haiti

BET held it’s SOS Saving Ourselves: Help For Haiti telethon last night at the American Airlines in Miami. The event was broadcast on BET, VH1, MTV and Centric with hopes to raise millions for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.

From CNN: Los Angeles, California — Dozens of recording stars converged on a Hollywood studio on Monday evening to add their voices to a song they hope will raise millions of dollars for Haitian earthquake relief.

From the Washington Post: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — International relief organizations backed by American soldiers delivered hundreds of tons of rice to homeless residents of the Haitian capital Sunday, laboring to ease a food shortage that has left countless thousands struggling to find enough to eat.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Relief workers began handing out women-only food coupons, launching a new phase of what they hope will be less cutthroat aid distribution to ensure that families and the weak get supplies following Haiti’s devastating earthquake.

From Newsweek: In the weeks since the Jan. 12 earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince, cruise ships full of mostly American tourists have continued to dock in Labadee, a private resort 60 miles north of Haiti’s devastated capital city.

From CNN.com: Washington (CNN) — The United States will work with the Haitian government and with international and private aid groups to protect Haitian children who might be at risk because they were orphaned or separated from their parents by the earthquake, the State Department said Thursday.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over, the United Nations said Saturday, saying there was little hope of finding more people alive 10 days after much of the capital was reduced to rubble.

Oprah dedicated her show to Haiti yesterday, with performances by Rihanna & Maxwell. Wyclef Jean also joined as a special guest. Rihanna delivered her rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption” song, and Maxwell performed “Fistful of Tears” off his latest album.

From the NY Times: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Dr. Alix Lassegue, the physician who runs this city’s largest hospital, including its morgue, has been trying to figure out how many people died after the earth buckled so violently last week.

Via YahooNews: By now, most of us have seen and heard about the profound devastation and suffering wrought upon Haiti last week after a massive earthquake. So you’d probably think there’s no way that cruising tourists could have returned to frolicking on Haiti’s beaches mere miles from where people are trapped beneath the rubble of […]

Oprah has called on Rihanna to take part in her show dedicated to Haiti. The singer, along with Maxwell, will perform on Wednesday’s show.