The 7.0 earthquake was the worst Haiti had seen in over 200 years. The International Red Cross estimates that 45,000-50,000 perished and about three million are in need of help. It was already the most impoverished country in the western hemisphere and nobody yet knows the full extent of the devastation.
On The Takeaway, we’ve been following the relief effort, getting updates on the ground, and checking in with the Haitian community in the United States. You can see
a list of aid organizations and how to help out here.
Mar 12, 2010
All this week on The Takeaway, we've been asking listeners to weigh in on what Haiti needs from the international community in order to move on from the devastating earthquake that st...
Feb 26, 2010
With 21,000 Haitian American students, Miami-Dade schools have struggled with the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake perhaps more than any other school system in the United States.
Feb 10, 2010
Radio has always been an important part of Haitian society. And since the earthquake, it has played an even more critical role, serving as the primary mode of transmitting information...
Feb 9, 2010
A group of ten American Baptists accused of kidnapping 33 Haitian children, who the group members said were orphans, has raised complicated questions about the intersection of good in...
Feb 2, 2010
Haitian airlifts have resumed, but they're still flying almost exclusively to Florida – and to Miami's overburdened hospitals. According to Florida Governor Charlie Crist, the state h...
Feb 1, 2010
The massive earthquake that struck Haiti nearly three weeks ago has left development economists and international aid workers scrambling for the best way to rebuild the country. Some ...
Jan 29, 2010
Yesterday, we talked about the anticipated influx of Haitian immigrants to Florida in the upcoming weeks. Today, we look at a place where Haitians are already seeking refuge: across t...
Jan 28, 2010
More than two weeks after the earthquake struck in Haiti, destroying homes and tearing apart families, Haitians are scrambling to find new places to live. It is expected that many may...
Jan 28, 2010
Singer Wyclef Jean has raised some two million dollars since the Haiti earthquake struck two weeks ago through his charity, Yele Haiti. We ask him what the country needs most right now.