Haiti Struck by 7.2 magnitude Earthquake

Please Donate to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti this morning, leaving devastation in its wake. Hundreds of people have been killed, and the terrible counting has just begun. Centered on Haiti’s southern peninsula, the earthquake severely damaged the cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie.  Hospitals in the area are overwhelmed. And, to make matters even worse, Tropical Storm Grace is poised to hit Haiti this weekend. We are reaching out to you today from the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund to ask for your immediate support for earthquake relief. We remember the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of 2010, where 300,000 perished and over 2 million Haitians ended up in tent cities. And we remember the ways in which funds collected by major aid organizations in the name of earthquake relief somehow never made it to those in need.

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Now is the Time for Solidarity

Please Support the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund This is a critical moment for Haiti. As the year 2019 comes to a close, hundreds of thousands of people across the length and breadth of Haiti have been demonstrating for months to demand the ouster of the corrupt and illegitimate regime of president Jovenel Moise. They have…

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Commemorating the Battle of Vertieres

On November 18th, 2018, commemorating the Battle of Vertieres, the decisive victory against French forces that led to Haitian independence, hundreds of thousands of people across the length and breadth of Haiti demonstrated to demand the ouster of the corrupt and illegitimate regime of president Jovenel Moise and prime minister Jean-Henri Ceant.  They demanded accountability…

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Walter Riley—After the Quake

Walter Riley, a civil rights attorney, was in Haiti during the earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Eight days later he speaks at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California about the reason he was in Haiti, his experience of the earthquake and his frustration with the lack of a timely and adequate…

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