive features documenting the desperation in Haiti after a powerful earthquake devastated the country on January 12, 2010."
New York Times Haiti Facebook Page
New York Times Haiti Twitter List
Newsweek: Why Haiti Matters - What America Must Do in Haiti and Why
See also: Haiti: A Historical Perspective - Reasons Behind Haiti's Poverty and Haiti's Health: From Bad To Worse - Health Challenges Facing Haitian Responders
NPR: "'Total Disaster And Chaos' in Haiti"
PBS Frontline: "Haiti Quake: Improvisation Amid the Chaos"
Video report with text.
PBS NewsHour: "7.0 Earthquake, Aftershocks Rip Through Haiti"
Audio and video. Adobe Flash Player required.
Reuters AlertNet: Special Coverage Haiti
Reuters: Haiti Earthquake
Reports, photos, and videos. See also Resuters' Natural Disasters page.
Time: The Haiti Earthquake
Articles on Haiti's current situation and history.
Times Herald-Record: Haiti's Capital Shattered by Powerful Earthquake
USA Today: Haiti Earthquake Updates
USA Today: Timeline: Day by day in Haiti
"Follow the day-by-day aftermath of the Haitian earthquake."
Wall Street Journal: Earthquake in Haiti - Breaking News and Latest Headlines
Washington Post: Earthquake Devastates Haiti
Yahoo News: Haiti Earthquake
Updates, news, reports, video, and photographs.


Bloggers
Blogrunner: Haiti Earthquake
Blog news aggregator. Includes featured bloggers and links to their posts. Provided by New York Times.
DipNote: U.S. Department of State Official Blog
Global Voices Online: Haiti Earthquake 2010
Google Blog Search: Haiti Earthquake
Latest blog posts indexed by Google.
The Huffington Post: Haiti Earthquake
Pictures, videos, and breaking news.
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U.S. & New York State
Government Information


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Federal
From The White House - President Obama's Administration:
Statement by the President on the Earthquake in Haiti
January 12, 2010. From the White House Blog.
The White House: Help for Haiti
Remarks by the President on Rescue Efforts in Haiti
January 13, 2010.
Remarks by the President on Recovery Efforts in Haiti
January 14, 2010.
A Call with President Preval of Haiti
January 15, 2010.
Remarks After the President's Call with Haitian President Preval
January 15, 2010.
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
January 16, 2010. Text and video.
U.S. Navy Stands Ready on Arrival in Haiti
January 16, 2010.
An Update on the U.S. Government's Response to the Haiti Earthquake
January 17, 2010.
To the Men and Women of the United States Coast Guard
January 19, 2010. From Admiral Thad Allen via The White House Blog.
Press Briefing on the U.S. Government Response to the Haiti Earthquake
January 20, 2010. "Press Briefing by Captain Andrew Stevermer, Commander of the Incident Response Coordination Team for Health And Human Services, on the U.S. Government Response to The Haiti Earthquake."
Dispatch from an Airman in Haiti - "One Life at a Time"
January 20, 2010. From Chief Master Sergeant Tyler Foster via The White House Blog.
Making It Easier for Americans to Support Haiti
January 22, 2010. From The White House Blog.
S. 2949 - Emergency Aid to American Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake Act
January 27, 2010. From The White House Blog.
More News from The White House: The Briefing Room
See also: The White House Blog for more announcements on Haiti and other topics.
From Agency for International Development (USAID):
USAID Responds to Haiti Earthquake
See also humanitarian rescue, relief, recovery efforts & related information in this guide.
USAID Twitter Feed
On-the-Record Briefing by State Department Counselor Cheryl Mills USAID Administrator Raj Shah and U.S. SOUTHCOM Commander General Douglas Fraser: The Situation in Haiti
January 13, 2010.
USAID to Provide Emergency Food Aid for Haiti Earthquake Victims
January 13, 2010.
USAID's Global Health Bureau Responds to Haiti's Medical Crisis
January 16, 2010.
Interview with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Lieutenant General P.K. Keen
January 17, 2010. Transcript (CNN State of the Union).
Interview with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Lieutenant General P.K. Keen
January 17, 2010. Transcript (Fox News Sunday).
Press Briefing by Dr. Rajiv Shah Administrator, USAID: Remarks on the Haiti Earthquake
January 19, 2010.
Press Briefing by Susan Reichle, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Haiti Relief Efforts
January 21, 2010.
USAID Administrator Shah Meets With Haitian President Rene Preval
January 24, 2010.
Sector Brief - Health: Providing Medical Assistance to the Haitian People
January 29, 2010.
More news from USAID
Select from press releases, media advisories, speeches and testimony, etc. from the right side of their page.
From Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS):
USCIS Responds to Haiti Earthquake
January 15, 2010.
Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - Haiti
More news from USCIS
From the Department of Defense (DOD) American Forces Press Service:

From Defense.gov:
Military Preps for Broader Haiti Relief Mission
January 13, 2010.
Logistics Agency Prepares to Help Haiti
January 14, 2010.
Obama Makes Haiti Response Top U.S. Priority
January 14, 2010.
Hospital Ship Comfort Nears Haitian Coast
January 19, 2010.
Arrival of Comfort Broadens Military's Mission in Haiti
January 20, 2010.
Comfort Receives First Haitian Patients
January 20, 2010.
Coordinators Work to Facilitate Relief Flights
January 22, 2010.
Haiti Averages 140 Relief Flights Daily
January 22, 2010.
Logistics Task Force Keeps Relief Flowing
January 24, 2010.
Army Guard Prepares for Role in Haiti
January 25, 2010.
Site Provides Instructions for Transporting Aid
January 27, 2010. Website announced: U.S. Transportation Command.
Navy Ships Provide Critical Resources in Haiti
January 27, 2010.
Officials Plan Role Beyond Immediate Relief
January 27, 2010.
Air Guard Controllers Watch Haiti’s Skies
January 28, 2010.
Joint Task Force Organizes Haitian Airport
January 28, 2010.
Airmen Set Up Alternate Supply Route
January 28, 2010.
Civil Affairs Teams Help Displaced Haitians
February 19, 2010.
Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Photos and stories concerning current and planned rescue and relief efforts.
More news from Defense.gov


U.S. Military:
U.S. Air Force:
Humanitarian Relief to Haiti
More news from the U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army:
Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission
More news from the U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard:
Coast Guard Responding to Devastation in Haiti
January 13, 2010.
Coast Guard Continues Haiti Relief Effort
January 17, 2010.
More news from the U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Marines:
Haiti Aid - Marine Corps Relief Efforts & News
More news from the U.S. Marines
U.S. Navy:
Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission
More news from the U.S. Navy
From the Government Accountability Office (GAO):
Haiti Earthquake: GAO Reports on Past Disasters
From the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
January 13, 2010.
HHS Deploying U.S. Medical Personnel to Haiti
January 14, 2010.
HHS: First Teams Hit the Ground in Haiti - New Resources on Haiti Recovery Effort Now Available for Media and the Public
January 15, 2010.
First HHS Medical Teams Providing Assistance in Haiti
January 16, 2010.
HHS Medical Teams Providing Medical Care in Haiti
January 18, 2010.
A Day in Haiti
January 26, 2010. Blog post with photos.
HHS Activates Additional Components of National Disaster Medical System to Help U.S. Hospitals Treat Survivors of Earthquake in Haiti
February 2, 2010.
More news from HHS
From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
January 13, 2010.
Current Situation in Haiti
From the DHS blog. January 13, 2010.
More news from the DHS
See also the DHS Blog.
From the Department of State:
2010 Earthquake in Haiti
Sections include: Briefings and Remarks, Collected Releases, Fact Sheets, Interviews.
Remarks by Secretary Clinton on the Earthquake in Haiti
From Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. January 12, 2010. Includes video.
Press Availability on the Situation in Haiti
From Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. January 13, 2010.
International Response to Earthquake in Haiti
From Assistant Secretary Crowley. January 14, 2010.
Travel Warning
January 14, 2010.
Secretary Clinton Announces Launch of State.Gov Person Finder Tool for Those Missing in Haiti
From Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. January 15, 2010.
Haiti Task Force
From Janice L. Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs. January 15, 2010.
Haiti Disaster Response: Remember the Women
From Irene Marr, Foreign Affairs Officer for the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues. January 15, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Interview with Doctor Sanjay Gupta of CNN
January 16, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Remarks to the Press, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
January 16, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Interview With Kate Snow of ABC's Good Morning America
January 17, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Interview With Jeff Glor of CBS
January 17, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Interview With Greta van Susteren of Fox News
January 17, 2010.
Haiti Earthquake and Intercountry Adoption
January 17, 2010. Update on adopting Haiti children from the State Department's DipNote blog.
On-the-Record Briefing on Consular Services Being Provided to American Citizens in Haiti and in the United States in the Aftermath of the Earthquake
January 18, 2010.
Interview with Michele T. Bond, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services, on the Situation in Haiti and the Adoption of Haitian Children
January 19, 2010.
Cooperation Among Haiti, the United States, and the United Nations in Relief Efforts
January 19, 2010. From Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Multilateral Rescue and Relief Efforts Strong in Earthquake's Aftermath
January 22, 2010. Arturo A. Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Airfield Support in Haiti
January 23, 2010. From Colonel Buck Elton, Commander of the Joint Special Operations in Haiti.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: On-the-Record Briefing En Route Montreal, Canada
January 25, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Interview With Michele Kelemen of NPR
January 25, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Haiti Ministerial Preparatory Conference
January 25, 2010.
Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Haiti
January 28, 2010.
Joint Statement of Commitment to Action by the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Presented to the President and Released by All Agencies
February 3, 2010.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Remarks on President Obama's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
February 3, 2010.
Situation in Haiti - Kenneth H. Merten, Ambassador to Haiti
February 12, 2010.
Release of Americans from Haiti - Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
February 17, 2010.
More news from the U.S. State Department
See also the DipNote blog.
From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
Chairman Genachowski Statement on Media Bureau's Haitian Earthquake Relief Announcement
January 13, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
FCC Media Bureau Announces Procedures for Obtaining Commission Approval for NCE Station Fundraising to Aid Haiti Relief Efforts
January 13, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
Federal Communications Commission Assists in Haiti Earthquake Recovery Efforts
January 15, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
Remarks of Commissioner Clyburn on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
January 15, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
Chairman Genachowski Statement on Haitian Assistance Efforts
January 17, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
Statement of Commissioner Copps on Haiti Assistance Efforts
January 20, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
U.S. Team Assesses Haiti's Communications Needs
January 28, 2010.
Commissioner Copps Statement on the FCC Response to the Earthquake in Haiti
February 18, 2010.
From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Contributions to Relief for Haitian Earthquake Victims
Providing Earthquake Relief to Haiti
Haiti Relief Donations Qualify for Immediate Tax Relief
Ten Facts About Claiming Donations Made to Haiti - Special Edition Tax Tip 2010-01
Disaster Relief - Resources for Charities and Contributors
From the House of Representatives:
From the House Committee on Foreign Affairs:
"Fast, Flexible Resources Needed to Respond to Haiti Quake and Other Catastrophes, Berman Says"
From Howard L. Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. January 13, 2010.
More news from the U.S. House of Representatives
From the Senate:
From the Senate Majority Leader:
Reid Statement On Earthquake In Haiti
From Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. January 13, 2010.
More news from the Senate Majority Leader
From the Senate Republican Minority Leader:
McConnell Statement on the Haiti Earthquake
From Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. January 13, 2010.
More news from the Senate Republican Minority Leader
From All Other Senators:
Statements from Senators
From Senate.gov. January 13, 2010.
More news from the Senate
From the Speaker of the House:
Earthquake in Haiti
From Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. January 12, 2010.
Pelosi to People of Haiti: "In Your Hour of Greatest Need, America Stands With You"
From Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. January 14, 2010.
Pelosi: "A Compassionate and Generous Response from the United States is Essential to Stabilizing Haiti"
From Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. January 20, 2010.
More news from the Speaker of the House
Other U.S. Government Websites:
From America.gov:
U.S. Search-and-Rescue Teams Are Arriving in Haiti
January 13, 2010.
Clinton, USAID's Shah Meet with Haitian Officials, Relief Workers
January 16, 2010.
Haiti Airport at the Center of Relief Operations
January 17, 2010.
Haiti Relief Efforts Widen Amid Devastation
January 17, 2010.
Ambassador Joseph's Message to Fellow Haitians (in Creole)
Podcast (MP3 format; in Creole) also available. English edition at this link. January 17, 2010.
American Forces Help Expand Aid Efforts Beyond Port-au-Prince
January 19, 2010.
State, USAID Officials Brief on the Way Forward in Haiti
February 2, 2010.
U.S. Medical Library Offers Free Information for Haiti Relief
February 3, 2010.
Rebuilding Haiti May Cost $14 Billion, Study Shows
February 18, 2010.
More news from America.gov
From USA.gov:
Current Situation in Haiti
More news from USA.gov



New York State
Statement from Governor David A. Paterson Regarding the Earthquake in Haiti
January 12, 2010.
Governor Paterson Announces Launch of Online Registry of New York Citizens in Haiti
January 14, 2010. Link to website referenced in announcement: New York State Registry of New York Citizens in Haiti.
Governor Paterson Directs New York Air National Guard to Assist in Haitian Relief Efforts
January 16, 2010.
Governor Paterson, Mayor Bloomberg Announce Creation of New York Haitian Earthquake Family Resource Center
January 29, 2010.
More news from the Governor of New York State

New York City
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg On This Evening's Earthquake in Haiti
January 12, 2010.
New York City Fire Department: "FDNY's Urban Search and Rescue Team Deploys for Relief Efforts in Haiti"
January 12, 2010.
Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Response to Disaster In Haiti
January 13, 2010.
New York City Police Department: "Joint Nypd/Fdny Urban Search and Rescue Team Headed to Haiti for Disaster Relief Work"
January 14, 2010.
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce New Payroll Deduction Program for City Employees to Support Haitian Relief Effort
January 15, 2010. See also the Payroll Deduction Program for City Employees to Support Haitian Relief Effort page.
Mayor Bloomberg Records Public Service Announcement to Encourage Donations to Support Haiti Relief Efforts
January 15, 2010.
New York City Fire Department: "FDNY Search and Rescue Team in Haiti"
January 19, 2010.
New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department: "FDNY and NYPD Members of NY Task Force 1 Rescue Two Children in Haiti"
January 20, 2010.
More news from the Mayor of New York City

Other States
Browse other state government websites to locate news on related efforts.
Via USA.gov


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United Nations
& International Information

Canada: Prime Minister of Canada: Statement by the Prime Minister on the Disaster in Haiti
January 13, 2010.
China: $4.4 million in Humanitarian Aid Donated to Quake-hit Haiti
January 15, 2010.
England: Prime Minister Gordon Brown Urges Public to Keep Donating to Haiti Appeal
January 15, 2010.
European Commission: "Commission provides a 3 million euro initial aid package and launches an EU-coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti"
January 13, 2010. PDF format: view with the Adobe Reader.
France: Statement by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic of France
In English as provided by the French Embassy in the United Kingdom. See also the original statement in French at this link. January 14, 2010.
G20 Statement on the Situation in Haiti
January 14, 2010.
The United Nations:
Haiti mission and news pages:
Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations
World Food Program (WFP): Haiti Operations
UN News Centre - News Focus: Haiti
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Calls for International Support in Wake of Devastating Haiti Quake
January 13, 2010.
Secretary-General Voices Concern after Major Earthquake Hits Haiti
January 12, 2010.
The Vatican: Papal Appeal Following Earthquake in Haiti
From Pope Benedict XVI. January 13, 2010.
The World Bank:
President Zoellick Issues Statement
January 12, 2010
$100 Million USD for Recovery and Reconstruction of Haiti in Wake of Earthquake
January 13, 2010
Recovery and Reconstruction Team Planning Response to Disaster
January 13, 2010
Bank to Create Haiti Reconstruction Fund
January 13, 2010
World Health Organization (WHO):
Haiti Earthquake Crisis Information
Public health risk assessment, reports, photos, and videos.
Population Exposed and Exposure Level
January 14, 2010. PDF format: view with Adobe Reader.
Preliminary Public Health Assessment
January 15, 2010. PDF format: view with Adobe Reader.
Haiti Appeal Documents
Topics include "Donating medicines and equipment" and "Call for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding."


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Haiti Research Topic Keywords

Researchers interested in Haiti's history and culture are invited to consider the following words, names, and phrases (and even to copy/paste them into searches):

Environmental Issues Geography Government, Law, and Military Health Issues History Historical Figures Languages Living Conditions & Social Issues People of Haiti

Local Library Resources

Middletown Thrall Library / RCLS Library Materials

Please click a word to browse items available in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS):
Members of Thrall should also consider these databases:
CountryWatch Database
Available to members of Thrall. "This database provides historical information, statistics, maps, and news about countries around the world." Select Haiti from the list of countries on the left side of the page (you might need to scroll down).
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
"Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts." Instructions: Click on "eTable of Contents," then select Volume 3 ("E - I"). Scroll down and expand the "Gutierrez-Hayek" link (click on the "+" symbol). Next, click on any of the Haiti entries to begin reading.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life Database
Available to members of Thrall. This database offers in-depth insight into the past and current lifestyles of Haitians, including living conditions, social issues, education, religion, and more. Instructions: Click on "eTable of Contents," then select Volume 2 (Americas). Scroll down and click on either "Haitians" or "Haitian Americans" to begin reading.

To persons outside of the Ramapo Catskill Library System:

As your local library likely offers comparable resources (electronic and/or print), you are encouraged to inquire with your local lending institution to discover what is available to you.

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